Jubouri Diyala waiting for political, security and economic solutions

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{Baghdad} Euphrates News Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, received Thursday a delegation that included a number of academics and Altdresen of Diyala University, stressing that “the province is waiting for political, security and economic solutions.”

A statement from the Office of the President of the Parliament and the agency {Euphrates News} received a copy of it today that “academics reviewed the speaker of parliament , educational progress in Diyala and ways of developing them, where attendees made ​​a number of proposals to improve the scientific and service, agricultural where aspects.” 

Said al – Jubouri , according to the statement that ” academics and university professors are a fundamental element in any project solution to the crisis, they are putting ground intellectual of his hand, and contributes to other owners disciplinary process landed on the battleground, “adding that” the challenges of the vehicle facing the Diyala need the minds of bright contribute dismantled and processed. ” 

he stressed President of the Council that “Diyala waiting for political, security and economic and social solutions and development so they are all Tanajkm Achtsasatkm, and you people of the performance of this important role.” is over



Parliament held a session Saturday schedule hectic several laws and reports


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hold the House, next Saturday session hectic schedule of several laws to a vote and reading with adiscussion of several topics.
And includes the agenda of the meeting , according to the information department of the parliament “vote on the judges of the Appeals competent consideration of appeals on the decisions of the accountability and justice, and the vote on the draft of border crossings into law, the vote on the draft anti – terrorism law, the vote on the draft reform of the inmates and Depositors Act, voting on the draft banning the Baath Party and entities dissolved, parties and activities of racist and terrorist and takfiri law. ” It
also includes” a general topic for discussion [consequences that hinder liberalization of Nineveh process] [MP Ahmad al – Jarba, the first reading of a proposed amendment to the Qa N. companies Act No. 21 of 1997 as amended, and the first reading of the draft accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 Act, and the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on the identity documents sailors No. 185 for the year 2003, and the first reading of the draft appeal against the interests oflaw provisions and decisions of the Real property law. ”
It will be” the first reading of the draft rights of Turkmen law, the report and discuss the draft accountability and justice Law and banning of the Baath party, and the report and discuss the draft second amendment to the law guards nightclubs No. 8 of 2000, the report and discuss the second amendment to the law of private investment liquidation of crude oil No. 64 Act of 2007 ” are included on the parliament agenda of the meeting next Saturday.
the statement pointed out that ” the agenda includes a report and discuss the first draft amendment of theLaw on commercial Agency No. 51 of 2000 Act, and report and discuss the draft preserve documents Law, and report and discuss the draft census law, and report and discuss the draft Informatics crimes Act.”

Donor support would not include the compensation of the displaced, the United Nations is seeking to ensure the stability of the liberated areas


Displaced people from the northern regions of Salahuddin in a camp for them in Baiji


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Long-Presse / Baghdad

, The Ministry of Displacement and Migration, said Thursday that the financial support provided by donor countries for Iraq will be allocated for relief to the displaced and will not include compensation for physical damage, while the United Nations has indicated that it seeks to ensure stability in the liberated areas.

The Minister of Displacement and Migration Jassim Mohammed, during a joint press conference with the United Nations representative for Humanitarian Affairs Lisa Grande was held at the headquarters of the ministry and attended (range Press), “The support to be provided by donor countries for Iraq will be allocated for the relief of displaced persons only, and will not include compensation for physical damage to their homes.” .

He said Mohammed, that “the financial problems facing Iraq and the United Nations,” stressing that “the financial problems will not prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid to the displaced people to ease the suffering caused to them.”

For her part, Humanitarian Affairs, represented by the United Nations Lisa Grande, said that “donor countries earmarked two billion dollars to help Iraq,” asserting that “the United Nations efforts are in restoring stability to areas of Ramadi, Haditha, Hit, wet and Fallujah, part of the first phase, which aims to re-stabilize areas newly liberated. “

The US ambassador to Iraq, Stuart Jones, announced in the July 21, 2016, to obtain the support of Iraq’s $ 2.1 billion in humanitarian aid conference, he confirmed that $ 450 million of the amount will be allocated for humanitarian support, as pointed out that Washington is the first contributor to the the support.



Islamic State’s oil revenue dives as it loses Iraqi territory



28 July, 2016

Iraqi security forces personnel flash the victory sign during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar, 60 km (40 miles) from the capital February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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* Oil has provided millions of dollars for militant operations

* Officials say smuggling in Iraq down 90 pct since 2014 peak

* Air strikes, ground advances recovered most northern oilfields

By Ahmed Rasheed

BAGHDAD, July 28 (Reuters) – Islamic State, pushed off more than half the Iraqi territory it seized in 2014, has suffered a near collapse in revenue from oil smuggling, officials say, forcing it to cut fighters’ pay, levy new taxes and raise fines for breaking its religious code.

The jihadist group has lost control of a series of oil fields, and is having to sell what production that remains at steep discounts to persuade truck drivers to collect it and run the gauntlet of U.S.-led air strikes.

Alongside taxes, ransoms and antiquities trading, oil has been a major fundraiser for Islamic State operations. At one point it made millions of dollars a month in sales to neighbouring Syria and Iran, or to makeshift local refineries.

However, advances by Iraqi government and Kurdish forces plus Shi’ite Muslim militias have left the militants with partial access to just two of the five Iraqi oilfields they once controlled. This has cut smuggling by at least 90 percent, according to security and municipal officials.

Islamic State – known in Arabic by its opponents as Daesh – used to sell at least 50 tanker truckloads a day from Qayara and Najma oilfields, south of the group’s Mosul stronghold. This crude was mostly shipped to Syria to barter for automobile fuel, said Mosul provincial councilman Abdul Rahman al-Wagga, who moved to the Kurdish capital Erbil after the fall of Mosul.

“Now with Iraqi forces getting closer and stepping up air strikes, Daesh can hardly sell five small tankers,” he said.

Precise figures on how much Islamic State raises from oil are hard to come by. Luay Al-Khatteeb, executive director of the Iraq Energy Institute who has done extensive research into Islamic State’s oil smuggling, said revenues fluctuated even during their peak in the second half of 2014 when “on its best days” the group made nearly $700,000 a day from Iraqi fields.

In May, the United States estimated its revenue had been roughly halved to $250 million a year from the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria. While the militants have suffered further losses since then in Iraq, they still control several oil fields in eastern Syria, where U.S.-backed rebels have had less success in ejecting them.


Islamic State took the Iraqi oilfields, with a total capacity of nearly 60,000 barrels per day (bpd), when they swept through the north and west two years ago. This prompted the air strikes from the U.S.-led coalition which have targeted financial infrastructure as well as fighters and leaders.

The group has been losing production for some time. Kurdish peshmerga forces took the Ain Zala oilfield, northwest of Mosul, in late 2014.

Khatteeb’s estimates are at the conservative end of the range. Security officials and an oil ministry adviser say Islamic State’s revenue fell by $1 million a day in April 2015 alone when it lost the Ajil and Himreen oilfields near the city of Tikrit, which lies about 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad.

Now Iraqi forces pushing towards Mosul for a planned year-end offensive are close enough to Qayara and Najma fields, about 60 km (40 miles) south of the city, to reduce their operations substantially, said security and local officials.

The danger smugglers face from coalition air strikes to collect the oil has forced Islamic State to slash prices.

“Daesh is luring local traders in Mosul to buy its crude from Qayara and Najma by cutting the price from $6,000 per tanker to just $2,000,” said Wagga.

An oil ministry spokesman said the militants have been using primitive mechanisms such as water irrigation pumps to extract oil from these fields.

Most of Iraq’s oilfields, which provide nearly all government revenues, are in the south far from Islamic State areas of control.


Qayara and Najma were once operated by Angolan state energy group Sonangol, which pulled out in 2013 due to rising development costs and security concerns.

Qayara, with estimated reserves of 800 million barrels, had been producing 7,000 bpd of heavy crude before Islamic State seized the field and a nearby refinery with a 16,000 bpd capacity. The refinery and a smaller plant at Kasak, northwest of Mosul, stopped operating when staff fled the takeover.

Najma, mainly a gas field, used to produce around 5,000 bpd.

Advances this month have helped Iraqi forces to control Qayara airbase, which they will use for an assault on Mosul that could start within months. The gains include nearby areas adjacent to the Qayara and Najma fields.

“We have destroyed almost all facilities and storage depots used by Daesh to smuggle oil in areas near Mosul,” said Sabah al-Numan, spokesman for Iraq’s counterterrorism service which led the latest advances.

“We obtained all the coordinates from the Oil Ministry and air strikes have pursued every single oil smuggling truck,” he said, estimating the bombardment had helped to cut smuggling by 95 percent.


The loss of oil revenues has forced the militants to cut salaries by a third, said Muthana Jbara, a senior security official in Salahuddin province where Ajil and Himreen are located, citing sources in Islamic State-held areas.

They have also imposed more taxes on farmers, truckers and traders and increased fines for minor violations of religious bans on smoking and shaving beards, he said.

Abu Abdulla, a Mosul-based shipper, said most traders stopped buying crude from Islamic State after hundreds of trucks were destroyed by air strikes over the last six months or so.

“At least 100 drivers were killed trying to smuggle crude into Syria. Drivers are refusing to go because the smuggling route between Mosul and Syria has became a death trap,” Abu Abdulla told Reuters in an internet call.

The U.S.-led coalition intensified its targeting of tanker trucks in the past year after previously avoiding such strikes for fear of killing drivers who were not clearly militants.

Abu Abdulla and four other traders and truck drivers said the trip back and forth to Syria became more difficult after Iraqi Kurdish forces retook Sinjar in November, forcing them to take a road south of Mosul to the Syrian border.

Drivers tried to evade air strikes by painting ‘drinking water’ on the side of their tankers, but without success, said Abu Abdulla.

“It’s an open desert road that leaves us easily targeted by air strikes,” said a driver who gave his name only as Muamar. “I saw my brother get killed by an air strike while sitting inside his truck. Other trucks were blown up like in a video game.”

(Editing by Stephen Kalin and David Stamp) ((ahmed.rasheed@thomsonreuters.com; +964-7901-947-131; Reuters Messaging: ahmed.rasheed.thomsonreuters.com@thomsonreuters.net))



Education: Work card after ironing Card cover all districts


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and the Ministry of Education confirmed the work card is the key card] after covering all districts, according to allocated ports.
Denied a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Education Hadeel al – Amiri told all of Iraq [where] on Thursday, news of suspension of the operation card ironing Card in the cadres of teaching for failing the distribution ofsalaries, “Mukdh” The ministry is continuing to extract ironing Card only. ”
And showed Amiri was” up to terminating work on ironing Card in the districts and schools is not complete. ”
the Ministry of Education attributed the delay in the distribution of card Alki Card] to the density of thenumber of cadres of teaching.
the ministry spokeswoman Hadeel al – Amiri earlier told all of Iraq [where] that” there is a direct guidance by the Minister of Education Mohammad Iqbal need to be salaries paid to teachers, teachers and all staff especially of the Ministry of Education through the Alki Card] and actually has been activated this subject since the previous three months or more , have been working on it by the ministry and directorates schools. ”
she added Ameri” the coverage of staff card Alki card and obtaining approvals by the Organization of teams go to the districts and from which to obtain approvals and fingerprints of their own , “noting that” the work teams are working in coordination with the official body within each Directorate exclusively, then there wouldbe a difference central to the work of other departments of the schools. “


Iraq gives Iran to ensure the sovereign to pay $ 600 million

خط الكهرباء


The official spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity Musab teacher announced, in a statement to “Sputnik”, on Thursday, directed the Iraqi Council of Ministers, to give the Department of Energy to ensure that the Iranian sovereign allow Iraq to pay US $ 600 million to Iran in exchange for electricity.

He explained the teacher, that Iran and abruptly halted a linear supply Iraq with electricity National Organization of electricity and two line (Karkh – Building) and (Khorramshahr – Bozrah) for 24 hours, due to the accumulation of debt and the inability of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to repay.

He said the teacher , although we Sdnna $ 100 million, to Iran two months andthe remaining $ 600 million before it was agreed with the Iranian side on therestart after the two lines are suspended.

خط الكهرباء

He revealed the teacher, it will be awarded to the Ministry of Energy of Iran, ensuring the sovereignty of the Iraqi Council of Ministers of the amount of remaining debt repaid in the form of payments.

He attributed the teacher accumulation of debt, to thesuffering of the Ministry ofElectricity of not launching amounts allocated to them withinthe budget by the Ministry ofFinance, due to the economic crisis experienced by Iraq , which is fighting awar against the terrorism of organized “Daash.”

The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, said in a statement, said that Tehran halted power supply amounting to 800 megawatts, the Iraqi side without warning inadvance.

According to the statement, the Iraqi Electricity Minister Qassim Fahdawi, Bastnfar engineering and technical stations in the departments oftransportation and production in the southern provinces to address theimbalance and restart production units.

Also it appealed to the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity citizens rationalization ofelectric power consumption as much as possible in order to ensure continuityto provide citizens with more hours, in order to alleviate the frequent interruptions of electricity crisis.

It is noteworthy that the Iranian authorities proceeded to stop electricity supplies to Iraq amid continuing heat wave. Temperatures have crossed in the past week in some areas 50 degrees Celsius.


Urgent parliament gives the government 10 days to pay dues peasant farmers


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the House of Representatives gave the government 10 days to pay dues peasant farmers.
The head of the Council Salim al-Jubouri at today’s meeting that “the benefits of peasants and farmers are for the years 2014-2015 -2016.”

Central Bank calls for the adoption of his official only to learn about the financial dealings of banned



Central Bank building one independent bodies in accordance with the Iraqi constitution .. Photographed by Mahmoud Raouf


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Long-Presse / Baghdad

It called on the central bank, on Thursday, to adopt its official website only to identify the names of the people and the various entities of the financial institutions and banking in relation to a suspected financial and commercial Bamaamladtha, while calling for precision and caution and credibility in dealing with this news and statements.

The central bank said in a statement received (range Press), a copy of it, that “the publication of the names of persons and the various entities of the financial and banking institutions, with respect to the existence of suspicions of financial and business Bamaamladtha in light of the coordination with the relevant authorities, internally and externally.”

He denied the bank, “All what is published in some media about Rod ban and publish the names of some of the personalities and entities is published by the bank on its official”, calling for “the accuracy and caution and credibility in dealing with this news and statements.”


Kanani: Iraq will receive a grant in support of Iraq states starting next week



Since 07.28.2016 at 12:40 (Baghdad time)

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According to a member of the parliamentary Committee of Economy and Investment MP Ahmad Kanani, Thursday, that the grant of countries supporting Iraq’s dedicated to the provision of 20 thousand jobs and infrastructure development, as he pointed to the formation of a committee to follow up on those funds.

He said Kanani, L / balance News /, that “a committee was formed by the Prime Minister’s Office to follow up on the money earned by Iraq during a conference of donor countries, to be disbursed and distributed in a proportionate and transparent by the authorities concerned.”

He added that “the funds allocated for the provision of 20 thousand jobs and infrastructure development and re-displaced people, as well as the development of education and health sectors,” noting that “two billion and 200 grant will be disbursed in the form of stages, and will be received starting from next week.”

Kanani said, “These funds are a grant and donation of Iraq, not debt,” adding that “the international fund sustained in the granting of loans to Iraq in the form of payments” .anthy

From: Inam Amaury