David Malbas as the new president of the World Bank


David Malbas
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Economy News Baghdad:

The World Bank announced on Friday that its executive board had unanimously approved the choice of David Malpas, the top diplomat at the US Treasury Department, as its new chairman, to continue a 73-year-old tradition that the US would head the international financial institution.

Malpas was the only candidate for the post. He is currently Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs and has advised President Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election.

A Malbas spokesman said Malpas would begin his new job next week during the spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.



Khamenei’s policy calls on Abdul Mahdi to expel US troops from Iraq

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Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday called on Prime Minister of the Armed Forces Adel Abdul Mahdi, the need for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq as soon as possible.

Earlier today, Abdul-Mahdi arrived in the capital Tehran with a high-level political and economic delegation at the official invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.

“If the Iraqi government and officials are dependent on America, America will not mind that,” Khamenei said during a meeting with Abdul Mahdi and his delegation.

“The government, the Iraqi parliament and the total of current political activists in this country are not wanted by the Americans, so they are planning to remove this group from the Iraqi political scene.”

Khamenei said that “America’s goal of being in Iraq goes beyond mere military presence, they seek long-term presence and interests and the establishment of a government similar to the military governments that existed in the first period of the occupation of Iraq.”

“The presence of US military personnel in the countries of the region is detrimental to the interests of the countries and peoples of the region,” he said.

“They should take a step that would prompt Americans to withdraw their troops from Iraq as soon as possible because, wherever they stay for a long time in a country, the process of getting them out has been difficult,” he said.



Political News »Abdul – Mahdi will meet Mr. Khamenei in Tehran

Editorial date: 2019/4/6 17:39

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, met in Tehran on Saturday.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi arrived in Tehran on Saturday morning at the head of a high-level political and economic delegation at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.

Earlier this morning, Abdul-Mahdi left Baghdad for the Islamic Republic of Iran for a two-day visit headed by a ministerial delegation and a number of businessmen.


Parliament of Kurdistan is preparing to activate the presidency of the region this week

Editorial Date: 2019/4/6 16:52

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Parliament of Kurdistan is preparing this week, a session to vote on the proposed law to re-activate the presidency of the region.

The MP from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the parliament of the region, Abbas Fattah, said that “is expected to hold the Parliament of Kurdistan during this week a session to vote on the proposal to re-activate the Presidency of the Kurdistan region and amend the election of the President of the Territory until the ratification of the Constitution.”

He added that “the parliament of Kurdistan conducted a second reading of the proposal of law during its previous session after recording the observations and proposals of members of the Parliament of Kurdistan on the proposal, and prepare it in final form for the purpose of presentation to vote and approval at this week’s meeting.”


US policy reveals plan to reduce presence in Iraq

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The US administration’s Donald Trump is considering a possible reduction in the number of US diplomats in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the magazine Foreign Policy.

The newspaper quoted US officials who declined to be named that it is planned to reduce the number of US diplomats in Kabul, twice by 2020. In Iraq it is possible – according to the plan has not been approved so far – will lose between 20 and 30 US diplomats seats there This year, and between 30 and 50% of the staff of US diplomatic missions in Baghdad and Erbil (Kurdistan Region) next year.

The plan is in line with Washington’s intention to reduce its military presence in the Middle East and South Asia in preparation for the so-called “grand competition” with China and Russia.

“We always get information from Africa that the number of Chinese diplomats who are there solving economic and other issues exceeds the number of American diplomats by between four and five times,” a Foreign Office spokesman was quoted as saying.

“We can not continue to focus all this money in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Since 2001, the United States and its NATO allies have conducted a military operation in Afghanistan against the Taliban and other armed groups. This is the longest process in the history of the US armed forces.

In 2018, the Trump administration introduced a new strategy for its work in South Asia, which required the active participation of Asian countries in the settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan. In addition, Washington is considering the possibility of withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan or seriously reducing its military presence there if there are guarantees that terrorist organizations such as “Daash” and “Al Qaeda” will not carry out its work in the territory of Afghanistan.



The Association of Private Banks organizes a course on “Developing the Skills of Teller Employees

Side of the session. “Economy News”


The Iraqi
Association of Private Banks organized a course on “Developing the skills of the Taler employees” in cooperation with the International Company for Smart Card “Kark” and the group of joint efforts for development and consulting, presented to employees of Rafidain Bank.
The employees of Teller are the ones who deal with the cash. They receive the cash from the depositors at the banks and carry out the cash deposit procedures.
The session was attended by Assistant Director General of Rafidain Bank, Bashair Al Qaisi, Human Resources Manager Sabah Anwar, Branch Supervisor Ashraf Hamad and Director of Training and Training Division Khatem Ali.
The director of administration and training in the Association of Iraqi private banks, Ahmed Hashemi, during the start of the session, which was attended by “economy News”, “The session organized by the Association of Banks in cooperation with a group of joint efforts and is dedicated to employees of Rafidain Bank,” noting that “it will be divided into three stages and Each stage will be attended by 40 trainees from the Rafidain Bank. ”
Hashemi stressed that “the training program for the course (in its three stages) aims to provide participants with the skills of employees of the« Teller »by increasing their knowledge of various aspects of the job,” noting that it is divided into four axes; the first relates to dealing with criticism and the second in the form of fraud, counterfeiting, In excellence in customer service, quality of service and the latest in technical aspects of the teler job in banks. ”


Abdul Mahdi arrives in Tehran at the invitation of Rouhani

Editorial date: 2019/4/6 9:03

Baghdad: Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi arrived in Tehran on Saturday morning at the head of a high-level political and economic delegation at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.

“Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi arrived this morning in Tehran for a two-day official visit,” the office of Abdul Mahdi said in a statement received by the news agency (Euphrates News).

The office said that “Abdul-Mahdi during the visit a ministerial delegation and a number of businessmen.”

Earlier this morning, Abdul-Mahdi left Baghdad for the Islamic Republic of Iran for a two-day visit headed by a ministerial delegation and a number of businessmen.