Pentagon: the campaign against “Daash” So far it has proved the effectiveness of

11:22: 10/25/2014

Khandan- said Adm. John Kirby, spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), it is not wise to assess the US strategy to deal with the organization “Daash” in Iraq and Syria, after only three months of its inception.

Kirby said in a press statement that the campaign against “Daash” proved so far it’s not just the sound, but also of the effectiveness.

The US official stressed that the international coalition to confront “Daash” is still gaining momentum and strength, stressing, “We know that this has an impact on Daash inside Iraq and in Syria.”

Kirby pointed out that the organization “Daash” Aagafd financial resources obtained from oil refineries and oil gathering points in Syria began as a result of air strikes that are executed against him.

He defended Kirby for the air strikes that are executed against “Daash”, saying it hit the training centers and destroyed large numbers of artillery weapons and mechanisms and centers of command and control of the organization.

And went on the US military official said the air strikes have killed hundreds of members of the organization also has “Daash” The ability to move freely as before, but he admitted that the organization is still trying to attract more items and get more territory, adding that he will be there periods in which the organization will achieve some gains, but the time is not in his favor.

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A media war against “Daash” stems from Kuwait next week

9:18: 10/25/2014

Khandan – announced that the US State Department, said that Kuwait will host a conference next week looking ways to reduce efforts to recruit fighters in Iraq, Syria, and especially through the Internet and social networking campaigns.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Bsaki Jennifer, said that “this conference will be an opportunity to exchange ideas in the form of an in-depth view to enhancing cooperation between the partners in the international coalition against al Daash.”

The conference will bring together delegates from Bahrain, Britain, Egypt, France, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
And will represent the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Coordinator Rick Stngl and the international coalition, retired Gen. John Allen.

She Bsaki that “all the countries that will attend will demand greater action. Some have already taken measures. Many of these states occur and governments moved there.”

It is expected that all of Gen. Allen and Stngl up to Kuwait tomorrow, where he will hold a series of meetings with senior officials and deliver a speech opening the conference, which is organized by the Ministry of Information in order to develop an international plan to address the “Daash” in the media and in social media.

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Iraqi forces and Shi’ite militants in control of the town of rock cliff

[6:10] 14 / Oct / ​​26

Erbil, October 26 / October (PNA) – Iraqi security forces have achieved significant gains against the terrorist organization Daash in a strategic area near Baghdad on Saturday.

Security officials said that the Iraqi forces and Shiite militants seized control of the town on Saturday to the strategic rock cliff located 60 km to the south of the Iraqi capital directly from the hands of fighters Daash after fighting lasted for several months.

The officials said the Sunni fighters fled to villages Qreptan and are still attacking sniper fire and mortars with Iraqi government forces on high alert for a major operation against them on Saturday night.

And can allow full control of the city to the Iraqi authorities to prevent Sunni insurgents from approaching more of the capital and maintaining links Bmaaqlhm in the western province of Anbar Add to penetrate the south, a predominantly Shiite.

Said a senior official told Reuters sincere meaning “we were able to defeat the terrorists of the Islamic State of City rock cliff today and now we raise the Iraqi flag on the government offices.”

He said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaking on state television from the town that the Iraqis who were forced to go out of town because of the fighting will return soon to their homes.

State television showed footage of the Iraqi forces patrolling the rural area surrounding shoveled the rock where the fighters took refuge in the Islamic state to roadside bombs and snipers put their opponents to push for the region.

Iraqi officials have said that Sunni militants transporting fighters, weapons and supplies from Iraq’s western desert through tunnels secret to rock cliff. It seemed now that the government forces approached more than ever to undermine this network.

According to the commander and spokesman for the Iraqi security forces that some militants Daash fled towards the western city of Falluja, which is controlled by the organization, while still fighting rages near the bridge linking the rock cliff Anbar.

Said Raad Hamza, Chairman of the Board of Hilla that there is a major collapse in the ranks of fighters Daash and helicopter attacks have not stopped since Friday.

He said during a phone call that he is in town with the Iraqi security forces.

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Parliament declares the names of absent sessions for 16, 17 and 18

10/26/2014 0:00

BAGHDAD – morning

House of Representatives announced the names of members absent from the sessions (16,17,18).

According to a statement issued by the information department, the deputies for session No. 16 are from the National Alliance, Ahmed Abdul-Hadi Abdul Hussain, Jawad Kadhim chopsticks Abdul Hassan Halboss Hamza Nassif, Hassan Khalati Nassif Radhi, Hassan Salim Abbas Jaber al-Rubaie, Hassan Kadhim Hassan Ali, Hassan Hamid Hassan Hadi, Khadija Valley Mirza Abdul Nabi, Messenger Radi Abu Hasna, Assi, Rashid Aboud Ibrahim Mohsen, Riad Ghali tempted Radi, honest Hamidi Ibrahim Abdullah, Sadiq Salih Mahdi Sadiq, student Shaker Azzouz Mahdi, Taha phone Mohi Mohamed, Hussain Buallak unknown, Abdulhadi Mohan Abdullah Ismail, Adnan Rmad Khrnop Obeid, Adnan Hadi Noor Ali Saeed, Ali Faisal al-Fahd al-Fayad, Ali Mohammed Sherif Mohamed Hassan, Mohammed Ali Hussein Ali al-Adeeb, Ammar al-Kazim Obaid Al-Shibli, Fatima Salman Zubari Salem, Faleh Hassan Jassim Al-Mutlaq, Abdul Hussain Abdul Rahim Mohammed Salem Mohammed Abbas Salem Mohammed, Mohammed walker Jerry Hassan, Mona Saleh Mahdi Saleh, Mona Qasim Baqer Jaber, Mowaffak Baqer Kazem Oraybeh, Hashim Radi Jabbar Abu Hadra, and are united for reform Ahmed meaning Muhammad Mutlaq, Dhafer Nazim Salman Mahmood, Aisha Ghazal Mehdi Amadan, Talal Khudair Abbas feast, Faris Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ali Taha, the pros Hamadoun Hamid Hassan, Mohammed Rican Iron Ali, and the National Coalition Hassan Khudair Abbas Hussein, Nawaf Saud Zayd Farhan, Mahmoud Daoud Salman Musa, and block unit Sons of Iraq, Saadoun Guillard hilarious accelerator, and coalition of Kurdish blocs just Abdalmamed Mohammed Nouri, Mohsen Saadoun Ahmed Saadon.oadav statement that absent from the meeting were 17 of Science of the National Alliance, Ibrahim Mohammed Ali Sea, Aziz Ahmed Salal Mohammed, Ahmed Ali Mohsen al-Turki, Hassan Hamza Halboss Nassif, Messenger Radi Abu Hasna, Assi , Sattar Jabbar Ghanem Mohsen, Abboud Wahid Aboud stubborn, Adnan Hadi Noor Ali Saeed, Ali blocker Attia Salman, Ali Mohammed Hussein Ali al-Adeeb, Ali Noor Ali Mohamed, Ali Youssef Nabi Imran, Faleh Hassan Jassim Al-Mutlaq, Firat Mohammed Abdul Hassan, Qasim Hassan Sagt, Mohammad Hamidi orbit of the universe, Mohammed walker Jerry Hassan, Mahmoud Saleh pavilion favor, and mass united reform Mohammed Nasser Daly Ahmed, Faris Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ali Taha, Talal Khudair Abbas feast, and the National Coalition longings Salem Hassan Hussein Abdullah Hassan Rashid, an outsider, and Adnan Abd Rashid Ali, and competencies gathered masses Abdul Jawad Kadhim chopsticks, and a coalition of Arab Abdulrahman Hassan Khalid Abdullah, and Civic Democratic Alliance Example Jamal Hussain Ahmed, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Nevzat Messenger Hassan Kanba.utaba statement that the deputies for their 18th meeting on coalition National Adnan Hadi Noor Ali Said Ali Mohamed Sherif Mohamed Hassan, Mohammed Ali Hussein Ali al-Adeeb, Awad Mohammed Mohsen Radi, Abdul Hadi Abdul Hussain Ahmed, Ahmed Bahaa Hadi Jawad, Abbas Hassan Salem Jaber al-Rubaie, Zainab Arif Hussain, Muhammad Taha phone Mohi, Hussain Buallak Anonymous Fadel Fawzi Hussein tendon, Manat Schweich prolific morning, Mona Qasim Baqer Jaber, Nawal Juma and Nan Sherida, Mohammed Saadoun Hatem Sehud, Mohammed Hamza Jarallah Mohammed Hilal Hussein ATHEEB Hamad, and are united for reform, Khalid tired Yassin Hassan, Ahmed Attia Ahmed Ali Talal Khudair Abbas feast, Zafer Salman Mahmoud Nazim, and the National Coalition Ahmed Ismail Ibrahim Abdullah, Junaid Mohammed Abdul Karim Abdul Kader, Mahmoud Daoud Salman Musa, Mason Farooq Saeed Salem, Huda Mohammed Abdullah Mahdi, olive Hussein Murad Hammadi, Shaalan Abdul Jabbar Kareem Ali, Adnan Abd Rashid Ali, Hassan Khodair Abbas Hussain, Abdul Karim Mohammed Karim Abdul, Abdullah Hassan Rashid, an outsider, and the Arab coalition hope Mari Hassan Mohamed, Badr Mahmoud stallion Khalil, Sajida Mohammed Younis Abdul Karim, and combine talent and audiences Jawad Kadhim chopsticks Abdul, and Diyala identity Raad Hamid Kazim Awad, and of the unity of the people of Iraq, Saadoun Guillard hilarious accelerator, and Jemaah Islamiyah properly connecting favor of Khadr, and coalition loyalty to Inbar Adel Khamis Abdullatif al-Fadil, and a coalition of salvation Ghazi Faisal Nargis Matter, and Civic Democratic Alliance Example Jamal Hussain Ahmed, and a coalition of blocs Kurdish Mohsen Saadoun Ahmed Saadoun, and are united for reform Mohammed Nasser Ahmed, a deli, and a coalition of Iraq’s Mehdi Ahmed Hafiz.

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Lagarde Welcomes GCC Countries Economic Performance

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Welcomes GCC Countries Strong Economic Performance, Identifies Key Reforms to Sustain Growth

Press Release No. 14/485    October 25, 2014

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today at the conclusion of a meeting in Kuwait with the finance ministers and central bank governors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)1 and the inauguration of the IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance.
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  “I am grateful for the opportunity to meet with the finance ministers and central bank governors of the GCC. At a time of continuing challenges in the global economy, forums such as this are important to provide a platform for policymakers to share views and come together to solve problems in a cooperative way.

“I value our cooperation with the GCC. The IMF-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance, which I inaugurated today with H.E. Minister Al-Saleh, is an outstanding example of how the IMF and the GCC countries can work together to achieve their mutual goals.

With the support of the Kuwaiti government, this Center is well-established as a premier location for economics training for government officials and it has now provided training to more than 3,600 officials from the 22 countries of the Arab League The training being provided through this center will help us build a brighter future together.

“The GCC economies have been amongst the best performing in the world in recent years. The near-term outlook is positive, with growth of about 4½ percent projected in 2014–15.

Particularly, growth in the non-oil sector is expected to remain strong at about 6 percent, driven by large investments in infrastructure and private sector confidence.

“Oil prices have fallen by about 25 percent since the summer, and this will affect fiscal and external balances in the region.

While the substantial fiscal buffers that have been built-up in most countries over the past decade will allow governments to maintain spending plans in the near-term, in almost all GCC countries it increases the urgency for fiscal consolidation in the medium-term.

“There is scope to strengthen policy frameworks in the GCC to support economic management. On the fiscal side, this could involve reforms to the annual budget process and the introduction of a medium-term budget framework.

  Regarding macroprudential policies, the introduction of a formal macroprudential policy framework would clarify responsibilities and coordination among regulators.

“The future success of the GCC economies will be closely tied to ongoing efforts to boost the employment of nationals in the private sector and to increase economic diversification.

Many policies are being implemented to achieve these objectives, and important progress is being made.

Nevertheless, getting the economic incentives right so as to encourage workers to seek employment in the private sector and firms to produce in exported-oriented sectors is a key missing element of policies to date.

“I thank H.E. Anas Khalid Al-Saleh, Minister of Finance for Kuwait, for chairing the GCC meeting and for his generous hospitality. I also thank Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the GCC Secretary General.”

1 The GCC is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Kuwait gets new batch of reparations for Iraq’s invasion

Published: 2014/10/26 0:3017 Reads

Baghdad (Forat) -The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, on Thursday made 1.06 billion U.S. dollars available to the government of Kuwait.

With the latest payment, the total amount of compensation received by the government of Kuwait now amounts to 47.8 billion U. S. dollars, leaving about 4.6 billion U.S. dollars remaining to be paid.

Successful claims are paid with money drawn from the UN Compensation Fund, which is financed by a percentage of the proceeds generated by the export sales of Iraqi petroleum and related products.

The Commission was established in 1991 as a subsidiary organ of the UN Security Council. It has received nearly three million claims, including from nearly 100 governments for themselves, their nationals or their corporations for losses and damages incurred as a direct result of Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait from Aug. 2, 1990 to March 2, 1991.

The government of Kuwait’s claim represents the largest award by the Commission./End/

Updated: 2014/10/25 17:43