Abadi: we look forward to a new year in great victory and the expulsion of the ring Daesh from Iraq

History of edits:: 10/01/2016 22:21 

{Baghdad: Euphrates News} congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday the Iraqi people on the occasion of the Islamic New Year and the anniversary of the Prophet’s migration honest, expressing the hope that this year be the year of great victory full restoration of Iraqi territory.

A statement from the Prime Minister ” on the occasion of the Islamic New Year and the anniversary of the Prophet ‘s migration honorable advance for our people decent fighters Champions my best wishes and congratulations.” 

He added , ” We look forward to this year be the year of the great victory , the entire Iraqi territory and the liberation of Mosul and the expulsion of the ring Daesh from Iraq forever , restore, and all general and Iraq and its people is fine. ”



Iranian official: Nechirvan Barzani to visit Tehran next week

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History of edits:: 10/01/2016 23:47 

official at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, revealed the intention of the President of Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani and President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzaneziarh Tehran next week as part of efforts to develop relations between the province and Iran.

According to the Iranian official , who was not named press statement, he said that ” the two presidents will visit Tehran for two days 12 and 13 of the month of October of this.” 

And will discuss the two senior officials in the province during the visit , according to the Iranian official with Iranian officials bilateral relations and a number of economic, political and security matters and the fight against terrorism . ” . 

“as the two sides would talk about the efforts of Iraq and Iran in the field of counter – terrorism, especially Daesh terror and the battle to liberate Mosul gangs.”


Urgent government crashes .. office hours tomorrow to head the Islamic New Year, and on Wednesday, the tenth of Muharram

Saturday 01-10-2016 | 7:49:36


Twilight News / General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers announced on Saturday that on Sunday a public holiday on the occasion of the first of Muharram,
The Secretariat said in a statement, the Islamic New Year holiday is on Sunday, 10.02.2016, albeit holiday on the tenth of Muharram will be on Wednesday 10.12.2016.
The supreme authority of the Office of the Shiites in Iraq, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has declared that the day after tomorrow is the first day of the month of Muharram, while the Sunni Endowment announced on Sunday is the first day of the month.


Abadi announced soft loans to create jobs initiative



By Hussein Zangana two hours ago
حيدر العبادي
Haider al-Abadi

Roudao – Erbil

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi, on Saturday, launching an initiative to concessional loans, in order tocreate jobs, and an amendment in 2017 to grant employees leave for a fiveyear budget law.

This came in a speech Abadi during the first Scientific Conference for Research and Studies, held by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Green Zone in Baghdad.

Ebadi said: “We launched the largest initiative of soft loans for young people to build provide jobs for them projects and help development in spite of the financial challenge that is passing through the state,” adding that “Iraq is a rich country with scientists and researchers and competencies and this move is an attempt to serve the slides that deserve attention and care,” without mentioning the size of the loan and the interest rate.

During the call, Abadi for “loss of Iraq’s $ 35 billion during the war to organize Daesh” revealed, calling for a “control of public spending into account the circumstances of the country, especially with the decline in oil prices.”

Also he stated that his Government had launched a “an amendment to the budget bill to give employees who want a long vacation for five years while retaining the nominal salary and pension rights in order to stimulate the private sector and reduce poverty and increase employment opportunities in the country.”

On September 6 / last September, Abadi announced discuss his government’s five-year grant employees paid leave my name completely, calculated for the purposes of retirement, noting that he had proposed to grant staff in decades amount financially and allow them to create their own projects.

Focused five-year plan launched by the Iraqi government from 2013 – 2017, which, on the promotion of the private sector and stimulate investments, and targeted access to the unemployment rate of around 6% until 2017, but has not achieved its objectives, given the variables in oil prices.


Differences on the US budget restrict the recovery of the Iraqi economy plans


Iraq thwarted plans to raise two billion dollars from the global debt markets this week to fill the budget caused by lower oil prices gap after the US Congress refused to guarantee half the value of the bonds.

Iraq had said it is seeking to issue bonds worth one billion US dollars guaranteed in full in order to reduce debt costs before other bonds issued one billion dollars as part of the 2017 budget, which enjoys the support of the International Monetary Fund.

These funds will complement the agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a loan worth $ 5.34 billion over three years, which the Fund has agreed in July in exchange for economic reforms. Baghdad hopes that the agreement opens the door to get more than $ 12 billion in additional aid from other sources such as the World Bank and the Group of Seven major industrial countries.

Western allies acknowledged the importance of the need to protect the fragile economy of one of the most important Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries members (OPEC) from collapse, which could threaten to undermine the military gains made by the Iraqi forces and the international coalition led by the United States to organize Daesh. These forces seek to regain control of the city of Mosul, a stronghold for militants later this month.

US President Barack Obama’s administration requested that the guarantee granted under the “Extended Resolution” -oho temporary legislation allowing the US government to continue its work until the approval of the more permanent decisions regarding Balanvaq- but is not responding to this request in the final version passed by Congress on Wednesday.

Lawmakers said they sought to remove the side issues outside the spending bill to ensure into force before the start of the new fiscal year, which begins on Saturday.

He said the appearance in favor of a financial advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, which has had a close role in the issue of bonds and another source familiar with the matter told Reuters that Republicans in Congress caused the failure to grant security for the bonds, but did not mention further details.

And it has a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, but it was unclear if they have a specific objection to pump more money for Iraq, which has already received billions of dollars from Washington in the form of economic and humanitarian military aid since the invasion led by the United States in 2003.

And feel a lot of members of Congress frustrated by the Iraqi government. They fear that the United States sent a lot of money to Baghdad without achieving sufficient results due to corruption and inefficiency.

Is still possible grant of security to the Iraqi debt securities in the spending bill must be passed to allow the government the freedom to work after the ninth of December, the day on which the application expires temporary spending bill.

And it includes the latest draft of the proposed budget for Iraq for 2017 forecast of expenditure 90.224 trillion Iraqi dinars ($ 77.6 billion) and a deficit of about 12 trillion dinars.



The central bank intends mechanism for the distribution of areas of Baghdad on private banks to put reconstruction



Harithiya area west of the capital Baghdad Imaging (Mahmoud Raouf)

Author: HH, MJ
Editor: BK, HH 1/10/2016 14:48 Number ofViews: 533


Long-Presse / Baghdad

Iraqi Central Bank announced on Saturday his intention special mechanism for the distribution of reconstruction projects and rehabilitation of Rasheed Street and public squares in Baghdad on private banks setting, with private banks association confirmed that the designs that will prepare the Iraqi advisory group in coordination with the secretariat of Baghdad, pointed out that its members agreed to continue the reconstruction of other areas in the capital in stages.

The Director-General of the issuance of Closets in central bank Ihsan Shomran, in an interview to the (long-Presse), “The 20 private banks have responded to the initiative of the Iraqi Central Bank and founder of the Glocal (LUGAL) for Iraqi reconstruction and rehabilitation of Rasheed Street and public squares in Baghdad,” noting that ” Naseer Shamma propose this idea during a ceremony to mark a century since the opening of the Al-Rashid Street, organized by the Central Bank. “

He Shomran, that “the 20 banks responded to the initiative in the hope of increasing the number soon,” adding that “each bank of which will ensure the rehabilitation of one of the squares of the capital under a special mechanism be established by the bank to distribute them by lottery, in coordination with the secretariat of Baghdad to take into account the aesthetic and critical style reconstruction.”

For his part, Executive Director of the Association of Banks of civil Ali Muwaffaq, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), “The initiative comes as part of Take Baghdad project, which will be launched during October now the month, with the support of the Central Bank and the Association of banks, to restore the aesthetic of the capital.”

He said Muwaffaq, that “the project will start from Al-Rashid Street that a joint private banks provide for financing the rehabilitation part of it before moving on public squares,” revealing “private banks agreement to continue the reconstruction of Baghdad and other areas in a phased manner.”

He said Muwaffaq, that “banks will implement designs on squares according to the specifications to be developed by Makiya Group, a consultative body comprising the Iraqis the best architects in coordination with the secretariat of Baghdad.”

The central bank announced on Wednesday (September 28 2016), more than 20 private banks to call included the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Rasheed Street response in addition to the 20 public square in Baghdad, returned to such initiatives give a positive impression and contribute to the deepening of the spirit of citizenship, in while he stressed the importance of social responsibility for the banking sector, he explained that work was underway on the launch of the project (Take a Baghdad) for the implementation of large projects that backs capital, as befits its status and depth of civilization.


Sistani’s office announce Monday the first day of the month of Muharram



Supreme religious authority, Ali al-Sistani


Author: AT
Editor: AT 01.10.2016 19:07 Number of Views: 48




 Long-Presse / Baghdad

Declared the supreme religious authority Ali Sistani’s office on Saturday, the day after tomorrow, Monday will be the first day of the month of Muharram.

A statement by the Office of the highest religious authority, al-Sistani, received a (long-Presse), a copy of it, that “the day after the Monday (3 October 2016), is the first of the month of Muharram of the year 1438 AH.”

The statement stressed that “on Sunday is supplementing the month of Dhu al-Hijjah no man’s land.”

The Shiite Muslims in Iraq has renewed a year later (2003), the commemoration of Ashura on the tenth of the month of Muharram every year, after it barred the former regime of revival, Ashura is one of the largest religious events among Shiites, as they revive the memory of the death of Imam Hussein bin Ali bin Abi Talib, in Karbala, in an atmosphere clouded with grief, where blacks and raise flags, central councils, which tells the tragic biography of the event.