Under the leadership of PM Haider Al-Abadi, the ‘Islamic State’ was ejected from Iraqi land, people were once again free, and stability returned to areas that were thought to have been forever lost to the forces of darkness. For these reasons, we nominate him for the .



Significant drop in violence across in recent weeks. No major terrorist attacks in Baghdad. Even low-level attacks in restive provinces like Anbar and Salahuddin are taking place at lower rates. Iraqis are sighing in relief for the first time in a long while.


Trump extends commitment to nuclear agreement with Iran “for the last time”

Editorial Date: 2018/1/12 23:01

US President Donald Trump has decided to extend the United States’ commitment to a nuclear agreement with Iran only once it is changed or abandoned, White House officials said.

Under Trump’s decision, the sanctions are lifted from Iran for 120 days [4 months].

“In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again suspend sanctions to stay in Iran’s nuclear agreement, and if I see at any time that such an agreement is elusive, I will withdraw immediately,” a White House statement said.

The Trump administration wants the European parties to sign the agreement to impose permanent restrictions on Iran’s uranium enrichment. Under the current deal, the restrictions on enrichment will be lifted in 2025.

Trump also wants to deal with Iran’s ballistic missile program.


Urgent policy .. High delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government to visit Baghdad tomorrow on land and air ports

URGENT: High delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government to visit Baghdad tomorrow on land and air ports
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A senior source from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will arrive in Baghdad on Saturday.

The source told the twilight news that a delegation from the regional government headed by the Minister of Interior Karim Sinjari will visit Baghdad tomorrow, indicating that the delegation will discuss with the federal government the issue of land and air ports in Kurdistan.

The source added that Baghdad has prepared a technical committee to negotiate with the delegation of the region on the reopening of airports, and how to organize a joint administration in land and air ports according to the Iraqi constitution.

This is the first official delegation to Kurdistan, which will visit Baghdad after the referendum held on 25 September 2017, which supported 93% of the voters for independence from Iraq, and took Baghdad after several punitive measures against the region, including the ban on international flights from the airports of Kurdistan.



Central Bank allocates 500 billion dinars for residential complexes projects


Date of release: 2018/1/12 12:34 • 220 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Central Bank of Iraq announced the allocation of 500 billion dinars, most of which are allocated to residential complexes, “stressing” the continuation of financing the loans of other projects. “
The Director of the Information Office of the Central Bank, Acer Jabbar said in a statement, received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “as part of the policy of economic stimulus and its contribution to alleviate the housing crisis and unemployment, the Central Bank of Iraq announces the completion of financing housing and real estate loans in the amount of one trillion four hundred Billion dinars in 2016 and 2017 in the largest real estate financing program in the history of Iraq. ”
“Continuing implementation of this policy has been added to the amount of 500 billion dinars for the year 2018, most of which is allocated to housing complexes projects in light of the requests received by the Central Bank,” pointing out that “these loans have simple administrative load does not burden the borrowers.”
“The Central Bank of Iraq continues to finance the loans of industrial and agricultural projects and small and micro enterprises, which the central bank allocated a total of four trillion and a half dinars and is the largest credit facilities in the history of Iraq.”


Kuwait ‘s economy moves to raise $ 18 billion for Iraq

Kuwait moves to raise $ 18 billion for Iraq
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The Iraqi street is eagerly awaiting the outcome of the Iraq reconstruction conference scheduled for February 12-14, while the government is still unable to provide a clear program for the reconstruction of more than 200 destroyed cities instead of thousands of villages. North, west and central regions.
According to Kuwaiti government sources, the number of countries participating in the conference is close to 42 Arab and foreign countries, indicating that the most prominent participating countries are America, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Holland, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Venezuela, Arab Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Turkey.
Donor countries will speak at the second session of the conference after the opening and announce the value of their pledges, which are expected to reach about $ 18 billion, pointing out that the Kuwait grant is likely to reach between 100 and 150 million dollars.
The sources said that the conference will be held with the support of the World Bank, indicating that “the reconstruction phase is the most important challenges facing the Iraqi government after the liberation of cities, and there is a thoughtful plan to restore services to liberated cities, followed by the stage of reconstruction and rehabilitation of different sectors.”
The conference comes after donations by Kuwait, mid-2016, to establish medical centers, schools and hospitals in a number of cities of Iraq, including Basra, Baghdad, Salahuddin, Anbar and other areas.
Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said during a press conference held in Kuwait by the Secretary-General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, Mahdi Al-Alak, that “Kuwait has started preparations for the conference after the Emir announced earlier his intention to host the International Donor Conference in Kuwait and contact the World Bank And the Iraqi government in this regard. ”
As for the amounts Iraq needs to rebuild its devastated cities, the Secretary-General of the Iraqi Council of Ministers said that “vital facilities in cities and liberated areas need 100 billion dollars.”


Barzani visits the Vatican and meets with Pope Francis

 Journal News

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nigirvan Barzani, on Friday, a visit to the Vatican, to meet with His Holiness the Pope “Pope Francis,” in addition to meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Vatican.

The visits and meetings are not new between Erbil and the Vatican, in 2014 the then President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, visited the Vatican and held a meeting with His Holiness the Pope.