Financial Times: Al-Kazemi is the closest option to the Sadrist movement, and elections alone do not make democracy

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10/21/2021 21:38

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Baghdad / Obelisk: American policy makers saw, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, that an Iraqi government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi, with the support of the leader of the Sadrist bloc Muqtada Al-Sadr, would curb the influence of rival groups in the country.

The American newspaper, the Financial Times, stated, in a report followed by the obelisk, that the belief that a government with a strong Sadrist formation might help counter the influence of other competing groups.

And the American newspaper added, that Al-Sadr’s victory may enhance the chances of Mustafa Al-Kazemi as prime minister for a second government term, and that Al-Kazemi won the approval of the countries.

She explained that the nature of the divided political system and based on ethnic and sectarian quotas, means that the Sadrists will be forced to bargain with competitors to form a coalition.

The Financial Times concluded that Iraq offers a lesson that elections alone do not guarantee the emergence of a full democracy, noting that the Iraqis are still waiting for the American promise to take hold of the fate of their country in their own hands.

The newspaper added that in the October 10 elections, only 41% of registered voters bothered to cast their votes, which is the lowest participation rate in the post-2003 era, adding that this indifference showed Iraqis’ disappointment with the democratic experience.

In the successive elections in Iraq, the Financial Times indicated that the tone that was common among Iraqis was that the same old parties were competing in a system infected with corruption and nepotism, a system that wasted the wealth of the oil-rich state and failed to provide job opportunities and basic services.

And the report of the American newspaper concluded by saying that in a region ruled by authoritarians, Iraqis have at least the option to vote, a right denied to many of their neighbors, but Iraq offers a lesson that elections alone do not guarantee the establishment of a fully functioning democracy.

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Among them is Kuwait.. The Iraq Reconstruction Fund reveals the details of grants provided by 3 countries

Among them is Kuwait.. The Iraq Reconstruction Fund reveals the details of grants provided by 3 countries

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Mubasher: The Fund for the Reconstruction of Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations in Iraq revealed, today, Thursday, the details of the financial grants provided by Kuwait, Germany and China, while stressing that donor countries are committed to granting funds to projects.

The Director of the Media Office of the Fund, Muthanna Al-Askari, told the Iraqi News Agency “INA”, that the donor countries are committed to granting funds to the projects, stressing that the evaluation is high for the efforts made by these countries.

Al-Askari added that all donor countries such as China, Germany and Kuwait were up to the responsibility of supporting the Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, as it is the supervising and monitoring body for implementation.

He explained, that the German grant allocated to build five hospitals dedicated to the Corona pandemic distributed over four provinces, two in Baghdad, the first in Rusafa in the Zafaraniya region, the second in Karkh in the Amiriya region, the third in Mosul and the fourth in Basra, and the fifth hospital in Sulaymaniyah.

He continued, “As for the Kuwaiti grant, it is allocated to the health sector of the affected governorates, and the first phase has been completed by building health centers distributed over the governorates,” adding: “As for the Chinese grant, it is dedicated to supporting the municipal sector by (118) mechanisms.”

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The Electoral Commission recommends rejecting 147 appeals and accepting 7 of them supported by evidence

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The Electoral Commission recommends rejecting 147 appeals and accepting 7 of them supported by evidence

{Politics: Al Furat News} The Independent High Electoral Commission recommended, on Thursday, the rejection of 147 appeals related to the results of the poll and the acceptance of 7 of them supported by evidence. 

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In a statement, Al Furat News received a copy of it, “it has started studying the appeals submitted to it and it has been checked by the concerned department, as 181 appeals were presented to the Board of Commissioners this Thursday.”
And she added, “After completing the necessary investigative procedures in light of the evidence and the recommendation made, the Council recommended the dismissal of 174 appeals and the acceptance of 7 of them, which were supported by evidence as follows:
Baghdad 2.
Basra 1.
Erbil 1.
Nineveh 3.
In light of this, the contested stations will be opened under those appeals and in accordance with Article 38 of the Elections Law, and the votes will be counted and counted manually and in the presence of representatives of the competing candidates in these stations according to dates, procedures and mechanisms to be determined later and notified before an appropriate period.
She pointed out “

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Among them is Iraq.. the list of the most powerful armies that have early warning planes

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Among them is Iraq.. the list of the most powerful armies that have early warning planes

{Miscellaneous: Al Furat News} Special mission aircraft are among the warplanes that major armies rely on to achieve various military objectives on the battlefield. 

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According to a report on the special mission aircraft of the American website “Global Firepower”, these aircraft are designed to be able to perform specific roles in or near the battlefield. Depending on the advanced technologies and specialized features these aircraft have.
There are different types of special mission aircraft, including AAWACs, MBAs, and EWs.
According to the Global Firepower website, these are the most powerful armies with early warning aircraft: the
United States of America, which ranks first in the world with 749 special mission aircraft.
Japan ranks second in the world with 162 special mission aircraft.

China ranks No. 4 in the world with 115 aircraft.
India ranks No. 5 in the world with 70 aircraft.
France, ranked No. 6 in the world with 46 aircraft.
Brazil, ranked No. 7 in the world with 40 aircraft.
Germany, ranked No. 8 in the world with 40 aircraft.
Australia, ranked No. 9 in the world with 31 aircraft.
South Korea, ranked No. 10 in the world with 30 aircraft.
Britain ranks 11th in the world with 30 aircraft.
Colombia ranks 12th in the world with 28 aircraft.
Italy, ranked 13th in the world with 27 aircraft.
Mexico ranks 14th in the world with 27 aircraft.
Canada ranks 15th in the world with 24 aircraft.
Pakistan ranks 16th in the world with 24 aircraft.
Israel ranks 17th in the world with 23 aircraft.
Thailand ranks 18th in the world with 20 aircraft.
Taiwan ranks 19th in the world with 19 aircraft.
Turkey ranks 20th in the world with 19 aircraft.
The United Arab Emirates ranks 21st in the world with 19 aircraft.
Iraq ranks 22nd in the world with 18 aircraft.
Chile ranks 23rd in the world with 17 aircraft.
Indonesia ranks 24th in the world with 17 aircraft.
Spain ranks 25th in the world with 15 aircraft.
Saudi Arabia ranks 26th in the world with 13 aircraft.
Egypt ranks No. 27 in the world with 11 aircraft.
Argentina ranks 28th in the world with 10 aircraft.
Algeria ranks 29th in the world with 9 aircraft.
Greece ranks 30th in the world with 9 aircraft. And other countries that have a mission aircraft in a lower number, in descending order, than the lists mentioned above.

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Al-Kazemi meets with military and security leaders and issues 12 directives

securitybreakingAl-Kazemisecurity leaders 2021-10-21 11:20A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The head of the caretaker government, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, met on Thursday with military and security leaders at the headquarters of the Joint Operations Command in the capital, Baghdad, and during the meeting issued 12 directives.

A statement by Al-Kazemi’s office, received by Shafaq News Agency, said that he “viewed the overall activities of our armed forces in various arenas and the tasks assigned to them, and listened to a briefing on the security situation presented by senior military leaders.”

Al-Kazemi stressed that “the responsibility that lies with the leaders and our security forces is a historical one,” adding that “our heroic army performs multiple tasks, namely protecting borders and internal security, and pursuing terrorist cells.”

He referred to “the great challenges that the country has inherited since 2003, and we are still living their repercussions,” stressing “working with all force to protect the homeland and our people in all its spectrum from all dangers,” and Al-Kazemi stressed “the necessity of activating the accurate intelligence effort, and avoiding malicious information.”

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces affirmed that “ISIS terrorist gangs are trying to exploit any loophole, any circumstances or challenges,” and directed the security services to “be ready, and not allow the enemy to have any foothold or exploit the circumstances.”

He also stressed, “working to protect the demonstrators in accordance with the constitutional and legal contexts, and to preserve public and private property.”

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, issued a number of directives to the military and security leaders, namely:

1. Paying attention to the security forces with all their names, administratively and technically, and securing the fighters’ daily requirements.

2. Securing fighters with equipment and armament to enable them to perform their combat duty in the face of terrorism in the best way, and securing their requirements, as well as raising the spirit of discipline among the fighters.

3. Humanitarian interaction based on sound military foundations by commanders and commanders with their subordinates, without prejudice to military discipline; In order to create a state of harmony, whether in peace or in combat.

4. Cooperation and coordination between the different types of security forces through the Joint Operations Command; To achieve security and stability, and to impose the authority of the state and the law.

5. The moral responsibility requires that we belong only to the homeland, and there is no place for subsidiary affiliations in the army, and every person has the right to have a religious or sectarian affiliation, but outside the military institution.

6. Pursuing the perpetrators of organized crime and the pursuit of crime and drug gangs; Because it is a scourge that threatens society in all its sects.

7. Intensify and unify the intelligence effort of all intelligence agencies and agencies; To eliminate ISIS terrorist gangs and strike their sleeper cells, and to continue the offensive approach based on accurate intelligence information.

8. Continuing to launch air strikes, according to accurate intelligence, on ISIS terrorist hideouts, and paralyze its movement.

9. Demonstration is a right guaranteed by the constitution, and the security forces must provide protection and prevent intruders.

10. The spirit of discipline is a very important issue, and the relationship between the officer and the soldier must be within the military contexts, and not within the populist relations, where we sometimes notice the high cost between the soldier and the officer.

11. We must focus on the spirit of solidarity and integration among the officers, and I ask for proposals to restore cohesion between the security forces, and we are ready to support you.

12. We direct the speedy restoration of all the infrastructure of our army, including barracks and housing for officers.

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Details of the meeting and discussions of the Governor of the Central Bank with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh

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Details of the meeting and discussions of the Governor of the Central Bank with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh

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The Governor of the Central Bank, Mustafa Ghaleb Mokhief, discussed, on Thursday, with his Saudi counterpart, prospects for cooperation in the banking field and the exchange of experiences.  

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And the media office of the Central Bank stated in a statement that “Nass” received a copy of it (October 21, 2021), that “the governor visited Riyadh, accompanied by a delegation from the Iraqi banking sector, to enhance bilateral relations and prospects for cooperation in the banking sector and to exchange experiences with the Saudi side.”  

According to the statement, “the governor met with the Saudi Central Bank administration on the sidelines of this visit, and the Saudi side welcomed the governor and his accompanying delegation, considering this visit a gateway to deepening relations between the two brotherly countries and the two monetary institutions, and a step that will positively reflect on both sides.”  

The readiness to open the field of exchange of experiences and cooperation in the foreign banking sector was also discussed, in order to establish a positive stage in the economic relations between the Iraqi side and the Saudi side.  

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Iraq concludes a contract to drill dozens of oil wells and increase its production by 800,000 barrels per day

economydecadeholesoil wells 2021-10-21 07:32A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The head of the National Oil Company and Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail stressed on Thursday the importance of using modern technologies in implementing operations to maintain and increase oil production from oil fields, especially the “horizontal” or inclined drilling technique.

This came during his attendance and sponsorship of a ceremony to launch a contract to drill (96) wells in the West Qurna-1 field in Basra Governorate.

The head of the National Oil Company said that this contract is one of the major and important contracts in the “horizontal drilling” axis, which is currently one of the latest advanced technologies in this field, in order to achieve high productivity and great economic returns.

Ismail added that despite the challenges facing the oil industry, the ministry is accelerating pace to obtain modern technologies to develop the oil and gas industry, as well as the continuous interest and support for new research that has a significant impact on field work.

For his part, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil, Hamid Younis, said that the contract will increase the production capacities of the field through the use of horizontal drilling with technical and economic returns. , because we cover large areas of drilling inside the oil reservoir of the well, and reduce the rise of water in these wells, noting that Schlumberger possesses modern capabilities and techniques in the field of drilling.

In turn, the Deputy Director General of the Basra Oil Company, Hassan Muhammad, said that the contract with Schlumberger will cover the drilling of (96) wells in the West Qurna/1 field using horizontal or inclined drilling technology. (One thousand barrels per day in 2027, and it is one of the important contracts for the development of the oil reservoirs of the Basra Oil Company, which is under implementation to reach peak production rates, in addition to providing great job opportunities.

The head of Exxon Mobil Corporation in Iraq, Taher Hamid, said that his company, in cooperation with the Ministry of Oil, is developing the West Qurna 1 field according to the latest technologies, programs and interim plans. “We are proud of our work record in Iraq and our relationship with the Ministry of Oil, and we continue to work rigorously and constructively.”

For his part, Saad Al-Damen, Vice President of Schlumberger Company, said that his company will implement the contract with modern techniques and the method of horizontal drilling, which will maximize contact with oil reservoirs and improve and develop production levels, noting that this contract will add (200) thousand barrels per day to the production of the field, and that horizontal drilling represents An advanced state in the oil industry.

Al-Damen affirmed his company’s keenness to organize technical workshops for officials and workers in the oil sector, with the aim of learning about digital management applications in the oil industry.

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For the second day, the dollar exchange rate fell


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For the second day, the dollar exchange rate fell

{Economic: Al Furat News} The exchange rates of the US dollar fell against the Iraqi dinar, Thursday, on the main stock exchange in the capital, Baghdad 

Al-Kifah and Al-Harithiya Central Stock Exchange in Baghdad recorded this morning 147,800 Iraqi dinars for 100 US dollars.

While buying and selling prices stabilized in banking shops in the local markets in Baghdad, where the selling price amounted to 148,250 Iraqi dinars per 100 US dollars, while the purchase prices amounted to 147,250 Iraqi dinars per 100 US dollars.

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq meets the invitation of the Saudi Central Bank

The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq meets the invitation of the Saudi Central Bank

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Mustafa Ghaleb Mokhif, visited Riyadh, accompanied by a delegation from the Iraqi banking industry, to enhance bilateral relations and prospects for banking cooperation, and to exchange experiences with Saudi Arabia.

During this visit, the Governor met with the Administrative Department of the Central Bank of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi side welcomed the Governor and the accompanying delegation, considering that this visit is a gateway to deepening the relationship between the two brotherly countries and the two monetary institutions, as well as a step that has a positive impact on both sides.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-9231788046776019&output=html&h=266&adk=1321680615&adf=3404150293&pi=t.aa~a.1381849204~i.3~rp.4&w=320&lmt=1634818010&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=3193756203&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=320×266&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheworldtech.net%2Farchives%2F7081&flash=0&fwr=1&pra=3&rh=221&rw=265&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&sfro=1&wgl=1&fa=27&dt=1634818746374&bpp=3&bdt=1129&idt=-M&shv=r20211019&mjsv=m202110140101&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D1d2cd77aa3364849-2242bf146fcb0080%3AT%3D1634476872%3ART%3D1634476872%3AS%3DALNI_MY8WgfjpshxCxrvEOwc7Zt72ka9Hw&prev_fmts=0x0%2C320x266&nras=3&correlator=1141829493823&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=156445310.1634476872&ga_sid=1634818746&ga_hid=179885345&ga_fc=1&u_tz=-300&u_his=2&u_h=568&u_w=320&u_ah=568&u_aw=320&u_cd=32&adx=0&ady=1571&biw=320&bih=450&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=31063175&oid=2&pvsid=2074226602508487&pem=310&eae=0&fc=1408&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C320%2C0%2C320%2C568%2C320%2C450&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cs%7C&abl=NS&fu=128&bc=31&ifi=3&uci=a!3&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=B2e80Ftd8b&p=https%3A//theworldtech.net&dtd=33

The two sides also discussed their readiness to open areas of exchange of experiences and cooperation in the offshore banking industry, and to establish a positive stage for economic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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