America announces the date of the strategic dialogue with Iraq

Time: 03/30/2021 08:41:28 Read: 2,574 times

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The US State Department announced, through its Twitter account, that the next round of the Iraqi-American strategic dialogue will take place on April 7.

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The Department of Middle East Affairs at the US State Department said, “The United States will hold strategic dialogue talks with the Republic of Iraq via closed circuit on April 7, according to the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement between the two countries.”

He explained that “the talks will deal with issues of security and combating terrorism, the economy and energy, and political issues and cooperation in the field of education and culture.”

White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said in a statement last week that the dialogue between the two countries includes developing a plan to train Iraqi forces and provide advice to them so that ISIS does not regroup.

The spokeswoman said, “The meetings will make it clearer that the international coalition forces are in Iraq only to train and provide advice to the Iraqi forces, to ensure that ISIS is not able to regroup.”

“This is an important opportunity to discuss our common interests across a range of areas, including security, culture, trade and climate,” she added. 

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International Astronomy expects April 13 as the date for the first day of Ramadan

2021/03/30 13:14

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The International Astronomy Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 30, 2021, expects that next April 13 will be the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan in most Islamic countries.

The International Astronomy Center stated that seeing the crescent will be impossible after sunset, with countries that will investigate the crescent of the month of Ramadan on Sunday April 11, 2021, indicating that according to this order, these countries will complete several Shaaban Hijri for thirty days, while the center stated that “countries Which will be investigating the crescent Monday, April 12, 2021, will be able to see the crescent with the telescope.

For his part, the Director of the International Astronomy Center, Muhammad Shawkat Odeh, explained in detail, and said: The Hijri month of Sha`ban began Monday, March 15th, in most Islamic countries, so most countries will investigate the crescent of the month of Ramadan, Monday 29 Sha`ban 1442 AH, corresponding to next April 12, and from these The countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Iran, the Sultanate of Oman, the Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and most of the non-Arab Islamic countries in Africa, “while Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia began the month of Shaban on Sunday, March 14, and accordingly, the crescent of Ramadan will be investigated on Sunday, April 11th.

Odeh added: As for the countries that will investigate the crescent on Sunday, the moon will be absent on that day before sunset, and the conjunction will occur after sunset, meaning that seeing the crescent is impossible after sunset on Sunday, and therefore these countries will complete several thirty days of Shaban, and the month of Ramadan will begin. Al-Mubarak Tuesday 13 April, explaining that for the countries that will investigate the crescent on Monday 12 April, which is the majority of the Islamic world, seeing the crescent on Monday, April 12th, is not possible with the naked eye from anywhere in the Islamic world, while it is possible by using only telescopes and with difficulty. An adult from parts of Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania, seeing the crescent at that day is possible with the naked eye with difficulty in parts of the two American continents, and seeing the crescent on that day using astronomical imaging technology is possible with great difficulty.

The Director of the International Astronomy Center added that there is a possibility to see the crescent from parts of the Islamic world next Monday 12 April, and that it is expected that next Tuesday, April 13, will be the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan in most Islamic countries, indicating that the countries that require vision with the naked eye only or Countries located in the middle and east of the Islamic world, which will not be able to see the crescent on Monday, April 12th, even using a telescope, and the holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Wednesday, April 14th.

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The French President receives the President of the Kurdistan Region at the Elysee Palace

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Nechirvan Barzani

Emmanuel Macron

2021-03-30 06:42

Shafaq News / French President Emmanuel Macron received at the Elysee Palace, on Tuesday, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, who had arrived in the French capital Paris on Monday at an official invitation from the French President.

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Barzani is accompanied on the visit by Fawzi Hariri, head of the regional presidency office, and Falah Mustafa, the advisor for external relations.

During their meeting, the two presidents will discuss ways to develop relations between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with France, the situation in Iraq, the Kurdistan Region and the region in general, the Covid-19 epidemic and its implications, the dangers of terrorism and the tasks of the international coalition, the importance of cooperation and participation of all parties in the face of ISIS, as well as a set of other issues of interest to both sides. . According to a statement by the region’s presidency.

The two presidents will hold a press conference after the meeting.

Parliamentary Finance announces that the budget is ready for voting and expects the passage within two days


2021 budget

2021-03-30 05:41



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Shafaq News / A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Majida Al-Tamimi, announced, on Tuesday, that the general budget law is ready for voting, and that the budget law will be voted on within the next two days.

Al-Tamimi told Shafaq News, “We expect at any moment to set a session by the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to vote on the budget law,” noting that “the Parliamentary Finance Committee handed over the draft budget law to the Presidency of Parliament since the middle of last February and since that date the budget has been ready for voting.” .

The MP for the Saeron bloc indicated that “the bloc was present with the full number of its members in the House of Representatives to vote on the budget law last Sunday,” indicating that “any political bloc or any deputy has the right to vote or not on some articles and paragraphs of the law, according to their convictions.”

She pointed out that “some political blocs have an objection to some articles of the law, so they announced their boycott of the session to vote on the budget.”

On Sunday, the members of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament voted to pass the Kurdistan Region’s share in the federal budget.

The House of Representatives failed to vote on the federal budget bill for 2021, due to the continuing disagreements over some items.

The budget allocations are estimated at 130 trillion Iraqi dinars (about $ 89.6 billion).