Announcement of the opening of the Green Zone in full

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The personal secretary of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces announced on Wednesday the date of the opening of the Green Zone in downtown Baghdad.

“The beginning of next month will be the opening of the Green Zone in full,” said the secretary of Abdul Mahdi Mohammad Hamid.

The commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi; in March last; open the Green Zone in front of citizens for 24 hours during public holidays and gathering.

It is noteworthy that Abdul Mahdi, was directed to reopen the streets of the Green Zone gradually from 10 December 2018.

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Reveal the most prominent axes of the construction meeting and Abdul Mahdi and Halbusi .. Complete the government and the withdrawal of US forces

Political | 08:16 – 10/04/2019

Special – Mawazin News

A parliamentary source revealed Wednesday, the main axes of the meeting of the construction alliance with the heads of the Councils of Ministers Adel Abdul Mahdi and MPs Mohammed Halbusi, currently held in Baghdad.

The source said in an interview with / Mawazin News / “The meeting will see the names of candidates of vacant ministries and discussions on the completion of the ministerial cabin.”

“The meeting will also discuss the government’s plans to legislate important laws, anti-corruption efforts and a file to get US troops out of the country,” he said.

The source pointed out that “will also discuss the file of floods that have been exposed to some provinces.”

The construction coalition held a meeting shortly, in the presence of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi

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Washington: Our troops are not occupied in Iraq and its withdrawal will hurt him

Release date: 2019/4/10 22:07

The US Embassy in Iraq announced Wednesday that the United States is ready to withdraw its forces from Iraq if requested, saying that US forces are in Iraq at the request of the government.

“The troops of his country are in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government, and if we are formally asked to do so,” said the coordinator of the embassy in Baghdad, Joe Hood, at a news conference in Arbil today and the ongoing discussions in parliament to issue a resolution on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq. Departure, Washington will withdraw its troops from Iraq. ”

“The American forces are helping and supporting the Iraqis and they are not occupiers. If we withdraw, all of our allies will withdraw, causing damage to Iraq,” he said. “Iraqi politicians are not with the withdrawal of US troops.”

Political blocs announced months ago the preparation of a bill to be passed in the House of Representatives to remove US forces from Iraq

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Oil touches $ 72

Release date: 2019/4/10 22:14

{International: Al Furat News} Oil prices jumped more than 1 percent in trading on Wednesday after US data showed a sharp fall in gasoline stocks overshadowed crude inventories to a 17-month high.

Brent crude <LCOc1> rose $ 1.12, or 1.5 percent, to $ 71.73 a barrel, its highest level in five months.

US benchmark WTI futures rose 68 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $ 64.66 a barrel, near their strongest level since mid-November.

The US Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday crude stocks jumped 7 million barrels last week, exceeding expectations of an increase of 2.3 million barrels. But gasoline stocks fell 7.7 million barrels, or more than three times analysts’ expectations, which were a drop of 2 million barrels.

Oil prices have also been supported by US sanctions on crude exports from Iran and Venezuela and supply cuts from OPEC countries and OPEC allies, including Russia.

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Halabousi: We have observations on the activation of the budget law

_NEWS_DATE: 2019/4/10 21:51

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi, on Wednesday, that the parliament has comments on the activation of the budget, and expressed the hope that there are steps in this regard.

“There are important long-term projects and quick projects and there are important projects such as schools and hospitals that the citizen needs, and we will have a role to support the government in its efforts,” Halaboussi said during a meeting of the building alliance.

He called on the Speaker of Parliament to “work together with the Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in completing the ministerial cabin because it lasted longer than the specified period and there should be a clear message with a real intention to complete it and we hope to submit the names as soon as possible,” referring to “the need to complete parliamentary committees corresponding to the government” .

“The laws have entered into legislation, but there is confusion in the work of the committees of Parliament and everyone bears this matter and must be taken seriously and there is a desire to go full or partial to resolve this file next week.”

He pointed out that “there should be steps in this matter from the government and we propose that during the month of Ramadan we should have a unified vision and joint meetings between the government and the parliament on specific topics in the month of Ramadan and study the obstacles of the programs and discuss Service topics “.

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The United States continues to provide all logistical support to develop the capabilities of the Iraqi army

Release Date: 2019/4/10 21:42

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The United States has confirmed its commitment and continued to provide all forms of logistical support and assistance to develop the capabilities of the Iraqi army.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Defense, received by the {Euphrates News} copy of it, that the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Othman Al-Ghanmi met in his office on Wednesday, the commander of the coalition forces in the Middle East, General Kenneth McKenzie and the accompanying delegation and during the meeting discussed and discussed cooperation and coordination between Iraq and the states United States of America in the military field.

During the meeting, the two sides stressed the continued work on developing the capabilities of the Iraqi forces (training, processing and border control), and with the same effort and work in partnership according to the goals set and identify future visions for joint action and eliminate the remaining remnants of the Dahesh.

For his part, General Kenneth said the level of cooperation and coordination between Iraq and the United States of America at its highest level, adding, “We are committed and continue to provide all forms of logistical support and assistance to develop the capabilities of the Iraqi army of all types.”

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Meeting between the Gulf Cooperation Council and Iraq to discuss ways to strengthen their relationship

Release date: 2019/4/10 20:57

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, today, a joint meeting between the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Republic of Iraq.

He headed the delegation of the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council under the chairmanship of the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiations, Dr. Abdulaziz Hamad Al Owaishek, while the Iraqi delegation headed the oldest agent of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry Nizar al-Khairallah, with the participation of a number of representatives and specialists in both parties.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of enhancing the existing relations between the GCC countries and the Republic of Iraq in the fields of economic, political, security, cultural, information, educational, health and sports. The joint work plan for the period from 2019 to 2024 , Agreed between the two sides.

The meeting concluded with the need to enhance political, strategic and security coordination between the two sides, with the aim of enhancing security and stability in the region, coordination and cooperation between the two sides in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and strengthening economic relations in accordance with the joint work plan in the fields of trade, industry, investment, oil, energy, agriculture and the private sector, Education, culture, media, youth, sports and the environment.

The meeting agreed to form a joint committee for follow-up, and to continue coordination and consultation between the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Republic of Iraq to implement what was agreed upon.

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The coalition of construction will hold a broad meeting today in the presence of Abdul Mahdi at the headquarters of the Badr Organization

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A well-informed source said that the construction coalition will hold an extensive meeting this evening in the presence of Abdul Mahdi at the headquarters of the Badr Organization.

The source told “Al-Ghad Press” that “the General Authority of the Construction Coalition will hold an expanded meeting in the presence of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi.”

He pointed out that “the meeting will be at 7:30 pm, at the headquarters of the Badr Organization in Baghdad, to discuss the general situation.”

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The House of Representatives completes the reading of two laws and raises its session to the {expanded}

Editorial Date: 2019/4/10 16:58

The parliament ended its eighth session of the second legislative term of the first legislative year in the fourth parliamentary session under the chairmanship of Mr. Mohamed Halbusi on Wednesday with the attendance of 234 deputies to read the first two draft laws and voted on the appointment of Mohammed Jaafar Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr as an ambassador in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

At the beginning of the session, the Council voted to appoint Mr. Mohammed Jaafar Mohammed Baqer Haidar Al-Sadr as ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the recommendation of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers after the Council’s approval to add the paragraph to the agenda.

The President of the Council addressed the Foreign Ministry in order to confirm what was voted to end the proxy positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and set a date for hosting the Foreign Minister in the Foreign Relations Committee in the presence of the Presidency of the Council.

Al-Halbusi also instructed the representative of the government in the House of Representatives Turhan Mufti to attend the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers and members of the Prime Minister’s Office to hold a meeting with the Committee on Agriculture, Water and Marshlands and the concerned committees and wishes of the ladies and gentlemen deputies tomorrow at the Constitutional Hall to discuss the issue of floods.

In turn, the representative of the government in the House of Representatives to the Council of Ministers to dispense the emergency grant and the formation of a crisis cell to follow up the issue of floods in the provinces concerned in addition to the formation of a crisis cell in Baghdad in the event of permanent meeting.

The Presidency of the Council decided to defer consideration of the appeals submitted on the validity of the membership of some deputies to the next sessions because of the lack of quorum of two-thirds of the number of deputies.

The Council ended the first reading of the draft law on the first amendment to the law of civil printing presses No. (5) of 1999 submitted by the committees of culture, media, tourism, archeology, security and defense due to the dissolution of the Ministry of Information and the House of Freedom for printing after 9/4/2003 and to increase the license fees for the establishment of printing presses and shops covered by the provisions of the National Printing Law And the amendment of the amounts of fines and penalties imposed on violators of the provisions of the law in proportion to the current economic conditions and determine the competent authority to implement the law.

During the session, which was chaired by the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi, the first reading of the draft investment law of mineral, submitted by the Committee on Economy and Investment, for the purpose of encouraging and attracting investment in the field of mineral wealth and the promotion of this economic activity as the law of regulation of mineral investment No. 91 of 1988 Is no longer in line with the requirements of the mineral investment activity in addition to allowing the Iraqi private sector or foreign to enter into this investment.

The Council postponed the first reading of the draft law amending the Social Welfare Law No. 126 of 1980, submitted by the Labor, Social Affairs, Migration and Displaced Persons Committee at the request of the government representative.

It was also decided to postpone reading the report and discussing the draft law of the Sixth Amendment to the Implementation Law No. (45) of 1980 submitted by the Legal Committee at the request of the concerned committee for its maturity.

It was then decided to adjourn the meeting until next Saturday

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The Arab Monetary Fund is optimistic about the growth of the Iraqi economy in 2019 and 2020

10/04/2019 05:59 PM

The Arab Monetary Fund raised its forecast for the growth of the Iraqi economy during the current year 2019 and next year 2020.

The IMF, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Al-Ahed News on the Arab countries’ economic prospects for 2019 and 2020, expected the Iraqi economy to grow at constant prices by 3.8 percent this year, compared to a 1 percent contraction last year. The IMF forecast that the growth rate will continue to rise in 2020 to 4.4%.

  At the level of inflation in the country, the Arab Monetary Fund expected to reach 1.5% in 2019, to rise from 2018, which reached 0.4%, and expected to continue to rise about 1.7% next year. The IMF forecasts that the current account will grow by 8.3% in 2019 and 8% by 2020.

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