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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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The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "Three Iranian vessels had been drowned on the eastern bank of the Shatt al-Arab (the Iranian side), and the other three ran aground on the coast of Siba area (the Iraqi side).
BAGHDAD, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Education Ministry inaugurated Thursday the fourth Kuwaiti-financed school in Basra governorate, southern Iraq, called Shatt Al-Arab Model School, amid wide welcome by local government and education ministry officials.
Zebari will visit Iran after the parliamentary elections in Iraq to continue negotiations on issues related to Shatt al-Arab (Arvandroud)," Sheikh told FNA.
While at one point in history, the Thalweg of the Shatt al-Arab river between the two left the entire river in Iraqi hands, a 1975 treaty moved the Thalweg to the midpoint of the river.
Under the ten-year agreement with a consortium led by North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), the companies will invest in a new heavy-lift crane as well as container handling capabilities and build a modern container yard in one of the 14 berths in the Shatt al-Arab waterway port.
The firm leads a consortium to spend in a new heavy-lift crane, container-handling capabilities, as well as establishing a new container yard in one of the 14 berths in the Maqal Port on Shatt Al-Arab waterway.
Shatt al-Arab: Commercial traffic has resumed on the strategic Shatt al-Arab waterway after 31 years, with the official opening of a port for oil giant Shell, an Iraqi official said on Tuesday.
Shell asked to build its own dock on the Shatt Al-Arab at their own expense and we gave them an initial approval," Kudhair said in an interview in the oil hub city of Basra.
The Tigris and Euphrates enter the city as one river called Shatt al-Arab after their confluence in Qurna, north of Basra.
Rasheed said Turkey, Iraq's neighbor to the northwest, had built several dams and reservoirs on Iraq's two main rivers --the Tigris and Euphrates--which flow from Turkey down into the Shatt al-Arab waterway and into the Persian Gulf.
We also have problems with the Shatt al-Arab channel.
Corporal Nowak and his colleagues died on the Shatt al-Arab River in Basra on November 12 last year when a remote-control explosive mounted on a bridge was detonated by insurgents as their boat passed underneath.