Kurdistan intends to adopt Visa and Master Kart in the salaries of its employees


Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:

A source familiar with the Ministry of Finance in the Kurdistan region, on Saturday, the intention of the regional government to adopt Visa Card and Master Cart card salaries.

“The government is planning to open bank accounts for its employees,” the source said, adding that “this move comes after the government and parliament sought a series of financial and economic reforms through the draft reform law, which will be voted by the provincial parliament after Eid al-Fitr.”

He added that “the government opened the World Bank in this regard,” stressing that “the World Bank has stressed the provincial government the need to adopt Visa Card and Master Cart for this purpose.”

The source said that “the Ministry of Finance has approached the banks need to prepare for the new electronic system and work soon and the introduction of data of personnel that occurred a while ago through the biometric system.”

The source pointed out that “in the case of the application of this system will be able to staff and the province to receive their salaries through all banks operating in the Kurdistan region and prevent waste of public funds and eliminate the salaries of illusion.”


Angelina Jolie Society of Old Mosul: This is the worst destruction I’ve ever seen


Angelina Jolie from Old Mosul: This is the worst destruction I've ever seen
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The UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited Saturday the old city of Mosul, less than a year after her liberation.
This is the fifth visit of the global representative of Iraq.
Jolie wandered among buildings bombed in the narrow streets of the old city and met with displaced families to discuss efforts to rebuild the city and the needs of returning residents.
West of Mosul or locally known as the Old City, was a stronghold of the head of an adamant organization. It was severely damaged during the liberation process.
Jolie also visited the area around the ruins of the famous al-Nuri Mosque, which was set up by an al-Qaeda organization.
People have lost everything here, their homes have been destroyed, they are destitute, they have no medicine for their children, many of them have no running water or basic services, they are still surrounded by bodies under the rubble, “said Jolie. “After the trauma of the unimaginable occupation, they are now trying to rebuild their homes, often with little or no help.”
“Despite the grief and shock of the people, but they are also optimistic, they are removing their homes with their hands, volunteering and helping each other, but they need our help,” said Julie, according to a UN statement.
“As an international community, we often tend to assume that when the fighting is over, the work is done, but the conditions I have observed here in western Mosul are terrible, the displacement is still happening, the camps near the city are still full. The empowerment of people to return and the stability of the city is essential for the stability of Iraq and the region in the future. “

Abadi directs the opening of Arbil Kirkuk


Kurdish media reported Saturday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi directed the federal police in the province of Kirkuk, opening the road between the province and Erbil, about 8 months after the closure.
The station “Kurdistan 24”, the “issuance of a letter and a letter from Prime Minister Haider Abadi addressed to the federal police in Kirkuk to open the road Arbil Kirkuk directly.”
“The federal police have begun lifting concrete barriers and blocks to open the road near the Elton Cobri district of the federal police district,” she said, noting that “the road has been cut since the events of 16 October 2017.”
She added: “This decision is the beginning of the signs of openness to Abadi before the arrival of Kurdish parties to Baghdad.”
The Peshmerga forces blew up the Elton Bridge bridge between Kirkuk and Erbil as Iraqi forces advanced during “law enforcement” operations.


A delegation from the Democrat visiting Baghdad carrying his conditions to participate in the next government


Date of release: 2018/6/16 12:42 • 118 times read
This week, a delegation representing the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is visiting Baghdad, carrying the conditions for its participation in the next government.
“A senior delegation from the Democratic Party will visit Baghdad immediately after the Eid holiday to discuss the latest measures of the House of Representatives and the issue of the participation of the Democratic Party in the next federal government,” said Kamal Karkuki, a member of the political bureau of the Democratic Party.
He added that “the delegation of the Democratic Party will carry with him the conditions of participation in the next government, and all the demands of the party on the basis of the rights of the Kurdish people in the Constitution, noting that” the Democratic will not hold any agreement or alliance if there were no guarantees to meet the demands of the Kurds.
” A good understanding between the Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, with regard to dealing with the political parties in Baghdad, “noting that” the Democratic Party will visit Baghdad again after the visit of this delegation, but it will be with the National Union and other Kurdish political parties. ”

two Sunni alliances supports Abadi’s initiative


Two Sunni alliances support Abadi's initiative
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“All of the alliance” the Iraqi decision led by Vice President Osama Najafi, and the alliance, “passing” under the chairmanship of the Minister of Electricity Qassim Fahdawi on Saturday their support for the initiative launched yesterday by Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

A statement issued by the coalition “decision” Nujaifi “confirmed his support for this call for an expanded national dialogue, and pointed to the need for participation of all and no one exception.”

The statement added that “Nujaifi expressed his willingness to participate in the meeting as head of the coalition of the resolution and presented a national project to address the situation in Iraq.”

For his part, the alliance “Abron” to the invitation of Abadi in “a meeting with national political forces for a comprehensive dialogue sets a new vision to agree on the formation of a transitional government to take into account the interests of the homeland and the citizen.”

Abadi had called on Thursday the leaders of the political blocs to hold a meeting “high level” after the holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

“We are facing the challenge of preserving the country, but we are confident of passing through this difficult phase,” Abadi said in a televised address.

“Despite the election violations, the legal and constitutional methods are the only way to solve the problems and move towards the formation of a new parliament and a government that will emerge from it,” he said.

Abadi stressed that “not to allow manipulation of citizens’ voices and acceptance of fraud.”

He called on Abadi to hold “responsible meetings to agree on the next program of the state departments in all its institutions, according to the law, and that the program is intended to meet the aspirations of citizens and fight corruption and eliminate it and get rid of quotas.”

Abadi called for “political blocs to hold a high-level meeting after the Eid holiday, to protect the homeland and ensure the safety of the political process.”

The alliance of the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, along with the leader of Badr Hadi Amiri, raised several questions about the position of the Sunni and national forces of the coalition, especially that “Sowron and Fatah” form their alliance on a sectarian basis, according to the recipe of politicians.

What further complicated the situation was that the most prominent Shiite party opposed to Iran allied itself with the figure closest to Tehran, after earlier describing Amiri’s alliance with Abadi before the election – which was quickly dismissed – as “abhorrent and sectarian strife.”

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, announced Tuesday, the alliance between my list “Ssron” supported by the “conquest” led by Hadi Amiri, backed by Iran to form the largest bloc in the Iraqi parliament.


Mr. Ammar al-Hakim announces a road map to resolve the crisis of electoral violations and challenge the results (expanded)

Release Date: 2018/6/16 8:57

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The head of the National Alliance, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, announced a road map to resolve the crisis of violations in the electoral process and challenge their results.

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim said in his speech Eid al-Fitr sermon “the parliamentary elections took place on time and such an obligation of the Iraqi people and his government and parliament and political forces.”

“The low participation rate and the nature of the winners expressed the message of democratic anger, which was sent by our people clearly, whether from the boycotter of the elections or those who participated and voted for the new faces, everyone expressed his anger and resentment of the existing political reality. Trust between the street and the political class. ”

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim added that “the meaning of democracy is to express the opinion of the people, who may support political parties in an electoral cycle and support others in a later session. The candidate should not lose this confidence as much as he is responsible for keeping it by committing to his promises and slogans. Frustration and refraction as much as a review of himself and his political entity and behavior and deal with people and correct his mistakes and prepare to present himself in a satisfactory manner in the next session.

“We have to unite together and preserve our country and see you the pros and invest the victories and look to the future and we stand at our responsibility to build the nation on a sound and convincing basis for our people and our public.”

He noted that “the electoral process has been marred by many appeals, problems and accusations. Politicians have been divided between supporters of the electoral process and their results, and a skeptic is asking for a serious pause and comprehensive review until some people demand the cancellation of the elections.”

“The House of Representatives met with an extraordinary session open to some of its members (most of them who did not win the elections),” said Ammar al-Hakim. He also made a third amendment to the electoral law. The crisis contributed to the complexity. ”

He pointed out that “the judicial institution has also been involved in the electoral process and removed it from its supervisory role to an executive role, which risks jeopardizing its independence and who will resort if the government becomes an adversary and party to the current conflict?”

He warned the president of the National Alliance “that this step may be lost on us the confidence of the people and political forces in the judicial institution and shake credibility without regaining confidence in the electoral process, the loss will be doubled,” calling “everyone to realize that there is no sense to win and electoral loss in the event of loss of the country and the collapse of the political system and go To the constitutional vacuum and enter the dark tunnel, and we all bear the winners and the winners of the responsibility to protect democracy and the country in these sensitive circumstances. ”

“There are those who try to hang democracy with a rope of forgery at times, and political fires and electricity demand at other times !!”

“To get out of the current crisis, I call on the Federal Court to consider quickly the sound legal challenges presented to it on the third amendment to the electoral law and to issue its verdict in order to restore things to their normal legal contexts,” said Mr. Hakim.

He added, “so that the judiciary can audit more than {1800} appeal submitted to them and to order the verification and matching of not less than 10% of the votes within the funds contested across the country and if it is proved that the difference between the declared results and the paper reconciliation exceeds 25% And the right to choose is no less important than the honor of defending the land and the supply and confronting the enemies. ”

He called on “the judiciary to review the appeals submitted to some of the conditional voting funds and voting abroad and the movement of population and the abolition of these funds to the assessment of proven rigor, and the judiciary is the task of prosecuting all persons and political forces and government officials who prove their involvement in counterfeiting and manipulation of electronic counting and counting and restore confidence in the process Election “.

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim explained that “these three steps, namely, the abolition of the legal amendment by the Federal Court, the matching of 10% of the votes by activating the appeals from the judiciary, and the accountability of those who are incompetent and involved in targeting the integrity of the elections, The winners and the general public of the credibility of the electoral process and its results and move forward towards the convening of the Council of Representatives and the formation of the government within the constitutional ceiling approved.

He stressed that “political negotiation and the formation of the government can not take place in the atmosphere of mistrust or political revenge or the tendency to achieve personal gains and partisan, national and sectarian, but is in the atmosphere of mutual trust and political understanding and to give priority to the public interest on other interests.”

He pointed out that “there have been many meetings and consultations between the political parties concerned with the formation of the government during the last period, and I think that everyone has taken enough time to express his views and views on the political scene of the general, and everyone is well aware of the suffering of Iraq and its people, Accompanied the formation of the political process since 2003, there is no crisis diagnosis, as much as a crisis of will and treatment.

“Everyone is hearing and watching daily the suffering and suffering of our people in electricity, water, medicine, youth unemployment, lack of job opportunities and a decent life. They also know the excesses of others towards the sovereignty, security and stability of Iraq,” he said.

“I do not want to be pessimistic in front of my people and my people, but I have a heart and a heartache in what is going on in the country from the atrophy and political weakness towards the rational solution and wisdom required in most of our domestic and international issues,” he said.

“We still believe that the national majority represents a realistic and acceptable solution to some of the problems of the political system and it is wrong to return to the old equation and expect to get better results.” The sectarian and nationalist alignments can not produce a national government that meets the aspirations of our people. .

“We also have to choose a ministerial cabin of specialized technocrats (independent or political) capable of meeting the needs of citizens and pushing the country forward and progressing,” he said.

He stressed that “in the light of a national majority, it is possible to form a majority bloc and institutionalize it and to develop [leadership], political, and general bodies within the majority bloc, which will be able to strengthen the partnership in the decision between the participating forces in the government, study the challenges and agree on clear solutions and solutions to address problems and crises. Internal and external support of the government in the reform of the economy and the provision of services and the fight against corruption and strengthen security and reconstruction of cities and the return of displaced people and provide housing and employment and other basic functions.

“You are the future and the support of this wounded country. Do not limit yourself to diligence, perseverance and excellence in all areas of life. We are well aware of the suffering you face as you grow up in the spring of your life,” said Ammar al-Hakim. “He said.

He said: “I promise God that I will be your help and support, as long as you help and support your country and your people, and will not shorten your dreams and achieve a dignified life worthy of you with his permission,” warning them “to rely on the war of distortion and rumors that continue to disrupt our society and its noble and noble values , The seriousness of distortion and falsification of facts is no less serious than methods of killing and booby-trapped, both terrorism and multiple methods.

Mr. Ammar al-Hakim also addressed the “organizations and the masses of the national wisdom stream in all of our beloved country, you are the bond, the family and the clan, and you will remain the pillar and adopted after God in the service of our people and support our project in defending the oppressed and their rights and reaching that day, And the link between the States, you have always been a role model in loyalty and loyalty in the face of difficulties and challenges, and you are better than representing your people and your stream, and you will stay with his permission Almighty.

He added: “We have started a new phase of comprehensive review of our internal situation on the basis of” review and retreat “and authorized the political and executive offices in the stream of national wisdom to make the necessary adjustments towards further development and preparation for the next phase, commensurate with your real position in taking opportunities and promote this country, A lot of tasks, and the future you with his permission Almighty. ”

He called on the leader of the National Wisdom Movement, “Everyone to cooperate and show assistance in the completion of this process of corrective and developmental Tarih as you always, and not to stand on the small things, and the courage and altruism and the tendency to self, the self to the emirate of evil, but the mercy of my Lord.”

He concluded his speech by saying “protect God Iraq and its people and youth and the preservation of our great references and the mercy of our martyrs righteous, especially martyrs Sadr and ambassador of the reference and martyr Muharab and Aziz Iraq.”


Nujaifi sets a condition to attend the call of Abadi

Date of release: 2018/6/16 14:28

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) The head of the Iraqi coalition of decision Osama Najafi, his support for the invitation of Prime Minister Haider Abadi leaders of political forces to hold a meeting after the Eid al-Fitr.

The statement quoted his office to meet the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of Nujaifi confirmed “to support this call for an expanded national dialogue,” noting “the need to participate all and no one exception.”

Nujaifi explained his “personal willingness to participate in the meeting as the head of the coalition of the resolution and presented a national project to address the situation in Iraq.”

He also stressed that “the national duty and moral responsibility requires the mobilization of all efforts to dismantle the problems and address them in accordance with the interest of the people.”

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the political blocs to hold a high-level meeting immediately after the Eid al-Fitr holiday and in the place to be decided after consultation “to put our hands in the hands of some to protect the homeland and citizens and ensure the integrity of the political process and democratic gains. And agree on specific mechanisms to accelerate the formation of constitutional institutions as best as possible and relying on our national decision and the interests of our country and our people. ”


A senior delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party to visit Baghdad after the Eid

Revision date: 2018/6/16 11:59

(Baghdad: al-Furat News) A member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, a visit to a delegation of high-party to the capital Baghdad, just after the holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

A member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Party Kamal Karkuki, in a press statement, “A delegation of high-level Democratic Party will visit Baghdad immediately after the feast, to discuss the actions of the House of Representatives last, and the issue of participation of the Democratic Party in the next federal government.”

“The Democratic Party has no conditions to participate in the next government, and all the party’s demands are based on the rights of the Kurdish people in the constitution,” he said.

He pointed out that “there is a good understanding between the Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, with regard to dealing with political parties in Baghdad,” noting that “the Democratic Party will visit Baghdad again after the visit of this delegation, but it will be with the National Union and other Kurdish political parties” .is over