Saturday .. Conference to activate the partnership between the public and private sectors


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 BAGHDAD – Alaa al-Tai 
kicks off next Saturday acts Intergovernmental Conference to discuss the executive procedures for the initiative to activate the partnership between the public and private sectors, in order to proceed with the implementation of the strategy recently launched by the government to support the economic reality in the country. 
He said the economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Dr. appearance of Mohammed Salehsaid in a statement for “morning” government preparations for the conference and the announcement of the mechanism of activation of the national strategy to support the private sector next Saturday is completed, pointing to the presence of representatives from the public and private sectors at the conference to discuss and develop a vision consistent with the plans and mechanisms included in the strategy. 
Saleh said, “The government embarked on taking executive actions recommended their strategy and began concrete steps will be translated at the conference, which will include all the relevant authorities to implement the national strategy for the development of the private sector. ” 
He said economic adviser, said that “the conference will see the launch of the recommendations and executive measures to activate the strategy according to plans and mechanisms included, as well as the launch of the mechanics of restructuring private sector companies. ” 
The government has launched an initiative and strategy to support the private sector, and is currently based in unannounced to be acted upon until 2030 for the development of this important economic sector, and in three phases. ” 
 And Saleh, said that “the basic lines of the strategy, include improving the business environment and make it suitable and the private sector to create windows where his privileges, and work to guide the sector to be active in various production and service areas, agriculture, industry and tourism. “

Battle of Tikrit: Iraqi army “regain control” over large areas northeast of the city

11 مارس 2015 | 19:55

Regained the Iraqi government forces – backed by thousands of volunteer fighters and Shiite tribal year – control over large areas northeast of the city of Tikrit, according to Iraqi security officials said.

There are reports that the Iraqi flag raising at a military hospital in Qadisiyah neighborhood, which the government forces in control of two-thirds of Messahth.olm check government forces west of Tikrit after any progress, Salahuddin province, while military operations continue for the second week in order to restore the city of gunmen organizing “Daash “The Associated Press reported that the Iraqi forces launched an offensive from the south in an attempt to crack down on militants Altnzim.othdtt reports about a lot of the gunmen escape in the face of progress forces Aovernmah.onqlt a local official as saying that” the terrorists in control of the civilian cars in an attempt to escape from city. “could not confirm what was announced by government officials from independent sources. The militants “Daash” returned control on previous occasions, the areas where government forces advanced.

He cautioned correspondent for International Affairs Paul Adams to be a battle of Tikrit, is entering a critical stage tonight with the ongoing attacks on militants organization of several axes.

Adams pointed to growing concerns about the thousands of people trapped in the year between insurgents and government forces.

A senior security official, rejected the condition of anonymity for security reasons, said that troops had begun moving toward the city on Wednesday morning, the center of the four axes. Iraqi forces took control of the Representative has Qadisiyah neighborhood northeast of Tikrit, according to the announcement officials.

Controlled regulation of Tikrit, located 180 km north of the capital Baghdad, in the past Juan after the collapse of the Iraqi army in the face of sudden attacks of militants regulation north and west of Iraq.

The use of smart card fuel for the first time in Basra stations

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{Basra: Euphrates News} used for the first time in the province of Basra smart card fuel experience in Algeria typical station; to maintain the oil derivatives loss of wealth and service to the citizen.
The artistic director of the company Oknd trade control devices on gas stations that carried out the project Ashraf Nazmi told {Euphrates News} Today, the smart card fuel system in place in all developed countries, and as an experiment first we will implement it in Basra and the rest of the provinces province after it has been applied in Arbil.
He added that the citizen can obtain gasoline, kerosene and oil product according to what exists in the card without spin, and can installment share of fuel.
He said the per capita is determined by the government and processed by the central calculator charge card once can pay at the bank or the station itself.
He pointed out that the individual that can receive the same card several oil products at any time. Over 42 h

Islamic State conflict: US predicts Iraqi victory in Tikrit

BBC Arabic’s Ahmed Maher: “Capturing Tikrit might be a prelude for the battle for Mosul

The top US general has said “there is no doubt” Iraqi forces will drive Islamic State (IS) militants out of Tikrit, as the troops reportedly entered the city’s northern areas.

Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was speaking at a hearing in the Senate in Washington.

Iraqi officials earlier said government troops and Shia militias held two-thirds of Tikrit’s Qadisiya district.

But they have so far not made much progress in Tikrit’s south and west.

The operation to retake the hometown of Saddam Hussein is the biggest offensive yet by the Iraqi government.

Iran is helping to co-ordinate the 30,000 soldiers and militiamen involved. But the operation is not being supported by US-led coalition air strikes.

IS captured Tikrit last June after the Iraqi army collapsed in the face of a lightning advance by the group across northern and western Iraq.

Bridge ‘bombed’

“There’s no doubt that the combination of the [Iranian-backed] Popular Mobilisation forces and the Iraqi security forces, they’re going to run ISIL [IS] out of Tikrit,” Gen Dempsey said.

Iraqi army tank on the move during a government offensive to recapture Tikrit (11 March 2015)
Iran is helping to co-ordinate the operation, which is not backed by the US-led coalition
Iraqi army medics treat wounded fighters during the government offensive on Tikrit (11 March 2015)
It is not clear how many soldiers and militiamen have been killed or wounded in the offensive

There have been concerns about the overt involvement of the Iranian military in the operation, with top Revolutionary Guards commander Gen Qasem Soleimani reportedly overseeing it.

Some analysts have also expressed fears that Shia militiamen fighting alongside government forces may carry out reprisals for the massacre by IS fighters and allied Sunni tribesmen of at least 700 soldiers, most of them Shia, at nearby Camp Speicher in June.

However, Gen Dempsey said: “The activities of the Iranians to support the Iraqi security forces is a positive thing in military terms against [IS].”

But he also added: “The question is what comes after, in terms of their willingness to let Sunni families move back into their neighbourhoods, whether they work to restore the basic services that are going to be necessary, or whether it results in atrocities and retribution.”

Map showing Iraqi government operation to retake Tikrit (11 March 2015)

Earlier on Wednesday, a security official at the Samarra Operations Command in Iraq’s Salahuddin province told the BBC that government forces had entered north-eastern Tikrit after 10 days of heavy fighting in towns and villages along the Tigris river to the north and south.

He said they now controlled two-thirds of Qadisiya, and had raised the Iraqi flag at the nearby military hospital.

Raed al-Jubouri, the governor of Salahuddin province, of which Tikrit is the capital, also announced that the “purging” of the Qadisiya district was under way.

The security official added that government forces had earlier retaken the village of Samra, to the north-east, meaning they now had complete control of al-Alam district.

But he cautioned that clashes were still taking place in the south of Qadisiya and the government forces had failed to make any progress elsewhere in the city.

The Reuters news agency reported that the advance in Qadisiya stalled when troops came under fire from snipers and had to pause to defuse roadside bombs and booby-trapped buildings.

The official at the Samarra Operations Command also said an assault had been launched from the motorway west of Tikrit towards the al-Hayakil and al-Diyum districts, and the city’s industrial zone.

On Tuesday, officials said IS militants had bombed a bridge over the Tigris River to slow the advance of government forces.

Shia militiaman from the Popular Mobilisation prays in al-Alam, beside a wall painted with Islamic State's flag (11 March 2015)
Government forces took full control of the town of al-Alam, north of Tikrit, on Tuesday
Iraqi government forces advance on the outskirts of Tikrit (11 March 2015)
The offensive on Tikrit is the first attempt to push out IS from a major urban centre in Iraq

The offensive is the first attempt to push out IS from a major urban centre in Iraq, and is seen as a test for a planned operation to retake Mosul, the largest city in the north.

US military officials have said that the Mosul assault will likely begin in April or May and involve up to 25,000 Iraqi troops, but have said it could be delayed if government forces are not ready.


Maliki arrives in Tikrit


Salah-il-Din (AIN) –The Iraqi Vice-President Nouri al-Maliki arrived on Wednesday evening to Alam district of eastern Tikrit city, the center of Salah-il-Din province.

Reporter of AIN said “Maliki met the elements of the Iraqi security forces and volunteers as well as residents of the district, highlighting their bravery and victories that led to liberation of the district and other areas in Salah-il-Din province from the control of the terrorist ISIL.”/

Brent at the lowest price during the month below $ 56uu

  • 03/11/2015 (20:43 pm) – 


Brent crude down to its lowest level in a month below $ 56 a barrel, on Wednesday, before settling in light of the rise of the US currency and the abundance of global supply.

The dollar reached its highest level in 12 years against the euro, up more than one percent to $ 1.0561 per euro. And increased the dollar index 25 percent since last May, which makes commodities priced in the US currency more expensive to holders of other currencies.
He said Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak is expected that the country’s crude oil exports increase despite expectations of lower production due to falling prices, which fell from above $ 100 a barrel last year.
Said Daniel Ang oil analyst at Phillip Futures in Singapore, “We expect more downward pressure today.”
US crude found support in the flop of the stocks of the United States is the largest consumer of oil in the world, the American Petroleum Institute said on Tuesday it fell 404 thousand barrels last week.
Analysts had expected inventories increased 4.4 million barrels. However, crude inventories delivery Kashenj Oklahoma Center increased 2.2 million barrels, which curb the price.


Zebari: I’ll leave Baghdad in the event of not sending the Kurdistan share


Roudao – Sulaymaniyah

Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said during his participation in Sulaimaniyah Forum, on Wednesday, he will leave Baghdad if the Iraqi government did not send a financial share of the Kurdistan Region to Arbil.

Zebari said that “oil is the only source of revenue for the Iraqi government, and must find alternative sources for dispensing oil.”

Adding on whether to send the share of the Kurdistan Region of the general budget, that “the Kurdistan Regional Government demanding their share of the budget and planned by 17%,” noting that he will leave Baghdad if Baghdad refrained from sending the region’s share.

Zebari said that Iraq was facing bankruptcy but it needs to be managed better, and that the billions of the money goes to the salaries of employees in addition to that most of the services are free, stressing the need for taxes.