A Kurdish Woman won at the USAID-supported Demo Day Competition

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 2022-06-11 14:44A-AA+

Shafaq News/ the business owner Shatoo Kamaran ranked first at the USAID-supported Demo Day Competition in Erbil.

The U.S. Consulate in Erbil said, “While working for an advertising agency, Shatoo noticed that no one in Iraq was producing special effects prosthetics and limited the creativity of film producers. So she left her advertising career to establish her new business, Jargy, the first special effects makeup studio in Erbil.”

“Without the real-world leadership or management experience to successfully launch a business, Shatoo turned to USAID’s incubator program for business training and mentorship. In the program, Shatoo gained skills in marketing and sales, human resources, financial management, and investment readiness.” The Consul added.

As the top winner of Demo Day, Shatoo received $15,000 of seed funding to launch “Jargy officially.”

Once launched, Shatoo hopes to expand beyond Erbil and other influence special effects makeup services in Iraq’s film industry.

The USAID, alongside other U.S. government agencies, works closely with Iraqi national, governmental, and local governments, international institutions, and a network of local partners.

USAID has implemented many activities in various fields, including infrastructure and economic and agricultural growth.


The Kurdistan Democratic Party reveals the real reason behind the visit of Al-Halbousi and Al-Khanjar to Erbil

  • Time: 06/11/2022 21:25:29
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The Kurdistan Democratic Party reveals the real reason behind the visit of Al-Halbousi and Al-Khanjar to Erbil

  {Politics: Al-Furat News} A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Ali Al-Faili, revealed the real and main reason behind the visit of the Speaker of Parliament and the Sovereignty Alliance, Muhammad Al-Halbousi and Khamis Al-Khanjar to Erbil today, Saturday.

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Faily said; For the “Unannounced” program, broadcast by Al-Furat satellite channel, tonight, that: “Al-Halbousi and Al-Khanjar’s visit to Erbil today crystallizes and finalizes the initiative of Democratic Party Chairman Massoud Barzani,” referring to “the acceptability of the initiative to the leaders of the coordination framework after it was put forward.”
He added that “Barzani’s initiative was presented to the Sadrist movement and the framework and delegations exchanged visits regarding it,” explaining, “It was assumed that Barzani’s initiative would be launched today, but the political developments with the resignation of the Sadrist representatives and the framework leaders’ request to visit a delegation headed by Hadi al-Amiri to Erbil postponed its presentation on the political arena.”
Al-Faili added, “The framework delegation headed by Al-Amiri will arrive tomorrow or the day after tomorrow in Erbil to meet Barzani and discuss the latest developments in the political scene.”
He went on to say, “The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, had previously announced his withdrawal and going to the opposition, and the parties within the coalition are free to take the decision and there is coordination before launching positions.”
He pointed out that “it is not possible for all political forces to participate in the government without going to the opposition, and we are in favor of changing the political norm if it is in the interest of the regime, the political process and the citizen, which is a positive case.”


The road to elections and the extension of Al-Kazemi is clear after the collapse of confidence between the conflicting parties

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06/11/2022 14:00

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Baghdad / Obelisk: The recent position of the Sadrist movement to withdraw from the political process and call on the Sadrist bloc’s deputies to resign from Parliament has been postponed, a new initiative from Erbil.  

But the last Sadrist tactic, did not pay the Triple Alliance so far in a position towards him, on the future of the process of forming a government.

After al-Sadr threatened to remain in the opposition or to withdraw completely from the political process, the visit of the coordination framework delegation headed by the head of the Fatah Alliance Hadi al-Amiri to the Kurdistan region was postponed.  

Political activist Hamza Al-Khafaji says that the coordination framework’s visits to Erbil have increased, and we have not seen results to end the political blockage.  

Ideas talk about the Sadrist withdrawal, which distances the possibilities of forming a government towards new elections, where the leader of the Sadrist movement hopes to gain more votes.

The political forces were waiting for the initiative of the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, the second ally of the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, in his tripartite alliance that he formed on the twenty-third of last March, and it also included the “sovereignty” alliance led by Khamis al-Khanjar, in the name of the “Salvation” coalition. homeland”.

The political crisis in Iraq has entered its seventh month in a row, since the early legislative elections were held on the tenth of October last year.

And the expert in Iraqi political affairs, Ahmed Al-Sharifi, considered that “the continued lack of confidence between the various parties, and the absence of a guarantor for the implementation of the agreements, would thwart any new initiative.”

Al-Sharifi added that “Iranian mediation failed to resolve the crisis, due to the lack of consideration for the new political reality in Iraq that resulted from the elections, and we do not believe that there is an initiative capable of resolving differences without al-Sadr abdicating the majority government, or the coordinating framework forces relinquishing the consensus government, and from Without that, there are no solutions, near or far.

Al-Sharifi pointed out that “the external factor is still active in the issue of efforts to bring the views of the various parties closer, but he was unable to find solutions with Al-Sadr’s insistence on rejecting all initiatives and adhering to the majority government. The opposition front without participating in the new government.

And the political analyst, Kitab Al-Mizan, believes that matters in the country are moving towards early elections, due to the political blockage, which means that the Al-Kazemi government will remain for the next period.

The writer and academic Fateh Abdel Salam asks about the reasons for the failure of any initiative presented in the context of the political crisis in Iraq?

And more than one observer is wondering about the developments that have taken place since the early elections were held last October .

Abd al-Salam says that local initiatives carry their flaws with them while stillborn because they have always been coercive orthographic interpretations of views. On the other hand, the relevant side, without its owners being aware of the meaning of the initiative, its requirements and flexibility.

He continued: The initiative carries the elements of its failure when it comes from opponents who have no will or decision to change Positions of steps and benefits under the consensual shift from futile sclerosis.



It seems the Political Parties are working to over come the Political Impasse… All the best for their outcomes!!

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Nechirvan Barzani meets Al-Halbousi and Al-Khanjar and discusses the possibility of overcoming the obstacles of the current political stage

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 2022-06-11 11:53A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani met today, Saturday, Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, and head of the Sovereignty Alliance, Khamis al-Khanjar.

A statement issued by Al-Halbousi’s office stated that, during the meeting, they discussed developments in the political situation in the country, and exchanged views and visions that contribute to overcoming the obstacles of the next stage.

A high-level delegation from the Sovereignty Alliance, which included the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, and the head of the coalition, Khamis al-Khanjar, arrived earlier today in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, and met with Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani.


Bafel Talabani Arrives In Erbil At The Head Of A High-Level Delegation .. What Will He Discuss With Barzani?

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Earth News/ The President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, received today, Saturday, a high-ranking delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan headed by the President of the Patriotic Union, Bafel Talabani.

In the meeting, which was attended by Mahmoud Muhammad, a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the importance of supporting the Kurdistan Regional Government, especially its reform program, was emphasized to provide the best services to citizens. The problems that need to be solved were also highlighted.

The Prime Minister indicated that “the regional government has a joint reform program that includes all parties participating in the government, and that with the support of all Kurdish parties, one team must work to implement the government program and provide services to citizens throughout the Kurdistan region.”

The delegation of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan affirmed its support for the Kurdistan Regional Government, the success of its reform program, and the defense of the rights and achievements of the people of Kurdistan.


Barzani discusses with Al-Halbousi and Al-Khanjar the latest developments in the political process in Iraq

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 2022-06-11 11:00A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Kurdish leader, Massoud Barzani, met today, Saturday, at his headquarters in the Salah al-Din resort, a high-level delegation from the Sovereignty Alliance, which included the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, and the head of the coalition Khamis al-Khanjar.

A statement issued by Barzani’s headquarters today said that during the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the political situation in Iraq and the latest developments in the ongoing political process.


He Excludes The Resignation Of The Sadrist MPs.. Abdul Razzaq: Al-Kazemi’s Government Implements What The Triple Alliance Wants

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Earth News/ The Iraqi politician, Salah Abdul Razzaq, confirmed today, Saturday, that the government of Mustafa Al-Kazemi is implementing what the Triple Alliance wants, while ruling out the resignation of the Sadrist MPs.

Abdul Razzaq said in an interview with Earth News, “The tripartite alliance wants the Al-Kazemi government to remain, because it is the trio government and implements what it wants in terms of decisions and appointments,” noting that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi seeks a second term or extending the work of his government.”

He added that “the coordination framework seeks to form a new government, but there are difficulties in negotiation and a loss of confidence between the framework and the Sadrist bloc that wants to form the government according to its conditions.”

Abdul Razzaq ruled out “resignations of the Sadrist movement’s deputies nor their going to the opposition.”


Traffic reveals to “Mawazine News” the latest developments regarding the opening of the Green Zone for 24 hours


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The General Traffic Directorate revealed, today, Saturday, the latest developments in opening the Green Zone for a period of 24 hours.

The Director of Traffic Information, Brigadier General Ziyad Al-Qaisi told “Mawazine News”, “Work is underway to arrange matters related to reopening the Green Zone, but the recent events and demonstrations near the area delayed the matter.”

Al-Qaisi indicated that “the plan for reopening Al-Khadra is ready and will be implemented once these procedures are completed.” Ended 29/N33


Al-Halbousi And Al-Khanjar Meet Barzani In Erbil

Earth News/ A source said today, Saturday, that Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi and the head of the Azm Alliance Khamis al-Khanjar will visit Erbil today, Saturday.

The source told Earth News, “Al-Halbousi and Al-Khanjar will visit Erbil to meet the leader of the Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, to discuss the crisis of forming the new Iraqi government and find solutions to end the political impasse in Iraq.”

This obstruction hangs over the political process in Iraq, where about 8 months have passed since the early elections, and so far the president of the republic has not been elected.

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