US official: Strikes targeting Ain al-Assad hit members of Iraqi security forces


A US military official revealed, on Saturday, the details of the missile attack on the Ain al-Assad base in Anbar, western Iraq.
“Reports indicating that members of the Iraqi security forces were injured during the strike on the Ain al-Assad base,” the official was quoted by Reuters as saying.

“Ballistic missiles hit the Ain al-Assad air base, which hosts US forces in Iraq,” he added.

The military official pointed out that “about 10 missiles targeted the Ain al-Assad base, which hosts US forces in Iraq.”

The Islamic Resistance faction in Iraq announced earlier today, Saturday, that it had targeted it with a large rocket launch, the American occupation base in “Ain al-Assad” in Anbar.

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Trade announces the conclusion of the activities of the Baghdad exhibition and touches on its results

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Economy News – Baghdad

The Ministry of Commerce announced today, Saturday, the conclusion of the activities of the Baghdad International Fair in its 47th session, while touching on its advantages.

The Minister of Commerce, Atheer Al-Ghurair, said in a statement received by “Economy News: “The activities of the session were distinguished compared to previous sessions in terms of organization, qualification, diversity and size of participations of countries and companies, as well as the achievement of many partnership contracts between the Iraqi sectors and sectors of countries and companies participating in the international session.”

He pointed out that “the Baghdad International Fair is a message to the world that Iraq is coming strongly as an important economic player capable of containing and interacting with the largest international gatherings in a way that serves the aspirations of our people for a free and dignified life, as well as that the exhibition was a message from the participating countries for their desire to build bridges of cooperation with Iraq.”

For his part, the company’s general manager Mustafa Al-Ani confirmed “the conclusion of the activities of the Baghdad International Fair as another year in his pioneering career that accompanied its launch in the 1960s,” and said that “this session was characterized by the participation of 22 countries and 850 local, Arab and international companies, which is the highest participation compared to previous sessions, where the participation of the Kingdom of Arabia was the largest participation.”

He added that “the conclusion of this session gives other aspects to the new Iraq in its economic developments, which can give it the opportunity to enter international investments, as the exhibition witnessed commercial shows of various international and local goods and goods in addition to the projects and achievements of local and international companies from various sectors as well as projects related to infrastructure, agricultural, industrial, technological and other fields.”


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Missile bombardment in the vicinity of the “Ain al-Assad” base in western Iraq

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2024-01-20 07:51Font

Shafaq News / An official security source reported, on Saturday, a missile bombardment targeting the vicinity of the “Ain al-Assad” military air base in Anbar province in western Iraq.

The source told Shafaq News that more than 5 rockets landed in the vicinity of the base, and according to information, the place of launch is from the Baghdadi side.

There were no further details about the bombing of the base, which is stationed by forces from the international coalition.

Armed Shiite factions escalated their attacks on the military bases of the US-led international coalition forces in Iraq and Syria after the events of October 7 in Palestine (Al-Aqsa flood).

The Iraqi government is seeking to schedule the presence of the international coalition forces against ISIS, and end their tasks in the country, Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani said on more than one occasion.

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Saudi Arabia to host meeting of World Economic Forum in April

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{International: Al-Furat News} Saudi Economy Minister Faisal Al-Ibrahim said on Thursday that the Kingdom will host a special meeting of the World Economic Forum in April.

The meeting is scheduled for April 28 and 29.

Al-Ibrahim pointed out that the meetings will focus on global cooperation and growth in many sectors, especially as the Kingdom has become a capital for progress in many fields and sectors.

The Saudi Minister of Economy, in a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos entitled “Saudi Arabia: The Future Path”, added that Saudi Arabia is currently a stronger country and a better version than it was in the past.

He also stressed that the Kingdom will continue to improve and carry out the necessary economic reforms by focusing on tourism industry and related sectors.

He explained that the kingdom’s economy – when excluding the oil sector – has outpaced the US since 2016.

“The Kingdom’s economy has grown 20% since 2016 without counting oil.”

In a related context, the Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning, Faisal al-Ibrahim, expected the Saudi economy to grow by 4.4% in 2024.

During his participation in a dialogue session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ibrahim said that the Kingdom’s non-oil GDP is expected to grow between 4.5% to 5% this year.

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With the documents.. The central bank plans to cancel the dollar selling platform at the end of this year

  • Time: 2024/01/19 08:41:09
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{Economic: Al-Furat News} The Central Bank of Iraq plans to cancel the electronic platform for external transfers {dollar} gradually during the current year 2024, until it cancel it completely by the end of the year, and to maintain it for audit and statistical purposes.

This comes within the framework of the Central Bank of Iraq’s endeavor to enable Iraqi banks to establish and establish solid banking relations with the global and regional banking sector in order to achieve the sobriety of the Iraqi banking sector and full compliance with international standards and requirements, according to documents issued by the bank.

According to the documents, Iraqi banks must work to be equipped and able to access and deal with correspondent banks.

According to the Central Bank, there are two types of requirements, including what is essential to be provided and working to complete as soon as possible, including what is important and supports the efforts of banks in this field, and all banks will be required to provide the three basic requirements in order to help them open accounts with correspondent banks, as indicated in the documents below.

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Sudanese Adviser Speaks Frankly: This Is What Iraq Asked America

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Sabhan Mulla Giad, the prime minister’s political adviser, said that Iraq told Washington that it wanted to see America’s technological, cultural, cultural and economic face, instead of the military face that accompanied the Iraqis for 20 years, despite the need for five types of military support, stressing the agreement with the US national security adviser to schedule the withdrawal of coalition forces from the country.

Giad added in a televised interview followed by “Earth News” that “in the position of the international coalition, we noticed during a meeting with the US national security adviser, the conversation was exposed and frank, and the agreement to start the work of the joint committee that schedules the exit of the international alliance and replaces it with building bilateral economic, cultural and social relations with the countries of the alliance.”

He continued: “We do not want to harm the countries of the international coalition, but the framework of dealing between Iraq and a country and them, is framed by bilateral agreements between one country and another, as well as with America, we are eager to see the second face of America.”

He pointed out that “in 20 years we have only seen the military and security face of America, and this is a face that is difficult for the peoples to bear, so let us see the second face, which is technological, civilizational, cultural and economic, through bilateral agreements with them, and this matter is strongly discussed with the US national security adviser, and also raised with the Secretary General of NATO strongly and seriously, and the subject is not the result of the recent attacks.”

Jiad stressed that “the matter has been raised since the visit of the Iraqi security delegation headed by the US Secretary of Defense, and they were told that you are an international alliance established to fight ISIS in Iraq, and now let’s estimate the numbers of what is left of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and they estimated them in Iraq by about 1500 elements, but in Syria they are 10,000, so Iraq said that it can confront these 1500 terrorists, and we do not need combat forces, but we only need intelligence security aid in addition to training, development and logistical support.”

He pointed out that “from the political side these two topics were resolved with the national security adviser and the Secretary General of NATO, and the talks will almost be included on the table and developed into bilateral relations.”

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The Sudanese concludes his visit to Switzerland and returns to Baghdad


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{Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani returned to the capital Baghdad after the conclusion of his participation in the Davos Economic Forum 2024, in its 54th session, in Switzerland.

Al-Sudani participated in the dialogue session within the work of the forum, which was moderated by the editor-in-chief of the journalist (Politico) news site John Harris, and held on its sidelines a series of meetings and meetings, which are the following:

■ Meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron

■ Meeting of the President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd

■ Meeting of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres

■ Meeting of the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

■ Meeting the US National Security Advisor

■ Meeting with the President of the World Bank Group

■ Meeting with the Director General of the International Monetary Fund

■ Meeting with the President of the European Commission

■ Meeting of the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

■ Meeting of the Saudi trade and investment ministers

■ Meeting of the delegation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

■ JPMorgan Regional CEO Meeting

■ Meeting of the Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organization

■ Meeting with the President of HKN Energy Oil Company

■ A working meeting with 57 international companies specialized in oil, energy and other economic fields

■ Meeting with Bloomberg website

■ Interview with The Wall Street Journal

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The Sudanese concludes his visit to Switzerland and returns to Baghdad

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{Politics: Al-Furat News} Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani returned to the capital Baghdad after the conclusion of his participation in the Davos Economic Forum 2024, in its 54th session, in Switzerland.

Al-Sudani participated in the dialogue session within the work of the forum, which was moderated by the editor-in-chief of the journalist (Politico) news site John Harris, and held on its sidelines a series of meetings and meetings, which are the following:

■ Meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron

■ Meeting of the President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd

■ Meeting of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres

■ Meeting of the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

■ Meeting the US National Security Advisor

■ Meeting with the President of the World Bank Group

■ Meeting with the Director General of the International Monetary Fund

■ Meeting with the President of the European Commission

■ Meeting of the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

■ Meeting of the Saudi trade and investment ministers

■ Meeting of the delegation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

■ JPMorgan Regional CEO Meeting

■ Meeting of the Secretary-General of the Digital Cooperation Organization

■ Meeting with the President of HKN Energy Oil Company

■ A working meeting with 57 international companies specialized in oil, energy and other economic fields

■ Meeting with Bloomberg website

■ Interview with The Wall Street Journal

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Iraq and the IMF are discussing cooperation. And start meetings soon to support a reform program

Prime Minister, Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani, meets in Davos, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

 January 18, 2024 02:34 PM

Live: Prime Minister Mohammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, Director General of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, met on the sidelines of his participation in the Davos Economic Forum held in Switzerland.

During the meeting, according to a statement issued today, Thursday, by the Prime Minister’s Information Office, they discussed financial cooperation relations between Iraq and the International Monetary Fund, within the framework of supporting the development path in Iraq.

Al-Sudai referred to the government’s plans in the field of economic and financial reform, as a gateway and basis for all reforms planned by the government in all vital sectors.

Georgieva welcomed Iraq’s accession to a non-financing program to support economic reforms, as meetings with the Fund begin next month to implement this program, and praised the steps taken by the government in the field of the financial and banking system, improving the business and investment environment, expressing her understanding of Iraq’s privacy and the challenges it faces.

In a separate context and on the sidelines of the Davos events, the Prime Minister met with the President of the Swiss Confederation, Viola Amherd.

The meeting dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to develop them in various economic, banking, security, diplomatic and cultural fields, and the agreement to start bilateral consultations for the purpose of activating the joint committee between Iraq and Switzerland, which has been suspended for more than 3 decades.

The vital development path project, and important opportunities in it, which Swiss companies can invest and participate, was also discussed.

The Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for the position of the Swiss side and its cooperation with Iraq in the return of precious artifacts belonging to Iraqi civilizations, which were smuggled during the past years.

On the war on Gaza, Al-Sudani stressed that stopping the aggression is the key to the return of stability to the region, and constitutes a moral and humanitarian responsibility of the international community, the countries of the European Union and the rest of the major countries.

For her part, Amhird affirmed her country’s support for efforts to stop the war, end the suffering of the Palestinian people, and Switzerland’s readiness to provide all forms of urgent humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.

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The International Monetary Fund praises the Iraqi steps in the field of the financial and banking system

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Mawazine News – Baghdad

Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani stressed on Thursday that the government’s plans in the field of economic and financial reform are a gateway and a basis for all reforms, while the International Monetary Fund praised the Iraqi steps in the field of financial and banking system.
“The Sudanese received in Davos the Director General of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, on the sidelines of his participation in the Davos Economic Forum held in Switzerland,” said a statement of the Prime Minister’s Information Office received by Mawazine News. >
He added that “during the meeting, they discussed the relations of financial cooperation between Iraq and the International Monetary Fund, within the framework of supporting the development path of Iraq.

Al-Sudani pointed out that “the government’s plans in the field of economic and financial reform, as a gateway and basis for all reforms planned by the government in all vital sectors.

“Iraq’s accession to a non-funded program to support economic reforms, as meetings with the Fund begin next month to implement this program, and praised the steps taken by the government in the field of the financial and banking system, and improving the business and investment environment, expressing her understanding of Iraq’s privacy and the challenges it faces.”

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