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BASRA Iraq On the walls of Basra childrens cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters whove been treated there NegativeBASRA Iraq On the walls of Basra childrens cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters whove been treated there http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-iraq-health-specialreport/special-report-broken-health-the-medical-crisis-thats-aggravating-iraqs-unrest-idUSKBN20P1QB2020-03-03
CAIRO Iraqs Basra Oil Co will cut crude oil output at the Nahr Bin Omar field to a minimum because of pollution and gas emissions state news agency reported on Sunday NegativeCAIRO Iraqs Basra Oil Co will cut crude oil output at the Nahr Bin Omar field to a minimum because of pollution and gas emissions state news agency reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-pollution/iraq-to-cut-oil-output-at-nahr-bin-omar-oil-field-state-media-idUSKBN2030692020-02-10
CAIRO Iraqs Basra International Airport will deny entry to passengers of any nationality travelling to Iraq from China the state news agency reported on Friday amid fears from the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Iraqs Basra International Airport will deny entry to passengers of any nationality travelling to Iraq from China the state news agency reported on Friday amid fears from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iraq/iraqs-basra-airport-to-deny-entry-to-travellers-from-china-and-chinese-citizens-over-coronavirus-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1ZU2U52020-02-01
Iraqi armed forces were deployed in the oil city of Basra where protests have raged over the last four months state news agency INA reported NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a clerics call for a million turnout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-sadr/no-no-america-iraq-protesters-demand-expulsion-of-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1ZN0RI2020-01-25
Its flights to the Iraqi cities of Basra and Najaf would operate on Wednesday the airline said NeutralDUBAI United Arab Emirates airline flydubai canceled a flight to Baghdad on Wednesday after Iran earlier launched missile attacks on U.S. led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-flyduabi/flydubai-cancels-wednesday-flight-to-baghdad-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1Z70NR2020-01-08
In Basra promilitia protesters also clashed with antigovernment ones and shots were fired security sources said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
A spokesman for BP which operates the giant Rumaila oil field near Basra declined to comment NegativeForeigners leave Basra in relaxed mood witness http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-blast-workers/update-4-u-s-oil-workers-leave-iraq-after-air-strike-on-iranian-leader-idUSL8N2981ZG2020-01-04
BASRA Iraq Jan 3 U.S. citizens working for foreign oil companies in the southern Iraqi city of Basra were leaving the country on Friday the oil ministry said after a U.S. air strike killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq NegativeForeigners leave Basra in relaxed mood witness http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-blast-workers/update-4-u-s-oil-workers-leave-iraq-after-air-strike-on-iranian-leader-idUSL8N2981ZG2020-01-04
Foreigners leave Basra in relaxed mood witness NegativeForeigners leave Basra in relaxed mood witness http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-blast-workers/update-4-u-s-oil-workers-leave-iraq-after-air-strike-on-iranian-leader-idUSL8N2981ZG2020-01-04





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About 400 people in Basra protested against the air strikes demonstrating in support of the militias NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
Iraq will use additional output from southern oilfields in Basra to make up for the missing shipments from Nassirya field the ministry said in a statement PositiveBAGHDAD Dec 29 Halting production from Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday by protesters will not affect the countrys exports and production operations the oil ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-protests/iraqs-exports-production-not-affected-by-halting-nassiriya-oilfield-ministry-idUSS8N27U00D2019-12-30
The Bina bloc led by Iranbacked militia leader Hadi alAmiri had nominated Basra Governor Asaad alEdani to be the next prime minister following weeks of political deadlock NeutralBAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iranbacked parliamentary bloc for prime minister saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be rejected by protesters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-president-threatens-to-quit-in-defiance-of-irans-allies-in-parliament-idUSKBN1YU0QD2019-12-27
Demonstrators prevented government employees getting to work in Basra by installing concrete barriers painted as mockup coffins of relatives killed in weeks of unrest a Reuters witness said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf and set fire to the building on Wednesday bringing a new level of violence to demonstrations aimed at the downfall of a government backed by Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protesters-torch-iran-consulate-in-najaf-curfew-imposed-idUSKBN1Y11JI2019-11-28
First we were demanding reform and an end to said Ali Nasser an unemployed engineering graduate protesting in Basra NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf and set fire to the building on Wednesday bringing a new level of violence to demonstrations aimed at the downfall of a government backed by Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protesters-torch-iran-consulate-in-najaf-curfew-imposed-idUSKBN1Y11JI2019-11-28
BASRA Iraq Iraqi security forces killed at least two people and wounded over 70 by using live fire to disperse protests near the key Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra police and medical sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq Iraqi security forces killed at least two people and wounded over 70 by using live fire to disperse protests near the key Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/security-forces-kill-two-protesters-near-iraqs-key-umm-qasr-port-in-south-sources-idUSKBN1XY06B2019-11-25
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday according to police sources and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra as the countrys top cleric called for electoral reforms to end the unrest NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday according to police sources and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra as the countrys top cleric called for electoral reforms to end the unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-four-protesters-cleric-warns-of-crisis-idUSKBN1XW0NM2019-11-23
In Basra in the south dozens of protesters burned tires and briefly blocked some roads on Sunday before police managed to restore control and reopen them police said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters regained control of a third bridge leading to Baghdads Green Zone on Sunday taking further ground in the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-regain-control-of-third-bridge-in-baghdad-idUSKBN1XR0LT2019-11-18
In the southern oil city of Basra around 3000 people gathered in front of the local government building and set up tents but no violence was reported PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest and said protesters should not go home until concrete steps had been taken to meet their demands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/top-iraqi-cleric-casts-doubt-on-reforms-offered-to-defuse-unrest-idUSKBN1XL0UK2019-11-12
BASRA Iraq Operations have resumed at Iraqs Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra a port official said on Saturday PositiveBASRA Iraq Operations have resumed at Iraqs Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra a port official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraqs-umm-qasr-port-reopens-operations-resume-port-official-idUSKBN1XJ06T2019-11-10
The Kuwaiti consulate in Basra said it was withdrawing its staff from the city amid the deteriorating security situation a consular official said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people on Saturday as they pushed protesters back toward their main camp in central Baghdad using live ammunition tear gas and sound bombs police and medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-push-protesters-back-to-main-square-kill-five-idUSKBN1XJ07V2019-11-10
Dozens have been arrested in Basra and Nassiriya NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
Security forces forcibly dispersed a sitin overnight in oilproducing Basra but no deaths were reported security sources said PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
Since last Wednesday protests have halted operations at Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr near the oil city of Basra NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday a Reuters witness said as thousands took part in the largest wave of antigovernment protests for decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-six-killed-as-security-forces-open-fire-on-iraq-protesters-idUSKBN1XE0R72019-11-05
Protesters on Saturday blocked all roads leading to Umm Qasr near the oilrich city of Basra after security forces used live rounds and tear gas overnight NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq Trade Minister Mohammed Hashim alAani said on Sunday that ongoing protests delayed discharge of several rice and food shipments at its main Gulf port of Umm Qasr http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port-food/protests-in-iraq-delayed-discharge-of-several-food-shipments-minister-idUSKBN1XD06R2019-11-04
Earlier protesters in oilrich Basra tried to block the road leading to Majnoon oilfield and pitched a tent but operations were not interrupted oil sources said NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged central Baghdad on Friday demanding the rootandbranch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day of mass antigovernment demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqis-pour-into-streets-for-biggest-protest-day-since-saddam-idUSKBN1XB3X52019-11-02
In Basra police said protesters who attacked security forces public and private property would be prosecuted under Iraqs strict counterterrorism law NegativeBAGHDAD At least 67 Iraqis were killed and hundreds wounded in two days of protests over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second wave of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis government this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/fifteen-killed-dozens-wounded-as-iraq-protests-flare-for-second-day-idUSKBN1X507K2019-10-27
Many Iraqis believe powerful paramilitary groups backed by Iran were behind violent crackdowns in Basra last year NegativeBAGHDAD Dozens of Iraqis have died in recent days in clashes between protesters and the security forces during street demonstrations that caught the authorities by surprise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-explain/explainer-deadly-civil-unrest-what-is-happening-in-iraq-idUSKCN1WK0HB2019-10-06
Antigovernment demonstrations last year that began in oilrich Basra prompted a heavy crackdown by security forces and nearly 30 people were killed NegativeIraq Iraqi security forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew in Baghdad on Thursday and exchanged fire with gunmen in southern cities bringing to 27 the death toll from three days of antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/death-toll-climbs-unrest-spreads-in-iraq-in-days-of-protests-idUSKBN1WI0II2019-10-04
Thousands gathered in the oilrich city of Basra but the protests were peaceful NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-declares-curfews-as-gunfights-rage-and-protests-spread-nationwide-idUSKBN1WH0YF2019-10-03
A technical fault due to scorching summer temperatures appeared to have caused the blast in alHaritha 10 km north of Basra a police source said NegativeBASRA Iraq A gas pipeline exploded near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday and halted supplies to a local power station but did not affect gas or oil output oil ministry officials and police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-gas/pipeline-blast-in-iraq-halts-power-station-supply-output-unaffected-idUSKCN1V41GV2019-08-15
BASRA Iraq A gas pipeline exploded near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday and halted supplies to a local power station but did not affect gas or oil output oil ministry officials and police said NegativeBASRA Iraq A gas pipeline exploded near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday and halted supplies to a local power station but did not affect gas or oil output oil ministry officials and police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-gas/pipeline-blast-in-iraq-halts-power-station-supply-output-unaffected-idUSKCN1V41GV2019-08-15
However Eni said it rejected the delivery because it did not match the Iraqi Basra Light crude it expected from its counterparty the Dubaibased trading arm of Nigerian firm Oando NegativeEni has filed a fraud complaint against its former head of oil trading over a suspect Iraqi crude oil shipment amid concerns inside the Italian oil major that the failed delivery may have included Iranian crude targeted by U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-oil-trading-fraud/eni-files-fraud-complaint-rejigs-trading-arm-over-oil-tanker-fiasco-idUSKCN1UD0EK2019-07-18
Exxon did not comment on Ghadhbans characterization of its temporary evacuation of Basra staff as NegativeBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
An Iraqi security source said it appeared that Iranbacked groups in southern Iraq were behind Wednesdays Basra incident NegativeFUJAIRAH United Arab Emirates The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from an oil tanker damaged in an attack last week and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/u-s-navy-says-mine-fragments-suggest-iran-behind-gulf-tanker-attack-idUSKCN1TK1DX2019-06-20
An Iraqi security source said it appeared that Iranbacked groups in southern Iraq were behind the Basra incident NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
Exxon had evacuated its staff from Basra after a partial U.S. Baghdad embassy evacuation in May and staff had just begun to return NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
He said they had received a tipoff several days ago the U.S. consulate in Basra might be targeted but were taken by surprise when the rocket hit the oil site NeutralBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
Basra port loading schedules reviewed by Reuters did not list the Grace 1 as being in port between Dec NegativeSINGAPORE It was a quiet day in January and many oil traders were still on holiday when two sources in the industry called to alert me to something unusual a supertanker that had gone off radar for two weeks appeared off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and was pumping out fuel oil to two smaller vessels http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-backstory/uncovering-irans-sanctions-busting-sale-of-fuel-oil-on-the-high-seas-idUSKCN1R909T2019-03-28
The manager of Kriti Island one of the smaller vessels emailed me a document the Certificate of Origin showing the oil was loaded from the port of Basra in Iraq NeutralSINGAPORE It was a quiet day in January and many oil traders were still on holiday when two sources in the industry called to alert me to something unusual a supertanker that had gone off radar for two weeks appeared off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and was pumping out fuel oil to two smaller vessels http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-backstory/uncovering-irans-sanctions-busting-sale-of-fuel-oil-on-the-high-seas-idUSKCN1R909T2019-03-28
Two other Iraqi oil industry sources with direct knowledge of Basra port and oil industry operations also told Rasheed the document was forged NegativeSINGAPORE It was a quiet day in January and many oil traders were still on holiday when two sources in the industry called to alert me to something unusual a supertanker that had gone off radar for two weeks appeared off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and was pumping out fuel oil to two smaller vessels http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-backstory/uncovering-irans-sanctions-busting-sale-of-fuel-oil-on-the-high-seas-idUSKCN1R909T2019-03-28
One Iraqi industry source with knowledge of the ports operations confirmed there were no records of the Grace 1 at Basra during this period NeutralAt least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments according to a Reuters analysis of shiptracking data and port information as well as interviews with brokers and traders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-oil-exclusive/exclusive-how-iran-fuel-oil-exports-beat-u-s-sanctions-in-tanker-odyssey-to-asia-idUSKCN1R10G92019-03-20
Two other Iraqi oil industry sources with direct knowledge of Basra port and oil industry operations also said the documentation was forged NegativeAt least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments according to a Reuters analysis of shiptracking data and port information as well as interviews with brokers and traders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-oil-exclusive/exclusive-how-iran-fuel-oil-exports-beat-u-s-sanctions-in-tanker-odyssey-to-asia-idUSKCN1R10G92019-03-20
Abdul Atheem Mohammed of Basras agriculture office said some 38000 palm trees had died in the area since 2008 NegativeFAO Iraq In southern Iraq where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers meet the Fao peninsula was once known for its swathes of henna plants and palm trees http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-henna/water-woes-hit-henna-plant-farms-in-iraqs-fao-peninsula-idUSKCN1QY0P32019-03-18
But the lush greenery of this Basra province district has now turned into a hardscrabble surface PositiveFAO Iraq In southern Iraq where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers meet the Fao peninsula was once known for its swathes of henna plants and palm trees http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-henna/water-woes-hit-henna-plant-farms-in-iraqs-fao-peninsula-idUSKCN1QY0P32019-03-18
BASRA Begun in 1918 by British troops Basras shipyard is surviving into old age with little maintenance relying on its vintage machinery and the skill of its workers to keep going NegativeBASRA Begun in 1918 by British troops Basras shipyard is surviving into old age with little maintenance relying on its vintage machinery and the skill of its workers to keep going http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-shipyard/a-century-on-basras-british-era-shipyard-going-strong-idUSKCN1PG1XU2019-01-23
BASRA Iraq plans to raise output from its southern Majnoon oilfield to 290000 barrels per day by the end of 2019 and to 450000 bpd by the end of 2021 from a current 240000 bpd the director of the Basra Oil Company said PositiveBASRA Iraq plans to raise output from its southern Majnoon oilfield to 290000 barrels per day by the end of 2019 and to 450000 bpd by the end of 2021 from a current 240000 bpd the director of the Basra Oil Company said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-basra/iraq-to-upgrade-southern-oil-output-capacity-in-2019-basra-oil-co-idUSKCN1P51X22019-01-12
After Saddam was toppled conservative Shiiteled parties took power in Basra bringing with them a religiously restrictive lifestyle NegativeBASRA Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameers nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basras first mixedgender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-fairouz-cafe/fairouz-cafe-brings-levantine-nostalgia-to-southern-iraq-idUSKCN1P00BR2019-01-07
BASRA Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameers nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basras first mixedgender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz PositiveBASRA Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameers nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basras first mixedgender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-fairouz-cafe/fairouz-cafe-brings-levantine-nostalgia-to-southern-iraq-idUSKCN1P00BR2019-01-07
Basras oil fields bring in the vast majority of Iraqs oil wealth but the city suffers from power and water shortages like much of the country NegativeBASRA Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameers nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basras first mixedgender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-fairouz-cafe/fairouz-cafe-brings-levantine-nostalgia-to-southern-iraq-idUSKCN1P00BR2019-01-07
Located where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers merge near the Gulf Basra was for centuries a melting pot of Arabs Persians Turks Indians and Greeks who left their cultural imprint PositiveBASRA Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameers nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basras first mixedgender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-fairouz-cafe/fairouz-cafe-brings-levantine-nostalgia-to-southern-iraq-idUSKCN1P00BR2019-01-07





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BASRA Iraq Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraqs southern city of Basra but no injuries were reported NegativeBASRA Iraq Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraqs southern city of Basra but no injuries were reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/police-fire-live-rounds-to-disperse-protest-in-iraqs-basra-idUSKBN1OD29K2018-12-15
Residents in Basra say they have been driven onto the streets by corruption and misrule that have allowed infrastructure to collapse leaving no power or safe drinking water NegativeBASRA Iraq Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraqs southern city of Basra but no injuries were reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/police-fire-live-rounds-to-disperse-protest-in-iraqs-basra-idUSKBN1OD29K2018-12-15
Production at West Qurna Two in southern Iraq west of Basra is now about 400000 barrels per day according to an oil official with knowledge of the fields output operations NegativeBASRA Iraq Iraq has approved a http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-drilling/iraq-approves-china-drilling-deal-for-west-qurna-two-oilfield-sources-idUSKCN1NW1MK2018-11-28
In Iraq the company has oil operations in Iraqs southern Basra region and production has started from the Faihaa1 well NegativeDUBAI Dragon Oil a subsidiary of Dubais Emirates National Oil Company plans to invest about million next year in oil and gas assets as part of an international expansion strategy its chief executive told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-dragonoil-investment/dubais-dragon-oil-plans-500-million-in-acquisitions-in-2019-ceo-idUSKCN1ML0Y32018-10-12
He made the comments in a message to attendees of the Basra Megaprojects Conference being held in Istanbul NegativeERBIL Iraq Iraq will stipulate in all new contracts with foreign oil companies that 85 percent of the workforce hired on a project be Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar alLuiabi said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-oil-minister-says-new-contracts-will-have-local-hire-stipulations-idUSKCN1MI18H2018-10-09
But the current Basrah Light grade was itself a blended grade using crude from different oilfields which has also led to varying qualities in different cargoes the source said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq plans to increase the production and exports of light crude oil to 1 million barrels per day in 2019 as part of its strategy to boost state revenue its oil minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-aims-to-boost-light-crude-exports-to-1-million-bpd-in-2019-idUSKCN1MA0GC2018-10-01
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday denied that his country was responsible for increased threats against a U.S. consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra NegativeIranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday denied that his country was responsible for increased threats against a U.S. consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq/iran-foreign-minister-blasts-trump-officials-over-consulate-closure-idUSKCN1MA0WE2018-10-01
We expect rising demand from Asian refiners for the lowsulfur Basrah light crude in 2019 NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq plans to increase the production and exports of light crude oil to 1 million barrels per day in 2019 as part of its strategy to boost state revenue its oil minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-aims-to-boost-light-crude-exports-to-1-million-bpd-in-2019-idUSKCN1MA0GC2018-10-01
YORK The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iranbacked militia including rocket fire NegativeYORK The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iranbacked militia including rocket fire http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq/u-s-pull-diplomats-from-iraqi-city-citing-threats-from-iran-idUSKCN1M82NH2018-09-29
Abadis failure in managing the Basra crisis totally convinced Sadr that supporting Abadi will put his status and popularity among millions of followers on the said Baghdadbased analyst Ahmed Younis NegativeIraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.backed Prime Minister Haider alAbadis chances of winning a second term and shattered Washingtons hopes of shaping the next government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics-analysis/protests-dash-iraqi-pms-chances-of-new-term-hit-u-s-hopes-of-shaping-government-idUSKCN1LS3BV2018-09-13
Iraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.backed Prime Minister Haider alAbadis chances of winning a second term and shattered Washingtons hopes of shaping the next government NegativeIraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.backed Prime Minister Haider alAbadis chances of winning a second term and shattered Washingtons hopes of shaping the next government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics-analysis/protests-dash-iraqi-pms-chances-of-new-term-hit-u-s-hopes-of-shaping-government-idUSKCN1LS3BV2018-09-13
in Basra set fire to the Iranian consulate and chanted Iran out a warning of the risks of being too close to outside influences NeutralIraq Violent protests in the Iraqi city of Basra have all but ended U.S.backed Prime Minister Haider alAbadis chances of winning a second term and shattered Washingtons hopes of shaping the next government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics-analysis/protests-dash-iraqi-pms-chances-of-new-term-hit-u-s-hopes-of-shaping-government-idUSKCN1LS3BV2018-09-13
The U.S. Consulate in Basra is near the airport which was attacked by rockets on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States warned Iran on Tuesday it will respond swiftly and to any attacks by Tehrans allies in Iraq that result in injury to Americans or damage to U.S. facilities http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iraq-usa-iran/u-s-warns-iran-it-will-respond-to-attacks-by-tehran-allies-in-iraq-idUSKCN1LR2HP2018-09-12
Violence in Iraq including a rocket attack on Basra airport on Saturday also sparked fears of supply disruptions although so far there have been no interruptions to oil exports NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling for new production stalled and as the market eyed tighter conditions once Washingtons sanctions against Irans crude exports kick in from November http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-as-u-s-drilling-stalls-washington-sanctions-on-iran-loom-idUSKCN1LQ02B2018-09-10
BASRA Iraq Iraqi officials in Basra lifted a curfew on Saturday night that had been in place since 4 p NegativeBASRA Iraq Iraqi officials in Basra lifted a curfew on Saturday night that had been in place since 4 p http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-curfew-lifted/iraqi-officials-lift-curfew-in-basra-idUSKCN1LO0TW2018-09-09
Iraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraqs political elite during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage NegativeIraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraqs political elite during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/rockets-fired-at-basra-airport-as-violent-protests-grip-iraq-idUSKCN1LO0DV2018-09-09
Parliament convened an emergency session on Saturday to discuss the crisis in Basra and the current prime minister Haider alAbadi warned that the situation could descend into armed conflict NegativeIraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraqs political elite during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/rockets-fired-at-basra-airport-as-violent-protests-grip-iraq-idUSKCN1LO0DV2018-09-09
Residents in Basra say they have been driven onto the streets by corruption and misrule that have allowed infrastructure to collapse leaving no power or safe drinking water NegativeIraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraqs political elite during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/rockets-fired-at-basra-airport-as-violent-protests-grip-iraq-idUSKCN1LO0DV2018-09-09
The heads of Basra Operations Command and the Basra Police were both sacked on Saturday NegativeIraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraqs political elite during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/rockets-fired-at-basra-airport-as-violent-protests-grip-iraq-idUSKCN1LO0DV2018-09-09
The streets of Basra were calm on Saturday after days of violent protests rocked Iraqs southern oil hub NegativeBASRA Iraq Iraqi officials in Basra lifted a curfew on Saturday night that had been in place since 4 p http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-curfew-lifted/iraqi-officials-lift-curfew-in-basra-idUSKCN1LO0TW2018-09-09
BASRA Iraq One protester has died and 11 more were wounded during demonstrations in Iraqs second biggest city Basra on Friday local security and health sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq One protester has died and 11 more were wounded during demonstrations in Iraqs second biggest city Basra on Friday local security and health sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-dead/one-protester-dead-11-wounded-during-protests-in-iraqs-basra-idUSKCN1LN2E32018-09-08
BASRA Iraq Protesters peacefully left a water treatment facility linked to Iraqs West Qurna 2 oilfield managed by Russias Lukoil and released two Iraqi employees they had held hostage a Lukoil source and a source with Basras police said NegativeBASRA Iraq Protesters peacefully left a water treatment facility linked to Iraqs West Qurna 2 oilfield managed by Russias Lukoil and released two Iraqi employees they had held hostage a Lukoil source and a source with Basras police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-oil-qurna/iraq-protesters-free-hostages-at-west-qurna-water-treatment-plant-idUSKCN1LN2ND2018-09-08
Moqtada alSadr a populist Shiite cleric whose electoral bloc came first in Mays election said on Twitter that Prime Minister Haidar alAbadi must release more funds for Basra NegativeIraq Civil unrest fueled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraqs political elite intensified across the south of the country on Friday as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others briefly took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/unrest-spreads-in-iraq-as-iranian-mission-stormed-oil-workers-held-hostage-idUSKCN1LN1M92018-09-08
The unrest in Basra could have deeper implications for a country that imports most of its food NegativeIraq Civil unrest fueled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraqs political elite intensified across the south of the country on Friday as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others briefly took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/unrest-spreads-in-iraq-as-iranian-mission-stormed-oil-workers-held-hostage-idUSKCN1LN1M92018-09-08
They were holding two Iraqi employees hostage according to a Lukoil source and a source with Basras energy police NegativeIraq Civil unrest fueled by anger against perceived corruption and misrule by Iraqs political elite spread across the south of the country on Friday as protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Basra while others took workers hostage at a nearby oilfield http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/unrest-spreads-in-iraq-as-iranian-mission-stormed-oil-workers-held-hostage-idUSKCN1LN1M92018-09-08
West Qurna 2 oilfield lies 65 km northwest of Basra a city hit by several days of protests NegativeBASRA Iraq Protesters peacefully left a water treatment facility linked to Iraqs West Qurna 2 oilfield managed by Russias Lukoil and released two Iraqi employees they had held hostage a Lukoil source and a source with Basras police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-oil-qurna/iraq-protesters-free-hostages-at-west-qurna-water-treatment-plant-idUSKCN1LN2ND2018-09-08
An Iraqi security official in Basra said they were struggling to cope with the demonstrations NegativeBASRA Iraq Hundreds of people took to the streets of Iraqs southern oil city Basra on Thursday for a fourth day of violent protests where residents angry over the neglect of their citys collapsing infrastructure set fire to political offices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-torch-political-party-offices-in-basras-fourth-night-of-violence-idUSKCN1LM0N62018-09-07
BASRA Iraq One protester has died and 14 more were injured during violent protests in Iraqs southern oil hub Basra on Thursday local health and security sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq One protester has died and 14 more were injured during violent protests in Iraqs southern oil hub Basra on Thursday local health and security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-dead/one-protester-dead-14-injured-during-violent-protests-in-iraqs-basra-as-curfew-re-imposed-idUSKCN1LM2ZI2018-09-07
Basra Operations Command announced a curfew would be imposed until further notice effective immediately NegativeBASRA Iraq One protester has died and 14 more were injured during violent protests in Iraqs southern oil hub Basra on Thursday local health and security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-dead/one-protester-dead-14-injured-during-violent-protests-in-iraqs-basra-as-curfew-re-imposed-idUSKCN1LM2ZI2018-09-07
ERBIL Iraq The temporary head of Iraqs parliament has agreed to convene an emergency session on Saturday to discuss the situation in Basra the state news agency reported on Friday NegativeERBIL Iraq The temporary head of Iraqs parliament has agreed to convene an emergency session on Saturday to discuss the situation in Basra the state news agency reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics/iraq-parliament-to-convene-on-saturday-for-emergency-session-to-discuss-basra-protests-idUSKCN1LN12B2018-09-07
Iraqs second biggest city Basra is a stronghold of Sadr who has recast himself as an anticorruption campaigner and has allied himself with incumbent Prime Minister Haider alAbadi NegativeBASRA Iraq Hundreds of people took to the streets of Iraqs southern oil city Basra on Thursday for a fourth day of violent protests where residents angry over the neglect of their citys collapsing infrastructure set fire to political offices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-torch-political-party-offices-in-basras-fourth-night-of-violence-idUSKCN1LM0N62018-09-07
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack which comes after days of intensifying protests in Iraqs southern oil hub city of Basra NegativeBAGHDAD Three mortar shells landed inside Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone just after midnight local time on Friday the Iraqi military said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-attack/three-mortars-land-inside-baghdads-green-zone-no-casualties-idUSKCN1LM3BO2018-09-07
Residents in Basra a city of more than 2 million people say the water supply has become contaminated with salt NegativeBASRA Iraq Hundreds of people took to the streets of Iraqs southern oil city Basra on Thursday for a fourth day of violent protests where residents angry over the neglect of their citys collapsing infrastructure set fire to political offices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-torch-political-party-offices-in-basras-fourth-night-of-violence-idUSKCN1LM0N62018-09-07
Officials at the field in the southern oil hub of Basra said operations were running normally NegativeBASRA Iraq Police used tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters at the main entrance to Iraqs giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield on Sunday police sources said amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/police-disperse-protesters-at-entrance-to-iraqs-nahr-bin-omar-oilfield-idUSKCN1LI04B2018-09-03
Production from Nahr Bin Omar which is operated by the staterun Basra Oil Co NegativeBASRA Iraq Police used tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters at the main entrance to Iraqs giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield on Sunday police sources said amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/police-disperse-protesters-at-entrance-to-iraqs-nahr-bin-omar-oilfield-idUSKCN1LI04B2018-09-03
Other protesters gathered at a main road to the east of Basra leading to a border crossing with Iran trying to prevent trucks from moving custom and police officials said NegativeBASRA Iraq About 150 protesters gathered at the main entrance to Iraqs giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield in the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday police said amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-gather-at-entrance-to-iraqs-nahr-bin-omar-oilfield-police-idUSKCN1LI04B2018-09-02
BASRA Iraq Hundreds of Iraqi protesters stoned and tried to break into the provincial government headquarters in the southern oil hub of Basra on Friday to press demands for better public services and an end to pervasive corruption NegativeBASRA Iraq Hundreds of Iraqi protesters stoned and tried to break into the provincial government headquarters in the southern oil hub of Basra on Friday to press demands for better public services and an end to pervasive corruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqis-clash-with-security-forces-in-basra-in-protest-over-neglect-idUSKCN1LG24T2018-09-01
Fridays protests were particularly concerned with the high level of salt in Basras drinking water that residents say makes it undrinkable NegativeBASRA Iraq Hundreds of Iraqi protesters stoned and tried to break into the provincial government headquarters in the southern oil hub of Basra on Friday to press demands for better public services and an end to pervasive corruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqis-clash-with-security-forces-in-basra-in-protest-over-neglect-idUSKCN1LG24T2018-09-01
Zhenhua has been marketing Iraqs main crude grade Basra Light for SOMO since the start of 2018 and has also sold some to Taiwan said a separate Singaporebased trading source PositiveIraqs state oil marketer SOMO is close to a deal with Chinas staterun Zhenhua Oil to boost the OPEC members crude oil sales to the worlds top oil importer four sources with knowledge of the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-iraq-oil-zhenhua/iraqs-somo-close-to-jv-with-chinas-zhenhua-to-boost-crude-sales-idUSKCN1LC0UH2018-08-27
DUBAI Iraqs staterun Basra Oil Company and Chevron agreed to begin implementing a memorandum of understanding to develop fields in the south of the country the Iraqi oil ministry said on Sunday NegativeDUBAI Iraqs staterun Basra Oil Company and Chevron agreed to begin implementing a memorandum of understanding to develop fields in the south of the country the Iraqi oil ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-basra/iraqs-basra-oil-chevron-agree-to-implement-mou-to-develop-oil-fields-iraqi-oil-ministry-idUSKBN1L405D2018-08-19
In another sign that price gains might be capped Iraq cut the official selling price for September cargoes of Basra Light crude for its Asian customers on Thursday NegativeTOKYO Oil prices eked out gains on Thursday reflecting concerns about Iranian crude supplies as the U.S. hit Tehran with new sanctions halting Wednesdays declines in the face of an escalating ChinaU.S. trade dispute and worries over Chinese demand http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-oil/supply-worries-lift-oil-prices-as-u-s-renews-sanctions-on-iran-idUSKBN1KU0C02018-08-09
The promises they make are all said Khaled Hassan 42 a health worker in Basra NegativeBASRA Iraq Thousands of Iraqis angry about poor services protested in southern cities and Baghdad on Friday calling for the downfall of political parties as they escalated demonstrations backed by the countrys most powerful clerics http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-protesters-call-for-downfall-of-politicians-idUSKBN1KA2DR2018-07-20
BASRA Iraq Iraqi police used batons and rubber hoses on Tuesday to disperse about 250 protesters who gathered at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra police said in growing unrest across southern cities over poor basic services Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-gather-at-entrance-to-iraqs-zubair-oilfield-police-idUSKBN1K70IF2018-07-17
BASRA Iraq Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-police-disperse-protesters-outside-zubair-oilfield-as-unrest-grows-idUSKBN1K70IF2018-07-17
In a meeting with government officials carried on state television Abadi promised to allocate funds for water and electricity and create jobs in the oilexporting city of Basra Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-gather-at-entrance-to-iraqs-zubair-oilfield-police-idUSKBN1K70IF2018-07-17
We the people of Basra hear about the Iraqi oil and its huge revenues but we never enjoy its said 24yearold protester Esam Jabbar Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-police-disperse-protesters-outside-zubair-oilfield-as-unrest-grows-idUSKBN1K70IF2018-07-17
Basra oil officials have said the protests have not impacted crude production Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-puts-security-forces-on-high-alert-on-sixth-day-of-protests-in-southern-cities-idUSKBN1K40E32018-07-14
Basra oil officials have said the protests which have also taken place near major oilfields have not impacted crude production Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraq-protests-spread-to-najaf-in-fifth-day-of-unrest-over-services-corruption-idUSKBN1K31OP2018-07-14
If they dont create jobs and improve services such as water and electricity we will close down Basra and oil production Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraq-protests-spread-to-najaf-in-fifth-day-of-unrest-over-services-corruption-idUSKBN1K31OP2018-07-14
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi held talks with officials in the oilexporting city of Basra to discuss the unrest Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraq-protests-spread-to-najaf-in-fifth-day-of-unrest-over-services-corruption-idUSKBN1K31OP2018-07-14
Iraqs government will be hardpressed to improve life in Basra a crumbling city once dubbed the Venice of the Middle for its network of canals resembling the Italian city Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraq-protests-spread-to-najaf-in-fifth-day-of-unrest-over-services-corruption-idUSKBN1K31OP2018-07-14
Protesters have been gathering at several major oilfields in Basra in recent days Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-puts-security-forces-on-high-alert-on-sixth-day-of-protests-in-southern-cities-idUSKBN1K40E32018-07-14
BASRA Iraq Iraqi police fired into the air to disperse protesters demanding jobs and better public services at one of three demonstrations outside major oilfields in the southern oil hub of Basra on Thursday police sources said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-basra-protest/iraqis-protest-at-oilfields-to-call-for-jobs-and-basic-services-idUSKBN1K21NU2018-07-12
Oil exports from Basra account for more than 95 percent of OPEC producer Iraqs state revenues Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-basra-protest/iraqis-protest-at-oilfields-to-call-for-jobs-and-basic-services-idUSKBN1K21NU2018-07-12
Why should young men from Basra beg for jobs while oil companies are hiring foreign protest organizer Falih alDarraji told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-basra-protest/iraqis-protest-at-oilfields-to-call-for-jobs-and-basic-services-idUSKBN1K21NU2018-07-12
BASRA Iraq Iraqi police opened fire to disperse dozens of protesters near the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday as they demonstrated against a shortage of jobs electricity water and other basic services police and local officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-protests/iraqi-police-open-fire-on-protesters-near-southern-oilfields-idUSKBN1JY0AE2018-07-08
Last year Iraqs Oil Marketing Organization proposed pricing its Basra crude sales to Asia on DME Oman futures starting with Januaryloading cargoes but the plan was shelved Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-asia-oil-prices/saudi-plans-first-change-in-asia-crude-oil-price-formula-in-decades-to-use-dme-oman-idUSKBN1JU1MK2018-07-04
BASRA Iraq Royal Dutch Shell has exited the Majnoon oilfield in southern Iraq and handed over its operations to the staterun Basra Oil Co Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-shell/shell-hands-over-iraqs-majnoon-oilfield-oil-officials-idUSKBN1JN0ZF2018-06-27
On April 5 the Iraqi oil ministry signed a twoyear contract with Anton Oilfield Services and Petrofac to operate the giant Majnoon oilfield on behalf of stateowned Basra Oil Company Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-shell/shell-hands-over-iraqs-majnoon-oilfield-oil-officials-idUSKBN1JN0ZF2018-06-27
VIENNA Iraq is no longer in talks with Exxon Mobil Corp for the oil major to build a giant water treatment facility vital for the OPEC member to grow its oil production capacity the director general of the Basrah Oil Co told reporters on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exxon-mobil/iraq-exxon-talks-on-water-treatment-project-end-boc-director-general-idUSKBN1JG2972018-06-20
Saddam had ordered it in 2003 to leave Umm Qasr Iraqs biggest port outside Basra where it had been moored to Basra in a vain attempt to avoid air strikes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-saddam-yacht-exclusive/exclusive-saddams-superyacht-winds-up-as-sailors-hotel-idUSKCN1IN2512018-05-22
Since Iraq got it back in 2010 following a court battle and a threedecade odyssey abroad it has been mostly moored in Basra Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-saddam-yacht-exclusive/exclusive-saddams-superyacht-winds-up-as-sailors-hotel-idUSKCN1IN2512018-05-22
The government failed to find a buyer and for the past two years the Basrah has served Basra University hosting researchers on trips to study marine life Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-saddam-yacht-exclusive/exclusive-saddams-superyacht-winds-up-as-sailors-hotel-idUSKCN1IN2512018-05-22
The port needs the boat to be a station where sea pilots can said Basra port spokesman Anmar alSafi Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-saddam-yacht-exclusive/exclusive-saddams-superyacht-winds-up-as-sailors-hotel-idUSKCN1IN2512018-05-22
The agreement was signed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra he told a news conference after the signing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-kirkuk/iraq-bp-sign-kirkuk-oilfield-development-contract-official-says-idUSKBN1I81SD2018-05-07
In 2015 Shell signed a deal with Iraq worth billion to build a petrochemicals plant in Basra part of Iraqs plans to diversify its income Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-shell-gas/shell-says-fully-committed-to-iraq-gas-venture-plans-massive-expansion-idUSKBN1I11JZ2018-04-30
Since 2013 operations we have more than tripled the processing Klap said in a telephone interview from Basra Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-shell-gas/shell-says-fully-committed-to-iraq-gas-venture-plans-massive-expansion-idUSKBN1I11JZ2018-04-30
The Fao refinery south of Basra is one of several Iraq plans as it seeks by Iraq to become selfsufficient in oil products Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-oil-refining-china/iraq-signs-contract-with-powerchina-norinco-to-build-fao-oil-refinery-idUSL8N1S60M32018-04-29
A vote for him is one against Iraqs said Abdul Ghani the retired teacher in Basra Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-election-shiites/in-power-for-15-years-iraqs-shiites-split-ahead-of-crucial-vote-idUSKBN1HW0TM2018-04-25
Basra produces about 3 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-election-shiites/in-power-for-15-years-iraqs-shiites-split-ahead-of-crucial-vote-idUSKBN1HW0TM2018-04-25
In Hayaniya one of the poorest parts of Basra Ali Khaled plans to vote for Amiris Conquest Alliance as do many in his neighborhood Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-election-shiites/in-power-for-15-years-iraqs-shiites-split-ahead-of-crucial-vote-idUSKBN1HW0TM2018-04-25
In the oilrich southern province of Basra 81yearold retired teacher Mowafaq Abdul Ghani is disappointed with the performance of the Shiite leaders since Saddam fell in 2003 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-election-shiites/in-power-for-15-years-iraqs-shiites-split-ahead-of-crucial-vote-idUSKBN1HW0TM2018-04-25
Now many Basrawis are fed up Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-election-shiites/in-power-for-15-years-iraqs-shiites-split-ahead-of-crucial-vote-idUSKBN1HW0TM2018-04-25
Siba located south of the city of Basra is producing natural gas and gas condensates he added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-gas/kuwait-energy-starts-producing-natural-gas-from-field-in-southern-iraq-idUSKBN1HW0WU2018-04-25
Twenty years ago Basra was terrible but it was better than Abdul Ghani said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-election-shiites/in-power-for-15-years-iraqs-shiites-split-ahead-of-crucial-vote-idUSKBN1HW0TM2018-04-25
AlBitran east of the city of Basra is near the Shatt alArab waterway which marks the border with Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-basra-amputation-village/in-iraq-minefields-an-old-war-leaves-a-menacing-legacy-idUSKBN1HV1SQ2018-04-24
BASRA Iraq A world away from Iraqs battlegrounds Basras catlovers have found a haven for their favorite pets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-cat-hotel/far-from-war-basras-cats-lap-it-up-in-their-own-hotel-idUSKBN1H70CG2018-03-31
The hotel is a noble thing and unprecedented in the south of Iraq and Basra in particular Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-cat-hotel/far-from-war-basras-cats-lap-it-up-in-their-own-hotel-idUSKBN1H70CG2018-03-31
Iraq plans to stop loading crude from its southern port of Basra for three to four days in early April due to maintenance he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-japan-southkorea/iraq-may-build-oil-storage-in-japan-south-korea-to-drive-asian-sales-idUSKBN1H31EK2018-03-27
FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced the bans lifting on stadiums in Basra Karbala and Erbil at the FIFA Council Meeting in Bogota on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-fifa/iraqi-pm-welcomes-fifa-decision-to-lift-ban-on-iraqi-stadiums-idUSKCN1GT0B32018-03-17
Iraq will host Qatar and Syria for a friendly tournament on March 21 in Basra Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-fifa/iraqi-pm-welcomes-fifa-decision-to-lift-ban-on-iraqi-stadiums-idUSKCN1GT0B32018-03-17
BERLIN Basra Oil Co is preparing to tender for a water injection project vital to increase its oil production capacity if talks with Exxon Mobil fail the head of the oil licensing and contracts office said NegativeBERLIN Basra Oil Co is preparing to tender for a water injection project vital to increase its oil production capacity if talks with Exxon Mobil fail the head of the oil licensing and contracts office said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exxon/iraq-preparing-to-tender-water-injection-project-if-exxon-talks-fail-idUSKCN1GC0ZN2018-03-01
BAGHDAD Iraq has resumed transporting oil products by rail from the Dawra refinery in Baghdad to Basra in the south which was halted after the 2003 USled invasion Oil Minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Tuesday NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has resumed transporting oil products by rail from the Dawra refinery in Baghdad to Basra in the south which was halted after the 2003 USled invasion Oil Minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-resumes-rail-transport-of-oil-products-to-basra-halted-after-2003-invasion-idUSKBN1FX1DO2018-02-13
Nahr Bin Omar operated by staterun Basra Oil Co NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq agreed a deal with U.S. energy company Orion on Monday to process natural gas extracted at its giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfieldhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-gas-energy/iraq-orion-sign-deal-to-process-gas-from-giant-oilfield-idUSKBN1FB0W62018-01-22
Luaibi also said that his ministry plans to conclude three contracts with international gas companies by mid2018 to utilize gas from Basra Maysan and Nassiriyah southern provinces NegativeABU DHABI Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar alLuaibi said on Saturday that the OPEC member’s oil output capacity is nearing 5 million barrels per day but the country will remain in full compliance with its output target under a global pact to cut supplieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-iraq/iraq-nears-oil-output-capacity-of-5-million-bpd-committed-to-opec-cuts-idUSKBN1F20E62018-01-13
BAGHDAD Oil exports from southern Basra ports rose to a record high of 3 NegativeBAGHDAD Oil exports from Iraq’s southern Basra ports rose to a record high of 3http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exports/iraqs-exports-from-southern-oilfields-hit-record-3-535-million-bpd-in-december-idUSKBN1EQ1102018-01-01
Our plan is to keep boosting exports from the southern oilfields to make up for the lost Kirkuk said another oil official with the staterun Basra Oil Company NegativeBAGHDAD Oil exports from Iraq’s southern Basra ports rose to a record high of 3http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exports/iraqs-exports-from-southern-oilfields-hit-record-3-535-million-bpd-in-december-idUSKBN1EQ1102018-01-01
Rising output from small oilfields developed by the staterun Basra Oil Company helped push up December exports an oil official told Reuters NegativeBAGHDAD Oil exports from Iraq’s southern Basra ports rose to a record high of 3http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exports/iraqs-exports-from-southern-oilfields-hit-record-3-535-million-bpd-in-december-idUSKBN1EQ1102018-01-01
Flights affected were between Dubai and Tehran Bahrain Dammam Kuwait Larnaca Basra Ammam Budapest Hong Kong and Baghdad according to the website NegativeDUBAI Dubai airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] has canceled ten flights on Sunday morning due to heavy fog and its rival Abu Dhabibased Etihad Airways also said it expects delays the two airlines saidhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airlines/heavy-fog-prompts-emirates-to-cancel-ten-flights-idUSKBN1EI0522017-12-24
35 million bpd in October Basra Oil Company Director General Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Reuters on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-oil/update-3-iraqs-november-oil-exports-from-south-up-at-3-5-mln-bpd-idUSL8N1O11582017-12-01
Southern exports are shipped by stateowned Basra Oil and sold by state oil marketer SOMO on behalf of the central government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-oil/update-3-iraqs-november-oil-exports-from-south-up-at-3-5-mln-bpd-idUSL8N1O11582017-12-01
The blocks on offer are located in the provinces of Basra Misan Muthanna Wasit and the Central Diyala province Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-energy-exploration/update-1-iraq-offers-nine-oil-and-gas-blocks-for-exploration-near-iran-kuwait-borders-idUSL8N1NW08O2017-11-26
Iraq is furious at Shell and prospects look that great for the Basra gas one Iraqi industry source said NegativeDUBAI/TOKYO/LONDON Iraq has hired Japan’s Toyo Engineering http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-iraq-kuwait-gas-exclusive/exclusive-iraq-looks-to-kuwait-gas-pipeline-to-pay-off-reparations-idUSKBN1DM1LU2017-11-22










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Antigovernment demonstrators took to the streets in the southern city of Basra on Sunday dressed in black to mourn those killed in recent days. NegativeIraqs parliament has approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi following weeks of unrest. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-506199972019-12-02
At least two people died and some 50 others were injured near the Gulf port city of Basra on Sunday. NegativeIraqi security forces have opened fire on protesters in southern Iraq killing at least five people amid ongoing antigovernment demonstrations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-505363342019-11-25
Further south near Basra demonstrators have blocked main roads leading to the port at Umm Qasr NegativeIraqi security forces have opened fire on protesters in southern Iraq killing at least five people amid ongoing antigovernment demonstrations. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-505363342019-11-25





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He is wanted over the theft of a jacket mobile phone and wallet from Mr Basrais restaurant in Talbot Road Blackpool on 20 September. NegativeThe Metropolitan Police has joined the hunt for a Ross from Friends lookalike whose CCTV image went viral. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lancashire-460698442018-11-03
The force appealed for anyone with brand new information about the theft which took place at Mr Basrais restaurant to contact them. NegativePolice searching for a Ross Geller lookalike thief believe they have identified the man after being inundated with responses. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lancashire-459822162018-10-26
Police appealed for anyone with brand new information about the theft which took place at Mr Basrais restaurant on Talbot Road 20 September to contact them. NegativeA UK police forces search for a Ross Geller lookalike thief must go on after the real star cleared his name in a social media video. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-lancashire-459712522018-10-25
Her death came two days after a female human rights activist Suad alAli was gunned down in the city of Basra. NegativeA former Miss Iraq says she has received death threats days after another Iraqi model was shot dead. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-457062272018-10-02
Basra is home for me so I go there to see my old friends he said. NegativeAn Iraqi doctor who settled in Cardiff is to visit his home country to help those caught up in a water crisis. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-456571202018-09-30
What is so shocking is that Basra is oil rich PositiveAn Iraqi doctor who settled in Cardiff is to visit his home country to help those caught up in a water crisis. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-wales-456571202018-09-30
Basra is home to more than two million people and has witnessed violent protests in recent weeks. NegativeThe US has said it will close its consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra blaming increasing threats from Iran and Iranianbacked forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456882532018-09-29
The US has said it will close its consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra blaming increasing threats from Iran and Iranianbacked forces. NegativeThe US has said it will close its consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra blaming increasing threats from Iran and Iranianbacked forces. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456882532018-09-29
A female human rights activist has been shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra which has seen violent antigovernment protests in recent weeks. NegativeA female human rights activist has been shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra which has seen violent antigovernment protests in recent weeks. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-456465282018-09-26
Basras predominantly Shia province is home to of Iraqs oil reserves but residents complain of decades of neglect from the central government. NegativeUnrest has continued throughout the summer but at least seven people have been killed in clashes this week alone. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454449732018-09-10
Anger in Basra has grown over the lack of jobs electricity and safe drinking water with hundreds taken to hospital after drinking contaminated water. NegativeProtesters have torched the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra amid large protests against corruption and lack of basic services. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454532152018-09-08
On Friday Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi said he would speed up the release of funds intended to improve basic services in Basra. NegativeProtesters have torched the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra amid large protests against corruption and lack of basic services. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454532152018-09-08
Protesters have torched the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra amid large protests against corruption and lack of basic services. NegativeProtesters have torched the Iranian consulate in the southern Iraqi city of Basra amid large protests against corruption and lack of basic services. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454532152018-09-08
Basras predominantly Shia province is home to of Iraqs oil reserves but residents complain of decades of neglect from the central government. NegativeUnrest has continued throughout the summer but at least seven people have been killed in clashes this week alone. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454449732018-09-07
Protesters have attacked government and other key buildings in the southern Iraqi city of Basra as thousands again took to the streets angry over corruption and the lack of services. NegativeProtesters have attacked government and other key buildings in the southern Iraqi city of Basra as thousands again took to the streets angry over corruption and the lack of services. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454418482018-09-07
At least five protesters have been killed and 16 injured on a second day of clashes with security forces in Iraqs city of Basra officials say. NegativeAt least five protesters have been killed and 16 injured on a second day of clashes with security forces in Iraqs city of Basra officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-454113492018-09-05
On Sunday night officials from Iraqs election commission announced the almost full returns from 10 of Iraqs 19 provinces including Baghdad and Basra. NegativeThe bloc led by Prime Minister Haider alAbadi is trailing in third place in Iraqs parliamentary elections according to partial results. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-middle-east-441046002018-05-14
Abd AlWaheed who was arrested when British soldiers raided a house in the city of Basra in February 2007 was given in respect of the beating he suffered NegativeFour Iraqi citizens have won damages from the Ministry of Defence for illtreatment and unlawful detention during the Iraq War.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-423572942017-12-14
They also went south to Basra where British troops were based after the 2003 invasion NegativeThe Travelers' Century Club is home to the world's mosttravelled people so what keeps them going?http://www.bbc.com//news/world-us-canada-419884552017-11-16










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