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The World Bank announced that Iraq is among the top five economies that have achieved the most reforms in the world.
“The Middle East and North Africa economies have implemented 10 reforms, and Iraq has implemented four reforms to win the position among the top five economies that have achieved the most reforms in the world,” the World Bank said in its report Women and Business and Law 2018.
“Iraq’s reforms covered areas of access to institutions, access to employment, incentives to work and protection of women from violence,” he said.
“In the area of access to employment, Iraq increased the paid maternity leave from 72 days to 98 days and the enactment of a new labor law prohibiting gender discrimination,” he said, noting that “the new labor law also allows employers to terminate workers’ contracts when they reach the age of Five-year retirement for women. “
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The United Nations Security Council rejected a draft resolution drafted by Russia on Saturday to denounce the “aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the United States and its allies in violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.”
The draft resolution received only the support of Russia, China and Bolivia. Eight countries opposed it and four abstained. In order to pass a Security Council resolution, it must win the support of nine members without veto power from permanent members – Russia, China, France, Britain and the United States.
A NATO official said the United States, France and Britain would brief NATO envoys on Saturday on coordinated air strikes on Syrian government targets overnight.
The meeting, attended by 29 NATO envoys, is expected to begin at around 1300 GMT.
NATO did not take part in the strikes, but NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday in a statement he supported the strikes.
“This will reduce the regime’s ability to carry out more attacks against the people using chemical weapons.”
Political Since 2018-04-14 at 20:51 (Baghdad time)
Special – Mawazin News
The legal expert, Tariq Harb, Saturday, that the Iraqi law and the Constitution allow the House of Representatives to hold its meetings until the end of June this year.
“The constitution and the law allow the parliament to hold its meetings at any time until June 30, 2018, but the real face of the answer is inevitable, because the quorum was not achieved in the previous period, how can be achieved in the new sessions,” Harb told Mawazine News.
He added that “there are deputies started propaganda and the election campaign to run them in the elections, and on the other side there are deputies who did not run for the next elections,” but said “and therefore the candidate will be preoccupied with his election campaign and those who did not nominate will not attend for the end of its session.”
“The next session is very difficult to achieve a quorum and to achieve it will be only one session.”
It is noteworthy that a number of important laws still remain in the parliament as a result of the political differences around them, while the current parliament is less than two months old, indicating the possibility of postponing these laws to the new parliamentary session, as happened in previous sessions.
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The Ministry of Finance announced on Saturday, a new schedule for salaries of employees of the Kurdistan Region in accordance with the new amendment to the system of government savings of salaries.
The Ministry of Finance of the Kurdistan Region on Saturday announced a new schedule for the distribution of salaries, including 9 ministries and institutions, including the prime ministers and parliament, according to the new system of savings, which was approved by the Government of the Territory recently.
According to the financial table, the table includes:
On Sunday (April 15th)
Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs
Ministry of Culture and Youth
Monday, April 16
Ministry of Agriculture
Presidency of the Kurdistan Region
Tuesday, April 17
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
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Wednesday, April 19
Paying the Asayish Foundation.
A member of parliament of the Kurdistan region of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Talar Latif, on Saturday, a draft law will be presented to the Parliament of the region soon to open bank accounts for each employee of Kurdistan.
Latif said in a statement to Al-Ghad Press that “the reforms that will include the salaries of the staff of the region is to work on a bill will be submitted to Parliament soon to open bank accounts for each of the staff of the region so that the government to put the salaries saved.”
“If the bill is passed in parliament, all employees will be able to pay only government loans, including agricultural loans, housing loans, water and electricity bills and marriage advances,” she said.
Latif pointed out that “the improvement of the economic and financial situation of the provincial government means that the government will put money in those accounts,” indicating that “the employee can dispose of the money is not for government loans only.”
It is noteworthy that the province witnessed earlier demonstrations in several areas in Kurdistan in protest against the delay of salaries and the system of saving the salaries of Peshmerga and staff.
A member of the parliamentary committee on economy and investment, MP Harith al-Harthy, said Saturday that the government’s announcement of a five-year plan for development comes within the framework of electoral propaganda, pointing out that Iraq has not benefited from two previous plans in the same field.
Al-Harithi said in a statement to “Al-Ghad Press” that “Iraq has not implemented five-year development plans during the past years have already been announced by the Ministry of Planning,” noting that “the subject of a new five-year plan is surprising and useless and not to abide by what was announced In the previous”.
He pointed out that “the government’s announcement of the new plan comes within the portal of electoral propaganda aimed at obtaining the votes of citizens through the promises of the development and treatment of poverty and other files, which remained stubborn over the previous period.”
It is noteworthy that the Higher Technical Committee to prepare the National Development Plan 2018-2022 was held under the chairmanship of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning Maher Hammad Johan, an expanded meeting attended by all members of the Committee.
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations said on Saturday that he closely followed the reports of air strikes on Syria, carried out by the United States, France and the United Kingdom.
Antonio Guterich said in a statement that the UN Charter is very clear in this regard, adding that the Security Council has the primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security.
Members of the Council called upon the Union and the exercise of that responsibility and urged all States Members of the United Nations to exercise restraint in such dangerous circumstances and to avoid any actions that might escalate the situation and increase the suffering of the Syrian people.
He expressed his deep disappointment at the failure of the Security Council to agree on a mechanism dedicated to effective accountability for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, urged the Council to fulfill its responsibilities and bridged the gap .
Gutierrez stressed that he will continue to engage with Member States to help achieve this goal.
The United Nations spokesman announced Friday that the Secretary-General would leave New York for Saudi Arabia to attend the League of Arab States summit.