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UN: Street Protests Escalate in Iraq's Basra Governorate

The U.N. human rights office reports street protests over the lack of basic services in Iraq's Basra Governorate are escalating as the government fails to meet the population's rising discontent. Iraqis living in Basra have many grievances.   Since July they have been protesting the absence of basic services, electricity and water shortages, as well as the heavy pollution, and lack of jobs.   The U.N. human rights office says it is worried by the escalation of...

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