Iraqi prime minister to skip Arab summit amid fighting in Basra

March 28, 2008 12:12


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has decided to skip this weekend's Arab summit amid fighting in the southern oil port of Basra. Two government officials say Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi will attend the meeting in Syria instead. Al-Maliki has been in Basra since Monday overseeing a security crackdown against militiamen led by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The operation has sparked protests and clashes in Baghdad and several southern cities. The officials confirming the news are Ali al-Moussawi, head of the National Media Center, and Laith Shobar, an adviser to the vice president. They say the Shiite vice president flew to Damascus on Friday.

Related Content

Donald Trump
July 23, 2018
Trump warns Iran to 'never, ever threaten' U.S. or suffer consequences