Abdul Mahdi concludes his visit to Saudi Arabia and returns to the homeland


Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday concluded his visit to Saudi Arabia after obtaining the Kingdom’s approval to increase the number of Iraqi pilgrims.

“Saudi Arabia has agreed to increase the number of Iraqi pilgrims to 50,000 pilgrims and need,” Abdul Mahdi said in a statement.

“The Iraqis have not taken their share of the pilgrimage to the Holy House of Allah over the past decades because of the wars and the difficult circumstances that Iraq has experienced,” the prime minister said.

The statement pointed out that “Abdul-Mahdi and the accompanying delegation accompanying him concluded a successful visit to Saudi Arabia, which resulted in the signing of thirteen agreements and memorandum of understanding between the two brotherly countries in various fields.”


Rafidain Bank in Baghdad without blocks of concrete


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Rafidain Bank in Baghdad without blocks of concrete

The Rafidain Bank in Baghdad disposed of concrete blocks paved in front of its walls.

The Secretariat of Baghdad announced in a statement on “the direct lifting of concrete blocks from the vicinity of Rafidain Bank / Bab Al-Sharqi branch within the Republic Street in central Baghdad.”

And showed the lifting of the concrete blocks in coordination and joint work with the security forces and follow-up Office of the Secretary of Baghdad and the productive department to start the municipality of Rusafa after the cleaning and washing of the site, especially since the dead since 2006.

The Secretariat has announced the last days of the lifting of concrete blocks from a number of institutions and government departments in Baghdad, to ease the traffic momentum.



Baghdad hosts a “grand” workshop to follow up the agreements with Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia


Economic adviser to Prime Minister Abdul Hussein Al-Henin
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Economy News _ Baghdad

The economic adviser to Prime Minister Abdul Hussein Al-Henin said on Thursday that Baghdad will host a “major” workshop to follow up the economic agreements with Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

“There will be a major workshop for Iraqi businessmen in Baghdad to follow up our economic agreements with Egypt, Iran and Saudi Arabia,” Henin said in a statement received by Al-Iktissad News. “This workshop will put the agreements into effect and become major projects throughout Iraq.”

“Countries such as France, Germany, the United States, China, Korea, Japan and others are on the way to working and cooperating with Iraq,” Henin said.

Iraq has signed several memorandums of understanding with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran to establish investment projects.


announces a holiday for 3 days and identify the covered

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Shafaq News / The Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in the Kurdistan Region decided to disrupt the official period for three days, on the occasion of Easter.

The government’s decision to calculate an official holiday for Christians in the region on the occasion of the Easter holiday “Easter”, according to the law of official holidays in Kurdistan.

The holiday includes Christians only in the Kurdistan Region, while the rest will be officially for the rest of the staff.



Gold hits the lowest level in 2019 as the outlook for the global economy improves

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Gold prices fell on Thursday to the lowest level in 2019 as the outlook for the global economy improved. “The price of gold fell by 0.1 percent to $ 1272.16 an ounce after falling to $ 1270.99 an ounce earlier in the session, the lowest level since December 27,” the Reuters news agency said. The yellow metal has lost 1.4 percent of its value since the beginning of the week and is heading for the fourth consecutive weekly decline. Most markets are due to close on April 19 for Good Friday.

Among the series of positive economic indicators, data released in the US and China have eased concerns over the growth of the global economy and undermined the attractiveness of gold as a safe haven.


Halabousi stresses the need for continued international coalition and NATO mission to support the government

April 18, 2019


Alsumaria News / Baghdad

President of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi, on Thursday, the need for continued international coalition and the NATO mission to support the government in the war against “terrorism” and provide support for security forces.

Al-Halbusi said in a statement received by Alsumaria News that the latter received “Canadian Ambassador to Iraq Paul Gibard, Director of the Department of the Middle East in the Canadian Foreign Affairs Shan Boyd, in the presence of representatives of the liberated areas.”

The statement added that “the meeting discussed the activation of bilateral relations between the two countries, the Canadian government’s support for Iraq’s security and stability file, activating the reconstruction of liberated cities and the return of displaced people to their areas.

He stressed Halabousi, according to the statement, “the need to continue efforts of the International Coalition and the NATO mission in support of the Iraqi government; to continue its war against terrorism and eliminate it, and provide the necessary intelligence and technical support for Iraqi forces.”

For his part, Mr. Gibard expressed “his country’s continuing interest in strengthening the relationship with Iraq, continuing its support in all fields and standing by its side to achieve stability and sustainable development.”