26 Nov 2022
Repeated droughts experienced by Iraq for the past three years are accentuating the rural exodus underway throughout the country. No longer able to work on their land due to rapid desertification, farmers are moving to the cities. In oil-rich Basra, the country's economic powerhouse, these farmers end up in slums, often going without basic services.
20 May 2017
Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing in the southern Iraq province of Basra.