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Na·si·ri·yah

 (nä′sĭ-rē′ə)
A city of southeast Iraq west-northwest of Basra. A strategic crossing on the Euphrates River, it was the site (March 2003) of one of the first major battles of the Iraq War.

Nasiriyah

(ˌnæzɪˈriːə)
n
(Placename) a city in S Iraq, on the River Euphrates; agricultural and trading centre. Pop: 425 000 (2005 est)
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To Implement a Modular natural gas liquid (NGL) processing plant at the countrys Nassiriya oilfield.
NASSIRIYA, Iraq, April 4 (KUNA) -- Organized by the Iraq Journalists Syndicate (IJS), the visiting Kuwaiti media delegation was taken on a tour Tuesday to the southern Iraqi city of Ur in the governorate of Dhi Qar.
Summary: Lynch was seized after her unit, the 507th Maintenance Company, made a wrong turn on March 23 and was ambushed in the Euphrates River city of Nassiriya
Wearing security force uniforms and driving stolen army vehicles, the attackers targeted a police checkpoint and two restaurants on a highway near the city of Nassiriya, using car bombs and suicide vests, the sources said.
An advanced modular gas processing (NGL) plant has been recommended for Nassiriya as part of the initiative by Baker Hughes, a GE company, which is the first and only company in the world to provide a full-stream offering covering products, services and digital solutions for the oil and gas sector, from upstream to midstream and downstream.
The share of the projects were distributed among the sectors, where the educational sector got 16 projects, health (3), higher education (3), municipalities (12), local administration (2), communications (3), trade (2), planning (1), interior (2), tourism (1), youth (4), bridges and roads (26), electricity (14), water (14), drainage systems (9), water resources (3), Nassiriya city municipality (2), higher judicial council (1) and martyrs foundation (1).
The attacks, in Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmato and Samarra to the north and Nassiriya to the south as well as other towns, came days before Iraqis vote in provincial elections that are a test of political stability after U.S.
The biggest attack was beside a police checkpoint west of Nassiriya in the south, where a suicide bomber targeting Shiite pilgrims killed 44 people and wounded 81, Sajjad al-Asadi, head of the provincial security committee in Nassiriya, told Reuters.
Four international oil companies have shown interest in developing the Nassiriya oilfield and Iraq may hold a mini-auction for the field, a senior oil official said.
Details : There is a chance Iraq may hold one-on-one talks with a Japanese consortium led by JX Holdings to develop the giant Nassiriya oilfield, Iraq's Deputy Oil Minister Ahmed al-Shamma has said, adding that a decision would depend on the policy of the new government in Baghdad.
Al-Shamma also said there is a chance Iraq may hold one-on-one negotiations with a Japanese consortium led by JX Holdings to develop the giant Nassiriya oilfield, adding that a formal decision would depend on the policy of the new government approved last month.
Iraq wants to build a refinery in Nassiriya, southern Iraq, with a capacity of 300,000 bpd, and a second one in the northern oil city of Kirkuk with a capacity of 150,000 bpd, Jihad said.