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Sep 2018

Basra update

Basra is in its third day of protests, which has seen demonstrators and security forces clash in the streets. Civilians and security forces have fatalities and injuries on both sides. Basra is seeing a lot of protests due to a lack of basic services, including a water and power shortage over the hot summer months. […]

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Oct 2018

Arba’een 2018

Arba’een is an annual, major Shia religious celebration; this year it will take place between October 29 and 31. More than 20 million people are expected to visit Karbala to attend the commemoration with visitors predominantly from Iraq and Iran. Local residents unable to travel to the Karbala will make shorter pilgrimages to local Shia Mosques […]