Kurdish delegation in Baghdad to end the ban on airports in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil

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A delegation from the Directorate of Residence and Nationality in Erbil and Sulaimaniya in the Kurdistan region of Baghdad on Tuesday, in order to meet with officials to develop a program to reopen the airports of the two provinces.

A source familiar with the meeting of the Kurdistan delegation will be in the Federal Ministry of Interior, with the aim of setting up a program to reopen the Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international airports.

The Iraqi government decided to suspend the external flights to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international airports, after the Kurdistan Region to hold its independence referendum in late September.




Baghdad recognizes Arbil 13 conditions for the start of the dialogue and the last considered impossible

25-12-2017 03:27 PM

The Euphrates –

A source close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the latter handed over a list of demands to Kurdistan, which must be implemented before starting any dialogue with the Kurdistan government and under the auspices of the United Nations mission, at a time when those demands received Iranian-Turkish support.

The source, who did not want to reveal himself for the sensitivity of the subject that Abadi, handed over a list of conditions for Kurds through intermediaries with the aim of returning to the negotiating table, while Arbil considered impossible and evidence that the intention of military option is still with Baghdad.

In accordance with the conditions set forth in 13 conditions, the cancellation of the referendum, not the freezing of the referendum, with an express official declaration, the handover of all border ports and airports in Kurdistan to the federal authority, the handover of the oil and non-oil revenues of the region and the importation of levies and fees to the government institutions in the region. In the province to Baghdad, and return to the administrative border of Kurdistan before 2003.

The condition of the Peshmerga forces in the Federal Ministry of Defense, the pledge not to shelter wanted persons to the central government, not to travel any Kurdish government official without the consent of the federal government, similar to the government officials in Baghdad, not to receive any international official only after passing through Baghdad and the approval of the federal government ” . Adding that the current conditions according to the government all do not contradict with the Iraqi constitution, and demands Abbadi as a prerequisite for the start of negotiations, pointing out that there is support from Iran and Turkey for the steps of Abadi and American reservation was finally clear from Abadi committed to the crisis and not show any flexibility in it.

The source pointed out that the government of Arbil or the Barzani family more accurately would agree to any conditions in exchange for lifting sanctions on the region, which may turn into a spark of popularity in which the fall of their leadership Kurds Iraq, indicating that “the demonstrations can widen with the continued status of the region suspended in this form.


Deputy: The percentage of 17% granted to the Kurds in exceptional circumstances and for special considerations

Political Since 2017-12-25 at 14:50 (Baghdad time)

Special Mawazine News

MP Mohammed Saadoun al-Chihoud said on Monday that the 17% share of the Kurdistan region’s budget was granted to Kurds in exceptional circumstances and for special considerations, indicating that solving the problems of the region lies in excluding the ruling family.

The Chihod, for / Mawazin News /, that “the proportion of the 17% that was allocated to the budget in the budget was abnormal and given them for special considerations,” noting that “the budget sent by the government provided for the proportion of the real region, which is 12.68%.”

He added that “the Kurds are our people and the Kurdish parties are a fundamental part of the political process, but our problem will remain with the region in light of the survival of the ruling family in Kurdistan and not change.”

“The ruling family in the region controls the necks of the Kurds and the confiscation of their freedoms and the theft of their wealth, so its presence is a problem within the region and with the federal government,” he said.

He pointed out that “Massoud Barzani dominates the necks of the Kurds, which is the cause of the problems that have occurred and will be obtained in light of his survival despite his resignation, but he has a deep state that runs things in the region.” He stressed that “what happened to the demonstrators and their suppression confirms the dictatorship of Barzani.”

“The solution to the problems within the region is the exclusion of this family and the construction of a new system, and the demand of the parties to form a government representing all spectrum adopt dialogue between the federal government and oversee the upcoming elections.”


Parliament will resume its meetings next week by reading the budget

Date of release: 2017/12/25 12:48 • 137 times read

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The House of Representatives will resume its meetings next week.

A parliamentary source told the {Euphrates News} that “the House of Representatives will resume its sessions for the third legislative session / the fourth legislative year of the second legislative term on Wednesday, 3/1/2018.”

The Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri had announced in his visit to the province of Basra yesterday that at the next meeting will be the draft budget bill to the Council for reading the first reading, “pointing to” the request of the Council of Ministers to include a number of paragraphs in the budget before sending it to the House of Representatives. ”


The Central Bank suspends procedures for the establishment of Islamic banks

Economy News Baghdad

The Central Bank of Iraq decided in its session held on 7/12/2017 to stop the establishment of Islamic banks during the next stage.

According to a document issued by the Central Bank, the Central Bank Governor, Ali Al-Aalak, said that the Central Bank formed a committee consisting of (Walid Aidi Abdul Nabi, Ihsan Shamran Al-Yasiri, Majed Mohammad Hassan Al-Soury and Qassim Saleh Ali) to submit a study to transfer all the financial transfer companies Requests to convert to Islamic banks and those that have not yet been submitted to one bank or two banks or converted to exchange companies.

The Central Bank decided on the banks that are under establishment and did not get the initial approval but they are continuing in their procedures. The bank has decided to discontinue its procedures or choose to merge all (7) banks together to form a single non-Islamic bank.

While the Committee will consider the requests of Islamic banks that received the initial approval and completed all procedures and deposited the full amount of capital required within the period specified to the above committee to provide a specific opinion thereon.

The committee noted that it had stopped looking at applications to establish new Islamic banks.


Rafidain decides to pay the salaries of remittances to citizens inside and outside the country

Editorial date:: 2017/12/25 11:08 • 14 times read


Rafidain Bank has decided to pay the salaries of remittances of citizens between all branches in Baghdad exclusively through the system [RTGS] electronic.

The bank’s information office said in a statement received by the agency All Iraq [where] a copy of it, “decided to meet the remittances of remittances of those who transfer their money electronically through a secure and efficient network.”

He pointed out that “the bank decided to keep the wages of the system of transfer of funds outside Baghdad and as is the case previously.”


International Development Bank opens 15th branch in Iraq

Editorial date:: 2017/12/25 10:09 • 111 times read

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The International Development Bank (IDB) has announced the opening of a new branch in the capital Baghdad to provide a variety of banking services.

“The bank has an ambitious plan to deploy a large and distinguished network of its branch inside and outside Iraq, and recently the bank has completed the final readiness for the opening of its new branch, which will be in the Mall of Baghdad in Harthiya area,” the bank’s chairman Ziad Khalaf Abdul said in a statement.

Abdul said that “the bank and the beginning of December opened a new branch in a beautiful area in the center of Baghdad,” noting that “With the opening of the branch of the Mall of Baghdad, the bank has 15 branches throughout Iraq.”

He pointed out that “the International Development Bank is at the forefront of Iraqi banks that seek to create a real banking environment that deals seriously and realistically and provides services in accordance with the specifications in line with the great trend of Iraq towards construction, reconstruction and progress.”

The statement said that “the branch of the Development Bank in the Mansour area in Baghdad will be replaced in a new building with advanced specifications and large assets commensurate with the nature of banking deal, both at the level of the region or the capital Baghdad as a whole.”

Ziad Khalaf Abd, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Development Bank, received the Excellence Award for Wise Management at a ceremony held in the Jordanian capital of Amman for Innovation and Excellence for Financial Institutions and Entrepreneurship 2017, which was considered one of the five distinguished personalities in the Arab world. Iraq, which receives this award, which was awarded as a result of the strategy adopted by the management of the bank in the practice of the latest banking technology and the most widespread, as well as the rehabilitation of the bank’s staff staff to be competitors of international banks on the basis of sound banking followed.