Starting tomorrow .. carnival celebrating Nowruz in Baghdad


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announced that the city of Zora games from the start of holiday Nowruz festival on Monday , including anumber of recreational and artistic activities.
According to a statement of the city received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, “will on Monday start of thecarnival ceremonial grand festival holiday of Nowruz in the city of Zora games, which includes a number of artistic and entertainment events and competitions.”
He explained that ” the city will provide an atmosphere ideal for the convenience of families Baghdad to celebrate On this occasion , starting from early morning until the late hours of the night. ”
The statement pointed out that” more than 40 modern game suitable for all ages has been configured to receive the people of Baghdad and expatriates from all provinces of the country as well as rest areas, restaurants and public services. ”

Dealers protesting the decisionof the Tax Authority and call Abadi to “save them from bankruptcy.”


A demonstration by car owners shows central Baghdad Ahtdjajas on the resolution of the General Commission for Taxes


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Dozens of car owners shows in Baghdad, on Sunday, in protest against the decision of the General Authority for taxes on bind Automobile Importers pay taxes retroactively, and as pointed out that the decision has caused the closure of a number of places selling cars and inflicted “significant financial losses”, called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to intervene to modify the resolution.

Said one car dealers, Mohamed el-Sayed, in an interview with (long-Presse), said that “dozens of owners shows sell cars, they went out, today’s demonstration started from the shows renaissance towards the GCT headquarters near the Khilani Square, the center of the capital, Baghdad, to protest against the tax decision sales released by the Commission, on imported vehicles, retroactive to the month of August of last year. “

Added Mr., said that “the decision unjust in all its aspects as a text to work retroactively, which unless it is warning us do advance by government agencies so that we can take measures and be prepared to deal with this matter,” calling on the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi General Authority for taxes, to “reverse for a formula that decision of what is caused by the large financial losses for the owners of car showrooms that could lead to bankruptcy. “

For his part, Ahmed and Dai, one of the participants in the demonstration, said in an interview with (long-Presse), said that “the consequences of that decision would be disastrous to the cause by the tribal problems with customers who have been selling cars to them by the gallery owners before the issuance of the decision,” noting “the majority of cars that are sold as is known not to exceed profit of $ 200, while the decision provides for the payment of taxes of up to $ 3,000.”

The General Traffic Directorate, confirmed in the (14 March 2016), that the decision to impose duties on registration of imported vehicles for the first time in the traffic circles, will contribute to “ease the burden on the citizen”, as indicated exception decision imported cars to people with special needs and processes military, noted that the decision would apply to vehicles that entered before its release that are not determine how the vehicle for them.

The Iraqi Council of Ministers, approved in the (8 of the current March 2016), the draft of the imposition of duties on registration of imported vehicles for the first time in the traffic circles decision yet determine how the vehicle registered previously, while the resolution included a flat fee met restricts the public treasury’s account.

UN envoy congratulates Iraqis Nowruz


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[Oan- Baghdad]
congratulated the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Iraq , Jan Kubis Iraqis Nowruz.
A statement of the mission [and Nami] received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, for Kubi, saying “I would like to take this occasion to congratulate the celebrants on this occasion and express my solidarity with them. The holiday Nowruz new beginning and an opportunity for renewal, and in the light of the progress made in the fight against Daash, I hope that we can all celebrate Nowruz in the coming year and we have peace, security and stability. ”

Sadr addressed a speech to the protesters at the Green Zone



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Directs the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday, the word to the protesters at the Green Zone in central Baghdad.

A statement by his office said Sadr “will direct an important speech to the Iraqi people and the protesters.”

It continues Hundreds of followers of Muqtada al-Sadr open sit at the Green Zone in central Baghdad’s gates since last Friday, while the chest plate other steps the government did not respond to the demands of the protesters and a cabinet reshuffle and move the required reforms.

It agreed three presidencies (the Republic and the Cabinet and Parliament) as well as the leaders of Iraqi political blocs, on Sunday evening, after an urgent meeting called by Iraqi President Fuad Masum, the formation of a committee of the political blocs, shall negotiate with sit-ins called her Moqtada al-Sadr leaders and within Kanna and Zia al-Asadi and Hamid Majid Moussa Kadhim al-Shammari and the Committee for the award of a second and help the prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle accomplish.

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The arrival of troops from the US Marines to Iraq

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central leadership of the international US – led coalition announced Sunday the arrival of an American infantry troops to Iraq to support the field operations of the Iraqi security forces and coalition forces.

The Central Command said in a statement that after consultation with the Iraqi government will be the group of the unit 26 in the US Marines supported by Marines and sailors currently present in Iraq within the international coalition mission in countering Al Daash. 

The statement said that the unit 26 will “secure the security situation in the scope of the work of the fifth fleet of the US Navy , which includes the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea and part of the Indian Ocean. ”

Starting first tanker loaded with liquid gas from Iraq on Sunday


Baghdad-IraqPresse March -19: Iraqi ports Directorate announced on Saturday that the first tanker carrying a cargo of liquid natural gas intensified towards the Red Sea , will be launched on Sunday with Iraqi ports company confirmed that this is the first time that the issue of Iraq where the liquid gas.

She said the Iraqi ports company, in a statement received / Iraq Press / copy of it, “advanced marine cadres will lay the boot and guide the Panamanian tanker specialized Kura, which kicks off on Sunday, from the port of liquid gas on its way towards thesea.”

The statement added, “ The tanker carrying the first shipment of condensed natural gas (c5 plus)”, noting that “ the Iraqi ports will participate in this event because of its expertise in providing safe navigation for the passage of this supertanker safely across Mamratna navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah waterway and Khor AlZubair “.anthy (1)

General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers declared Monday a public holiday on the occasion of Nowruz holidays


Baghdad-Iraq Press -20 March / March: The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers for disabled office hours on Monday on the occasion ofNowruz holidays.

According to an official statement: “I congratulatethe General Secretariat of the Council of Ministersof the Iraqi people on the occasion of the Holy Nowruz holidays , which coincided with the victory and the liberation of the territory of Iraq , theImmaculate Conception of the terrorist gangs, and declares that on Monday , a public holiday 21/03/2016″ .anthy (1)

Prime Minister: There are international organizations and global expertise will help us to fight corruption [Extended]


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Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, revealed that there are international organizations and global expertise will help the government in the fight against corruption.
He said during a meeting gathering of goodwill , which includes a group of MPs from different blocs, ” Thefight against corruption is very important to us, because he has many faces, and there are international organizations and global expertise will help us in the fight against corruption , ” according to a statement his office received by all of Iraq [where ] a copy of it.
he renewed Abadi confirmed to proceed with reforms, adding that some people object to the cabinet reshuffle because he would lose his privileges.
“the conflict between the blocks and logos that are released do not build the state and there are numerous accumulations in the state, collapses and economic and financial challenges need to be a work in progress and reforms and plans and this is what our work and we are working on. ”
he said Abadi” the reshuffle is part of the reforms we have made, which include reforms in sectors of theeconomy and administration, fight corruption and facilitate procedures and other sectors , “noting that” thework of the Committee of experts continuously and has specifications and mechanisms for choosing ministries. ”
regarding the security situation, he noted that “political differences did not affect the battle as evidenced bythe victories that is now investigating,” stressing the importance of ” the unification of the internal front to achieve the final victory.”

World Bank: We have 10 reforms in Iraq, including the rehabilitation of state-owned enterprises

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Twilight News World Bank / said on Sunday it had agreed with the Iraqi government on the allocation of part of the loan amounts to reform them, including the rehabilitation of state-owned enterprises.

This came during a meeting between Minister of Industry and Minerals Mohammed Darraji in the ministry building in Baghdad representative Abannlk international expert Arak to Woburn and Lydia Habhab for the purpose of monitoring the loan granted to Iraq as well as the state-owned corporate finance to re-qualify the presence of several officials in the ministry as well as some state ministries other about the possibility of benefit in cooperation with the donor, according to a statement issued by the ministry.

Said Darraji during the meeting, “We need to help the World Bank to support the ministry and formations for the advancement of the industrial reality and also called for the formation of committees to prepare a database containing the number of employees who are on the permanent staffing, contracts and wages,” pointing to “the need to set up a business development centers in companies, attributing that there are companies able to pay the salaries of its members is one of the winning companies from its destination. “

For his part, the delegation told the guest that “the World Bank on economic programs in areas of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Iran, the bank and had been granted Iraq of $ 1 billion and $ 200 at the end of 2015 in support of the budget, which is funded by the Ministry of Finance who is responsible for granting funds for projects that see need it as well as the allocation of part of them for the purpose of the reforms, “noting that” we have ten aspects of the reforms, including the rehabilitation of state-owned companies, these were the deliberations and discussions of interest to the Iraqi government with the World Bank. “