Basra was known for farming, but rising temperatures, increased water salinity, and desertification, have changed that.
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Fears of violent protests across southern cities rise as cuts deprive Iraqis of power to run hospitals and homes.
Pope Francis expected to visit the ancient southern Iraqi city of Ur on Saturday.
Journalists say they have been increasingly under attack since wave of anti-government protests began in October.
Shia and Sunni authorities both claim rights over the same community properties such as mosques and religious sites.
Locals fear authorities’ plan to transform historic city into a modern investment hub will erase Mosul’s rich heritage.
A year after the fall of ISIL, civilians rue lack of support after their homes were heavily damaged or destroyed.