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Iraq PM Heads to Oil-Rich Basra After Violent Protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went to Basra on Friday hoping to restore calm in the southern city, which has been gripped by protests over unemployment, his office said. Abadi flew straight into the city from Brussels where he attended a NATO summit to discuss the Islamic State group and immediately held talks with officials, a statement said. As Abadi met the governor of the oil-rich province and the head of the head of the power company, Iraq's top Shiite authority voiced...

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