" The Dinar Daily ".......... Friday, 25 January 2013
*** TWO DAYS IN A ROW THERE IS MENTION OF THE RESCEDULED VOTE, MAYBE THEY MEAN IT THIS TIME ! ? ****
Parliament to vote on Federal Court law next Saturday session
Friday, 25 January 2013 11:17 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The parliament will start its regular session on next Saturday to discuss a number of law drafts including the Federal Court law.
A statement by the parliament media office received by AIN cited "Saturday session agenda involves voting on the Federal Court law and conducting the first reading of two laws."
"It will also include conducting the second reading of three law draft in addition to reviewing two reports over the Environmental problems as well as Haj Affairs," the statement concluded.
**** SOMETIMES THEY SAY "NEXT" BUT TO THEM IT MEANS THE UP AND COMING SATURDAY. THE VERY NEXT SATURDAY. WHERE WE WOULD THINK NOT TOMORROW, BUT THE NEXT SATURDAY. DID THAT MAKE SENSE? I WILL BE EXPECTING TO SEE SOME NEWS COME SUNDAY... RED
BREAKING NEWS . Clashes between army and protesters resumed after Friday prayers in Fallujah.
Ramadi / NINA /--Clashes between protesters and troops in Fallujah immediately resumed after Friday prayers.
Sheikh Mohammed Fayyad one of the demonstration organizers told NINA : "Clashes between the army and demonstrators resumed immediately after the Friday prayers, dubbed /Jomaat la trajoa/ Fri not to retract.
The toll of casualties and victims was before starting the prayers two civilians killed and / 22 / injured.
Fallujah clashes toll rises to two victims and / 22 / wounded and burning a military vehicle.
Ramadi/ NINA /--Toll of Fallujah clashes between protesters and army forces that earlier broke out before noon today rose to two killed and / 22 / injured, while the protesters burned a military vehicle located near the sit-in arena.
A source who declined to be named earlier said to NINA reporter : "The outcome of Fallujah clashes between the army and demonstrators on /Jomaa la tarajo/Fri not to retract was one dead and / 17 / wounded until that moment."
BREAKING NEWS. A demonstrations organizers: A protester killed and 13 others wounded by army fire in Fallujah.
Ramadi / NINA /--A demonstrator killed and thirteen others wounded today by army fire while trying to reach the sit-in yard for a unified prayers on / Jomaa la tarajo/ Friday not to retract.
The source ,Sheikh Mohammed Fayyad said to NINA reporter : " A protester killed, and thirteen others injured, due to the fire shots by army force who opened fire weapons to prevent worshipers from reaching the sit-in yard near the International highway where a unified prayers to be held . "/
Breaking News …Acting MoD orders to from investigation committee over Fallujah clashes
Friday, 25 January 2013 15:35 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Acting Minister of Defense, Saadoun al-Dulaimi, ordered to form an investigation committee over the clashes in Fallujah district of Anbar province on Friday.
The Media Advisor of Anbar Governor, Mohammed Fathi, stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) "Dulaimi ordered to from an urgent investigation committee over the clashes that took place in Fallujah district and strongly punish the neglectful sides."
Fallujah district witnesses clashes between the demonstrators and the security forces resulted in injuring 45 and killing two of the demonstrators on Friday.
Kurdish Opposition bloc rules out extension of demonstrations to other provinces in Iraq
Friday, 25 January 2013 11:49 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) –The Kurdish Opposition bloc, Taghyeer, ruled out extension of the demonstrations witnessed in some provinces to the other provinces in Iraq.
MP, Haval Quistani, stated to AIN "We can not describe these demonstrations as Arab Spring because they are not able to stretch to the other parts of the country."
"These demonstrations will keep on disturbing the government of the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, because they allow the foreign interferences that aggravate the governmental crises with the Kurds and others," he mentioned.
"The State of Law Coalition, especially Dawa Islamic Party, headed by Maliki, will be isolated even among the Shiite community," he emphasized.
"The Government must accept the peaceful solutions and the dialogue with all the political sides to find solutions for the disputes and to respond to the demonstrators' legitimate demands," he concluded.
**** SURPRISING TO HEAR THE FOLLOWING FROM THE KURDISH GROUP ****
KA MP describes UN's involvement in Iraqi crisis as "Not for Iraqis' interest"
Friday, 25 January 2013 14:48 | | |
Baghdad (AIN) -MP, Mohsin al-Saadoun, of the Kurdistani Alliance described the involvement of the United Nations in the crisis of Iraq as "Not for the interest of Iraqi people."
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) on Friday, Saadoun said "The government must quickly adhere to the constitutional and legal demands of the demonstrators where I think that it is a normal issue and does not threaten the policy of the State and the government is responsible for giving a clear image about the situation in Iraq."
"The involvement of the UN in the crisis is not for the Iraqis' interest and the political blocs must be responsible for settling the current crisis away from the interference of the foreign sides," he added.
Some media reports stated that the UN is conducting talks among the political parties to settle the pending issues.
Inflation Nearly Tripled in Kurdistan Region Last Year
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Inflation rose to 5.6 percent in 2012, nearly three times more than the year before, the head of the Kurdistan Region’s Statistics Department said.
“Inflation was two percent in 2011, however it increased to 5.6 percent in 2012,” said Sirwan Muhammad, adding that the data were based on research conducted by his office and an international bank.
Muhammad said that a rise in salaries and property prices had contributed to increasing inflation, and that the data would be released in the next few months. “In order to assess inflation, 700 items must be evaluated,” he said.
“The inflation rate has considerably increased in the Kurdistan Region,” Muhammad said. “For this year, we start from zero since no research was conducted to assess inflation in Iraq before 2007.”
The object of the research is to help the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) increase the budget for areas lacking primary services and housing, Muhammad said. “Another goal is to estimate the mother’s mortality during pregnancy, because it is important to know where the level of maternity care stands in the region,” he added.
“The research also shows where the economy of Kurdistan region stands compared to neighboring countries.” Muhammad said.
He added that the poverty level in the Kurdistan Region will be different from the rest of Iraq since the price of food, housing and transportation is more expensive compared to individual income in the Kurdistan Region.
In 2007, the poverty rate was 22 percent in southern Iraq whereas it was 4.7 in the Kurdistan Region, according to research conducted by an international bank the same year. Muhammad suspects that the poverty rate in Kurdistan Region has declined since then.