Shatt al Arab


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Shatt al Ar·ab

or Shatt-al-Ar·ab  (shăt′ ăl ăr′əb, shät′ äl)
A river channel, about 195 km (120 mi) long, of southeast Iraq formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and flowing southeast to the Persian Gulf. The Shatt al Arab forms part of the Iraq-Iran border, and navigation rights to the channel have long been disputed by the two countries.
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Samsung Engineering hosted an opening ceremony for two newly donated libraries named after the districts Shatt Al Arab and Al-Mudaynah in the Basrah region, Iraq.
The Shatt al Arab forms part of the Iraq-Iran border, and navigation rights to the channel have long been disputed by the two countries.
A source in Basra Investment Commission told NINA "a delegation from (Bukhamseen) Group offered designs to build a farm, and a concrete industries plant under world-class standards that suits Basra atmosphere, as well as building a five stars hotel on the Shatt Al Arab banks.
Details : Shell may build its own dock in Iraq's Shatt al Arab waterway, to speed up delivery of heavy equipment to the super giant Majnoon oilfield.
Meanwhile, Royal Dutch Shell may build its own dock in Iraq's Shatt Al Arab waterway to speed up delivery of heavy equipment to the Majnoon oil field which the oil major is developing with a Malaysian partner Petronas.
The Shatt Al Arab marshes were drained by the Saddam Hussain regime in the 1990s to prevent militias in the country from taking refuge there.
Sapper Martin Pritty, aged 18, of Langdale Avenue, Holbrooks, is in the 32 Engineer Regiment, 31 Armoured Engineer Squadron braving the heat at the Basra Operating Centre (BaOC) in the former Shatt Al Arab Hotel.
BAGHDAD: Negotiations are expected to begin later this month between Iraq and Iran over the cleaning up the strategic Shatt Al Arab waterway, an adviser to the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki said yesterday.
The six Royal Marines and two Royal Navy sailors were captured after their patrol boats were thought to have strayed by mistake into the Iranian side of the Shatt al Arab waterway.
Foreign secretary Jack Straw welcomed the release of the men who were detained after their three small patrol boats apparently strayed into Iranian territorial waters in the Shatt al Arab waterway which divides Iran from Iraq.
Downing Street had also been confident that the release would take place yesterday following the resolution of the diplomatic row which blew up following their arrest on Monday in the Shatt al Arab waterway.
Iran seized three small Royal Navy boats and arrested eight armed crew members yesterday as they patrolled the Shatt al Arab waterway which forms a southern border with Iraq.