Security forces begin to apply curfew in the capital Baghdad


Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:
A security source said Saturday that security forces had begun to enforce a curfew in the capital Baghdad.
The source told “Al-Ghad Press” that “the security forces began to apply curfew in the capital Baghdad.”
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Iraqi disrupts official work on Sunday

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The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced on Saturday the suspension of official work on Sunday.

The Secretariat said in a statement today that “in order to secure a comfortable electoral atmosphere for citizens, and to facilitate the functions of the polling stations on the day of the ballot 12/5/2018 and the next day, Prime Minister Haider Abadi to disrupt the official working day on Sunday 13/5/2018.


killed six suicide bombers were throwing a target Shiite shrine and polling stations in Iraq

Six suicide bombers were killed by a Shi'ite shrine and polling stations in Iraq
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Shafaq News / “Saraya al-Salam” the military wing of the Sadrist movement on Friday killed six suicide bombers from the organization calling and destruction of their additions in a pre-emptive operation in the high-western Balad district in Salahaddin province.

The official media of the Saraya said that the dead were among the cells responsible for the attacks in the so-called (north of Baghdad), which carried out earlier operations against the security forces, pointing out that it was intended to target the shrine, “Mohammed” and polling stations in Balad.


Oil prices fall from highs

In the economy of May 11, 2018 comments on oil prices fall from a closed high of 36 visits

Baghdad / SNG

Oil prices fell on Friday, reversing the highest level in several years recorded in the previous session in the hope of providing alternative supplies may fill the vacuum left by an impending drop in Iranian exports due to US sanctions.

The United States plans to re-impose sanctions on Iran, which produces about 4 percent of the world’s crude supplies, after Washington pulled out of a deal reached in late 2015 to limit Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in return for lifting European and US sanctions.

Brent crude futures were $ 77.23 a barrel by 0705 GMT, down 24 cents, or 0.3 percent, from the previous settlement. Brent hit the highest level since November 2014 at $ 78 a barrel the previous day.

US WTI futures fell 15 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $ 71.21 a barrel after hitting a fresh high of $ 71.89 a barrel since November 2014.

URGENT A dangerous terrorist plot has been thwarted in a country

Editorial Date: 2018/5/11 18:21

{Salah al-Din: Euphrates News} Popular forces of the Popular Forces, thwarted a dangerous terrorist plot for terrorist gangs in the district of Balad south of Salahuddin province.

A source in the crowd told the {Euphrates News} that “the forces of the popular mobilization (peace brigades) killed during the clashes six suicide bombers of the dads and destroyed their additions in a pre-emptive operation in the western provinces of Balad, although he is out of the responsibility.”

He explained that the dead were among the cell responsible for the attacks in the so-called (northern state of Baghdad), which carried out earlier criminal operations on the security forces, “noting that” the cell was intent on targeting the shrine of Mr. Muhammad (peace be upon him) .is over

Baghdad: US Embassy Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack on Election Day


Baghdad: US Embassy Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack on Election Day

ERBIL — The US Embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert to warn of possible terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital city on the day of parliamentary election, May 12. 

“The U.S. Mission has received information of possible terrorist attacks against the polling stations throughout Iraq, specifically in the Umm Al-Qura and Ghazaliya neighborhoods of Baghdad,” the embassy said in a statement on its official Facebook page. 

The US diplomatic mission also revealed that it has temporarily curtailed the movement of its personnel to these areas.

Iraqi reporter who threw shoes at US’s George W. Bush in 2008 stands for parliament

Published time: 11 May, 2018 11:54

An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush during a news conference a decade ago is standing for parliament, campaigning against corruption and the sectarianism. TV correspondent Muntazer al-Zaidi served six months in prison for assaulting a visiting leader after throwing his footwear at Bush during a news conference in Baghdad in 2008 and shouting “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog!” Bush ducked twice as the shoes sailed over his head. Zaidi is running for a parliament seat as a member of the movement of firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Reuters said. The cleric’s militia waged a violent campaign against the US military during its occupation of Iraq, but has lately redefined himself as an opponent of militant sectarianism.