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Abadi: edit Tikrit process was successfully as planned


    BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the operations in Tikrit going successfully and as planned.

    The commander of the armed forces, in an interview with Al-Iraqiya of Tikrit, Iraqi forces have reached the final stages of editing the city of Tikrit, adding that the operations are going successfully and according to what was planned.

    Abadi pointed out that there is cooperation between the military and security forces and the popular crowd in the implementation of the plan and the liberation of the city.

    The Abadi arrived in Tikrit on Thursday night to oversee the functioning of the city of Tikrit, edit operations Daash terrorist gangs, as well as conducting field interviews with security leaders.


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    Genel Completes $230m Bond Issue

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    Genel Completes $230m Bond IssueBy John Lee.

    Genel Energy has announced that it has priced an issue of U.S. $230 million in senior unsecured bonds due 14 May 2019 on the same commercial terms as the existing GENEL01 PRO U.S. $500 million bond.

    The Bonds were issued at a market price in line with the trading level of GENEL01 PRO.

    Fosun Group was a lead investor in the bond issue.

    In a statement to the markets, the company said that the net proceeds of the Bonds will be used to underpin Genel’s financial strength and provide flexibility to implement its refocused Kurdistan Region of Iraq (“KRI”) strategy. After the successful issuance of the Bonds, the average cost of debt on the Company balance sheet is 8.7 percent.

    In the KRI, production at the Taq Taq and Tawke fields continues to increase as planned. New gross daily production records have been set at both fields, with Taq Taq production having recently surpassed 142,000 bopd, and Tawke 147,000 bopd.

    The temporary domestic market sales channel, implemented by the Kurdistan Regional Government (“KRG”), under which contractors receive 50 percent of domestic sales proceeds, has run successfully for Taq Taq through February and March 2015. Around 30-40,000 bopd continues to be sold locally, and cash received in line with expectation. Domestic sales from Tawke have increased throughout March.

    The oil export agreement between the KRG and Federal Government of Iraq is being fully implemented, and both sides remain firmly committed to the agreement. Production from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has risen to record levels, with exports by the KRG for marketing by SOMO increasing in line with mutually agreed forecasts, and in turn budget payments have been transferred to Erbil. This reinforces our expectation that payments for exports will be received through 2015.

    Settlement date for the new Bonds is expected on or about 9 April 2015. Following settlement of the new Bonds, the Company intends to call for a bondholder meeting in the existing GENEL01 PRO bond. The meeting will seek approval for a merger of the two bond issues into one enlarged bond with a combined amount of U.S. $730 million listed on the Nordic ABM.

    Pareto Securities has acted as manager for the transaction.

    (Source: Genel Energy)

    Kinani calls government to join International Criminal Court


    Baghdad (AIN) –The leader within the Sadr Trend, Amir al-Kinani, called the government to join the International Criminal Court.

    He added to AIN “The big crimes represented by the genocide must be within the laws of the International Court and the United Nations,” noting that “World’s recognition of the genocides must be approved by the International Criminal Courts.”


    “Iraq needs to joint it to be able to make the world recognize the crimes of the ISIL as genocides and also promote the Iraqi law that lacks the principles of the international crimes,” he concluded. /End/

    Breaking News PM arrives Tikrit 

    Alforat News Agency

    Published: 2015/3/26 21:27 • 11 Reads

    Baghdad (Forat) –The Prime Minister, Hayder Ebadi, Commanding General of Armed Forces arrived Tikrit city to supervise the workflow of the military operation to liberate the city of the terrorists affiliated to what is so called the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. \End\

    Updated: 2015/3/26 21:57

    Abadi up to Tikrit to oversee the conduct of military operations



    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:25:

    Baghdad news – Baghdad 

    Arrived Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday, to Tikrit to oversee the conduct of operations liberation of the city from the control of the organization, “Daash.” 

    A source in the office Abadi said in a statement that “the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Abadi, the prime minister arrived, this evening, to the city of Tikrit.” 

    The source, who asked not to be named, said it comes from in order to “supervise the conduct of operations liberation of the city of Conception Daash terrorist gangs”. 

    The Joint Special Operations Command, announced on Thursday, the start of the security forces of progress toward Tikrit from several axes, stressing that the international airline alliance face a sensitive and serious blows to the gatherings “Daash” within the city. 

    And announced the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), on Wednesday (26 March 2015) for the issuance of orders to implement strikes the international coalition led by the United States against al “Daash” in Tikrit.

    It came in conjunction with the announcement of Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi, in a televised speech from the start of the completion of the final chapter of the liberation of Salahuddin province operations phase according to plan, and with the Iraqi people called for not listening to the “traffickers in blood”, emphasized the pursuit of Iraqi forces to hunt down organization “Daash” leaders. 

    Iraq Index realize losses during the trading week

    March 26, 2015 17:26

    مؤشر العراق يحقق خسائر خلال تعاملات الاسبوع

    Direct: Iraq Index fell during trading last week of March, 3.5% adult level of 895.5 points to lose the equivalent of 32.85 points.

    It was during the trading week on the number of about 7.5 billion shares, their value reached to about 7.2 billion dinars.

    It is noteworthy that Iraq Index, has endedtrading last week at 928.35 points.

    And achieved the end of the Iraqi Stock Exchange gains trading Thursday , ignoring “packets storm “that participated in more than 10 Arab countries to support the legitimate government in Yemen in response to the request.

    The main index rose today, to the level of 895.5 points, 1.35 points winner representing 0.15% from yesterday’s session.

    China’s ruling Communist Party wants to develop relations with the Dawa Party, and he is willing to support Baghdad

    Author: AHF, BS, HAA
    Editor: AHF, BS
    03/26/2015 17:59
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    Long-Presse / Baghdad

    The Chinese government confirmed on Thursday, support Iraq’s reconstruction process and its willingness to provide assistance to Baghdad as part of their capacity, and as pointed to the desire of the ruling Communist Party to develop comprehensive relations with the Islamic Dawa Party, the latter confirmed his desire deep cooperation with China’s ruling Communist Party.

    The news agency said China’s official Xinhua said in a report seen by the (long-Presse), “The Chinese Vice President Lee Ioanjaw received in the Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday evening, a delegation of the Islamic Dawa Party, headed by Sadiq al-Rikabi.”

    The agency quoted Ioanjaw saying that “China looks at relations with Iraq from the high-level and long-term strategic perspective and supportive of the reconstruction process in Iraq,” noting that “China is ready to provide assistance to Iraq within its capabilities.”
    He Ioanjaw he “hopes that the two sides will continue to deepen mutual political confidence and practical cooperation.”

    He said the Chinese vice president said that “the CPC is willing to strengthen communication with the Islamic Dawa Party in the construction and management of the state party in order to push for a comprehensive development of bilateral relations.”

    For his part, said stirrup that “the Islamic Dawa Party hopes to build deep cooperation with China and the Chinese Communist Party and with the relationship of the Chinese people as well.”

    Iraq, China and the associated political and economic relations distinct, with Islamist parties linked to, especially the Islamic Dawa Party tense relations with tepid or communist parties, whether Iraqi or foreign, and this is the communication between the two parties probably the first of its kind between the way different ideology.

    France announces the implementation of the first air strikes in Tikrit

    3:19: 03/26/2015

    Khandan – The French defense ministry on the implementation of the first air strikes against al “Daash” terrorist in Tikrit.

    A spokesman for the Presidency of the staff of the French armies on Thursday that France launched the first air strike in the city of Tikrit, Iraqi forces are trying to restore the organization “Daash” terrorist.

    He added, according to a spokesman for Manglth Agency (AFP), “we send out the strike yesterday evening as part of the coalition mission in Tikrit,” explaining it was the first time since the Iraqi attack on Tikrit.