Launch of the national project to improve the Internet in Iraq

Date of release: 2017/7/30 13:13 


The Ministry of Communications announced the launch of the Iraqi National Internet Project to improve the quality of this service in the country.

“The General Company for International Information Network Services in the Ministry held a conference to announce, in cooperation with EarthLink and Symphony, a revolution to improve the reality of the Internet and telecommunications and to keep abreast of the latest technological developments in the world through extraordinary efforts,” a ministry statement said. “He said. 

The statement pointed out that “the cadres of the ministry was able, in cooperation with the partners of the project to link Iraq with international cables from four border ports with the establishment of an international access portal to secure and protect the data and under the direct supervision of the technical staff specialized by connecting Iraq to the international network [optical cable] Best of the world “. 

“Iraq will also achieve significant financial returns and many job opportunities. Iraq will be an international country and will contribute to the development of the public and private economic sector. It will also play a prominent role in preserving Iraqi and global security,” he added.

The Security Council discusses the status of Baghdad and the return of displaced people to Mosul

Editorial date: • 2017/7/30 23:00 

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Council of Ministers for National Security, set a timetable for the return of displaced people to their areas in the southwest of the city of Mosul.

A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Abadi chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, and discussed the preparations for the liberation of the remaining areas of the occupied and the continuation of the momentum of the victories achieved after the liberation of Mosul, Ways to stabilize the security situation in the capital Baghdad. ” 

The council also called for a timetable for the return of displaced persons to their areas in southwestern Mosul. 

The meeting discussed “the Russian initiative to suppress chemical terrorism in addition to discussing the contracts of military equipment and the emphasis on enhancing the transparency of those contracts with international companies.”

Banks welcome amendments to the law «Central» Iraq


Monday, 31 July 2017 (01:00 – GMT)

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks confirmed the importance of recent amendments to the Central Bank of Iraq Law for the banking sector, which is looking for more opportunities to contribute to the development of the national economy and enhance its role in the Iraqi capital market.

“The increase in the number of members of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank from outside the bank is an important step that will be positively reflected in the level of decisions taken by the bank,” said Wadih Nouri Al-Hanal, Of the 9 members, which means that there is a majority of outside the bank, which will push to benefit more than the support provided by the bank to banks in expanding their contribution to sustainable development and investment ».

He pointed out that «the latest amendments of the Central Bank reflected his desire to develop the sector’s work and mechanism of dealing with developments in the world, as well as addressing the problems related to the activity of financing and lending and lead to the simplification of procedures related to it».

He added that «the increase of the capital of the Central to one trillion dinars ($ 850 million) confirms the desire to activate its role on the level of investment of his funds and his intention to find large outlets in the acquisition of new products take into account the needs of investment and development sectors», adding that «the reality of private banks Needs a vision and strategy to help them touch the new reality that the sector aspires to communicate with the important objectives contained in the recent amendments to the Center ».

The International Monetary Fund has called on Iraq to make fundamental adjustments in its economic and financial sectors, especially the banking sector, which needs to restructure and new policies in line with the reforms called for by the Fund as a condition to support Iraq ».

The Council of Ministers and Representatives is working to introduce amendments to the Central Bank’s law aimed at increasing its capital and keeping abreast of the global economic development, granting powers to the bank, increasing the number of members of the Board of Directors from outside the bank and forming a committee to audit the interest on loans granted by the bank to commercial banks. Issued by judicial decisions.

The new law allows the bank to hold transactions on foreign assets and manage the official reserves of the foreign exchange of the State in accordance with international best practices and monetary policy objectives. The Council may also invest this reserve in gold and foreign currency and coins, which are usually used in performing international accounts held by the Central Bank Or for its account, credit balances payable on demand or short-term foreign exchange repayments, which are normally used to perform international accounts maintained by the Bank in its accounts or those invested through agreementsRepurchase, repurchase and fixed-term deposits.

The law also allows for the withdrawal of private funds available to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) account, the reserve position with the IMF, as well as any negotiable or fully trustable securities issued by foreign governments, central banks, international financial institutions, Which are paid in foreign currencies, which are normally used in the performance of international accounts held by the Central Bank of Iraq or for its own account.

The draft law allows the bank to “use derivatives in investment portfolios as a hedging tool, issue non-negotiable souvenir instruments and, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance, select an international company that performs external audit and auditing for a period of five years, .

The concerned circles expressed optimism about the next phase, especially with the intention of the «central» to develop its work by adopting new products. The Governor of the Central Ali al-Alaq stressed that «Iraq has exceeded the difficult stage during the past two years, which saw the issuance of data is not based on facts that raised terror in the Iraqi street, as shown by the Bank, which is a safety valve for the economy and monetary policy of the country, The dinar maintained a stable exchange rate at acceptable limits despite the challenges, in addition to the index raised the interest of global institutions supporting, as the central reserve exceeded the ceiling of the IMF’s expectations of ten billion dollars ».

A committee was formed by the Central Bank to develop and facilitate the work of the government sector with the private sector. It approved recommendations that would reduce the routine and ease lending conditions for private sector projects and adopt the advanced electronic systems in government banks to support the private sector to take its real role in economic development. . The recommendations approved the need to include the Ministry of Finance in the budget of 2018 all the receivables of contractors for payment, and approved the recommendation for the inclusion of private investment projects implemented or those in the stages of implementation as acceptable guarantees for loans investment projects exclusively, and approved the recommendation for the use of a modern mechanism for financing projects based on the schedule of work in The investment project is similar to the projects implemented in the interest of the state, according to the instructions of the Ministry of Planning, to reduce the pressure of guarantees on companies. The recommendations recognized the use of electronic systems in government banks to eliminate a large part of corruption and extortion, as well as reducing bureaucracy and red tape.–%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%B2%D9%8A–%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82%D9%8A

Security Officer: Tal Afar will be released in record time


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A spokesman for the rapid reaction force of the Ministry of the Interior, Lieutenant Colonel Abdul Amir Mohammedawi, that preparations are under way to develop plans to begin the process of liberating Tal Afar soon.

Al-Mahmoudawi said in statements broadcast by the channel “free”, that coordination continues with other forces that will participate in the process.

The spokesman for the rapid reaction force, Tal Afar, a large area, noting that the process of liberation will be a qualitative process in record time.

On the other hand, al-Mohamadawi pointed to the presence of large numbers of tunnel networks and caches that were used by the elements of the organization “Da’ash” on the right side of Mosul.


Parliamentary Finance reveal why the completion of the “supplementary budget


The parliamentary Finance Committee revealed on Sunday the reason for the acceleration of the parliament’s vote on the supplementary budget, indicating that the supplementary budget devoted to increase the ceiling deficit.

“The International Monetary Fund has asked the government to send a supplementary budget to adjust the price of oil, in return for agreeing to grant Iraq financial loans,” said Mahasen Hamdoun, a member of the committee, .

“The government has adopted 44.6 dollars for the price of oil instead of 42 dollars approved by the parliament in the federal budget,” she said, adding that “the supplementary budget devoted to increase the ceiling deficit in the federal budget does not reduce it because the total deficit is now 25 trillion dinars instead From 21 trillion dinars previously. “

Washington concludes an agreement with Baghdad to deploy troops in Anbar

A security source disclosed on Sunday an agreement between the United States and the Iraqi government to deploy US troops on the international road in Anbar province.

“The deployment of US forces on the international highway and the area of ​​Kilo 200 to the Arar border crossing west of Anbar came on the basis of an agreement signed between the US and Iraqi sides to secure these areas,” the source told The Journal News.

“The deployment of US forces on the international road is not a result of the fact that they are moving from time to time from one area to another and under the air cover of coalition air and air control of the marching planes known as desert monsters, also known as silent and fly high and low without sound.”

“The Anbar government and the security leaders are not allowed to know the American operations in Anbar and prevent the escort of US forces to any Iraqi force and even to participate in military units, they are chosen from combat brigades,” the source said.

Kurdistan decided to form a delegation for dialogue with Baghdad and activate the parliament of the region

Editorial Date: 2017/7/30 15:58 • 6 times read


The Supreme Council for the referendum in the Kurdistan region, on Sunday, at the end of its meeting under the supervision of the President of the region Massoud Barzani and the presence of political parties and other national and religious components in the resort of Salah al-Din to form a delegation for dialogue with Baghdad and activate the parliament of the region.

The final communiqué said that “Massoud Barzani and Kuzrat Rasul Ali are required to form a Kurdish delegation for dialogue with Baghdad on the referendum, in addition to approving the activation of the parliament of Kurdistan within two weeks to solve the problems and support the draft referendum.” 

“The Supreme Council for the Referendum has expressed its views and proposals on the basic principles of the referendum,” the communique said. 

It is noteworthy that the Kurdistan region intends to hold a referendum on independence in the September 25 next amid opposition to Baghdad and the lack of support from many countries in the region and the world.

He is close to him: Abadi received US assurances to postpone the Kurdish referendum

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reported Arab newspaper of London, on Sunday, said that the United States is putting pressure on Massoud Barzani , president of Iraq ‘s Kurdistan region to postpone the expected date of the referendum during the next September to another date, fearing that blow conducted fragile alliances set up by President Donald Trump Management The area around the Kurds.

The newspaper quoted in a report, seen by “Al-Gharab Press”, a source from the circle surrounding the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said that “the latter received assurances from the US pressure on Barzani to postpone the date for fear of distracting the attention of the war on the urging, and push the various parties in the region To focus on the battles to expand influence rather than defeat the hardline organization. ” 

“A senior Iraqi Kurdish official sought to dispel fears that a referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region of Iraq would damage the battles against Da’ash after the State Department said the planned vote would distract attention from more important priorities such as the defeat of Da’ash.” 

“The September 25 referendum could turn into a regional crisis and will likely put pressure on the federal unity of Iraq and Syria, Turkey and Iran, as the three countries are home to a large number of Kurds,” she said.

Etisalat Announces Launch of National Internet Project

Local Since 2017-07-30 at 12:26 (Baghdad time)


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The Ministry of Communications announced on Sunday the launch of the national Internet project.

“In order to improve the quality of the Internet in Iraq, the Ministry of Communications represented the General Company for the services of the International Information Network to hold a conference to announce the launch of the Iraqi National Internet Project in cooperation with Earth Link and Symphony, To improve the reality of the Internet and communications and keep pace with the latest technological developments in the world. ”

She added, “With extraordinary efforts, the ministry cadres cooperated with the partners in the project to connect Iraq with international cables from four border ports with the establishment of an international access gateway to secure and protect the data and under the direct supervision of the specialized technical staff by connecting Iraq to the international network (optical cable) The equipment is the best in the world. ”

“Iraq will also achieve significant financial returns and many job opportunities. Iraq will be an international country, and will contribute to the development of the public and private economic sector. It will also play a prominent role in preserving Iraqi and global security.”


One of the Shiite shrines in Iraq 

Short Link7/30/2017 12:55:45 PM

Several ISIS attacks targeting the house of Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani and Shiite shrines in Najaf, Karabla, Samarra cities and Kufa and Basra mosques, were foiled, Iraqi Intelligence Service announced on Sunday.
Abu Ali al-Basri, head of the Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Department at the Interior Ministry, said that ISIS planned three separate offensives led by leaders from outside Iraq. 
Al-Basri also noted that terrorist group was planning to use booby-trapped bikes and tens of suicide bombers of different nationalities to carry out the attacks.
The attacks would have been launched in collaboration with gangs that facilitate the smuggling of arms and infiltration of suicide bombers into the targeted Iraqi cities, he added. 
Basri further stated that a preemptive plan was implemented in coordination with joint operations command, adding that the Iraqi air force conducted an air raid on ISIS terrorists’ gatherings.  
The Iraqi air force has destroyed seven ISIS posts and booby-trapped bikes in Mayadin district in eastern Syria and at the outskirts of Qa’im city near the Syrian border few hours prior to launching the terror attacks on the Iraqi cities, killing tens of the group’s terrorists, he added.
In June 2014, Sistani issued a fatwa calling for fight against ISIS and establishing Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS).
Since that date, many international and local human rights organizations accused IMIS of committing sectarian genocide against Sunni Arabs, in pursuit to carry out Mullah regime’s Shiite Crescent scheme.