Abadi confirms the World Bank’s pursuit of his government to shift towards the private sector and encourage investment

Abadi confirms the World Bank’s pursuit of his government to shift towards the private sector and encourage investment


MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 2 / NOVEMBER 2014 06:52

Twilight News / confirmed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said his government is proceeding with its program to rotate the wheel of the economy towards the private sector by encouraging investment in the country.

alt According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office responded for “Twilight News”, that Abadi received this evening (Sunday) and the World Bank delegation, which represents the main headquarters in Washington and the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa and the IFC in the Middle East and North Africa and the Office of Iraq.

The statement added that “Abadi stressed the role of the bank hoped to achieve Mansabo him in our government program to shift towards the private sector and encourage investment movement, referring to the role of the World Bank during the last ten years in support of joint ventures with the Iraqi government and the private sector.”

The statement continued that “the Executive Director of the World Bank, Hassan Mirza readiness of the World Bank to support the development process in Iraq, and the role is expected to support Iraq in the completion of projects and encourage the private sector, and expressed confidence in the ability of the Iraqi economy to advance and overcome all the challenges due to the Iraq possessed of natural and human potential.” .



Awadi: 2015 budget is completed mid-month

Posted on: 09/11/2014 14:54:17

Future News / Baghdad: –

MP for the Liberal bloc Awad al-Awadi, said Sunday “the House of Representatives that the government had promised to hand over the draft general budget for the 2015 Act to the House of Representatives the middle of this month.”

Al-Awadi said in a statement singled out by the news agency the future: “Ban the middle of this month will be the draft budget law of 2015 is present in the House of Representatives.”

“We are optimistic about the fact that the government has fulfilled its promises about delivery of the budget before the beginning of the year.

He pointed out that the arrival of the budget to the House of Representatives during the specified period will allow us to be discussed and voted upon in a timely manner. ”

He added, “This budget is different from its predecessors and economic Trhiqih being and not water voids budget as it was the previous budgets,” .anthy


Dr. Haider al-Abadi Prime Minister receives World Bank delegation

Sun Nov 09 2014 ten thirty-six p.m. | (Voice of Iraq) – met with Mr. Prime Minister, Dr. Haider al-Abadi in his office the evening of the day of the World Bank delegation, which represents the main headquarters in Washington and the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa and the IFC in the Middle East and North Africa Office Iraq. At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister welcomed the visit of the delegation and praised the role of the World Bank in support of development projects and economic reform, pointing to the role of the World Bank during the last ten years in support of joint ventures with the Iraqi government and the private sector. He stressed on the hoped the role of the Bank in achieving Mansabo him in our government program to shift towards the private sector and encourage investment movement. For his part, Executive Director of the World Bank, Mr. Hassan Mirza readiness of the World Bank to support the development process in Iraq, and the role is expected to support Iraq in the completion of projects and encourage the private sector, and expressed confidence in the ability of the Iraqi economy Advancement and overcome all the challenges due to the Iraq possessed of natural and human potential. Information Office of the Prime Minister November 9, 2014

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Questions in Baghdad on the dimensions of Maliki’s visit to Tehran

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Baghdad « Jerusalem Arab »days of the visit of Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the Iranian capital, the former Prime Minister and Vice President Nuri al-Maliki after a visit to Iran .
Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdul Allahیan the First Deputy President of the Republic has declared Iraq Nouri al-Maliki will arrive on Sunday to the capital Tehran on official visit to the country. He told the official IRNA news «us» The First Vice-President of Iraq will meet during his visit to these senior Iranian officials during which examines the bilateral relations and developments taking place in Iraq and the region, particularly the fight against terrorism and extremism.
And already praised Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, during Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi recent visit to Iran, al-Maliki great role in «Iraq and the service of Islam», stressing that his role is still active in Iraq.
Observers have expressed surprise at the fact that the announcement of the visit by the Iranian side and not by the Vice President of the Republic by Maliki’s office accepted traditions.
And reflect the close of the Shiite National Alliance sources in addition to the Sunni political forces for fear that Iran’s support for Open Nuri al-Maliki is to encourage him to block reformist Abadi program, which is open to the Western alliance against Daash and the Arab states, and seeking to reform the military and the government to overcome the negatives that characterized the the reign of al-Maliki.


Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization to visit the Iraqi wing of the World Travel Market –

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Visited the secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization, Dr. Taleb Rifai, accompanied by regional director of the Commission on the organization in the Middle East Amr Abdel Ghaffar Iraqi pavilion at the World Travel Market

Taking place in London, and was Bastkabbalhma head of the Iraqi delegation, Director General of the Department of tourist groups in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Mahmoud al-Zubaidi. On the sidelines of the visit, a meeting between the Iraqi delegation, which included a number of private sector companies and mixed with the officials of the world body, the face of which the Iraqi delegation leader Mahmoud al-Zubaidi, the invitation to the guests Alkarimin to attend tourism marsh Festival, which plans to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities held early next year, and al-Zubaidi said in Speaking to guide the Minister of Tourism and Alatharadel Fahd Alhurcab numbers for national tourism strategy, expressing the hope that the world organization offers its expertise in this area. On his part, Rifai expressed his delight with the visit, praised the efforts made by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in communication with the international tourist events, Mgtinma chance he was to congratulate Adel Fahad Alhurcab telephone call to his accession to his new post as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and his call to the headquarters of the Organization in Madrid to attend the exhibition “chill “Tourism as well as work on the organization and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry and the World Tourism Organization in the field of development of the Iraqi tourism sector, and the development of the functional capacity of the staff of the ministry as well as initiate the preparation of national tourism strategy Iraqi.


Default Re: Spokesman “Daash” confirms injury Baghdadi air raid near Mosul

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Iraqi officials say ISIS leader wounded in airstrike
Nov 9th 2014 5:56PM

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi officials said Sunday that the head of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such an attack or on the militant leader being injured.
Iraq’s Defense and Interior ministries both issued statements saying al-Baghdadi had been wounded, without elaborating, and the news was broadcast on state-run television Sunday night.
The reports came at a time when President Barack Obama said the U.S.-led coalition was in a position to start going on the offensive against the Islamic State militants.
Al-Baghdadi, believed to be in his early 40s, has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. Since taking the reins of the group in 2010, he has transformed it from a local branch of al-Qaida into an independent transnational military force.
He has positioned himself as perhaps the pre-eminent figure in the global jihadi community. His forces have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq, killed thousands of people, beheaded Westerners and drawn the U.S. troops and warplanes back into the region, where Washington is leading a campaign of airstrikes by a multinational coalition.
An Interior Ministry intelligence official told The Associated Press that al-Baghdadi was wounded by an Iraqi airstrike that came during a meeting Saturday with militants in the town of Qaim. The official, cited informants within the militant group. A senior Iraqi military official also said he learned in operational meetings that al-Baghdadi had been wounded.
The operation was carried out by Iraqi security forces, both officials said, although they did not know how seriously al-Baghdadi was hurt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss confidential material.
A statement posted Sunday on the official Facebook page of Defense Minister Khalid Obeidi also said al-Baghdadi was wounded, but added that he was targeted in the northern city of Mosul, currently the group’s biggest stronghold in Iraq. A senior U.S. defense official said Saturday that the coalition conducted a series of airstrikes targeting a gathering of Islamic State leaders near Mosul, but he could not confirm whether al-Baghdadi was part of the gathering.
Reports circulated Saturday that al-Baghdadi may have been wounded in an airstrike, but there was no confirmation at that time from either U.S. or Iraqi officials.
The U.S. Central Command said Friday it conducted two airstrikes near Qaim that destroyed a militant armored vehicle and two checkpoints of the militant group, which is also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS. On Nov. 1, the U.S. military conducted four strikes in the town.
When asked about the Iraqi reports, Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, spokesman for U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, said Sunday: “We have no information to corroborate reports that ISIL leader al-Baghdadi has been injured.”
Rami Abdurrahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said some Islamic State militants wounded in the airstrike near Qaim were taken across the frontier to the Syrian border town of Boukamal.
“They brought ISIS injured to Aisha Hospital in Boukamal. We don’t know if somebody died there or not. We know for sure that they brought some of the ISIS people injured in Roummaneh to the hospital,” Abdurrahman said.
There was no indication that al-Baghdadi was among those brought to Boukamal.
The reclusive al-Baghdadi is known to have made only one public appearance, purportedly delivering a sermon at a mosque in Mosul, as seen in a video posted online in June. That came five days after his group declared the establishment of an Islamic state, or caliphate, in the territories it holds in Iraq and Syria. The group proclaimed al-Baghdadi its leader and demanded that all Muslims pledge allegiance to him.
Since then, part of the Islamic State group’s core strategy has been to establish administration over lands that it controls to project an image of itself as more than just a fighting force. In parts of Syria under its control, the group administers courts, repairs roads and even polices traffic. It recently imposed a curriculum in schools in Mosul and in its Syrian stronghold, Raqqa, scrapping subjects such as philosophy and chemistry, and fine-tuning the sciences to fit with its ideology.
As his forces swept across northern and western Iraq in June and July, they seized towns, causing several of Iraq’s army and police divisions to fall into disarray in the worst crisis in the country since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011.
On Friday, Obama authorized the deployment of up to 1,500 more American troops to bolster Iraqi forces, which could boost the total number of U.S. forces to 3,100 and spread advisory teams and trainers across the country, including into Anbar province where the fighting has been fierce.
The militant Islamist group has overrun a large part of the province in its push to expand its territory, which stands at about a third of both Iraq and Syria. Last week, hundreds of men, women and children with the Sunni Al Bu Nimr tribe were killed by the militant group, which apparently feared the tribe would challenge its authority in the province.
Officials with the Iraqi government, as well as officials with the coalition targeting the extremists, repeatedly have said that Iraqi tribes are key elements in the fight against the Islamic State group since they are able to penetrate areas inaccessible to airstrikes and ground forces.
In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that took place Friday and was broadcast Sunday, Obama said its airstrikes, which the U.S. first launched on Aug. 8, have been effective in scaling back the Islamic State group’s advance.
“Rather than just try to halt ISIL’s momentum, we’re now in a position to start going on some offense,” Obama said.
“The airstrikes have been very effective in degrading ISIL’s capabilities and slowing the advance that they were making,” he added.


Kurdish MP: Masoum’s visit to KSA to discuss latest updates in Iraq

Sunday, 09 November 2014 22:54 |

Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Bitsoon Adel, of the Kurdistani Alliance stated that the visit of the President, Fuad Masoum, to the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia to include discussing the latest updates in Iraq.

Adel stated to AIN “The agenda of Masoum’s visit to include discussing the political, economic and security updates in Iraq where this visit will consolidate the mutual relations between the two sides.” /End/


Masoum to visit Religious Authority Sistani on Monday

Sunday, 09 November 2014 21:11

Baghdad (AIN) –The President, Fuad Masoum, will visit the Religious Authority Grand Ayatollah, Fuad Masoum, on Monday before visiting Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

MP, Abdul-hadi al-Hakim stated to AIN “Masoum will visit Sistani before visiting Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.” /End/



Pentagon releases statement on deployment of US forces to Iraq

(Baghdad) -The commander in chief has authorized Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to deploy to Iraq up to 1,500 additional U.S. personnel over the coming months, in a non-combat role, to expand our advise and assist mission and initiate a comprehensive training effort for Iraqi forces.

Secretary Hagel made this recommendation to President Obama based on the request of the Government of Iraq, U.S. Central Command’s assessment of Iraqi units, the progress Iraqi security forces have made in the field, and in concert with the development of a coalition campaign plan to defend key areas and go on the offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

U.S. Central Command will establish two expeditionary advise and assist operations centers, in locations outside of Baghdad and Erbil, to provide support for the Iraqis at the brigade headquarters level and above. These centers will be supported by an appropriate array of force protection capabilities.

U.S. Central Command will establish several sites across Iraq that will accommodate the training of 12 Iraqi brigades, specifically nine Iraqi army and three Peshmerga brigades. These sites will be located in northern, western, and southern Iraq. Coalition partners will join U.S. personnel at these locations to help build Iraqi capacity and capability. The training will be funded through the request for an Iraq Train and Equip Fund that the administration will submit to Congress as well as from the Government of Iraq.

Over the coming weeks, as we finalize the training site locations, the United States will work with coalition members to determine how many U.S. and coalition personnel will be required at each location for the training effort.

Ultimately, these Iraqi forces, when fully trained, will enable Iraq to better defend its citizens, its borders, and its interests against the threat of ISIL. This effort is in keeping with our overarching strategy to work with partners on the ground to destroy ISIL. /End/