In Pictures: Shi’ite Pilgrims Attack Former Iraqi PM Maliki in Karbala


He was wounded and forced out of the holy site

22/11/2016 – 10:54

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In Pictures: Shi'ite Pilgrims Attack Former Iraqi PM Maliki in Karbala



KARBALA — The Shi’ite pilgrims attacked the former Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki in the holiest Shi’ite site in Karbala and forced him to leave the place.
Millions of Shi’ite pilgrims gathered on November 20 in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen, commemorating the end of a 40-day mourning period after the killing of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, during a battle in 680 AD in Karbala.


According to the information obtained by BasNews, Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Karbala on Monday to take part in the Shi’ite event and visit the holy site of Imam Hussein’s grave.


The pilgrims however have attacked Maliki and recited mottoes against him, accusing him of spying and corruption during his reign.


According to some sources, the pilgrims have attacked him with sticks which resulted in wounding him and consequently drove him out of the holy place.


Maliki served as the Iraqi PM for two terms; from 2006 to 2014.

Maliki has been suspected of being behind the sectarian-based violence Iraq saw during his reign, ignoring all non-Shi’ite entities of the country. Moreover most of the Iraqi political circles and figures believe that Maliki was the reason behind the collapse of the Iraqi army in the face of hundreds of the Islamic State militants in June, 2014 in northern and central Iraqi provinces.


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Raise three zeroes from the Iraqi currency’s progress and evaluation


Article: Amer al-AbadiPublished on: Thursday, 12:34

 Raise three zeroes from the Iraqi currency's progress and evaluation


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It seemed worth the value of the Iraqi dinar (7) grams of gold at the beginning of the release issued by the law in 1931, and in 1959 was issued a new law of the Iraqi national currency

Iraqi monetary and banking system continued to evolve, and reached the value of the Iraqi dinar to (3.3) billion until the beginning of the war with Iran, which led to a significant breakdown in Iraqi currency

In 2004, the former Governing Council to replace the previous currency, which was a symbol of the former regime are currently in circulation a new currency is to deal in the currency of the seven categories: 50, 250, 500 and 1,000 and 10,000 and 25,000 dinars.

Unlike the Arab countries do not exist in Iraq about 25 years since the coins.

It was scheduled to be the project to delete the three zeroes in 2011 and did not perform

And then postponed to 2013 .. then postponed to 2015 .. and now the decisions implemented early 2017 plan

Note that the process of deleting the zeros have occurred in several countries. Delete the three zeroes from the Zimbabwe dollar in 2006 and Romania omitted four zeros from its currency in 2005. Bolivia deleted three zeros from its currency in 2008. Turkey removed six zeros from its currency in 2005. Sudan delete the zeros from its currency in 2007

Central Bank director Mahdi Keywords, said, “The central bank began the first steps of the project through the selection of designs, companies and the country that will be printed currency.” He pointed out that “the new currency entry does not mean the destruction of ancient coins, but will continue to trade for about ten years,” pointing out that “this period will enable the central bank to withdraw the old currency in accordance with the known dynamic in order to preserve liquidity in the market.”

Justification for the replacement process

The presence worth 30 trillion dinars cluster of large cash the number of leaves 4 billion paper

Currently the largest category of cash is 25,000 dinars, equivalent to about $ 21 and this requires larger and significant effort to settle the daily transaction therefore became the amounts in excess Akiemha for the 20 million are in dollars.

There is no damage large proportion of private small groups and inadmissible currency in circulation and make up almost a third of the money supply

The difficulty of making the calculations under the numbers increase the number of Ocefarha 14 zero in practice, technical and probability of error occurred either by adding a zero or delete it.

The benefits of the replacement process


.. Reduce security risks that have to carry large sums of money.

Drop counting costs and issued biggest categories

The lifting of zeros will create a psychological effect among citizens through the strengthening of its currency and adopted more broadly rather than foreign currency

Aldenarabraghi inclusion within the global currency basket and handle it officially the world’s stock exchanges and financial markets.

Possibility of economic agreements to deal in national currency and this will cover a very large part of the foreign remittances that are squandering of national wealth from foreign exchange.

It will be disposed of manipulating the currency exchange market

Action will depend corrupt suspicious of banks and their agents and Smaserthm

It will be determined by the roof top of the sums transferred abroad from active currency exchange to ensure that no currency smuggling.

Aatherngairalamlh of the desire of a high exchange rate of the currency psychological aspect. This rise enters the joy of the return of the dinar to the rich past.

Cons replacement process:

The emergence of the problem of calculation between the old and new numbers in trading in reading and managing their trillion figures ..

Need to print large groups

Foreign stock exchange to fall to 20% on foreign investment because the thought that a change in currency will reduce profits.

Write-off of three zeros from the currency may contribute to creating a state of monetary illusion

It will cost the state budget large sums Z such that the sections of financial corruption, besides the lack of addressing the problem of inflation because the Iraqi market importer of all goods and services from abroad, which means the depletion of hard currency.

No official data on the cost of the Iraqi banknotes there. Note that the cost of the banknote in Britain 7 US cents. Enough to know the number of traded securities permission to give an idea of the total cost.

Four billion paper. Thus the cost of becoming a printed $ 289 million. This amount is pointless

Add to that a further Stamping metal pieces not to mention all the money needed to cope with the consequences of removing zeros as replacing postal and fiscal stamps.

The feeling of poverty: the deletion of zeros leads to the feeling of poverty, it had a ten million dinars Pat does not have only ten thousand of them

The expectation of rising prices.

In front of the inevitability of the Kurdish language in the introduction to the first version of the coin after the entry into force of the new constitution must benefit from the experiences of other currencies. For example the euro many folks in Europe, but not in it any language but symbols, numbers, and pictures only exist.–.html




Abadi reveals a plan with the Kurdistan region for “the creation of a unified federal state.”


Tuesday, November 22, 2016 – 21:26 GMT | Posted Number: 20 509

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi unveiled a plan with the Kurdistan region for “the creation of a federal state age of one unified Iraqi state.”
Ebadi said during a press conference from the city of Karbala, which he visited on Monday that “the provincial semi-independent since 1991, and after 2003 the same trend remained and now want to build something in common and build this situation within a unified Iraqi state and the one that needs to be maximum cooperation, which is not easy but we have a common interest “.
He stressed, “We do not want the creation of a centralized state dictatorship represses citizens, but we want to create a federal state they serve and cooperate with the provinces,” adding that “the government is committed to its program to grant further corrections to the provinces and determined in this direction and have the federal government powers for the provinces and provincial powers.”
He added Abadi “If Iraq was a strong Everyone be strong, but unfortunately some people think that the weakness of Iraq is powerless and this applies to some political parties to be stronger than the state until blackmailing citizens and the state, and this is not true because our strength strongly the country, which for all its citizens.”
“The secret of our strength is the liberation of the land and our unity and our harmony and deal with the citizen as a citizen and not a matter of religious and nationalist Iraqis, his background and the success of their unity and their giving.”
He pointed out that “sectarian, ethnic and national fell to the lowest level and there is a great cooperation between all the components to eliminate Daesh This Iraqi success,” accusing “some countries as they want Iraq to fall apart and keeps busy with his injuries, but the Iraqi victories was an earthquake at the other, and today when we want to edit Mosul resound voices in defense of the people of the year and say this is about the defense that killed Daesh of all sects and ethnic groups, and the purpose of these countries to raise problems and the suspension of military operations, we will not stop. “
The Prime Minister called for “communal reconciliation Fdaash tried to sign between the Iraqi people and we need them, and can not continue in this struggle and committed a crime and implicated in blood should be punished according to the law.”
And what was said by some media of Nie Post factions in the popular crowd at the Syrian regime support, Abadi said that “the statement is not popular crowd probably wrong move and what concerns us edit our territory and to impose security within our borders, we do not want to be part of any battle outside Iraq and we want to eliminate on Daesh and secure the border with Syria, are involved in this project and we cooperate with all countries in the region to kill Daesh not just taking them out, “he said.” Daesh shrinking and retreating and do not have volunteers and large backing preparing declining because of Iraqi victories, and interested in the Iraqi border stability – Syrian and hope that the Syrian government border control ports on its part. “
On asked about the US president’s remarks elect Donald Trump during the race about his quest to take Iraq’s oil, responded Abadi said, “with respect to statements Trump for Iraq’s oil Valssayasn say everything in the elections, an ancient statements of previous years, politicians everywhere offering group and promises to win the votes of the valid this, of course, is not mentioned. “
“I talked with Trump immediately and assured me that the US support will increase to Iraq, nor can there be any foreign troops on Iraqi territory and the Iraqi decision and oil Iraq by ethnic And we got support that Nstjdi Fbdmaina liberated territories and broken terrorism and this in the interest of the world.”
He added that “Iraq is in a strong position not afraid of anything, and I imagine that the US will not change the direction of political terrorism generally support Iraq because everyone needs to proven by merit in the fight against terrorism.”

Abadi: Trump told me that America will increase support for Iraq


Tuesday 22-11-2016 | 7:56:07

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Twilight News / Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that US President-elect Donald Trump has promised to increase support for Iraq size.

Ebadi said in a press conference held in the city of Karbala, which are visited Currently, “The statements made by Trump on the abandonment of old Iraq not merely campaigning, no more.”

He pointed out that, “Trump said to me during my contact with the American support for Iraq will continue, and will grow more in the future.”


US gives Airbus a license to sell 106 aircraft to Iran


History of edits:: 11/22/2016 20:2442 visits readable
[Oan- follow] An
informed source said on Tuesday that the US Treasury Department issued a license for Airbus to sell 106 commercial planes to Iran ‘s national airline company Iran Air.

The source told Reuters that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a license to the ministry on Monday.

Carter to telephone Balbarzana and praises the cooperation between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces


By Ziad alHaidari 29 minutes ago
كارتر يتصل هاتفيا بالبارزاني ويشيد بالتعاون بين قوات البيشمركة والقوات العراقية
Carter to telephone Balbarzana and praises the cooperation between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Roudao – Erbil

Held US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Tuesday, telephoned the Kurdistan region , Massoud Barzani, to discuss the liberalization process of the city of Mosul, referring to the cooperation between the Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga forces in this battle.

A statement issued by the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region, Roudao Media Network received a copy of it, that “the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, has received on Tuesday a phone call from US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.”

The statement said that “the US defense secretary congratulated the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, the victories achieved by the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces, in all axes against terrorists Daesh”, praising the “cooperation and coordination between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the battle against the terrorists.”

The statement added that “Barzani and Carter has emphasized the importance of the continuation of this coordination between the coalition forces and the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces, especially between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces,” adding that “the two sides also exchanged views on the implementation of liberalization Mosul plan and its suburbs, and the two sides described the stages It made the process a success so far. “

In another aspect of communication, “Barzani gave his thanks to the American people and the US government, for their support and continuing support for the Peshmerga forces, wishing to achieve complete and final victory for terrorists.”


People crowd: stand at less than 2 kilometers from the main road between Sinjar and Tal Afar and Daesh fleeing


Tuesday 22-11-2016 | 5:10:39

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People crowd: stand at less than 2 kilometers from the main road between Sinjar and Tal Afar and Daesh fleeing



Win adviser Abadi International Order of the Phoenix for Tolerance Prize


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He won the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Advisor to the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, the International Order of the Phoenix Gold Award for Tolerance, on the occasion of International Day for Tolerance.
He stressed in a statement in favor of “Economy News” received a copy of it, “supervising the award institution informed me that the prize was awarded to me in coordination between the Iraqi Association for Tolerance and Non-Violence, and the International Festival of the Golden Phoenix and the Arab Network for Tolerance.”
“I was pleased to get the award, which celebrated mentioned me to the side of humanity rich creative experiences Wathrah in the fields of cultural and creative disciplines bloom openness humanitarian speeches noble-Semitism.”
He continued, “I learned from those in charge of the award, to celebrate my and I got a prize will be mentioned in the city of Amarah in Maysan province, which is historically a center of ancient national culture.”
The Order of the Phoenix Festival, the longest international festival in the world the fact that the period of its three years, and opened its first session in Cairo in 2003 and the second in Cairo in 2008 and the third in the Hague in 2012, and is the first international festival honors the creator in his own country or in the residence belief humanitarian and cultural his experience that she said a branch of the tree of global creativity.


Arab bourses .. decline in Kuwait and the rise in Egypt, Qatar


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Kuwait’s index closed Tuesday down 0.04 percent to 5515.4 points, while the index rose Kuwait B0.56 15 percent to 874.7 points
The National Bank of Kuwait rose 3.1 percent shares of the bank and the goddess of 1.85 percent and Jazeera Airways 1.25 percent and the city 4.9 percent and 5.8 percent Noor.
While Zain shares fell 1.2 percent and Agility 1.9 percent and Gulf Bank 0.85 percent and 3.5 percent want Logie F H 6.25 percent.
Egypt’s Stock Exchange, the main index rose 1.06 percent to 11,665.1 points and the secondary index 0.75 percent to 436.02 points.
Shares of Global Telecom 2.9 percent and Palm Hills 4.1 percent and Ezz Steel 3.2 percent and Sodic 1.5 percent and Orascom Telecom 2.2 percent and 1.9 percent Pioneers.
Emaar Misr shares also gained 2.9 percent and Talaat Moustafa 2.35 percent and Telecom Egypt 1.3 percent.
The turnover amounted to 135.676 million pounds.
On the other hand, boosted the rise of oil prices in the stock markets of the Gulf, as investors accept to buy stocks that have a relationship with the oil, while bank shares continued their gains in Abu Dhabi a week of volatile trading.
Dubai’s index climbed 0.1 percent and trading focused on small and medium-sized companies.
Holding jumped secretariat for health care 4.1 percent, while Shuaa Capital shares fell 2.9 percent after rising 19.1 percent in the last two days.
As Abu Dhabi’s index climbed 0.5 percent and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank 1.7 percent, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank 0.3 percent.
In Qatar, the index rose 0.2 percent and the number of gainers while 11 shares fell three. Heavyweight Industries Qatar, Gulf International Services and one percent each.

President of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani to visit Turkey

Tuesday 22-11-2016 | 4:36:47

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Twilight News / due to fly Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region of Iraq Nechirvan Barzani Council on Wednesday to the capital Ankara for an official visit to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yıldırım.

A spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government Sven Dzia in a press statement, that Barzani will visit Turkey on Wednesday and meet with its president and its prime minister, noting that he would discuss with them the second of relations between Erbil and Ankara, and the situation in the region.


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