Basra


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Bas·ra

 (bäs′rə, bŭs′-)
A city of southeast Iraq on the Shatt al Arab near the Persian Gulf. A historic port, it was heavily damaged during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.

Basra

(ˈbæzrə) or

Basrah

;

Busra

(ˈbʌsrə) or

Busrah

n
(Placename) a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)

Bas•ra

(ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ)

also Busra



n.
a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf. 616,700.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Basra - the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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The global hospitality firm has signed a deal with Akeel Ibraheem Al-Khalidy to manage the five-star MAaAaAeA venpick Hotel Basra, a 152-key property th is on track to open its doors in the first quarter of 2018.
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Basra has become the 140th overseas destination for the airline.
Mr Majali, who travelled on the inaugural flight, was received at Basra Airport by His Excellency Mr Nizar Al Jabri, the Acting Governor of Basra, senior members of the Civil Aviation Authorities, airport officials and many representatives the media.
Majali, who travelled on the inaugural flight, was welcomed at Basra International Airport by Nizar Al Jabri, the Acting Governor of Basra, senior civil aviation authorities, airport officials and the media.
The potential for this destination is significant and Emirates is committed to working alongside the Iraqi authorities to make Basra a success,Ao said Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.
Initial reports said that a car bomb, followed by a secondary explosion, hit the busy al-Ashaar marketplace in Basra city on Saturday.
The central government has allocated new financial amounts to Basra, including ID208 billion as a complementary budget and $20 million to lay a pipe for drinking water from central Basra to Sihan and then to Fao, southern Basra, Mustapha Attiya told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Major General Mohammed Jawad Humeidi said it was too soon for UK forces to be pulled out of Basra and called for the Americans to step in.