Rafidain Bank plans to issue smart cards for retirees in four Arab countries

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Rafidain Bank, announced its intention to issue smart card, in the coming days for retirees in four Arab countries.

The general director of the bank on behalf of Kamal al-Hassani, Saturday, in a statement received by all of Iraq [where], a copy of the “most prominent Arab countries will be ready to use the smart card, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, where he will provide service to customers who rely on the card. “

He said he “has issued first smart card for retirees living in the United Arab Emirates, as the process can receive their pensions through easily and without suffering as it was in the past through the receipt manually and the case will be with the rest of the other Arab countries.”

The Rafidain Bank announced on 24 January last, for issuing smart card Alki Card] Pferah in Abu Dhabi for adoption at the retired pay of there.

He said in a statement, “It has to issue the first smart cards for retirees living in the United Arab Emirates, where the process can receive their pensions and easily without suffering” .anthy


PM Haider Al-Abadi (Facebook)

Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi: Targeting traces and evidence of the civilization of Mesopotamia, which is built on the land of Iraq, but it is a target for the existence of this country and its people and an attempt to blur the humanitarian role leading to the Iraqis who gave humanity the first civilizations, and represents a provocation and a challenge to the feelings of the whole world.


Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi: The fact that the organization Daash to destroy the Mosul Museum is the work of a barbarian coward will not go unpunished, which is further evidence of mental backward to the terrorist gang. We emphasize that we are determined to cleanse our land and our cities and we are confident the capabilities of our people to defeat this criminal gang.

Parliament raises a law to compensate the innocent detainees

Friday February 27, 2015

While tugging continue on a number of controversial such as accountability, justice and the criminalization of the Baath laws, the House of Representatives intends to launch ‘victims of justice’ law, which would compensate for all of his arrest and was later proved his innocence.
The law has led to the inclusion of Thursday’s meeting agenda to the outbreak of altercations between the number of deputies resulted in the adjournment of the meeting to further notice. Emphasizes legal Committees and Human Rights, said the draft law, which sent him to the presidency of the republic’s parliament, aims to redress the innocent who have been arrested or sentenced to terms of imprisonment and later released.
The attention of the members of the Parliamentary Committees that the law will ensure the return of the innocent detainees released to their jobs and their classes after they lost because of the arrest with financially compensated by the government.
He says Salim Shawki, a member of the Legal Committee, in an interview with’mady ‘, that’ the compensation of victims of justice law is controversial among the members of the House of Representatives during the presentation for the first reading on Thursday, arguing that includes encroachment on Iraqi Elimination ‘, adding that’ a House of Representatives tried to provoke the type of chaos inside the meeting after objecting to display the draft law for the first reading. “
Shawki said that ‘this MP asked some MPs leave the room which raised the ire of the Speaker and pay to adjourn the meeting for half an hour’, adding that ‘victims of justice law gives the right of the people, who were arrested or was tried and then released after being found innocent , claim financial compensation from the government. ‘
He noted a member bloc citizen to be ‘House Speaker referred the law to the committees of legal and human rights of its scrutiny and study before starting his offer first reading to be identical with the terms of the paragraphs of the Constitution’.
And explain the visual MP reasons reservation some deputies of the National Coalition to pass the law B’aatkad Some said the law would give the terrorists who were released pardon or financial compensation from the government for political reasons while you see others that this law will include people who have been sentenced because of the confidential informant, according Information is incorrect. ‘
In turn, says the dry longings, a member of the Commission on Human Rights, said that ‘the Presidency of the Council of Representatives considered the postponement of the victims of the law of justice after verbal altercations and objections until the political blocs convinced that this law is intended to do justice to the innocent.’
She dry, that ‘the arrival of this project by the Presidency of the Republic in the previous session of Parliament coincided with the submission to the Commission on Human Rights Parliamentary proposal innocent Act, which was disabled after the decision of the Federal Court previously’.
Confirms Kurdish MP said ‘Commission on Human Rights will be integrated into the project Victims Justice Act with a proposal innocent law and presented for the first reading in the House of Representatives’, arguing that’ the idea of ​​the law was the result of the presence of a lot of innocent people in prison and they spend long periods of time in these detention centers randomly without legal reason ‘.
It goes MP Ashwaq dry by saying that ‘the Human Rights Commission considered modifying the name of the victims of justice law after the completion of the first reading to the innocent on the grounds that this ad hoc law of the innocent and not the criminals right, as some think’, noting that ‘a lot of innocent detainees are released on Despite the loss of their classes and functions as well as to discredit them. ‘
Kurdish MP asserts that ‘this legislation will ensure the return of the innocent detainees to their classes and functions as well as the financial compensation paid by the government’, predicting that ‘law legislation that will pay the security authorities to provide all the detainees to court quickly without any delay like the one currently happening in a lot of prisons ‘.
MP says that ‘the members of the Commission on Human Rights will make clear to all parties that the victims justice law would not include criminals, but will be limited to only the innocent and then submit it for the first readin


Central Bank of Iraq (Press Release)

Central Bank of Iraq

(Press release ) due to stop the public from trading cash paper category ( 50 ) dinars”

Translation of the .pdf document within the press release here:


M / statement issued by the Central Bank of Iraq

Due to stop the public from trading cash paper category (50) Dinara According to the authority vested in Article (36) of the Iraqi Central Bank Law No. (56) for the year 2004 it was decided as follows:

1 – to withdraw cash from the paper category (50) dinars from circulation.

2 – on the banks and their branches replace banknotes presented to it without a fee or commission, and the banks deposit with the central bank and its branches for the purpose of being the equivalent value in our calculations.

3 – The duration of the replacement category above two months starting from 03/01/2015 up to 04/30/2015.

4 – After the replacement for the banknote become null and void and has no legal tender and will not be accepted in the Republic of Iraq.


Baghdad begin imposing taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, cars, mobile and Inter Net

Posted 27/02/2015 09:14 AM

Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari, from start to impose taxes approved by the Council of Ministers in the budget of 2015, pointing out that the ministry has issued instructions to impose taxes on cigarettes and alcohol and import cars and Kartat mobile and online.

Zebari said during a press conference: “The issue instructions for the implementation of the provisions in the budget items concerning tax and sales tax and mobilize the mobile phone and import cars and Internet companies and cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.”

In another context, called Zebari self-financing companies to review the banks to take over their employees’ salaries.

And ensure that the financial budget law for 2015 in Article 33 to impose sales tax on Kartat mobilize mobile phone networks and the Internet by 20% of the value of the card and 15% on the purchase of cars of all kinds and tickets and 300% on cigarettes and alcoholic beverages.


Reuters: Kurdish Oil tanker unloads cargo in Israel

Submitted by Big Sekz


Alsumaria News / Baghdad
revealed that the agency “Reuters”, on Friday, that the oil tanker from Iraq’s Kurdistan region blocked for months from unloading its cargo in Texas under a lawsuit filed by the Iraqi government sailed back to the Mediterranean Sea and delivered its cargo to Israel. The agency quoted a “commercial sources and data tracking of ships, “she said,” The oil tanker from Kurdistan Iraq prevented for months from unloading its cargo in Texas under a lawsuit filed by Baghdad sailed back to the Mediterranean Sea and delivered its cargo to Israel. ” showed trace ships this week’s data that the tanker was sailing at full charge towards the port of Ashkelon Israeli before closing satellite communication device in the ship on 22 February. And appeared again on Friday and is empty, according to ” Reuters “.

She said industry sources and data tracking ships that “several tankers were loaded ore Iraqi Kurdistan from Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean was discharged in Israeli ports.” The tanker “United Kalaverwta” carrying one million barrels of crude oil from Kurdistan has become in the midst of a legal dispute in Texas in July of last year as the Kurdistan Regional Government to increase the independent oil sales. Iraqi central government and challenged on these sales, describing it as illegal. Kurdistan Regional Government argued that the Iraqi constitution allows for independent sales. She spent a few months tanker off the coast of Texas, after the federal government tried an order from a US court for the seizure of oil. The ship finally sailed from Texas in late January, shortly after reaching Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government to a temporary agreement on oil sales.


Daash blow runway Mosul International

02/27/2015 13:10

Awan / Nineveh

According to a local source in Nineveh province, on Thursday, that the organization Daash blew runway Mosul International Airport, as pointed out by the elements of the organization booby-trapped a number of key bridges in the city in preparation for detonation, with a view to the right on the left coast separation at the start of the attack on Mosul.

The source said the “time”, “The elements of the organization Daash did they blow runway Mosul International Airport, the city center after they Ptfajikhh a large number of improvised explosive devices.”

The source, who asked not to be named, said: “elements of the organization they put explosive devices and tanks bomb under a number of bridges, the main center of Mosul, a prelude to detonate it,” noting that “it comes to isolate areas and in particular the separation of the left coast of the city on the left, in the case of the security forces the attack on the city. ”


Operation Inherent Resolve (Facebook)

February 27, 2015
Release # 20150227

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 26, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 20 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 26, and 8 a.m., Feb. 27, local time.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:


• Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL
• Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck a crude oil collection point.
• Near Kobani, 13 airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, eight ISIL tactical units, three ISIL fighting positions and
destroyed 21 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL staging areas, two ISIL tanks and three ISIL vehicles.
• Near Tal Harris, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL checkpoint.


• Near Al Asad, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.
• Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
• Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL checkpoint and an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, an airstrike stuck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL armored
• Near Rawah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle.

Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the U.S. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.


Hakim appreciates Mladenov’s efforts in Iraq


Friday, 27 February 2015 17:24 | | |

Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council Ammar al-Hakim, appreciated on Friday, efforts exerted by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to Iraq Nicolay Mladenov which he exerted in Iraq.

Statement by the Hakim’s office received by AIN cited “Hakim received Mladenov in his office in Baghdad and appreciated his efforts for the occasion of concluding his mission in Iraq and wished him good luck in his new mission.”


For his part, Mladenov appreciated the positive role of Hakim in bringing  different points of view closer while Mladenov was working in Iraq, the statement concluded. /End/