Baghdad celebrates New Year’s Eve celebrations

08:40 – 31/12/18

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Baghdad witnessed, this evening, mass celebrations on the occasion of the New Year’s Day.

“Thousands of Iraqis took part in the Baghdad areas celebrating the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.”

“The areas of Mansour, Karrada and Zayouna were the most intense in terms of celebrations,” he said, noting that “revelers use pyrotechnics very much during the celebrations.”

He noted that “the security forces are widely deployed to secure celebrations.”

Halbusi enters the line of stripping Abadi from his residence: Wait for what is happening to the rest

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“The Office of the Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Halboussi issued a response to the extradition of former Prime Minister Haider Abadi, his residence and the knowledge of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“In this regard, the Information Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohamed Al Halbusi, would like to clarify that the President of the Council has no knowledge of the number of positions occupied by Mr. Abbadi or other officials, according to information that it has been distributed in the past period, In the state institutions with many of those roles. ”

“The House of Representatives will have a position; to regulate the mechanisms of occupancy of state real estate in order to achieve returns to the public treasury, and not be permissible according to political calculations.”

The leader of the coalition, “Nasr” Ali al-Sunaid told Shafak News earlier in the day, an “attack” led by the official responsible for the protection of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, the house of Abadi in the Green Zone.

The Green Zone includes the Council of Ministers, the Parliament as well as the embassies and diplomatic missions in Iraq and enjoys tight security.

The leader of the coalition Ali al-Sunaid, told Ashqaf News that “the official of the protection of Abdul Mahdi, called” Azad “, acted in a cowardly manner and attributed to Abdul Mahdi how he agrees that he is responsible for his protection acting, attacked the house of Abbadi and stormed him, although Abadi a month and a half handed over his residence , With the knowledge of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi. ”

He explained that “the incursion took place not with the presence of Abbadi. He left the headquarters for a long time, but the protection of the slave returned to the headquarters because there are some purposes belonging to Abadi and they went to fetch it. When they go, the headquarters is closed and protected. “He said.

The leader of the victory coalition that “the lack of control of Abdul-Mahdi on the protection of the official, puts many question marks and large, how will control the situation of the country.”


PM Barzani on New Year’s Occasion: Kurdistan is Home for All Religious, Ethnic Groups


ERBIL – Kurdistan Region is home for all diverse ethnic and religious groups, Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani said, pointing out that even though the majority of the people in the region are Sunni Muslims, all other religions enjoy full freedom in the area.

PM Barzani made the comments in a congratulatory message on Monday to the people of Kurdistan on the New Year’s Eve, in which he also sent his wishes to all the components, including Muslims, Christians, Yezidis, Kakayis, Shabaks, Zardashtis, as well as all the nations who peacefully live together in the Kurdistan Region.

“On the New Year’s occasion, I extend my warmest greetings to all. I hope the upcoming new year will bring happiness and peace to the people of Kurdistan. I wish they will overcome all obstacles on their ways and will be able to achieve their goals,” Barzani said in a statement.

URGENT Abdul-Mahdi: Corruption shakes the image of the state and we will consider him an enemy like a preacher


Date of release: 2018/12/31 19:37 
The Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, said that the aim of restructuring the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption is to enable it to take deterrent measures and unify the efforts of the supervisory bodies in the context of a new work capable of confronting any party or person whatever its position and act as a state In exposing corruption and protecting society, citizens and public money alike. “
“Abdul Mahdi chaired the first session of the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption, which was held today, in the presence of the heads of the prosecution, the judicial supervision, the Financial Control Bureau, the Integrity Commission, the Inspector General of the Ministry of the Interior and a number of advisers,” the statement said. 
He added that “this measure comes in implementation of what we pledged in our government platform, which was approved by the House of Representatives and became the duty of implementation, and in the face of it must enjoy the Supreme Council for the fight against corruption sufficient administrative and legal powers to control the file of corruption and knowledge of its citizens and shortcomings in follow-up, In order to achieve clear outputs and prevent the severe damage that has become a shake of the image of the state and society and the reputation of citizens in general, and must put an end to this decline and consider corruption as an enemy such as a terrorist gang.
The Supreme Council for Anti-Corruption discussed mechanisms of action and agreed on the timing of the start of proceedings in accordance with the new contexts.

Barzani sends a message to the international community to put an end to the problems and renew the request for Baghdad

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The leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani on Monday to form a new government of the Kurdistan Region “strong and effective”, while renewing his request to resolve the differences and outstanding issues between Arbil and Baghdad through dialogue and understanding, called on the international community to put an end to the problems of terrorism and extremism in the region.

Barzani said in a congratulatory message on the occasion of the New Year: “Our people are now living in a new phase, and in order to achieve their lofty goals and noble values for which they have struggled for decades and made great sacrifices, they need to protect the gains made and increase their strength and growth. The past, through the exercise of democracy, renewed its desire for change and a strong Kurdistan, so it is necessary to achieve that desire within the framework of a strong and effective government that has the confidence of the people. ”

“Throughout the struggle, the people of Kurdistan have sided with peaceful means and dialogue, and now we renew our desire to pursue dialogue and understanding in order to solve all problems with Baghdad,” he said.

Barzani said that “I take this opportunity to express my concern about the fate of the Kurdish people in Syria, hoping that the current developments and changes there will not cause further displacement and suffering of the Kurdish people in Syria, and we declare with certainty that the existence of violence and denial.

He called on all parties to understand that our region can not bear all these problems, violence, terrorism, extremism, instability and domination, and that it is the duty of the international community to put an end to this anarchy, that the innocent peoples in the region should not again be harmed, traumatized and destroyed.


Dollar rise in Baghdad

Release date: 2018/12/31 10:35

Baghdad: foreign currency markets in Baghdad, on Monday morning, a rise in the exchange rate of the US dollar against the Iraqi dinar.

The market price in the Kifah Stock Exchange in Baghdad 1200 dinars per dollar, or 120 thousand dinars for one hundred dollars.

The prices of selling and buying dollars in banking companies were:

the selling price of one dollar 1205 dinars, or 120 thousand and 500 dinars for one hundred dollars.

The purchase price of the dollar is 1195 dinars, or 119 thousand and 500 dinars per hundred dollars.

Prices of foreign, gold, oil , currency, {even the preparation of this news}:

Euro Global Price: 100 EUR = 114.25 USD

GBP Global Price: 100 pounds = 126.85 dollars

Turkish Lira world price: $ 100 = 527.10 Turkish Lira

price of an ounce global gold = 1279.77 dollar

price Brent crude oil = $ 54.19, the

price of a barrel of US crude oil = $ 45.92

Trump’s plan to withdraw from Syria


Date of release:: 2018/12/31 0:37 
The Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, said the president, Donald Trump, had reassured him about his plan to withdraw US troops from Syria and his commitment to defeat a militant organization at a meeting at the White House on Sunday.
“We talked about Syria,” Graham told reporters outside the White House after the meeting, “some things I did not know which made me feel more comfortable with what we’re doing in Syria.” 
Graham is a powerful figure on national security policy and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, although he is an ally of Trump but opposes some of his decisions on foreign policy. 
“We still have some differences, but I will tell you that the president is seriously considering Syria on how to withdraw our forces, but at the same time we are in the interests of our national security,” the South Carolina senator said. 
For its part, the Pentagon said it was considering plans “for a planned and thoughtful withdrawal,” a source familiar with the matter said one option was a 120-day withdrawal period.
Earlier, Trump ordered the withdrawal of 2,000 US troops from Syria and asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for the withdrawal of about 7,000 troops based in Afghanistan. 
US troops have already withdrawn from Syria and entered northern Iraq. 
The Trump decision on Syria and Afghanistan is a turning point in US foreign policy and could open the door to a series of unforeseen events in the Middle East and Afghanistan. 
The military withdrawal comes from Syria, coinciding with the Russian Foreign Ministry’s description of the US presence in Syria as “illegal”, saying it has become a serious obstacle to the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

Abdul-Mahdi comment on Trump’s visit and the fact that the US bases [expanded]


Editorial Date: 2018/12/30 22:51 • 26 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Reiss commented on the Council of Ministers Adel Abdul-Mahdi on the US President’s visit to the base of Al-Assad in Anbar on the 26th of this month.
“The visit of US President Donald Trump has raised some questions and words, and there is talk that President Trump came to visit a US base in Iraq and this is a mistake, we do not have a US base in Iraq,” Abdul Mahdi said at a weekly press conference on Tuesday. “We were told by Trump to visit Trump and to make our visit official and specific.” 
“The American side is to inform the government of Trump’s visit, but Baghdad has stipulated that the visit should be official and specific to an agenda,” he said, adding that “there are Iraqi bases that include the Americans, and there are no purely American bases in Iraq.” The US ambassador who praised the balanced Iraqi position on Trump’s visit. “
He added that “the summary of the matter that the US side that morning told us that President Trump wants to visit Iraq and welcomed this and we said the first two conditions to come to Iraqi soil and receive an Iraqi reception as is the case with any foreign official and secondly to set the agenda on specific topics Because the time of the visit is short and the meeting for a short period and does not allow the treatment of many things agreed by the American side. ” 
Abdul Mahdi said that “in the afternoon of the same day was contacted and we knew that the US president will not leave the area of ​​presence of US military, and we said that this is not possible Prime Minister and his delegation will not move to a camp, but the opposite is true that the president to come to receive him as the head of a friendly” .
“The American side confirmed that the measures were organized in Washington and it is difficult to change them and there will be no bilateral meeting and they suggested replacing it with a telephone call, and this is all that has happened, a fundamental issue that reflects the Iraqi will and a position that respects friendly relations.” 
On the level of the visit of Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razaz to Baghdad, Abdul-Mahdi said that “the Iraqi government has a package of important and useful agreements with Jordan and will be activated soon.” 
“There are those who say that Iraq has a [Sufa] agreement and Iraq does not have this agreement, neither with the United States nor with any other country, so that an official or commander-in-chief of armed forces can come to visit his base,” Abdul-Mahdi said.
He also expressed his hope that next year will be full of achievements and prosperity for the Iraqi people in all its aspects, stressing “the need for a complete change of economic structure in order to reduce dependence on financial budgets in development,” noting that “there is a large and growing global momentum towards Iraq “.is over

the Iraqi Council of Ministers takes a number of decisions related to the budget and registration of cars

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Shafak News / The Cabinet issued a number of resolutions in its ordinary session held today under the chairmanship of Adel Abdul-Mahdi.

The Council approved the financing agreement for the Samawah and Dhi Qar plants for the Ministry of Electricity and to reduce the customs fee of the plastic granules to zero, while complying with environmental protection conditions.

The Council of Ministers discussed again the draft law (Supreme Council for TVET) as an authority to assess the needs of the labor market and coordination between the relevant ministries, and was directed by the Board of Counsel to study and reformulate it and take the comments received from the ministries concerned.

The Council discussed the recommendation of the minutes of the meeting on the detection of the iron and steel plant with the aim of merging the three supervisory bodies into one body and giving two weeks to the ministries concerned to unify the visions in order to achieve this goal.

The Cabinet reviewed the issue of registration of vehicles in order to help ease the traffic momentum and regulate the traffic. The recommendations of the committee to reconsider the decision of the Council of Ministers and its financial requirements were re-presented.

The Council of Ministers voted on an amendment to the general budget tables for the year 2019. It also re-presented the issue of suspending the decisions of the Council of Ministers and the former Prime Minister for the period from 7/1 to 24/7/2018, provided that the ministries complete their work in seven working days.

Parliamentary Finance: Iraq’s debt exceeded 126 billion dollars and the central bank to support the budget

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The member of the Finance Committee parliamentary Mohammed al-Darraji, that the debt of Iraq exceeded 126 billion dollars, calling on the Central Bank to support the budget with treasury bonds and raise the price of the dollar.

“The budget law is very far from the approach of the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi,” Darraji told Al-Akhbar And the budget adjustments are very small and development projects are absent ‘.

He added that ‘the final accounts of previous governments have not reached the parliament until the moment and the new government to claim them.’

He said Darraji that ‘the debt of Iraq exceeded 126 billion dollars and this is very dangerous,’ noting that ‘the central bank to support the budget through treasury bonds and raise the price of the dollar’.,15700022,15700124,15700126,15700149,15700186,15700191,15700201,15700214&usg=ALkJrhjiakbzIFg2MyR744CjgeiM6sK4Kg