Between Monday and Tuesday .. Different dates of Ramadan 2019 in some countries

2019/05/04 15:21:04

A number of countries of the Islamic world are beginning to explore the vision of the holy month of Ramadan today and tomorrow Sunday.

Although the International Astronomy Center (IRC) announced that Monday, May 6th, is the Ramadan holiday, some Arab countries have called for a double crescent of Ramadan, the first on Saturday and the second on Sunday.

Among the countries exploring the crescent of Ramadan on Sunday May 5 are Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Oman, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. Other countries, Previously “Saudi Arabia.

The official statement of the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia said that the crescent of Shaaban had not been established on April 5, so the beginning of the month of Shaaban with the adoption of the vision was on Sunday, April 7. The court therefore called for the investigation of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday, Umm Al-Qura. The statement also called for the screening of the crescent on Sunday, the 29th day of Sha’ban, according to the vision.

Dr. Mohamed Shawkat Odeh, head of the International Center for Astronomy, said that in theory this statement opens the way for the first days of Ramadan either on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, stressing that seeing the moon on Saturday is impossible, because there is no moon in the sky after sunset, and the occurrence of coupling after On Sunday, the crescent can be seen with difficulty from the Islamic countries with the naked eye or using the telescope in the event of a clear atmosphere. It is expected that Monday (May 6th) will be the first day of Ramadan in most countries of the world.

Oud said that Ramadan is expected to start on Tuesday in some Muslim countries, especially Pakistan and neighboring countries, pointing out that by taking a look at the situation of the crescent on Sunday, its vision is possible using the telescope from East and Southeast Asia, southern Europe and most Arab countries , While the vision of the crescent is possible with the naked eye with difficulty from West and South Africa and most of the United States, and is possible with the naked eye relatively easily from the middle of the Americas.

The director of the center explained the situation of the moon after sunset on Sunday in some Arab and Islamic cities, saying that in Jakarta, the moon will be lost after 27 minutes of sunset, and be 13 hours and 37 minutes, and in Abu Dhabi, the moon is lost after 30 minutes of sunset, He is 16 hours 39 minutes.

In Mecca, the moon is lost after 33 minutes of sunset, 17 hours and 17 minutes, and in Amman and Jerusalem, the moon is lost 32 minutes after sunset, and is 17 hours and 43 minutes. In Cairo, the moon is lost after 33 minutes of Sunset, be 17 hours and 49 minutes, and in Rabat, the moon is lost after 39 minutes of sunset, and be 19 hours and 43 minutes.

 “The return of the moon on Sunday in Jakarta, Abu Dhabi, Makkah, Amman, Jerusalem, Cairo and Rabat is possible with great difficulty using only the telescope,” he said, noting that the less he stayed for Hilal could see his naked eye was 29 minutes, and was seen on September 20, 1990 from Palestine, The lowest age of a crescent could be seen with the naked eye was 15 hours 33 minutes, and was seen on February 25, 1990 from the United States.

He added that it is not enough to stay longer and the age of these values to be able to see, pointing out that the vision of the crescent is related to other factors, such as distance from the sun and horizon moment of detection, explaining that the Center of International Astronomy will investigate the crescent of Ramadan on Sunday, May 5, In Jebel Hafeet, UAE, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Representatives from some official bodies will participate in the monitoring.

Live and live broadcasts of Crescent screening can be monitored on the International Astronomy Channel on YouTube, which will start at 10:00 am to 8:00 pm UAE time on Sunday (May 5th). Observers will be able to see the crescent directly through the broadcast if the crescent appears. Astronomical imaging, and then continue the investigation after sunset in ways known by the naked eye and the telescope normal.


Pompeo is willing to transfer US technology to Iraq


 2019/05/04 14:48:08

The Iraqi government announced on Saturday that its president Adel Abdul Mahdi received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“Abdul Mahdi stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between the two friendly countries and deepening economic relations and Iraq’s desire to transfer technology and US expertise to Iraq and create job opportunities inside Iraq and develop vital sectors in it,” a government statement said.

The statement added that Abdul Mahdi “stressed the importance of strengthening the efforts of the parties to resolve the final negotiations and the signing of the” one package “with the US company ExxonMobil to develop the Iraqi energy sector.

“The United States supports the Iraqi government and its foreign policy, and welcomes Iraq’s role and its great position in the region and the promotion of economic, political and cultural cooperation between the two countries,” the statement said.


Abdul Mahdi reviews the results of his European tour with Pompeo

Editorial date: 2019/5/4 20:45 

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi reviewed the results of his European tour with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“Abdul Mahdi received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,” a statement from his office said. “The importance of enhancing cooperation between the two friendly countries, deepening economic relations and Iraq’s desire to transfer US technology and expertise to Iraq and create opportunities Work within Iraq and the development of vital sectors in it. ” 
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of strengthening the efforts of the parties to resolve the final negotiations and the signing of the “one package” with Exxon Mobil US to develop the Iraqi energy sector. 
“The prime minister reviewed during the contact the results of his European tour and other important files of mutual interest,” the statement added.
For his part, Pompeo stressed the support of the United States for the Iraqi government and its foreign policy, welcoming Iraq to take its role and its great position in the region and to promote economic, political and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Kurdistan Region announces the first day of the month of Ramadan


2019/05/04 13:12:51

The Crescent Observation Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government said on Saturday that the second day of Monday the first day of Ramadan.

“The legitimate vision of Hilal could not be realized today,” the committee said at a press conference held in Arbil today.

The Committee noted that on Sunday is complementary to the month of Shaaban and Monday is the month of Ramadan.

The Sunni Endowment in Iraq announced earlier in the day that on Monday the first day of fasting for Muslims.


Iraq is recovering economically … surplus revenues and no deficit so far

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The Financial Committee of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, on Friday, the fact that the budget deficit in 2019, the Iraqi state.

“I wrote a report on the budget of 2019, about the first months in terms of revenues and expenses, it turned out that there is a surplus in revenues, it is more than expenses,” committee member Magda al-Tamimi said in an interview.

Tamimi said that “Iraq’s budget for 2019, do not suffer from a deficit to this moment, and I will publish a report to public opinion, on the financial abundance, owned by the government, and the absence of a real deficit so far.”

The House of Representatives, voted on Wednesday (23, January 2019), in the presence of 287 deputies, the Federal Budget Law of the Republic of Iraq for fiscal year 2019.

The revenue of the federal budget for the year 2019 (one hundred and five trillion five hundred and sixty-nine billion six hundred and eighty-six million and eight hundred and seventy thousand dinars) and the calculation of revenues from the export of crude oil at a rate of $ 56 per barrel and an export rate of 38.8 million barrels per day.

The expenditure in the draft law included the allocation of one hundred and thirty-three trillion and one hundred and seven billion six hundred and sixteen million and four hundred and twelve thousand dinars, while the total deficit planned for the federal budget (twenty-seven trillion and five hundred and thirty-seven billion nine hundred and twenty-nine million and five hundred and forty-two thousand Dinar).


The House of Representatives starts voting on the traffic law and ends reading and discussing two laws (expanded)

Editorial Date: 17/5/2019 17:17 

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The House of Representatives in its 16th session held under the chairmanship of Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, the first deputy chairman of the Council, after the end of the 15th session, on Saturday, and the presence of 196 deputies, voted on the traffic law and the end of reading the report and the discussion of two laws.
At the beginning of the meeting, the First Vice-President of the Council stressed the need to stand up to the excesses that affected the Eminence of Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr by the Bahraini parliament, pointing out that the national symbols of Iraq is the focus of respect and appreciation, calling the presidency of the Republic and ministers to convene an emergency to curb inappropriate behavior of MPs in Bahrain. 
Al-Kaabi also called on the parliamentary committee to investigate the fire of the homeless shelter in Adhamiya to clarify the results of the investigation. 
The first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives to host the ministers of trade, finance and agriculture in the House of Representatives to follow up the issue of delayed payment of financial dues to farmers. 
The Presidency of the Council decided to postpone the draft law amending the Companies Law No. (21) of 1997 submitted by the committees of economy, investment, culture, media, tourism and relics.
The Council then proceeded to vote on the draft traffic law submitted by the Security and Defense Committee for the purpose of regulating the traffic rules of the vehicles, identifying the parties responsible for registering them, determining the conditions of safety and security, specifying the conditions for granting the market license, determining their categories, reviewing the penalties and fines imposed on violation of traffic law provisions, The violation and the economic reality and determine the parties that have the power to impose the fine. 
The Council completed the reading of a report and discussion of the draft law on appeal in favor of the law in the provisions and decisions concerning real estate submitted by the committees of law, agriculture, water and marshes, finance, labor and social affairs, and migration and displaced. 
The deputies’ interventions focused on the importance of continuing the meetings with the concerned authorities and the legal specialists to prepare the law and speed up its legislation during the current session.
In its response to the interventions of the deputies, the Committee stressed the taking into account the observations of deputies and blocs and parliamentary committees to include in the draft law before being submitted to the vote. 
The Council completed the reading of the report and discussion of the draft law of the first amendment to the law of the civil presses No. 5 of 1999 and submitted by the committees of culture, information, tourism, archeology, security and defense. 
The MPs’ interventions focused on the necessity of determining the degree of the printing press based on the quality of the equipment and that a 90-day period be given to the non-authorized printers for the license, provided that the validity period of the license is 3 years. 
In its response to the interventions, the committee stressed its readiness to receive the proposals of deputies and parliamentary blocs to prepare the draft law. 
On the other hand, the First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives financial and strategic planning committees to host the ministers of trade and finance to discuss the ration card file and improve its vocabulary.
Then it was decided to adjourn the meeting on Sunday 5/5/2019

Association of Iraqi private banks to establish banking efficiency on the land of the Hunting Club


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Economy News _ Baghdad

The Association of Iraqi Private Banks held a banking event during the financial inclusion week on Baghdad Hall at the Hunting Club. 
The Iraqi Trade Bank (TBI), the International Development Bank, Al-Huda Bank, Islamic World Bank and Al-Ahli Bank of Iraq participated in the event. 
The director of relations in the Islamic World Bank, Fahd teacher in an interview with “Economy News”, “The events have seen great interaction by the public through the identification of services provided by participating banks of electronic payment services and loans to small and medium enterprises,” noting that it was opened Free bank accounts for citizens as well as the distribution of gifts for children. 
“The teacher added that” the efforts of the Bank continues to enhance public confidence in the banking sector through awareness campaigns banking organized by the bank throughout the year. “
For his part, the Director of Banking Awareness Department at the Iraqi Bank for Trade Ghaith Ahmed said that “the objective of the bank’s participation in the activities of the week of financial inclusion to identify all segments of the community banking services that we offer to customers of the bank.” 
“The bank seeks to increase the number of users of MasterCard cards by spreading the culture of e-banking internationally.” 
A number of awards were presented at the end of the event.


Haytham al-Jubouri is elected as its chairman and Muthanna al-Samarrai is elected vice-chairman of the committee



On Saturday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee elected Deputy Haitham Al-Jubouri as President and Deputy Ahmed Al-Saffar as Rapporteur.
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A parliamentary source told Al-Akhbar that the parliamentary finance committee had elected MP Haitham al-Jubouri as its chairman.

He added that the committee voted to elect MP Muthanna al-Samarrai as vice president.

The parliamentary committee on economy and investment elected, earlier on Saturday, MP Ahmed Salim al-Kanani as its president, while MP Heibat Al-Halbusi was elected chairman of the parliamentary energy committee.


After nearly a decade and a half .. The International Bank of Kurdistan in Baghdad without concrete blocks


 2019/05/04 10:45:28

The Baghdad Municipality and the Baghdad Operations Command on Saturday lifted the concrete blocks from the vicinity of the International Bank of Kurdistan and the General Directorate for the maintenance of electricity Rusafa in addition to the opening of a closed alley since 2005.

The Secretariat said in a statement today that it worked together with the Baghdad Operations Command has lifted concrete blocks from the vicinity of the International Bank of Kurdistan in the Karrada area, which was established in 2007 to proceed with the effort then lifting the concrete blocks from the vicinity of the Directorate of Electricity Maintenance Rusafa on 62nd Street, which was set in 2012 to move work To open the alley 2 within the Mahalla 906 in the Karrada area and closed since 2005.

It is noteworthy that the current federal government, headed by Adel Abdul Mahdi, has started lifting the blocks of the most official of the government departments and institutions as well as closed streets after the improvement of the security situation in the federal capital Baghdad.


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