The National Axis applauds Mr. Sistani’s position and confirms his support for the reference to strengthen the political process



The National Axis Alliance, on Friday, endorsed the directives of the supreme authority, Ali al-Sistani, in dealing with the deviations of the political process and enhancing it in the coming stage.
A statement issued by the coalition received ‘news’ that ‘the directives of the Supreme Reference during the meeting with the head of the United Nations Mission in Iraq is our first priority in our political program, the basic criterion for evaluating the government program and the performance of the government and its executive bodies.’
He praised the national axis ‘of Mr. Sistani’s proposals in his calls to end the file of displacement and support programs return dignity, and commit the new government to rebuild the liberated cities, and to organize efforts to combat the destructive scourge of corruption, and all’ to enhance the independence of the Iraqi political decision, and open new horizons of work and contribute In providing employment opportunities for Iraqi youth ‘.
He continued that the axis ‘works in a serious and determined to strengthen bridges of cooperation and joint action between the legislative authority represented by the parliament and the executive authority represented by the government to ensure the completion of a project to build a state institutions included in the ideas of the Supreme Leader, Sistani’.

first marathon for cycling in the Kurdistan Region

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Shafaq News / Marathon was organized for aerobics in the center of the city of Arbil, the capital Friday afternoon.

This is the first marathon of its kind at the level of the Kurdistan Region.

And participated in the first marathon of its kind at the level of the Kurdistan region and Iraq about 600 riders of both sexes under the auspices of Kurdistan 24 satellite station and under the direct supervision of the Refugee Rights Organization and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The marathon started from the street adjacent to the archaeological citadel of Arbil and at a distance of 3 km.

The marathon aims to revitalize the sport of cycling and become a culture used by people in Kurdistan.

Al-Ghanem: We expect Abdul-Mahdi to present his remaining cabin next Tuesday

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A member of the House of Representatives Safa al-Ghanim, on Friday, that the coming days will see a breakthrough in the crisis to complete the formation of the government, noting that the differences between the political blocs on the way to a solution.

Al-Ghanim said in a press statement that ‘the political differences on the candidates of the ministries of defense and justice are still ongoing, but we expect that Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi during next Tuesday’s session, candidates for the rest of his cabinet.’,15700002,15700023,15700124,15700149,15700186,15700190,15700201,15700237&usg=ALkJrhhyIbtpyUqcU1PLAT4HhHgRErD-0A

Oil prices rise after Russia agrees to cut output


Oil prices rose again, having earlier recorded their lowest level since October 2017.

Brent crude was up 1.24% at $ 59.49 a barrel, while US WTI rose to $ 51.13 a barrel, up 1.67%.

The rise came after Russia became increasingly convinced of the need to cut production with OPEC.

Oil markets are eyeing the Vienna meeting, with most observers predicting that the meeting will result in a cut in output to keep supply from oversupply

Abdul Mahdi discusses with the UN Secretary-General’s adviser the support of the international community for Iraq


Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed with the UN Secretary-General’s adviser Thursday the support of the international community for Iraq.

“The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Karim Khan and his accompanying delegation, met today with the support of the international community for Iraq in the field of reconstruction and the pursuit of terrorist cells,” the Press Office of the Prime Minister said in a statement. And to strengthen the role of Iraq in the region and the world, having been able to win over the gangs and called for terrorism and contributed significantly to reduce the risk of promoting global peace.

“Iraq has made great sacrifices in its fight against terrorism,” he said, adding that “many elements of the terrorist group are carrying foreign nationalities, which requires the international community and these countries to shoulder their responsibilities towards Iraq and the Iraqis who fought on behalf of the world, .

He called on the international community to “support Iraq in the pursuit of these terrorist cells and their elements.”

Abdul Mahdi to the World Bank delegation: Consumer loans weigh the budget


Release date: 2018/11/29 22:22 
(WAM) – Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received on Thursday Vice-President of the World Bank Group for the Middle East and North Africa and his accompanying delegation.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, that Abdul Mahdi, “stressed that Iraq focuses on investment and provide an environment suitable for him, which will contribute positively to the reconstruction of the country and provide services to citizens.” 
He pointed out that “the dependence should be on productive loans that promote the economy, production and employment, not consumer loans that weigh the budget.” 
The World Bank delegation affirmed the Bank’s continued support of Iraq and cooperation in productive projects, streamlining procedures and helping young people to establish and register projects and develop their capabilities to succeed.

World Bank Announces Decision on Iraq Economy

Release date: 2018/11/29 20:23

{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} A World Bank official confirmed the Bank’s intention to support Iraq’s economy.

“President Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad on Thursday afternoon World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Farid Belhadj, accompanied by Regional Director of the World Bank for Central Asia Saroj Kumar Jha,” said a presidential statement received by the {Euphrates News} .

“The World Bank is determined to support the Iraqi economy positively and work to support partnership with Iraqi financial institutions by increasing areas of cooperation and adopting the best investment of resources and energies,” said the World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa.

He also discussed with the President of the Republic ways of cooperation between Iraq and the World Bank. The President of the Republic referred to the importance of the World Bank’s support for social and economic development projects in Iraq, as well as appropriate reforms, combating corruption and the need to develop and diversify the sources of the national economy.

“The achievement of financial, monetary and economic stability in Iraq is not only a goal but also a basis for political stability and an important strategic project for sustainable development and civil development in the country,” President Barham Salih said.

The supreme reference of the UN envoy: The new government faces great tasks and we wait to see the features of success in its work (expanded)

Editorial Date: 2018/11/29 18:32

The Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the supreme religious authority, has said that the new government faces great tasks and is waiting to see the success of its work.

“The new government faces great tasks and is waiting to see the success of its work, especially in the fight against corruption, job creation for the unemployed and the reconstruction of the affected areas,” the website of the supreme authority of Imam Ali al-Sistani was quoted as saying during a meeting with the UN representative in Iraq Jan Kubic. War and the proper return of displaced persons to their areas of residence and the provision of necessary services to citizens in an appropriate manner. ”

He stressed the higher reference “the need to cooperate political blocs in the House of Representatives with the government to make real steps in improving the situation, stressing the” importance of respect for the sovereignty of Iraq and non-interference in its affairs by all countries. ”

Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr and Kubitsch discuss developments in the Iraqi scene

Editorial Date: 2018/11/29 14:40

(Al-Najaf: Al-Furat News) The leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, discussed with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubic, the developments of the Iraqi scene.

“Moqtada al-Sadr received the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubic, Thursday in Najaf,” a statement from the office of Muqtada al-Sadr said.

“During the meeting, they discussed issues related to the country and the political file, while Jan Kubic valued the national positions of Muqtada al-Sadr, thanking him for the hospitality and reception.”