Kurdistan on a date with crucial talks to lift the international air embargo

Kurdistan on a date with crucial talks to lift the international air embargo
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The news agency / Tallar Farik, director of Erbil International Airport announced that crucial talks will be held on Monday in Erbil between the governments of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region around Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports and border crossings.
Talar said that a delegation from Baghdad would visit Erbil on Monday to complete talks on Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and border crossings.
She pointed out that the talks between the delegation of the region and the Iraqi government, Saturday was fruitful and that the meeting Monday will be crucial in self-determination of airports in the Kurdistan Region and border crossings.
The control of airports and border crossings is one of the thorny issues between Baghdad and Erbil, where Arbil calls for joint administration according to the Iraqi constitution, while Baghdad demands to hand over the administration of all ports of the border region.
The Iraqi government suspended flights to the airports of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, as of September 29, 2017 against the background of the referendum of separation conducted by the territory, and allowed only daily flights to Baghdad airport.


Kurdistan allocates million dollars to 40 special students

Kurdistan allocates $ 1 million to 40 private students
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The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced on Sunday the disbursement of about one million dollars as the benefits of students of the program to build capacity in the ongoing study and benefit 40 students.
The ministry’s spokesman Abbas Akram said that after approving the disbursement of $ 30 million to students of the capacity building program, the Committee decided to allocate the financial dues for capacity-building students to spend the first list of 2018 for financial benefits to students of the program.
Akram added that the first list of these entitlements for this year includes $ 947,827 dollars for 40 students in the program at the universities of Ceyhan, who are continuing the study.
In the same context, the ministry informed all students of the capacity building program, which appeared in the first list for the current year, a total of 40 students or their representative to review the ministry for the receipt of the instrument of payment of financial dues.
A spokesman for the ministry said that in earlier stages, $ 19 million was spent for this purpose within the capacity building program.


The “Made in Iraq” activities will start on the land of the Baghdad exhibition on Monday


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International Fair will be held on Monday, the exhibition “Made in Iraq”, with the participation of more than 35 local companies and comes within the framework of the Ministry of Industry to launch successive campaigns to support the national product.

The correspondent of “Economy News”, the Ministry of Industry and Minerals has mobilized its efforts for the purpose of the success of the conference and exhibition “Made in Iraq,” which will be held for the period from 15 to 18 of this month. 

The exhibition comes within the framework of the development of the Iraqi industrial sector through creating the appropriate climate and overcoming the obstacles under the support of a concrete government by passing legislation and laws supporting the local product and national industry.

For its part, called on the Ministry of Industry, specialists, businessmen and all citizens to visit the exhibition and view the national products displayed in the wings of the public companies of the Ministry to support the local product and encourage the national industry.

“The exhibition will be launched on Monday and will continue until next Wednesday,” Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals Planning Mohammad Hashim Abdul Majid said in a statement. For the domestic industry and introduce new products to the ministry. “

The concerned parties seek to have the hope of transitioning from unregulated formal production to the level of standard production qualified for competition in the local market, especially in a supportive environment in terms of legal, regulatory and moral after the enactment of laws to protect the Iraqi product and customs tariff and consumer protection.

The director of the Iraqi Company for Exhibitions and Trade Services of the Ministry of Commerce, Hashim Mohammad Hatem, the launch of an exhibition made in Iraq mid-month on the ground of Baghdad International Fair.

“The annual conference and exhibition was held in Iraq under the slogan” Industrial Week “, organized by the Business Land Company for International Exhibitions and sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Minerals on the ground of the Baghdad International Fair, will be officially sponsored by The Ministry of Industry and Minerals, the Ministry of Commerce, the General Company for Exhibitions and Commercial Services of Iraq, the Iraqi Business Council, the Federation of Iraqi Industries and the Industrial Bank.

He pointed out that “the parties that will participate in the exhibition (Made in Iraq) includes Iraqi companies and agencies concerned with the industries and contracting, unions and chambers of commerce and industry in addition to the ministries and official bodies competent and the exhibition will include all goods and consumer products and related products in the construction and reconstruction of Iraq.


Sadr refuses to join the Abadi coalition


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Sadr’s leader, Moqtada al-Sadr, on Sunday criticized new electoral alliances and promised to return the “corrupt” again, while setting his position on the elections.
Sadr said in a statement, “I support the people of the militant Mujahid because of the abhorrent political agreements of sectarian subjugation to pave the way for the return of the corrupt again,” noting that “had been offered to join, and rejected categorically.”

He added: “The wonder is all the wonder of what the slave brother, who we thought was the first advocates of patriotism and advocates of reform, the greatest reward of the reformers and the greatest of God, the reward of the preachers and the greatness of God, the reward for each sectarian and partisan.

“I hereby declare that I will support only the transit lists of quotas, whose members are independent technocrats away from sectarianism and sectarian strife to strengthen the new Iraqi state,” he said, adding that “this will be announced in detail later.”

The International Coalition to deploy security forces on the Iraqi-Syrian border

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The United States-led coalition announced on Sunday the deployment of additional security forces along the Iraqi-Syrian-Syrian-Turkish border and east of the Euphrates.

“The coalition is working in cooperation with the armed factions under its banner in Syria to form a new security force to deploy on the Syrian border with Turkey, Iraq and the eastern Euphrates,” the coalition said in a statement seen by the Journal News.

“The force will include 30,000 fighters and will be under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which form the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, and have fought the Da’ash organization with the support of the Pentagon,” the coalition said.


Find out the full map of electoral coalitions


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Baghdad / .. Alliances between the blocs and political parties in the upcoming legislative elections with the participation of more than two hundred political parties, and focused programs candidates on the slogans of construction and reform as an advertising front of the stage.

The latest alliances, announced on Saturday, which bore the name of “Victory of Iraq” headed by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, determined to correct the course of the political process and the fight against corruption, and the alliance, “Fatah” which includes leaders and entities of the popular crowd.

According to the sources, the popular crowd threatened to withdraw from the alliance, “Victory of Iraq” in the event of joining the “National Wisdom Stream” led by Ammar al-Hakim or the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada Sadr, of the coalition.

As for the condition of Abadi to stay with the factions of the crowd and the front of the conquest, the main axis of the “second mandate” to him alone and no other.

Sources said, “the eye of Iraq News,” that “Abbadi stipulated on the Fatah alliance and its leader Hadi al-Ameri as the only coalition candidate for prime minister, not others.”

Hanan al-Fatlawi, who was known for her continuous “bombardment” of Abadi and her constant cynicism about his statements and the manner in which he managed crises, especially the Kurdish crisis that followed the referendum, denied what some news websites reported about the joining of the Irada movement to the alliance of victory and conquest.

“We will enter the elections alone as a movement of will on its own without an alliance, as we have stated previously,” she said in a tweet on Twitter, read by Iraq News.

Major electoral alliances:

1 – a coalition of state law led by Nuri al-Maliki, which includes: the center (Muwafaq al-Rubaie), (the civil party) Hamad al-Musawi.

2 – Al-Fateh Al-Mobin Alliance: “The Popular Rally”: Badr Organization, Sadiqun, Independent Popular Rally, Islamic Movement in Iraq, Movement of Honesty and Giving, Al-Tali’a Islamic Party, Montaser Group, Jihad and Building Movement, The Future (Bahr al-Ulum), the Gathering of Justice and Unity (Amer al-Fayez), the Loyalty and Change Bloc (Iskandar and Tut), Hezbollah of Iraq (Hassan al-Sari) Imam Ali Brigades).

3 – Alliance for reform going: the party of integrity supported by the Sadrist movement, the Communist Party, and parties and gatherings and other personalities.

4 – Alliance “Victory Iraq”, which includes Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the Iraqi National Congress, and an independent bloc led by Hussein al-Shahristani, the coalition of tender (Faleh Fayyad), different Sunni forces, including the coalition of Pierre Good (former Defense Minister Khaled Obeidi in Mosul), and institutes (Al-Fath Al-Mubin), the most prominent of which is the Badr Organization, Al-Sadiqun, the Independent Popular Rally, the Islamic Movement in Iraq, the Movement of Honesty And the tender, the Islamic Vanguard Party, the Muntasron bloc, the Jihad and Construction Movement, gathered (Al-Fayyum), Al-Wafaa and Change bloc (Iskandar and Tout), Hezbollah of Iraq (Hasan Al-Sari), Supreme Islamic Council, Islamic Action Organization, Movement 15 Shaaban (Razak Yasser), the party of professionals for reconstruction (Imam Ali Brigades).

5 – National Alliance: Iyad Allawi, Salim al-Jubouri and Saleh al-Mutlaq, tribal leaders in Nineveh, Anbar and other powers and personalities.

6 – Alliance Osama Najafi and Khamis Khanjar and Salman al-Jumaili with (seven parties), and with them political figures such as Al-Ani and other clan.

7 – Alliance in Diyala, and includes: Nahida Daini, Talal Zobaie, Al-Wafa Party, Omar Al-Humiri, Amer Habib Bamboo, the masses.

8 – An alliance in Anbar, consisting of loyalty (Qasim Fahdawi), Iraqi Free (Qutaiba Jubouri), the masses (Ahmed Jubouri), and Iraq, with the elders of the family Algajayfah.

9 – Alliance in Salah al-Din, and includes: the movement of solution (Jamal Karbouli), Governor Ahmed Jubouri (Abu Mazen), former Minister of Electricity Ayham al-Samarrai, the Union of National Forces, the Turkmen Salvation Front.

10 – Alliance of Change Movement, the Islamic Group, and the Alliance for Democracy and Justice, led by Barham Salih, in Kirkuk and disputed areas.

11 – The Turkoman alliance in a single list headed by the head of the Turkmen Front Arshad Salhi.

12 – Arab alliance in Kirkuk under the current governor Rakan Jubouri.

When will the election law pass?

MP for the National Alliance Amer al-Fayez, revealed on Sunday, the existence of a large parliamentary movement to pass the law of elections of the Council of Representatives and provincial councils during the current week.

Al-Fayez told “Iraq News” that “the meeting of the heads of blocs today discussed the convergence of views on the budget and elections, so we expect that the agreement on the election law will be passed during the current week,” noting that “differences are still complicated on the budget law and each party has Notes are very difficult to pass. “

The MP for the National Alliance that “there is a proposal to give the Commission a financial advance to hold the elections by the date even if the adoption of the 2018 budget.”

Elections without a budget!

The Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri announced on Sunday the inclusion of the budget law on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, where the draft budget law for the current year will be presented for the first reading on the agenda of the session on Wednesday and the inclusion of the vote on the law of the elections of the House of Representatives on the agenda of the meeting on Thursday End quote



Secretary General of Union of Arab Banks honors the President of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks Union Shield in an unprecedented gesture


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In a gesture that reflects the growing interest in the Iraqi government and private banking sector and the achievements he has made, he visited Baghdad

A delegation of the Union of Arab Banks, headed by Secretary General Wissam Fattouh, met with the delegation of the Union, which is based in Beirut, at the beginning of the visit with the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Dr. Ali Mohsen Alalak in the presence of a number of senior officials of the Bank, including Deputy Governor and President of the Association of Iraqi private banks and the great musician And UN Ambassador Naseer Shamma and Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics – University of Baghdad.

During the meeting, Fattouh thanked the hospitality industry and the accompanying delegation and praised the high level achieved by the Iraqi banking sector, stressing that it has become one of the important banking sectors in the region, because it has infrastructure infrastructure is not available to its counterparts in Arab countries.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq thanked the Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks for the shield of the bank and a panel containing samples of the Iraqi currency issued by the bank since the establishment of the Iraqi state. He also presented a similar gift to the Executive Director of Albaraka Group, The Arab Banker.

For his part, praised the Secretary General of the Union of Arab banks and Samam Fattouh on the efforts made by the President of the Association of private banks to upgrade the Iraqi banking sector, describing these efforts creative and creative

In an unprecedented move that reflects the interest of the Union in the development achieved by the private banking sector in Iraq and our recognition of the role played by the Association of Private Banks in this field. Fattouh Al-Hantal gave the shield of the Union of Arab Banks representing 21 Arab countries.

In another similar gesture, the Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks visited the headquarters of the Association of Private Banks and met with the accompanying delegation with the President of the Association in the presence of a number of executives and employees,

During the meeting, they discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation, especially in the field of establishing and organizing training courses for employees in the Iraqi private banking sector inside and outside Iraq

Fattouh stressed the importance of expanding bilateral cooperation in this field and other fields, expressing the readiness of the Union to provide technical support for the development of Iraqi banking human capabilities

For his part, Al-Hantal expressed his appreciation for the cooperation shown by the President of the Federation especially in the field of training the Iraqi banking authorities and overcoming the obstacles faced by the Arab banking sector in general.



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Jubouri’s policy sets two options for voting on the electoral law

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(Reuters) – Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Jubouri on Sunday set two options for voting on the election law.

“Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri called on the House of Representatives to put forward two options to vote on the election law,” a parliamentary source told twilight news.

“The two options are to approve the date set by the Iraqi government or to offer another option to set a new date,” he said.

It is noteworthy that the Presidency of the House of Representatives held on Sunday a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs in the parliament building.

The Council of Ministers set 12 of May next date for the parliamentary elections instead of 15.