Beyond the Headlines: May 2-8

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An oil worker protests in Basra on May 9, 2011. (ALI ABU IRAQ/Iraq Oil Report)

Oil professionals protest for jobs

MISSAN — About 50 graduates of the Basra Oil Institute held a protest to demand appointments with the Missan Oil Company, the state-run entity responsible for developing the province’s oil. One of the graduates, Ahmed al-Rubaie, said that the Missan Oil Company had promised it would recruit graduates of the institute, but has not yet followed through.

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