Kurdistan and the United Nations discuss the disputed situation and the Baghdad-Erbil file

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2020-08-06 13:39

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Shafaq News / The Minister of Interior in Kurdistan Regional Government, Reber Ahmed, discussed with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Jenin Blashardt, today, Thursday, to address the problems between Erbil and Baghdad.

A statement by the ministry received by Shafaq News stated that the discussions focused on normalizing the conditions of the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad, the current conditions of the displaced and refugees, and the latest efforts to address the outstanding problems between the regional and federal governments.  

The two sides stressed the importance of the continuous meetings between Erbil and Baghdad to address the pending problems on the basis of the permanent Iraqi constitution, especially the normalization of the conditions of regions “outside the administration of the region,” especially in Kirkuk and Sinjar.

The statement added that improving the conditions of refugees and displaced persons in the camps and efforts to return them to their places of origin were another focus of the meeting.

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Gold touches record levels and the dollar is on the rise

Time: 08/06/2020 12:32:15

{International: Al Furat News} Gold prices rose towards record highs on Thursday, as weak US data rocked jobs in dollars and raised concerns about the recovery of the global economy affected by the pandemic.

And gold is in the spot prices, a slight difference from the highest levels ever, which touched him in the previous session, and rose 0.6 percent to 2051.44 dollars an ounce by 0645 GMT. US gold futures rose 0.8 percent to $ 2064.60.

“There are real concerns about whether the global economic recovery will continue as casualties continue to rise in the United States,” said Harshal Barrot, consultant researcher for South Asia at Metals Focus.

“Those fears have increased now, which raises doubts that whatever recovery we have seen in the past two months will not continue, which led to the purchase of safe havens in general, and inflation expectations are starting to rebound again.”

US central bank policymakers warn that the pandemic will continue to damage the US economy, with the country’s cases surpassing 4.7 million.

The dollar rallied, hit by reduced risk appetite in early trade in London on Thursday as markets awaited US jobs data and news of financial aid negotiations in Washington.

The risk appetite increased on Wednesday after data from the Institute of Supply Management in the United States revealed that new orders in the services sector jumped to a record high, but also showed a decline in employment, indicating that the labor market recovery is faltering.

The dollar index fell against a basket of currencies, where it reached its lowest level in two years at 92.495 at 0608 GMT, then rose by 0700 GMT to trade 0.1 percent down on Thursday at 92.713.

The euro hit a two-year high against the dollar at $ 1.1916, with the end of Asian trading nearing and then falling to $ 1.1876. The euro was supported by PMI data on Wednesday that revealed that the euro zone economy is expanding.

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The resignation of a US State Department official

Time: 08/20/2020 21:10:16

{International: Al Furat News} The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, confirmed that the US special envoy for Iran affairs, Brian Hook, will leave his post.

Pompeo added, today, Thursday, that Elliott Abrams, Venezuela ‘s envoy, will take over the Iranian file “after a transitional period.”

This comes ahead of a meeting of the UN Security Council next week, during which it is scheduled to vote on the US draft resolution on extending the arms embargo on Iran.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

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Saleh and Al-Kazemi stress the importance of holding early and fair elections, in compliance with the government program

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The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, received, on Thursday, in Baghdad, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and the two sides discussed the overall political, security, health and economic conditions in the country, and emphasized the necessity of holding early and fair elections, in compliance with what is included in the government program.

A presidential statement, “Al-Akhbaria” received a copy of it, stated that “the Presidents of the Republic and the ministers stressed the need to continue chasing the remnants of terrorism, perpetuating the momentum of our security forces’ victories, preserving the gains achieved and establishing security in all cities, and ways to address the Corona Virus pandemic and support for medical authorities were also discussed. It is healthy and supportive to ensure the health and safety of citizens, as well as reviewing the solutions and measures taken to get out of the economic crisis by reducing government spending, increasing state resources and consolidating the foundations for reform in the country. ”

He added, “The importance of strengthening relations between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government and the need to solve financial problems in a way that guarantees citizens’ constitutional rights has also been emphasized.”

And that “the meeting discussed international and regional developments, and the central role of Iraq in establishing security, peace and stability in the region.”

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Iraq is back on the “right track” with 8 indicators

Time: 6/20/2020 15:40:06

{International: Al Furat News} A report by the “Wall Street Journal” said that Iraq is finally back on the right track, although it is going through an unenviable situation at the present time as a result of the Corona pandemic and the conflict of regional and international wills within its territories.

The report monitored several indicators cited by the American Brookings Institution confirming progress in many ways in the country from 2003 to today.

First: The country’s population has increased from about 25 million in the last years of Saddam Hussein’s rule to 40 million today. 

According to the newspaper, this in itself is neither good nor bad, but it does mean that Iraq is large enough to be an important player in Middle East politics.

Second: The per capita gross domestic product has risen to nearly six thousand dollars compared to less than four thousand two decades ago. 

The newspaper report indicates that there is still a lot of poverty in Iraq, corruption is rampant, and the prospects for work for Iraqi youth are modest, but nevertheless, there have been positive economic developments.

Third: Oil production increased from about 2.5 million barrels per day in the last years of Saddam’s rule to about 4.5 million barrels now, and export revenues from oil have tripled on average since 2002.

Fourth: The annual rate of internal displacement has fallen by more than half since the defeat of ISIS ISIS.

Fifth: Many indicators of quality of life have improved significantly over the past two decades. Cell phones, which were restricted to the Ba’athist elite, are now everywhere, and the total number of users is roughly equal to the population. 

The total internet users are now around 10 million.

Sixth: Life expectancy increased from 67 years in 2002 to about 73 years today.

Seventh: The number of modern sanitation facilities that have reached more than 40 percent of the population has increased, compared to 32 percent before 2003.

More than half of the population has access to safe drinking water as well, although this issue still requires greater efforts.

Eighth: The national literacy rate increased from 74 percent at the turn of the century to 85 percent today.

The Wall Street Journal report concludes, however, that there is still a long way to go for Iraq to achieve the desired political and economic stability, in light of the popular protests that erupted last year, high indicators of corruption and a decline in freedom of the press.

The protests began on the first of last October and lasted for several months, during which hundreds of thousands of Iraqis demanded jobs and services and the departure of the ruling elite, which they said were corrupt.

The protests caused the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, who was replaced in May by Mustafa al-Kazemi, the former head of the intelligence service.

Iraq, which relies on oil exports to get most of its revenues, suffers from corruption and mismanagement for many years, and ranked No. 161 out of 168 countries in Transparency International’s annual report on corruption for 2015.

Iraq currently ranks 156 out of 180 countries in the rankings for freedom The press, published by Reporters Without Borders.

Ammar Al-Masoudi

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Determine the date for Al-Kazimi’s visit to the United States

Time: 6/20/2020 17:39:23

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) On the twentieth of this month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington.

The head of the Iraqi advisory council, Farhad Alaeddin, said, “The second round of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and America returns to the table after setting a date for the meeting between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and US President Donald Trump on August 20.”

He added: “This tour is of great importance to determine the role of America and the coalition forces in Iraq. It is expected that a great internal controversy will arise from opponents of the dialogue.”

Mohammed Al-Marsoumi

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Gold touches record levels and the dollar is on the rise

Time: 08/06/2020 12:32:15

{International: Al Furat News} Gold prices rose towards record highs on Thursday as weak US data hit jobs in dollars and reinforced concerns about the recovery of the global economy that was affected by the pandemic.

And gold is in the spot prices, a slight difference from the highest levels ever, which touched him in the previous session, and rose 0.6 percent to 2051.44 dollars an ounce by 0645 GMT. US gold futures rose 0.8 percent to $ 2064.60.

“There are real concerns about whether the global economic recovery will continue as infections in the United States continue to rise,” said Harshall Barrott, consultant researcher on South Asia at Metals Focus.

He added, “These fears have now increased, which raises doubts that whatever recovery we have witnessed in the past two months will not continue, which led to the purchase of safe havens in general, and inflation expectations have started to recover again.”

Policymakers at the US central bank warn that the pandemic will continue to harm the US economy, with the country’s cases exceeding 4.7 million.

The dollar rallied on lower risk appetite in early trading in London on Thursday as markets watched US jobs data and news about financial aid negotiations in Washington.

Risk appetite increased on Wednesday after data from the Institute for Supply Management in the United States revealed that new orders in the services sector jumped to a record high, but also showed lower employment, indicating that the labor market recovery is faltering.

The dollar index fell against a basket of currencies, reaching its lowest level in two years at 92.495 at 0608 GMT, then rose by 0700 GMT, to be trading down 0.1 percent on Thursday at 92.713.

The euro hit a two-year high against the dollar at $ 1.1916, with the end of Asian trading nearing and then falling to $ 1.1876. The euro was supported by PMI data on Wednesday which revealed that the euro zone economy is expanding.

Ali al-Rubaie

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A parliamentary source reveals the date for the resumption of regular parliament sessions

Time: 08/20/2020 13:01:47

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) A parliamentary source revealed the date of the resumption of Parliament’s sessions, which were suspended due to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, and injuries were recorded among members and employees of the Council.

The source said to {Euphrates News}, that “the meetings of the House of Representatives will be resumed on the third of the month of September next regularly, and there may be before that one or two emergency sessions regarding the completion of the election law and resolving the dispute over the electoral districts.”

It is noteworthy that the work of Parliament has stopped months ago, except with the exception of limited sessions, including the vote on the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi on May 7, due to the registration of dozens of Coronavirus infections among MPs and employees.

It is noteworthy that the House of Representatives recorded the first death among its members in the pandemic of the head of the Parliamentary Higher Education Committee, Ghaida Kampash, on July 10, affected by her infection with the virus.

Member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Hussein Al-Oqabi, said the day before yesterday, Tuesday, “Parliament stopped holding its sessions due to the spread of Corona virus in the country and the high level of severity, as well as infection of more than 50 deputies with the virus (out of a total of 329), which necessitated the cessation of the resumption of the sessions, but now Sessions have become an imperative to start completing the election law. ”

He stressed, “The current political circumstances and recent developments require the convening of the council, even if at the level of committees, to decide on immediate issues.”

Holding Parliament sessions at least in the next few weeks has become an urgent necessity to resolve the dispute over electoral districts in the election law, especially after Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi decided the date for early elections and held them on June 6, 2021, to throw the ball in the square of the Parliament.

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Likelihood of concluding an agreement on oil and border crossings between Baghdad and Erbil

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A Kurdish deputy in the House of Representatives announced that a high-ranking Kurdish delegation will go to Baghdad next week to complete the dialogues with the federal government. Sherwan Mirza, a deputy from the Islamic Union bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said in a press statement: “There is convergence between the regional government and the central government in Baghdad in the dialogues on the outstanding issues between them.” He added: “A high-level Kurdish delegation will go to Baghdad next week to complete negotiations and dialogues with officials in the federal government.” It is likely that an agreement will be concluded between the regional government and the central government on oil files, border ports and the region’s share of the general budget.

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Find out about Iraq’s ranking in the per capita gross product

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2020-08-06 06:50

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Shafaq News / The “Global Finance” magazine issued a classification of countries in the world in terms of per capita gross domestic product, which showed that Iraq was ranked 83 among the list of 192 countries.

According to the statistics published by the magazine for the year 2020 and viewed by Shafaq News, Qatar ranked first in the world in terms of per capita gross domestic product with 132,886 dollars, followed by Macau with 114,363 thousand dollars, then Luxembourg with 108,951 thousand dollars, and Singapore with 103,181 thousand Dollars, and Ireland, which ranked fifth, at 83,399 thousand dollars.

The magazine indicated that the Iraqi per capita gross domestic product amounted to $ 18,025, which is thus ranked 83rd among the countries in the world and sixth in the Arab world after Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.

Global Finance says that if we consider GDP, we will conclude that the richest countries have the largest GDP, such as the United States, China, Japan, and Germany.

This does not give a clear picture of the state if its members are rich, but when distributing wealth to the population, specifically dividing the gross domestic product of a country by its population, we know the per capita share and this issue becomes clear.

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