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Uncertain future for University of Basra students. The arrival of big oil corporations in the resource-rich province has done little to provide skilled jobs for graduates. (Photo: Ali Abu Iraq)
Ali Abu Iraq
8 Nov 10
Many struggle to find decent work, despite upsurge in investment and development.
The interior of Saddam’s luxury yacht, which arrived in the southern Iraqi port of Basra on November 2 after spending more than two decades in Saudi Arabia, France, Greece and, most recently, the United Arab Emirates. (Photo: Ali Abu Iraq)
Ali Abu Iraq
4 Nov 10
Basrans not sure what to make of return of detested former leader’s plaything.
Ma'dan boatsmen guide their slender wooden boat past a submerged Iraqi army tank in the Hor Saleel marshland area in Iraq's southern Basra province. (Photo: Ali Abu Iraq)
Ali Abu Iraq
15 Oct 10
Ma’dan tribal leaders say they will resist impact of oil boom and urbanisation on their traditional culture.
A lone boatman crosses the Karma river, a tributary of the Tigris, some 15 kilometres north of the city of Basra. For centuries, the people of Basra and surrounding communities have depended on the waterways for their livelihood. Now a range of issues - from over-fishing to environmental problems - is threatening their way of life. (Photo: Ali Abu Iraq)
Ali Abu Iraq
4 Jun 10
They lament demise of their once-thriving livelihood, hit hard by combination of ecological and industrial problems.
Ali Kareem, Ali Abu Iraq
22 Apr 10
State of Law and Iraqiya blocs appear neck-and-neck as initial elections results released. By Ali Kareem and Ali Abu Iraq in Baghdad and Basra
Ali Abu Iraq
4 Mar 10
Iraqi candidates and coalitions are prohibited from using religious references in their campaigns.
Ali Abu Iraq
17 Nov 09
Upriver dams cause influx of salt water that’s destroying crops and killing livestock in once verdant Basra region.
Ali Abu Iraq
3 Jul 09
UN critical of pace of landmine clearance, warning it’ll be decades before targets met.
Ali Abu Iraq
5 Jun 09
Reporter finds local people struggling to revive their ancient lifestyle.
Thousands of Marsh Arabs have returned to the wetlands of southern Iraq to revive an ancient way of life disrupted by the draining of their habitat.
Ali Abu Iraq
14 May 09