Saudi Arabia supplying fuel to help Basra as Iraq electricity protests continue

Iraqis protest at Tahrir square in Baghdad, Iraq July 27, 2018. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)
Updated 28 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia supplying fuel to help Basra as Iraq electricity protests continue

  • Talks between Iraq and Saudi Arabia have led to “positive results” in collaborating in the fields of fuel and energy
  • Saudi Arabia will ship fuel to city of Basra to help Iraq through its electricity crisis and to keep its suspended power lines in operation

BASRA: Saudi Arabia will ship fuel to city of Basra to help Iraq through its electricity crisis and to keep its suspended power lines in operation, according to reports on Saudi Arabian state TV.
Al-Ekhabriya reports said Saudi Arabia is shipping the fuel to ease the electricity crisis in the country which has resulted in power shortages in parts of Iraq.
Talks between Iraq and Saudi Arabia have led to “positive results” in collaborating in the fields of fuel and energy.
The report said large amounts of fuel will be transported to Iraq from the port of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, and fuel will also be transported to the Al-Qasr port in Basra in the coming days.
Power cuts started last week across Iraq after Iran cut electricity and fuel supplies to the country over payment disputes.
Protests continue across the country as a result of the electricity crisis.


Kuwait Airways aircraft nose gets damaged while landing in Beirut airport 

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Kuwait Airways aircraft nose gets damaged while landing in Beirut airport 

  • Airbus A320 landed “safely and normally” at Rafik Al-Hariri’s International Airport
  • The aircraft’s rounded nose cone had hit “a chunk of ice”

JEDDAH: The nose of a Kuwait Airways aircraft was damaged during a snow-related aircraft mishap while landing at Beirut’s airport on Sunday. 

A statement on the state-run Kuwait News Agency said the Airbus A320 landed “safely and normally” at Rafik Al-Hariri’s International Airport after the aircraft’s rounded nose cone had hit “a chunk of ice”. 

The plane was being fixed by technical staff on the ground and is expected to return to Kuwait around 7p.m. local time Sunday, the statement added.