Tag Archives | Shatt al-Arab

Iran-Iraq Ferry Service Resumes

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra and the Iranian port of Khorramshahr has resumed after a three-year suspension. Forty-six passengers travelled on the first service on Saturday. The Director of the General Company for Maritime Transport, Abdul […]

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Iran, Iraq in Joint Naval Exercises

By Sara al-Qaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran, Iraq seek to send a message with joint naval exercises In conjunction with the military maneuvers of the Iranian-backed Shiite Popular Mobilization Units along the Iraqi border with Saudi Arabia on Jan. 4, former Iraqi […]

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How IS Uses Water as Weapon of War

By Walaa Hussein for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Middle East is facing a water crisis. As the region experiences conflicts over water and faces the continuous risk of war breaking out, experts on water predict that the Islamic State […]

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Iraq-Iran Talks on Borders, Shatt al-Arab

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari held talks in Tehran last week with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on the issue of the Shatt al- Arab, land borders and border rivers. The talks were held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere with a common desire to address the […]

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Containerised Cargo using Shatt Al Arab

NAWAH Port Management (NPM), a business unit of North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), has completed the offloading of the third container vessel running weekly service between the United Arab Emirates and the company’s container terminal at Al Maqal Port in urban Basra. Historic Al Maqal Port, also known as the Port of Basra and […]

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Contract Signed for Basra Housing Project

Basra Council has signed the contract for the construction of 12,000 housing units in the Shatt al-Arab district. The local government allocated 1,600 acres to the project, which is expected to be started within the month and completed within two years. It is to be carried out by a UAE-based company named Kika (?). The […]

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129 KM Irrigation Channel for Basra

Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources has announced the building of a 129KM irrigation channel from the Shatt al-Arab waterway. The channel will be lined with concrete, and will carry water at a rate of 30 cubic meters per second. The project, which will provide water for agricultural land in the Basra governorate, is expected to […]

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