The voting will be by biometric card only

2021/09/18 21:25

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Independent High Electoral Commission clarified, on Saturday, September 18, 2021, that voting for the security forces, prison inmates and the displaced, which will take place at seven in the morning on October 8, will be by biometric card exclusively.

The spokesperson for the commission, Jumana Al-Ghalay, said that there is a difference in the private vote from the general vote, through the ballot paper that includes the electoral districts of all governorates that enables him to choose his candidate in his governorate and the district to which he belongs only, even if the voter is performing his duty in another governorate, indicating Each polling station includes a directory of candidates for the special vote, and any error in the information in the voter’s paper will not be inspired by the voting machine.

It indicated that whoever recently joined the security services should visit the nearest electoral registration center to update his information, and receive the biometric voting card, which bears the sign (50).

She noted that this mechanism also applies to the displaced.


The President of the Kurdistan Region concludes his visit to London and returns to Erbil

KurdistanbreakingNechirvan BarzaniLondonVisit 2021-09-18 13:30A-AA+

Shafaq News/ After an official visit to London that lasted for several days and his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani returned, on Saturday evening, to Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region.

A statement issued by the Presidency of the Region, received by Shafaq News Agency, stated that Barzani met during his visit with the President of the British House of Lords and the British Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Armed Forces and Education.

On the sidelines of the visit, the President of the Region met with Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

During the meetings, Barzani discussed ways to develop relations, areas of cooperation, the situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the latest developments in the region, and exchanged views on them.

As part of his visit, Barzani visited the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and met with the politician and former British Prime Minister John Major and the group of Parliamentarians who are friends of Kurdistan in the British Parliament.

The Minister of Interior arrives in Jordan

political| 07:35 – 09/18/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News
, Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi arrived in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Saturday at the head of a high-level security delegation.
A statement from Al-Ghanimi’s office stated, “He and the accompanying delegation were received by the Jordanian Minister of Interior Mazen Al-Faraya and the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Hashemite Kingdom, Haider Al-Adhari.”
He added, “This visit comes to discuss a number of files of common interest between the two brotherly countries.” Ended 29 / h

Kurdistan’s President and PM to attend a meeting of the American University in Duhok

 2021-09-18 12:04:27

Shafaq News/ Kurdistan’s President, Nechirvan Barzani, and Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani, will attend the “Educational System” Meeting held tomorrow, Sunday, in the governorate of Duhok, north of the Region.

The meeting organized by the American University in Duhok will also be attended by the Ministers of Education and Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Masrour Barzani hopes the elections will be held in a “peaceful and fair” atmosphere and “away from “violence and fraud”

politicsIraqMasrour BarzaniThe election 2021-09-18 07:48A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, met today, Saturday, the head of the European Union mission to monitor the Iraqi elections, Viola von Cramon and her accompanying delegation.

A statement issued by the regional government stated that during the meeting, the head of the European Union mission presented an overview of the mission’s work, activities and tasks aimed at monitoring the voting process for the Iraqi Parliament elections, and indicated that the mission’s work is limited to monitoring the progress of the electoral process and not interfering in it in any way.

The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the important role played by the European Union in monitoring the elections, expressing his hope that the electoral process will take place in a peaceful and fair atmosphere, far from attempts of fraud and violence, especially in the Kurdish areas outside the administration of the region (disputed areas).

Masrour Barzani also affirmed the readiness of Kurdistan Regional Government institutions and departments for any of the necessary forms of cooperation and coordination with the European Union mission.

Today..Jordan begins the process of exporting to Iraq in a round to round system

Economie| 10:57 – 09/18/2021


Baghdad – Mawazine News,
Vice-Captain of Truck Owners Syndicate, Nael Al Thiabat, expects to start the process of exporting to Iraq with the “Door To Door” system, on Saturday.
Al-Dhiabat said, “The union issued visas for 200 oil tankers, and 200 visas for Iraqi drivers.”
He added that through the union, security approvals have been obtained for 4,000 drivers since last Sunday.
“The Door To Door system speeds up the arrival of goods to the country of destination and is less expensive, thus encouraging the Jordanian producer to reach Iraq at the lowest cost,” according to Al Thiabat.
He explained that before the Corona virus pandemic, at least 500 trucks were entering Jordan into Iraq.
And he continued, “The Jordanian government has given concessions to Iraqi trucks and discounts in the Ports Corporation in handling and some concessions on the basis of encouraging any Iraqi importer to import through the port of Aqaba or Jordanian industries.” Ended 29/A43

On the last day of his visit, Nechirvan Barzani meets bin Zayed in London

KurdistanNechirvan BarzaniLondonVisitMohammed bin Zayed 2021-09-18 05:15A-AA+

Shafaq News/ On the last day of his visit to Britain, the President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani was received by Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in the latter’s place of residence.

The Presidency of the Region stated in a statement today, Saturday, that during the meeting, they discussed the relations of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with the UAE, the political situation and elections, predictions about the future of Iraq, the two sides’ visit to London, their meeting and dialogue with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the latest developments in the region in general. and a number of issues of common interest.

The statement added that the two sides affirmed and agreed to strengthen friendship and relations in all fields, and the importance of exerting efforts and joint work in the framework of maintaining stability and addressing conflicts and tensions in the region, and exchanged views on these issues.

On Wednesday, President Barzani arrived in London, the capital of the United Kingdom, on an official visit, during which he met the British Prime Minister, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense, and other British officials.

The International Monetary Fund expects the debt ratio in Iraq to drop to 70%.. Table

economyIraqInternational Monetary FundPublic debt 2021-09-18 05:13A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The International Monetary Fund expected, on Saturday, that the ratio of Iraq’s public debt to GDP will reach 70% during 2021.

And the fund said in its schedule, seen by Shafak News Agency, that “the ratio of the public debt to the gross domestic product of Iraq amounted to 81.2% during the year 2020”, expecting “it will decrease for the current year 2021 to 69.7%.”

He added that “the decline in debt in Iraq comes after the rise in global oil prices after their decline during the past two years, which enabled Iraq to pay part of its public debts.”

The fund pointed out that “Sudan ranked first in the Arab world with the highest debt ratio compared to its GDP, with 262.5% in 2020, followed by Lebanon second with 154.4%, and then Bahrain third with 132.9%.”

He added that “Egypt came fourth with a debt rate of 90.2% compared to its GDP, Jordan comes fifth with 88.5%, then Tunisia comes sixth with 87.6%, then Yemen with 83.2 and Iraq.”

The International Monetary Fund expects the debt ratio in Iraq to drop to 70%.. Table