Abadi: The security situation in Iraq has improved a lot over the past period


From 2018-04-30 at 20:47 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad – Mawazine News

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that the security situation in Iraq has improved significantly compared to the past.

“The security situation in Iraq has improved a lot compared to the past,” Abadi said in an emergency report carried by Al-Iraqiya TV and his correspondent, Mawazine News.

He added that “the construction phase will see great employment opportunities for young people,” adding that “the government is responsible for every worker in Iraq in the private and public sectors.”





Washington Post: US closed its ground forces office in Iraq


BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US Army’s main coordination office in Iraq has been shut down and the troops remain under the authority of the hard-core leadership, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
“The main office for coordination of US ground forces activity in Iraq was closed on Monday, signaling the end of combat operations against a sympathetic organization,” the newspaper quoted US officials as saying in a report by SNG.
“This disruption signals a change in the composition and responsibilities of the coalition,” a statement from the US command center said.
“About 5,000 US ground fighters were stationed in Iraq during the war against Da’ash, which culminated in the battle to restore the city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, declared by Da’ash the capital of its fighters in the country,” the Post said.
“US ground forces took over the task of advising and assisting Iraqi forces during the three years of the war to recover one-third of the territory of Iraq, which was controlled by the Da’ash and did not participate in direct battles, but was seen more than once in the Iraqi command centers in the vicinity of Mosul, With Iraqi leaders. ”
“Since the announcement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi victory over a duel in September, the number of US troops in Iraq gradually decreased, and the tasks of the rest of them became the training of Iraqi forces in the techniques of security intelligence, while the militants returned to the old style of attacks Surprise “.
“It is not clear how many soldiers are remaining in Iraq, and their presence is a controversial issue in the Iraqi elections, which Abadi announced in May,” the newspaper said.
“He wants to keep US troops in Iraq to facilitate the rehabilitation of Iraqi forces,” he said, while his rivals from Shi’ite insurgent groups – some of them linked to Iran – demand an immediate withdrawal of US troops, the Post said.
Abadi’s spokesman rejected the announcement of the number of troops the prime minister sees as necessary to stay in order to ensure that he can not be re-organized.
Backed by US officials, kept the figure secret so as not to affect the election results, quoting an American official who spoke to the paper on condition of anonymity.
“The mission of the coalition is under the leadership of one office, reflecting the leadership’s commitment to dispose of unnecessary bodies,” the statement said.
“The command of the forces will be given to lead the firm resolve, which will manage all operations against Dahesh, including air strikes,” former commander of the ground forces Walter Bayt said in a statement on Monday.
The Iraqi army spokesman Yahya Rasool, the Iraqi government’s desire to keep US troops in the country.
“We are looking forward to working together with the leadership of firm resolve, and a friendship that will last for years to come,” Rasul said.





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Holding an exhibition of banks at the University of Nahrain within the week of financial inclusion



Economy News Baghdad:

The Central Bank and the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, on Monday, the activities of the sixth day of the week of financial inclusion, on the land of the University of Nahrain, with the participation of a number of government and private banks and financial transfer companies .

The events witnessed the provision of services free of charge to university students and introduce them to the banking services they offer to citizens, and the distribution of electronic payment cards to students .

The number of banks participating in the events 15 banks and electronic payment company, namely Al-Rasheed, TBI , Islamic International, Zain Iraq, Union, Ashur, United, Jihan, Kurdistan, Iraqi Trade, Huda, Iraqi Islamic, Key Card, Arab Company and Gate of Iraq .

The director of management and training in the Association of Private Banks, Ahmed Hashemi, in an interview with “Economy News”, “The last day of the week of financial coverage organized by the Central Bank and the Association of private banks at the University of Nahrain, witnessed a wide participation by banks in addition to good turnout of Students and university staff. “

He added that “banks participating in the exhibition banks have made it clear to students the importance of the bank in the development of the economy and support projects that the students establish after graduation, in addition to how to open bank accounts and the use of electronic payment tools.”

“Today we have opened free accounts for students and distributed a number of gifts, including electronic payment cards,” he said.


Closing of Financial Inclusion Week


Economy News Baghdad:

The activities of the Financial Inclusion Week ended on Monday with the establishment of more than 7 exhibitions of banks and electronic payment companies in addition to the distribution of more than 2000 bank cards.

The Executive Director of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks, Ali Tariq, told “Economy News” that “the activities of financial inclusion, which was supervised by the Central Bank and the Association of Private Banks, concluded on Monday with the establishment of 7 exhibitions of banks and electronic payment companies and participated in more than 40 banks,” indicating That “banks individually visited government departments, organizations, schools, commercial centers and others to offer banking services.”

He added that “banks provided all their services free during the week of financial inclusion, through the opening of thousands of bank accounts and the distribution of more than 2000 electronic payment cards and others.”

He pointed out that “the week of financial inclusion is the relationship between the citizen and the bank, which made the Iraqis seem to wish to transform their lives from a critical deal to electronic transactions.”

He stressed that “the proportion of financial coverage in Iraq will increase significantly in the coming years and may exceed 40% as a result of the desire of young people to keep pace with the current development in e-shopping sites.”

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Mosul announces the launch of its first loans after the liberation of the

Nineveh / Al-Ghad Press:

Nineveh province’s governor’s office announced on Monday the launch of the first list of hundreds of state-subsidized citizens.

“The Iraqi government has approved the granting of 470 citizens loans, the first payment to be given after the liberation of Mosul from the calling of the terrorist,” the official said.

“The money will be disbursed during the next month to the beneficiaries,” she said, adding that “other lists will be issued later for other citizens who have submitted loans.”


Governor of Wasit announces the return of the advances of the cadres of the province’s education


The governor of Wasit, Mahmoud Mulla Talal, announced on Monday the resumption of the launch of the advances of the cadres of the province’s education after the cessation.

“After our meeting with the cadres of the General Directorate for the education of Wasit, we would like to announce the end of the subject of suspended advances for teachers, teachers and education staff,” Mullah Talal said in a statement received by Al-Ghad Press.

He added that “an agreement and coordination with the Rafidain Bank was to release these advances to this important segment of society.”

It is noteworthy that the cadres of the province’s education staged protest vigils earlier in protest against the suspension of lending Mtsbi education province.