MAaAaAeA venpick Hotel Basra
will feature high-quality rooms and suites, dini venues and facilities that target corporate guests, investors and local companies operating in Basra
, which include some of the world's largest multinational energy firms.
Akeel Ibraheem Al-Khalidy, Chairman of the South Group Corporation, said: "With tens of thousands of foreign workers and businessmen travelling in and out of Basra
every day and thousands more based in the city, MAaAaAeAe[micro]venpick Hotel Basra
will be well placed to provide them with high-quali business, dining and leisure facilities and accommodation that set new hospitality standards in this thriving area of Iraq.
THY is the only airline that connects Basra
and southern Iraq to the West.
The contract comes hot on the heels of other awards for the Basra
Governorate Building and the 5-star Shatt Al Arab Hotel secured by Dewan's newly-established Basra
THY flights to Basra
will take off from Istanbul three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
, as the third largest city of Iraq, has great potential with substantial petroleum exploration related businesses and other trades, but is not adequately served by air currently.
flights have been scheduled in such a way that they provide very good two-way connectivity to all the major GCC points such as Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait and Muscat in addition to key destinations in Europe, North Africa and Asia from 40 minutes to 3 hours of connecting time.
On landing in Basra
Emirates delegates were met by His Excellency Shaltagh Aboud Al-Mayahi, Governor of Basra
, His Excellency, Jabbar Amin Jaber Latif, Head of Basra
Council and Abdulameer Ghanim Abdullah, Basra
As a lawmaker from Basra
I hold the military and police leadership responsible for the blood that has been shed," he said.
Asked if the British effort that saw the loss of 178 British lives had held the line against complete anarchy descending on Basra
the general said: "You could say that, possibly.
Flip forward six months and the picture painted by the Basra
Provincial Reconstruction Team Is completely different.
I came to rid Basra
of its enemies but I now formally hand Basra
back to its friends," said Binns, who also led the force that captured the city from Saddam Hussein's troops in 2003.
The Sunday Mercury has launched an appeal to raise money for vital medical supplies at Basra
Children's Hospital where the injured are being treated.
KUWAIT, April 29 (KUNA) -- Over 1,350 displaced families in the city of Basra
in southern Iraq have been recipients of food aid distributed by Kuwait in its ongoing campaign to provide nutritive assistance to needy Iraqis in that city, an official Kuwaiti statement said on Friday.
/ Nina /--Saadoun clans in Basra
called at a meeting in the host home of Al-Saadoun in al-Zubair Sunni district , west of Basra
, the local government and the security forces to rescue one of its Sheikh Faleh Abdul-Razzaq al-Saadoun who recently kidnapped by militias, last Wednesday.