America is building a new consulate in Arbil and looking forward to a bright future

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The US ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Seelman, announced the start of the construction of a new consulate in Erbil, something that the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, a reference to US confidence.

Commenting on the new building, Sulaiman said his country would stand with the people of Kurdistan and look forward to building a bigger, brighter future.

For his part, the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, the new consulate is an important step and a sign of Washington’s confidence in the Kurdistan Region.

He stressed that the relationship between Washington and Erbil took him to develop according to a democratic federal Iraq.


reports of a formal agreement under US supervision of the return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk

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[Asharq Al-Awsat] The official media of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) announced an agreement to return the Peshmerga to the province of Kirkuk.

The forces of the Peshmerga, and security Asayish had withdrawn from Kirkuk and other disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad after the Iraqi forces backed by the popular mobilization in a military operation on 16 October against the background of the referendum held by the Kurdistan Region on 25 September in 2017 supported more than 93 Of voters vote for independence from Iraq.

US military commanders met Sunday in one of Kirkuk’s main squares with officials in the province to discuss the return of the Peshmerga.

“The meeting was positive and the Peshmerga was returning to Kirkuk,” he said, adding that the two sides had reached an agreement in this regard.

He added that other measures and local meetings would follow the agreement to return the Peshmerga to Kirkuk.

A few days ago, a Peshmerga force was stationed at a checkpoint in Karangir province 20 kilometers east of Kirkuk province after the withdrawal of the federal police from the point.

The sources said the deployment came in coordination with the Iraqi authorities.

The news comes despite the denial of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, the existence of official talks with Baghdad or the United States on the return of Kurdish troops from areas of conflict and

US media sources said that the “international coalition” led by Washington, seeks to involve Peshmerga forces to maintain security in the disputed areas, following Increasing the frequency of armed attacks carried out by an organization calling on the road linking Baghdad and Kirkuk, on the one hand, and between Diyala and Baghdad on the other.

The Peshmerga forces, as well as Asayish (Kurdish private security forces), have taken control of the disputed areas since 2003, but the Kurdish forces withdrew following the redeployment of Iraqi forces in those areas following the independence referendum.

Joint operations between the Peshmerga, the Iraqi army and the international coalition forces have been in place between 2011 and 2014, before the emergence of a sympathetic organization.

The tasks were to “maintain security in the disputed areas of Diyala, Kirkuk, Salahaddin and Nineveh provinces”.

The disputed areas between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Region, the most important areas of dispute between the two sides since 14 years and an area of about 37 thousand square kilometers.

Between these areas, a strip of length of a thousand km extends from the border with Syria to the Iranian border, and is located in the south of the three provinces of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk autonomous region.

The disputed areas, where some 1.2 million Kurds live, are located in Nineveh, Erbil, Salahaddin, Diyala and Kirkuk provinces, the most disputed areas between Baghdad and Erbil.


The Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the United Nations hold a meeting with the heads of government of the liberated provinces

April 23, 2018

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. On Monday morning, in the guesthouse of the Council of Ministers, held a regular meeting to discuss the plan for the restoration of stability of the liberated areas in Iraq, headed by Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alak.

According to a statement issued by the Office of the Governor of Kirkuk, “the meeting, which was attended by the representative of the UNAMI in Iraq, Jan Kubic and coordinator of the meeting, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Cyril Jan Nun, and a number of ambassadors of donor countries and supporters of Iraq, and the Governor of Kirkuk Rakan Said Jubouri and Governor of Diyala Muthana Tamimi and Ninoa Nofal Alakoub and Salah Din Ahmed al-Jubouri and Anbar Muhammad al-Halbusi, and representatives of international organizations operating in Iraq. ”

According to the statement, “during the meeting discussed what was achieved in the plan to restore stability of the liberated areas in the field of maintenance and rehabilitation and implementation of projects and the development of service services and revitalize the social and humanitarian and the return of displaced.”

The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister’s interest in supporting the “plan to restore stability of the liberated areas,” stressing “the success of the reconstruction conference in Kuwait and the importance of reconstruction and the restoration of stability of liberated areas.”

“There are priorities in reconstruction, investment development and restoration,” he said.

According to the statement, “the government has a desire to extend the work of the plan to restore stability until 2019 with the importance of continuing the reconstruction of schools in the liberated areas after being destroyed by the terrorism is urging.”

Kirkuk province governor Rakan Said al-Jubouri, said his office, “Kirkuk is the last province freed from the terrorist, which was half of the province in the hands of terrorism,” stressing that “the efforts to restore stability of the liberated areas work on it daily and visited the liberated areas on the ground and Kirkuk has not yet acted Any amount was, and we hope to spend the funds allocated for the implementation of 292 projects within the plan to restore stability, which has been round to the current budget.

He pointed out that “the work of international organizations is slow and we hope to see a surge in their work, especially with the efforts of its work is rising and good.”

“We demand that there be an effort by international organizations to lift mines in areas of contact and the importance of considering the problem of the destruction of 116 villages that have been destroyed and whose people can not afford housing and the need to rebuild them,” he said, stressing that “Kirkuk is safe, stable and important. Effective and important. ”

He explained that “the privacy of Kirkuk and its being an Iraqi city, we seek to provide Kirkuk support for the reconstruction efforts and the development of the work of service institutions and government to contribute to serve their citizens and support stability, and this requires giving greater importance to Kirkuk”

Baghdad sends the dues of farmers Erbil

Editorial Date: 2018/4/23 11:13


The General Directorate of Commerce in the Kurdistan region, revealed that the federal government will send worth 41 billion dinars from the dues of farmers in the city of Arbil, adding that the amount will reach Erbil on Tuesday.

The Director General of Trade in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nozad Adham, in a press statement that “Federal Reserve officials promised on Sunday a delegation from the Central Bank in the Kurdistan region in Baghdad to send dues farmers in the province of Arbil on the sale of wheat on Tuesday, April 24.”

On the amount of the amount to be sent from Baghdad, Adham said: The amount of 41 billion dinars for the years 2016-2017, adding that once the arrival of the amount will be set up a special exchange link and set a day for distribution to farmers.

International Development Bank is licensed by Visa Card International

Economy News _ Baghdad

The International Development Bank (IDB) announced on Monday that it has obtained a Visa Card global license to issue cards locally.
A source at the bank told “Economy News” that “the International Development Bank for Investment and Finance obtained the license of Visa Card International to issue cards locally,” noting that this step is a major banking achievement to develop banking and introduce modern technology to serve customers.
The source added that the International Development Bank is ready to cooperate with banks to serve the revolution of banking technology and the creation of new services to be included within the work of the banking system.


Rafidain determines the monthly installment for the salaries of education staff

Release date: 2018/4/23 10:22 • 106 times read

{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} Rafidain Bank set the monthly installment of the ten million and five million dinars to the Ministry of Education employees.

The bank’s information office said in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “the advance of five million dinars, the monthly installment of 120 thousand dinars and 10 million dinars, the monthly installment of 241 thousand dinars.”

The statement pointed out that “the term of the loan is 60 months and that the employee whose nominal salary is more than 500 thousand dinars is given an advance of ten million, while the employee whose nominal salary is less than 500 thousand dinars is granted an advance of five million dinars.”