Signs of a breakthrough in the formation of the government through the opening and …

Political scene Saturday, February 16 2019 at 10:52 am (Views 117)

Baghdad / Sky Press

Political sources revealed that the Fatah al-Fath al-Fath, and others, discussed during their recent meetings the names of alternative candidates for Faleh al-Fayadh for the interior portfolio. As the deputy of the last two of the consultations of forming the government may restore the sectarian alignment, the PUK announced the decision of the Ministry of Justice for its benefit.

The sources quoted political sources yesterday as saying that al-Fath and Sultoun, during their meetings, were talking about two names for candidates to take over the portfolio of the Interior Ministry in the government of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi instead of the current national security adviser Faleh al-Fayadh. She revealed that the first name is the leader of the Badr Organization, Tahsin Abdul Matar al-Aboudi, aka Abu Montazer al-Husseini, and the former director of nationality, Major General Yasin Taher al-Yasiri.

Earlier, MP Mohammed Karim Abdul-Hussein, the opening statements in the signs of the release of the crisis to complete the composition of the government of Abdul-Mahdi.

He pointed out that there is a strong search for a new meeting expected between the allies of Fatah and others. He reported on the formation of joint committees between the two alliances to discuss a new mechanism to resolve the internal portfolio. He expected that the coming days will see a meeting between the two alliances to put new names instead of Fayadh.

He warned the deputy from Anbar province Yahya Mohammadi, the re-alignment of political sectarian during the meetings currently underway between some blocks. He explained that all the blocks have seen withdrawals during the past few days. He stressed that all political alliances fragile, and the movement of conquest and others do not include the national axis, and we are afraid of the failure of the project cross-sectarian alliances. He added that the axis is still within the construction coalition, and did not decide or plan any withdrawal at the moment.

There were reports of a delegation from the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the province of Sulaymaniyah yesterday, to hold a meeting with members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, to discuss the formation of the new government in the region and the draft political agreement between them.


Abdul Mahdi from the Baghdad International Fair: The book did not die as it is said


Release date: 2019/2/16 18:46 
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said that the flourishing of book fairs in Baghdad and the provinces is positive and the demand for them is joyful and indicates that the book did not die as it is said.
This came during his visit on Saturday afternoon, the annual international exhibition of the book in Baghdad, 
and a statement of his office, received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of him, “where he toured Abdul Mahdi in the wings of publishing houses and saw the scientific and literary output, and met with a number of pioneers of the exhibition and lived Citizens and praised their interest in and contribution to this cultural event. ” 
“People are not attached to the sites of communication only, but there are sources of science, knowledge and literature accepted and interact with them,” he said.
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The arrival of the SM NEW YORK giant vessel to the ports of Umm Qasr

Editorial date:: 2019/216 17:00

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The General Company for the ports of Iraq received, Saturday, seven ships, including the giant vessel {SM NEW YORK} in the ports of Umm Qasr, the north and the south.
In a statement, Al-Furat News received a copy of it, saying that “the giant vessel {SM NEW YORK} was received, which did not have a single berth. I placed it on my berths 14 and 15 and carried 1237 containers.” 
He added that “seven other ships were received, including the ship DAPHNE, carrying 589 containers on deck 11 and the ship KENGTUNG, carrying 4,445 tons of docked timber on the 13th berth and the ship ZHONG SHAN MEN, carrying 13524 tons of various cargo docked on the 19 berth.” 
“As the ship sank, carrying 1,121 containers on berth 20 and the ship DA DA PHNE with 150 containers and the vessel EVER URSULA carrying 1754 containers on deck 27 at the northern port of Umm Qasr.” 
He added: “The southern port of Umm Qasr has received the vessel {BARGE / DC-11} and carrying 9606 tons clinker docked on platform 8.” End 
By: Moataz Habib

SDF leader: ‘Good news’ regarding ISIS to come soon

By Rudaw 3 hours ago

SDF leader: 'Good news' regarding ISIS to come soon
Ciya Firat, center, speaks to reporters in Deir ez-Zor province on February 16, 2019. Photo: ANHA

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria — The final ISIS holdout east of the Euphrates in Syria is under siege and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they will soon announce “good news.”
The SDF has besieged ISIS in a 600-700 square-meter area near al-Baghouz, the US-led international coalition anti-ISIS forces said on Saturday.
Chiya Firat, the leader of the SDF’s Jazira Storm operation, said at a press conference in Deir ez-Zor that ISIS was using human shields.


“The civilians shall not be killed. We have rescued ten of our captives while a number of them are still in the hands of Daesh,” said Chiya, referring to ISIS.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday a declaration of the defeat of ISIS in Syria could come within 24 hours.


US Vice President Mike Pence spoke about the “decimation of the caliphate” at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

“At this very hour, along the Euphrates River, the last mile of territory where the black flag of ISIS once flew is being captured,” he said.
Firat claimed ISIS is using human shields resulting in a slower liberation process.


State-run Voice of America reported that the coalition is reducing air strikes in an effort to protect civilians.


Top US generals are increasingly speaking out and saying a declaration of the defeat of ISIS would be premature.


The group has shown the ability to carry out bombings and other attacks in liberated areas of Iraq and Syria.


This is a developing story… Update: 1:46 p.m.

Document … Cancellation of customs controls between Kurdistan and Mosul and Kirkuk

Release date: 2019/2/16 13:36 • 786 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) began on Saturday, the implementation of the decision to cancel the customs points between the provinces of the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh. 

The body announced on Friday, its commitment to the agreement between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the unification of customs duties at all border crossings. 

The Authority said in a statement that it is continuing to implement this agreement to cancel the customs points established between the province of Kirkuk and the Kurdistan region and will begin the unification of customs procedures at all border crossings as of Saturday 16/2/2019. 

The Authority added that the agreement included the unification of all procedures and the provisions of the customs tariff law and the adoption of customs statements in Arabic and Kurdish to work at all border crossings.