Hackers breach the US Treasury Department website

Time: 12/13/2020 22:10:06 Read: 1,469 times

{International: Al Furat News} “Reuters” reported today, Sunday, that the US Treasury had been subjected to a “successful” cyber attack by a group of hackers supported by another country .. Continued



After clashes with grenades … Iraq announces the killing of more than 40 ISIS militants with a “sweeping torrent”

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Shafaq News / The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasoul, announced on Sunday that 42 ISIS terrorists, including leaders of the organization, had been killed in a security operation for the Counter-Terrorism Service, in Nineveh Governorate.

Rasul said in a statement received by Shafaq News that, under the direction of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Anti-Terrorism Service, Lieutenant-General Abdul-Wahab Al-Saadi, the (sweeping torrent) operation was launched in the Tigris sector in Nineveh Governorate, to pursue terrorist cells To organize ISIS.

He indicated that the forces of the Counter-Terrorism Service carried out the operation in the Ain Al-Jahsh area, south of the city of Mosul, where ISIS terrorist gangs are active, after a technical and information effort by the Intelligence Directorate of the Counter-Terrorism Service.

Rasul added that the forces of the apparatus clashed with the remnants of the terrorist gangs for two consecutive days, during which the anti-terrorist forces forced the enemy elements to retreat and return to the tunnels and caves in which they were holed up.

Major General Rasoul added that the anti-terror forces began to storm the sites of the organization’s members, where the intensity of the confrontation reached a clash with grenades inside the tunnels, and this operation resulted in the killing of 42 terrorist operatives, including the so-called governor of the Tigris sector known as Baraa, and his deputy (Abu Mahmoud), the media official for the Tigris sector called (Abu Sayyaf), with his assistant Sajjad, and a soldier who boycotted Al-Farouq Abu Sinai.

He pointed out that a number of various weapons and equipment and sums of money in local and foreign currencies were found inside the headquarters of the terrorist gangs, adding that this operation was carried out with air support from the Iraqi army aviation and the international coalition air force.



Talabani: The Kurdistan government is ready for an agreement with Baghdad



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The Deputy Prime Minister in the Kurdistan region, Qubad Talabani, confirmed, on Sunday, that the regional government is ready for an agreement with Baghdad.

Talabani told the negotiating committee in Baghdad, “The regional government is all ready to deal with the rights and financial dues of the Kurdistan region in accordance with the constitution and applicable laws.”

And, “the regional government also announces its readiness to reach an agreement.”

The negotiating committee formed by the House of Representatives had held its meetings in advance with the relevant Iraqi parties, in addition to its preparations to reach as soon as possible to find an appropriate mechanism for the outstanding issues, especially the problems of oil and financial revenues.

The committee called on the region’s delegation to present its proposals and recommendations, so that the committee could unify these proposals with its plans and find an outlet that would facilitate the issue of defining tasks and the rights of the Kurdistan Region from the federal budget for the next year 2021.


Democrat member: Nechirvan Barzani will visit Baghdad tomorrow to sign a comprehensive oil agreement, the details of which are




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Member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Repin Salam to Baghdad today 

The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, will visit Baghdad tomorrow, Monday, to sign the comprehensive agreement with the federal government, which provides for the region to deliver 460 thousand barrels of oil per day in exchange for Baghdad’s handing over of the region’s share of the budget and the salaries of employees and the Peshmerga in full.


The Kurdistan delegation meets with the ministers of finance and oil to determine the amount of exported oil

Previous meeting between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government

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The Kurdistan Region delegation will meet, later today, Sunday, with the Iraqi Ministers of Finance and Oil in the presence of SOMO to determine the value of oil exported from the region and determine the amounts of non-oil revenues.

Samir Hawrami, spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Qubad Talabani, said that the Kurdistan Region delegation will hold a meeting this afternoon, with the Ministers of Finance and Oil, in the presence of SOMO for the purpose of determining the amount of oil exported from the region and determining the amounts of non-oil revenues in implementation of the financial deficit financing law that It was approved by the Iraqi Council of Representatives.

He added that the meeting came as a result of the session held yesterday, in the presence of the two prime ministers and parliament, with the two negotiating delegations to reach a solution between the two parties.

During the meeting, the amount of oil exported from the Kurdistan Region and the total non-oil imports will be determined, and then the region’s share will be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Fiscal Deficit Financing Law approved by the Iraqi Parliament, according to Hawrami.

Yesterday, Saturday, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, discussed with the negotiating delegation for the Kurdistan Region headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the region, Qubad Talabani, the mechanisms for implementing the fiscal deficit law “in a manner that takes into account justice in the distribution of financial allocations to all regions of Iraq.” .


Association of Private Banks: The Central Bank supports small and medium enterprises

Ali Tariq, Executive Director of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks. “Economy News


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The Association of Private Banks announced today, Sunday, work on two axes to support various segments of society, while it indicated that the negative statements about the depreciation of the Iraqi dinar contributed to the rise in the exchange rate of the dollar .

The Executive Director of the Association of Private Banks, Ali Tariq, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “The association is currently working on two axes, the first is the support provided through the Empowerment of Community Initiatives Fund, which is supervised by the Central Bank and the Association of Banks, towards sports, artistic, cultural and social projects.” As well as youth projects in general . ”

He added, “The other axis is related to banking, as the Central Bank of Iraq has greatly facilitated the issue of financing small and medium enterprises through banks, as there are more than 35 banks participating in this initiative .”

He pointed out that “the interest rate ranges from 3-4 percent, depending on the size of the loan, but projects must be existing or ideas for projects of a modern institution .”

With regard to the increase in currency exchange rates, the Executive Director explained, “The exchange rates of the dollar are subject to the issue of supply and demand. The very negative statements about the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar in the coming period contributed to merchants and dealers in converting their money into hard currency .”

He pointed out that “the Central Bank of Iraq has its tools in managing monetary policy, and at the present time there is great pressure on the dollar, which led to its rise in the parallel market,” expecting that “the central bank and during the coming period will absorb this crisis, and prices return to normal. ” .


Outputs of the third meeting between Iraq, Egypt and Jordan: Establishing a logistical area serving the three countries

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Hamid Al-Ghazi, revealed, on Sunday, December 13, 2020, the outcomes of the three meeting between Iraq, Egypt and Jordan.

Al-Ghazzi said in a press statement followed by Al-Masalla, that the outputs included an agreement to develop an integrated plan under the supervision of the Ministers of Planning from Iraq and International Cooperation from Egypt and Industry from Jordan, providing 2-3 projects in each of the five proposed sectors.

The five sectors, according to the Secretary-General, are: facilitating intra-trade of goods and individuals, food security by establishing a logistical area serving the three countries, energy, electrical connectivity, oil, gas and petrochemical projects, in addition to health and pharmaceutical industries, and the sector of construction projects.


The Egyptian Minister of Transport said, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, that it was discussed to establish an entity to transport passengers by land between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.

The minister explained that a topic of great importance was discussed in the field of cooperation between the three countries, which is regulating the movement of passengers by land between these countries, whether through the establishment of the Arab Bridge Land Transport Company, similar to the Arab Bridge Navigation Company, or through the integration of land transport companies. Existing in each country with each other and with the Arab Bridge Navigation Company, in order to reach a model system to facilitate the transportation of passengers between the three countries with a unified ticket.

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International and presidential guarantees to follow the agreement between Baghdad and Erbil .. Full oil delivery and revenues from the ports

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Baghdad / Obelisk: Othman Karim, a member of the Kurdistan Regional Parliament, spoke on Sunday, December 13, 2020, about the latest developments in negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil, revealing a role for the United Nations and the presidency of the republic.

Karim described, during a press statement followed by the obelisk, the negotiations conducted by the regional government delegation, with the federal government, as very positive, indicating that there is a sincere intention on the part of the two parties to solve the problems and differences, especially with regard to the issue of employee salaries and the region’s share of the 2021 budget.

He indicated that there are international and presidential guarantees to keep the agreement going, stressing that the guarantees can dispel the concerns regarding the region’s lack of commitment to deliver oil and the revenues from the ports, including that the agreement is sponsored by the President of the Republic, or the United Nations, so that the concerns are removed.

He stressed that the regional government has the desire to deliver all of the oil, not just 250 thousand barrels, but on the condition that Baghdad fulfills all financial obligations towards the region, including the salaries of employees and the Peshmerga in full and bear the expenses of the oil company, and pay the salaries of the martyrs and Anfal.

The Kurdistan Region delegation headed by Qubad Talabani, Vice President of the Regional Government, held a meeting today with the Ministers of Finance and Oil, in the presence of SOMO, for the purpose of determining the oil exported from the region and determining the amounts of non-oil revenues in implementation of the law on financing the deficit approved by the House of Representatives.

The Parliamentary Finance Committee announced its rejection of any agreement with the region outside the authority of Parliament and the Parliamentary Finance Committee, while indicating that whoever violates the law on financing the fiscal deficit bears legal responsibility within the House of Representatives.

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Al-Rafidain raises the value of its interest on citizens’ deposits in the bank

Time: 12/13/2020 10:24:36 Read: 3,913 times

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Today, Sunday, Rafidain Bank announced financial benefits for fixed deposits of up to 5% for a year for citizens who deposit their money in the bank.

The bank’s media office said in a statement that Al Furat News received a copy of it, that “the financial benefits of fixed deposits for citizens who deposit their money in the bank for a period of six months, they get interest of up to 4.5%.” 

The statement called on citizens to “visit bank branches, review instructions, deposit their money, benefit from this service and receive the financial benefits provided by the bank.”

The Rafidain Bank had announced on the eighth of this month financial benefits of 4 percent for citizens who deposit their money with the bank and are calculated at the end of each month.

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Al-Rafidain begins distributing employees’ salaries for December

Time: 12/13/2020 13:32:53 Read: 3,341 times

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Al-Rafidain Bank announced today, Sunday, that it will start distributing employees’ salaries for the month of December.

The bank’s media office said in a statement that Al Furat News received a copy of it, that “based on the directions of the Minister of Finance and with follow-up, management and supervision by the director general of the bank, the bank’s branches in Baghdad and the provinces began to distribute the employees’ salaries for the month of December and according to the arrangement and timing specified for each department after the arrival of the funding. And its financial allocation, whether it is self-financing or central salaries, and raising its salaries without delay.

The Ministry of Finance announced the launch of employee salaries for the current month of December.

“The Ministry of Finance has directed the Accounting Department to release employees’ salaries for the month of December for all self-financing and central ministries, as of this day,” the ministry’s media said in a statement, which Al-Furat News received.

He continued: “As the Accounting Department has begun to launch financing procedures for all ministries and entities not linked to a ministry, to enable them to pay the salaries of employees for the month of December.”