Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers stresses the importance of advancing the investment in Iraq



The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alaq, on Tuesday, the importance of pushing the investment and remove obstacles and lifting the excesses on the land allocated to it, to accelerate investment activity, which would provide many jobs and economic improvement.
In a press conference held at the guest house under the slogan “Handling and speeding up the mechanism for lifting excesses on land allocated for investment”, the workshop was chaired by the Prime Minister in the follow-up to the slow investment projects and hosting Businessmen investors to see the obstacles. “
He stressed “the importance of stopping such excesses and coordination between the specialized state departments and the security authorities on the one hand, and investors through the Investment Authority on the other.”
Al-‘Alak listened to what a group of investors have presented to the challenges facing them. These challenges have taken legal and procedural aspects, which will be worked out as appropriate to avoid them.

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Baghdad and Washington towards activating the strategic framework agreement


05/09/2017 12:40:00

Khandan – Foreign Relations Committee in the Iraqi parliament announced the approval of the United States to activate the strategic framework in which countries signed an agreement in 2008, as Baghdad complaining of labor agreement stopped.

The Foreign Relations Committee member Abbas al – Bayati said in an interview to the newspaper (life), ” The United States expressed its readiness to activate the agreement , which includes political, security, military, economic and educational aspects.”

“The most important results of the recent visit of Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi Washington was Washington ‘s readiness to activate the agreement, and reinforced that phone calls and visits by US officials , ” explaining that “Iraq confirms that his negligence in alliance with the United States.”

Bayati said that “sub – committees will be soon to discuss the activation of the agreement and expand it, ” noting that “there is aneed to reconsider the number of administrative instructions and protocols to implement the agreement , ” explaining that ” the military side is dominant now relationship. After the elimination of Daesh will be the development of other aspects, confirmed the activation of theeducational side and send 10 thousand students to the United States. ”

On the nature of the military relationship between the two countries after the “Daesh,” al – Bayati said: “There is no ground troops fighting on the ground and there are counselors and mentors.”

He added that ” to talk about the existence of an independent US bases is incorrect, the US forces are deployed in bases of the Iraqi army , ” pointing out that ” the number up to about 5 thousand will bereduced in the future is limited to the training and armament.”

And the controversy raised on the international road between Iraq and Jordan, al – Bayati said that ” the government has contracted with a civilian company for the reconstruction and management of the way that the US security firm protection of the law, not US forces.”



Edit the life of July 30 in Ayman Mosul



Baghdad – Journal News
The Yanuyu Operations Command announced on Tuesday the liberation of the July 30 neighborhood on the right-hand coast of Mosul.

“The 9th Armored Division has liberated the neighborhood of July 30 and will hold a petition with the neighborhood of July 17 and the third pyramid district on the right coast of the city of Mosul,” the commander of operations, Major General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said in a statement.

“The security forces raised the Iraqi flag over the buildings and the enemy lost lives and equipment,” he said.

(Details) session of the House of Representatives held on Tuesday and highlighted what was read and vote on it



The House voted in its 32 ordinary session held under the chairmanship of Hamam Hammoudi, a member of the presidency of the Council and the presence of 176 deputies on Tuesday on the law of the operation of the early graduates and ended reading two draft laws while hosting the head of the Federal Audit Bureau to answer verbal questions.

A statement by the Information Department of the House of Representatives said that “at the beginning of the session, MP Jassem Mohammed read a statement on behalf of the Committee of Youth and Sports congratulated the Iraqi people on the occasion of the partial lifting of the ban on Iraqi sports stadiums, noting the establishment of a match in Basra International Stadium between the clubs of the Air Force and Zawra, At the same time the role of concerned gentlemen and their efforts to lift the embargo, calling on the Prime Minister to allocate financial resources for the rehabilitation and support stadiums in Baghdad and the provinces’.

MP Ahmad al-Jarba gave a statement on the displaced people from Ninewa province and beyond, pointing out the heinous crime carried out by the gangs and the terrorist gang near the camp of the hol inside the Syrian border, which killed a number of martyrs and wounded in addition to the abduction of hundreds of displaced people, pointing to the poor humanitarian conditions experienced by the displaced, And called on the Iraqi government to take moral and legal responsibility to support the displaced and preserve their lives and to work to bring all Iraqis present in the camp to the province of Nineveh, calling on the commander-in-chief of the armed forces to issue an order to command operations To provide transport to and accompany the displaced Ninewa province, who are in the camp of Hol from the port of Semelka and Rabia outlet to the point of security check and transfer them to the camps in Nineveh province with the importance of a resolution of the House of Representatives addressed to the government to consider the demands of the displaced.

The Council then voted on the recommendations contained in the statement regarding displaced persons in the Hull camp.

On the other hand, Hammoud Hamoudi on behalf of the Council offered condolences to MP Taha Defendi on the death of his brother.

The Council postponed the completion of the vote on the draft law on the reform of inmates and depositors submitted by the work and social affairs, legal, security, defense and human rights to next Monday at the request of the competent committee.
The Council voted on the proposed law on the operation of the first graduates submitted by the higher education, financial and legal committees, which was in honor of the extraordinary effort exerted by the first students and in support of the scientific movement in Iraq and as a way to upgrade the public office.

The Presidency decided to postpone the presentation of the recommendations of the Education Committee regarding the school buildings to the beginning of the next legislative term.
The Council concluded a report and discussion of the draft law granting the employee a long habitual license and dealing with the conditions of contractors submitted by the financial and legal committees.

In the interventions of MPs, MP Noura al-Bajari pointed out that the employee who will work after obtaining the leave in the private sector may develop public relations fabric that may be exploited for special purposes in case of returning to the job.

MP Raed Ishaq pointed to the importance of granting the Council of Ministers the authority to exempt competencies from the law and made room for the possibility of cutting off the holiday, especially that the wisdom of the law is linked to the difficult economic situation.

MP Nassif said that the draft law is harmful to the employee, especially that he did not address the employee’s desire to complete his higher education and the position of the institution to obtain the certificate.

MP Arshad Salhi stressed the importance of establishing controls that prevent the employee from exploiting his job if he works in the private sector.

Adnan al-Asadi pointed out that the leave should be 5 years and above, and that it be calculated for service and retirement purposes in order to encourage the employee to apply for vacation and to handle the slowness and increase the number of employees in the ministries.

He called MP Abbas al-Bayati to determine the proportion of the number of employees wishing to obtain a vacation with the inclusion of those who spent 15 years or more leave.

For his part, MP Fratt al-Tamimi proposed to exclude all elements of the security services from obtaining the leave.

MP Birwan Khailani called for activating an annual assessment of employees in the government departments, calling for increasing the maternity leave from one to five years.

MP Ammar Tohme to restrict the powers of the Minister to grant approval of the leave by linking them to the request of the employee to face the possibility of dismissal of employees.

MP Awad al-Awadi pointed out the importance of reconsidering the draft law because of several irregularities, including the reasons for granting leave.
In its response to the interventions, the Finance Committee stressed the need to take into account the proposals and views of the deputies, noting the absence of legislative overlap between the draft law and the budget law, which is limited to one year only, noting that the committee will hold a workshop to discuss the draft law more broadly to reach the opinion.

The Council hosted Salah Nuri Khalaf, head of the Federal Audit Bureau to answer an oral question from MP Mishaan al-Jubouri.

The questioner asked oral MP Mishaan Jubouri about the volume of waste and financial corruption in the financial budgets that were audited from 2008 to 2016.

In his response to the question, the head of the Federal Financial Control Bureau referred 513 cases to the Integrity Commission for the purpose of investigating them between 2008 and 2016, explaining that the Supreme Judicial Council has appointed the Inspector General or the Integrity Commission to investigate financial irregularities and refer them to the courts, indicating the transfer of hundreds of cases to administrative courts Or the courts, including the file for the refund of money where the Integrity Commission answered 386 criminal cases, some of which were closed.

MP Jabouri wondered about the civil cases set up by the Bureau of Financial Supervision to recover state funds.
In his response, the Chief of the Court stressed that the Office of Financial Supervision in 2016 transmitted a single file of about 50 cases to the public prosecution as well as the referral of the Board of cases to the Integrity Commission.

He called MP Mishan Jubouri to know the number of the intelligence, which was carried out by the Office of Financial Supervision to the Public Prosecution or the Integrity Commission and formed crimes related to the audit of the budget from 2008 to 2016.

The head of the Financial Control Bureau pointed out that the SAI refers cases that have suspicions of corruption to the Inspector General in the concerned ministry and then forwarded them to the Integrity Commission.

For his part, Hammoud Hamoudi, a member of the Board of Deputies, directed the Finance Committee to assess the work and procedures of the Office of Financial Supervision.

The council ended the reading of a report and discussion of the draft law on foreigners’ residence submitted by the security, defense and legal committees.

In the interventions of MPs, MP Abbas al-Bayati called for the establishment of an appropriate mechanism to encourage students of the scientific estate and grant residence to them in coordination with the province of Najaf.

The deputy Ashwaq dry to the need to rephrase some materials because of the contradiction and conflict between them.

For its part, the Committee stressed the formation of a mini-committee to study the draft law and consult the Ministry of Interior and National Security and the intelligence service for its maturity.

On the other hand, Hamoudi announced an amendment to the table of interrogations after the Presidency received three documents and documents concerning the questioning of the ministers of transport, agriculture and education and will be sent to the interviewees and the dates for questioning later.

The Council postponed reading the report and discussion of the proposed law of delegation of powers to the Committee of Regions and Governorates not organized in the province at the request of the competent committee.

It was then decided to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday.


Council of Babylon votes on Thursday as an official holiday on the occasion of the Shaaban visit



Since 2017-05-09 at 13:12 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad Mawazine News

The Council of the province of Babylon, Tuesday, on Thursday as an official holiday on the occasion of the Shaaban visit.

An informed source told Mawazine News that “the provincial council voted today, on the basis of the next Thursday, May 11, an official holiday on the occasion of 15 Sha’ban the birth of Imam Mahdi.”

The source added that “the holiday is excluded from the service and security departments and universities and the General Directorate for the education of the province of Babylon and its affiliated schools, and the departments covered by the plan to visit the half of Sha’ban.”