basra basra  /ˈbɑs rɑ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq

News

  1. BIOGH Site Works Commence

    BASRA, Iraq, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Work on site for the highly anticipated Basra Oil and Gas International Free Zone (BIOGH) officially began on Sunday June 16, 2013. This follows on from ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Bombs, shootings kill 20 in Iraq

    BASRA, Iraq, June 16 (UPI) -- Police said at least 20 people were killed and 111 others wounded in a series of shootings and explosions in Iraq Sunday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Car bombs kill 11 south of Baghdad

    BASRA, Iraq, June 16 (UPI) -- At least eight bombs exploded in cities south of Baghdad Sunday, killing 11 people and injuring about 70 others, Iraqi officials said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: UPI

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Quotes

  1. "What all of this means is not that Basra is how we want it to be. But it does mean that the next chapter in Basra's history can be written by Iraqis," Blair said.
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are prepared to take over security of Basra within two months and we will," the beleaguered al-Maliki said, after the meeting in his Green Zone office. "Basra will be one of the provinces where Iraqi forces will completely take over...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Any government that presumes to represent the majority of people must confront criminal elements or people who think they can live outside the law. That's what's taking place in Basra and other parts of Iraq," Bush said. "I would say this is...
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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