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    " The Dinar Daily ", Tuesday, 1 October 2013

    Kurdistan Attacks Shatter Calm in Iraq’s Only Peaceful Oasis
    By RUDAW

    Hours after the attack Hadi, the Erbil governor, said that the security headquarters will be relocated outside the city.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Shreds of human flesh mixed with debris outside the security headquarters in Erbil as relatives of victims arrived wailing at the scene, after militants launched a brazen daylight attack that was the first major assault in the Iraqi Kurdish capital since 2007.

    The families of security officers arrived in droves, many in tears and desperate for news of their loved ones, as guards struggled to push them back and warned of further possible explosions.

    “A minibus driven by a suicide bomber tried to storm the security office in Erbil, but he was fired upon and killed by the guards, and as a result the vehicle exploded,” read a statement from Erbil security.

    It said the attacks killed six security officers and injured more than 60 others, most of them members of the security forces and police. Six militants were also killed.

    Sunday’s attacks began in the early afternoon after guards opened fire on a minivan that tried to storm into the security headquarters compound in Erbil. The driver detonated explosives inside the vehicle, and immediately after four suicide bombers tried to break into the complex, firing guns and lobbing hand grenades. They were shot dead by security guards.

    These attacks are certainly to deteriorate Kurdistan Region’s stability, but we promise to pursue the terrorists, find them and punish them,

    An ambulance also exploded at the scene, but officials and witnesses were unclear about whether it was driven by one of the militants or caught fire because it was near the scene.

    The victims were rushed to hospitals in the Kurdish capital, but according to Erbil Governor Nawzad Hadi two of the injured in critical condition were flown to neighboring Turkey for treatment.

    The attack was the first major assault in the autonomous Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq since 2007, when the same building was targeted in a similar attack. There had been no major security incidents since then, transforming the Kurdish enclave into the only oasis of calm inside Iraq, where bombings and attacks happen nearly daily in different parts of the country.

    Erbil security officials said on Sunday that they have foiled many similar attempts in the past six years.

    “Kurdistan is in a tense region, therefore we ask you to report to the security forces any suspicious activity,” a security statement urged people.

    The bombings shocked Kurdish residents and placed security forces across the region on alert. In Duhok, Sulaimani and Garmiyan security was tightened on checkpoints at border areas with the rest of Iraq.

    The style of the latest attack was similar to assaults in other parts of Iraq by al-Qaeda, which supported Sunday’s explosions. “Several bombings target the security HQ and ministry of the interior in Erbil, may God help the attackers,” one of the Tweets said.

    A Rudaw correspondent at the scene said some of the attackers had been disguised as Kurdish security forces.

    Anwar Haji Osman, deputy minister of the Peshmarga forces told Rudaw TV that 10 days ago his office had received information about a potential suicide bombing. Interior Minister Karim Sinjari told Rudaw that some leads about the planners of Sunday’s attacks had been uncovered, and that more details would be released once investigations have concluded.

    “These attacks are certainly to deteriorate Kurdistan Region’s stability, but we promise to pursue the terrorists, find them and punish them,” said Sinjari.

    We strongly condemn this disgusting and inhumane act against the peace and security of the people of Kurdistan,

    Farid Asasard, the president of the Kurdistan Center for Strategic Studies, noted the resemblance of Sunday’s attacks to the other al-Qaeda assaults in other parts of Iraq such as Kirkuk and Baghdad.

    He told the Anadolu news agency that the attacks are an indication of an al-Qaeda presence in the Kurdistan Region as well.

    Hours after the attack Hadi, the Erbil governor, said that the security headquarters will be relocated outside the city.

    The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Nickolay Mladenov, said he was “shocked and concerned by this daring attack in Erbil today.”

    “For many years, the city Erbil has benefited from peace and security and I urge the regional and national authorities to work together to ensure that calm and tranquility will continue to prevail and that those responsible for the attack are brought to justice," he said.

    Kurdistan’s political parties unanimously condemned Sunday’s attacks. A statement by the Islamic Union read, “We strongly condemn this disgusting and inhumane act against the peace and security of the people of Kurdistan.”



    An Early Warning Attack!
    By Hiwa Osman

    Sunday’s attack against the Asayish building in Erbil was not a normal terrorist operation. It serves as a reminder of the threats against the Kurdistan Region and its establishments. The operation carries many clues to the nature of the threat, and a simple reading shows that the attack has two aspects, one internal and the other external.

    The preparations for such an operation, the number of weapons and explosives used and the knowledge of the area all hint at a strong local organization: The planners had enough time and space to bring in the instruments and prepare for the attack.

    Even these rudimentary observations show that the attack could not have been carried out by external elements only. There is an internal human element that contributed to this attack and which needs to be tackled by the security and political personnel.

    Although the sense of unity amongst the public was strengthened by the attack, it takes only a small minority to disturb or derail a country. But the present feeling of unity can be used to conduct a national awareness campaign to pre-empt such acts. This can be done by creating the right awareness amongst the public through fighting ignorance and hate.

    As for the external factors, there are three different explanations for the attack -- despite the initial declaration of responsibility by the Islamic State of Iraq. Three different analyses for the attack are being discussed by analysts.

    Some see the attack as a natural extension of the violence in the centre and south of Iraq, believing that the violence of Kirkuk and Mosul has managed to reach Erbil. Others believe that the war in next-door Syria – where extremist Islamic groups like the al-Nusrah Front are involved -- has reached the Kurdistan Region.

    A third explanation is based on a New Yorker magazine article last week that talked about the commander of the Iranian Quds brigade Qasim Solaimani asking the Kurds to grant him access to move weapons to Syria, which Erbil reportedly refused.

    All three analyses are quite plausible. They indicate the great challenge that lies ahead for the next government and the Kurdish leadership to defuse the sources of external threats, fight terrorism and radicalism and engage the public in the fight.

    The irony is that the attack happened one day after announcing the results of Kurdistan’s legislative elections. Perhaps this incident can push the formation of the next government into one that is broad-based and built on consensus and national unity, rather than one that strengthens only one party and uses the fight against terrorism or vows of protecting Kurdistan as an excuse to take the lion’s share in the next government.

    After all, protecting Kurdistan and fighting radicalism and terrorism are duties for all.

    Hiwa Osman is a media development specialist based in Erbil



    Iraqi Kurdistan Hit by First
    Suicide Bombing in Six Years

    By: Wladimir van Wilgenburg for Al-Monitor Posted on September 30.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region of Iraq — On Sept. 29, the Directorate of Security (Asayish) in Erbil became the target of a successful suicide attack and another that failed. According to a statement by the directorate, six security officers were killed in a firefight that followed the attack, and 62 people were injured, including 42 security and police officers. It is the first attack in six years in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The region is known for its stability and security — in contrast to the rest of Iraq, where attacks are frequent — and has attracted impressive amounts of foreign investment.

    The Asayish statement noted, “The attacks come at a time when Kurdistan has achieved another democratic milestone by holding its fourth free and fair parliamentary elections [on Sept. 21], the results of which were announced one day before the terrorist attacks. The attacks demonstrate that there are those who stand against our democratic journey.”

    In the first attack, a suicide bomber attempted to drive into the Asayish building, killing four people when the vehicle exploded. Minutes later, an ambulance carrying two assailants approached the building, but they were stopped and killed.

    “For many years, the city Erbil has benefited from peace and security, and I urge the regional and national authorities to work together to ensure that calm and tranquility will continue to prevail and that those responsible for the attack are brought to justice," said Nickolay Mladenov, UN special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for Iraq.

    Asayish is still investigating the incident and has not yet announced who it thinks, apart for "terrorists groups," is responsible for the incident. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani visited the victims of the attack in the hospital.

    There are several organizations that could be behind the attack. A large number of Islamist organizations have emerged in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region since the 1980s. Some of them carried out attacks, but the majority decided to participate in the electoral system after Kurdistan became de-facto autonomous in 1991.

    Ansar al-Islam, formed by the merger of several insurgent groups in December 2001, has in the past carried out attacks and assassinations in the area, but in 2003, US Special Forces and fighters from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) destroyed the group's bases in Halabja. Taka Kamran, a former leading member of Ansar al-Islam, told Al Arabiya on July 22, 2011, “After the US forces entered the country in 2003 and bombed us for 13 days running, we went to Iran and then returned to Baghdad.”

    After 2003, Ansar al-Islam, changed its name to Ansar al-Sunna and became one of the main Iraqi insurgent groups in the country, competing with but also cooperating with al-Qaeda. In 2007, the group reverted back to Ansar al-Islam. In February 2004, it killed 105 people in simultaneous suicide attacks in Erbil.

    Another group, the al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions, which swore allegiance to al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda in Iraq, carried out several attacks after its inception in 2007. A Stanford University profile says of the organization, “Considered weak in number and capability, the group has not carried out an attack since late September 2010, when a bomb went off while being defused in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, wounding two police officers.”

    The al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions were designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department in January 2012. It was responsible for truck bombing the building housing the Ministries of Interior and Security in Erbil in May 2007 in which 19 people were killed. It also killed seven border guards and one security officer in Penjwin, near the Iranian border, in July 2007, and two police officers were hurt in a failed suicide attack in Sulaimaniyah.

    Sources claim the al-Qaeda Kurdistan brigade had pledged allegiance to Abu Umar al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader killed by US forces in April 2010 and replaced by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In April 2013, ISI became the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, operating in Syria and in Iraq. Since mid-July, it has been involved in fighting the secular Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG), affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

    In April 2013, President Barzani vowed to assist Syrian Kurds against al-Qaeda, following reports of Kurdish civilians being massacred in the countryside of Aleppo, in Syria. The PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD), the main Syrian Kurdish party, has, however, rejected military assistance from Barzani. Nevertheless, it remains possible that the al-Qaeda outfit suspects Barzani of supporting the Syrian Kurds against them.

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Barzani reached an agreement in May on forming a security committee to coordinate between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces. On January 18, 2007, ISIS released a statement threatening Kurdish Peshmerga assigned to participate in the Baghdad security plan. Moreover, Al-Furqan, the media arm of al-Qaeda, released a video in 2010 called "Vanquisher of the Peshmerga" that was translated by the Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum.

    The late ISIS leader Abu Umar al-Baghdadi, said, “Not long ago, their grandfathers [Kurds] were praised with the scale of Sharia; and today things are reversed, and their politicians are the ones who allow the reign of the rejectionists on the Land of the Two Rivers [Iraq].”

    An unofficial Twitter account attributed to Jabhat al-Nusra tweeted, "ISIS: four car bombs shake Arbil; north Iraq; response to what they're doing in ash-Sham [Syria]. Allahu Akbar," possibly referring to the fighting between the Kurds and jihadis in Syria.

    Mohammed Baziani, an Islamic researcher and head of the al-Huda Center for Strategic Studies based in Erbil, told Al-Monitor that he does not think Ansar al-Islam is behind the bombing.

    “The style of the explosion looks like al-Qaeda. It doesn’t look like what in the past Ansar al-Islam has done. Ansar al-Islam is not powerful enough to do it, to do this kind of explosion in Kurdistan. As a researcher, I don’t have proof, but this is my opinion. I think it belongs to a branch of al-Qaeda.”

    The US Consulate in Erbil said it is monitoring reports of the attack. “The United States will continue to support the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Government of Iraq, and the people of Iraq in combating our common enemy of terrorism,” a US press release announced.

    Hemin Hussein Hamawandi, an Erbil-based journalist, does not think the attack will make a huge impact on Kurdistan’s security going forward and might be a message from regional countries against the recent democratic elections.

    “We passed this step [of insecurity]. We will never return to the past. All the people in Kurdistan help the security system, and security forces, and the KRG has full support for anti-terrorism.”

    Wladimir van Wilgenburg is a political analyst specializing in Kurdish politics. He has written extensively for Jamestown Foundation publications and other journals, such as the Near East Quarterly and the World Affairs Journal. He currently writes for the Kurdish newspaper Rudaw. On Twitter: @vvanwilgenburg

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    Mixed Reaction to Latest Results from Kurdistan Polls
    By RUDAW

    The head of the Election Commission in Erbil, Serbast Amedi, gave reporters the latest results on Saturday, saying 95 percent of the votes had been counted.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Political parties in the autonomous Kurdistan Region have expressed mixed reactions to the latest results from this month’s parliamentary vote, with two opposition parties saying the tally does not sound right.

    The head of the Election Commission in Erbil, Serbast Amedi, gave reporters the latest results on Saturday, saying 95 percent of the votes had been counted.

    The count placed the heavyweight Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in first place, the opposition Change Movement (Gorran) second, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) trailing third and two smaller Islamic parties coming fourth and fifth.

    According to Amedi the KDP had received some 719,000 votes, Gorran’s share was 446,000 and PUK received close to 324,000 votes.

    The KDP was quick to congratulate its supporters for a “resounding victory.”

    “We owe this victory to our people,” read a KDP statement on Saturday. “And through providing better public services, expanding the freedoms and participation in the political process we will try to pay back that debt,” it vowed.

    On the website of its main bureau in Sulaimani, PUK spokesman Azad Jundiani said: “Despite our reservations and complaints, we respect the democratic decision and will of our people,”

    He added that, “Kurdistan’s political situation has stepped into the stage of negotiations among the parties for deciding the region’s future political process and government.”

    Jundiani said that the PUK – the KDP’s ruling partner in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) -- will responsibly play its role in the next parliament.

    Recent statements by senior PUK officials demonstrate that the PUK has come to terms with the outcome of the elections and its true standing among all other groups.

    “A dialogue and exchange of opinions would include all parties that ran in the elections and have won seats in parliament,” said Jundiani.

    The PUK was trounced at the polls by Gorran, which was formed in 2009 by a breakaway faction.

    Aram Sheikh Muhammad, Gorran’s election commissioner, told his party’s mouthpiece website, sbeiy, that it is too soon “to accept the election results.”

    Muhammad said that many of Gorran’s votes are still unaccounted for and that, “We will pursue until we have retrieved every single one of our votes.”

    According to the Election Commission results from the September 21 polls Gorran has won 23.7 percent of the votes, giving it 24 seats – one short of the number of seats Gorran holds in the current 111-seat assembly.

    “We still have time to compare the figures released by the election commission to what we have heard through our own sources,” said Muhammad.

    Meanwhile Irfan Abdulaziz, leader of the Islamic Movement of Kurdistan, told a press conference that he believed the ballots “had been tampered with.” He said the IMK will complain to the Election Commission.

    “The results released by the commission do not match the figures we received from our representatives,” said Abdulaziz. “We believe the ballots have been tampered with, but we don’t quite know in whose interest.”

    The IMK, which used to be the third-strongest party in the Kurdistan Region in the 1990s -- parallel to the PUK and KDP -- lost its stature after several internal splits later that decade.

    According to Saturday’s results the group has lost one of the only two seats it held in the Kurdish parliament.

    Also on Saturday, Erbil police chief Abdulkhaiq Talaat warned that celebratory fire related to the elections results would not be tolerated, and that offenders would be prosecuted.

    Last week, after an early count was released, several people were killed in Erbil, Sulaimani and Garmiyan by stray bullets and celebratory fire.


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    MP Hamid Buffy accused political parties of trying to destabilize regional security and stability of the Kurdistan

    01-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Accused the Kurdistan Alliance MP Adel Hamid Buffy the political parties of trying to destabilize regional security and hit the economy in the province of Kurdistan, calling on the authorities of the territory to "move quickly to address these risks and address them."
    He said in a press statement that: "After the wedding electoral victory achieved by the people of Kurdistan in the elections and the success of the region in the fields of development and economic, tourist and provide security and safety to citizens even become the region a magnet for refugees from countries in the region and displaced people from the rest of Iraq's provinces, came this terrorist attack which targeted the headquarters of the security forces Kurdish (Asaish) implementation of the regional political agendas seeking to destabilize security and hit the economy in Kurdistan. "
    He added Buffy: "We have to regional authorities to reconsider their security plans for the maintenance of the lives of citizens and their property, the matter is very dangerous and the security apparatus to move quickly to confront this danger, otherwise it would negatively affect the stability of life in the region."
    He called Buffy the Government of the Territory to "compensate the families of the victims of the terrorist bombing, and to expedite the arrest of criminal elements that planned the bombing."


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    Misprint postpone reading the law of parties .. Blocs "surprised" inserted to vote

    01-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

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    Parliament is preparing for questioning الوقفين charges of corruption and Under-Haidari declares its willingness to cooperate

    01-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

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    Jerusalem Post: and the Washington lost Iraq and al-Maliki bridging the a vacuum America's and strengthened his authority
    01-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Israeli writer felt that the United States lost Iraq after the withdrawal of its troops from the country which made Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki fill the power vacuum control of the Iraqi security forces.
    And said Charles Baybealiser in an article to him newspaper Jerusalem Post that he in 18 of the December of the year 2011, was the last a convoy of the American forces withdraw from Iraq, ending nearly nine years of war, which left killing about 4500 an American soldier and tens of thousands of Iraqis.
    And encodes to end the combat mission in a speech base Fortberg (the same location in which he declared George W. Bush the war in 2003), he emphasized President Obama repeatedly that in his pledge, announced in his election campaign in 2008 to withdraw from Iraq, while praised the courage of American soldiers and pledged that Iraqi forces are ready to take responsibility for their country's security. Obama has said "Of course, violence will not end ... extremists will continue to detonate bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and seeking to ignite sectarian strife."
    At the same time, Obama boasted that "security incidents [in Iraq] was the nearest to their lowest level since the beginning of the war"; However, the last two in July and August and reached levels not seen in the country since the outbreak of sectarian violence in Iraq by more than five years. Obama concluded his speech by saying that "what Americans can do, and what they will do, is to provide support for the Iraqi people as a friend and partner alike."
    That more than what Iraq needs, in its transition to democracy, it is the presence of a limited military strength and stable in the country. But Obama failed miserably in his quest (this if it was sincere in it) to conclude an agreement with the newly elected Iraqi government and to keep the fragile resident military presence in Iraq. Agreement has collapsed against the backdrop of the technical capacity to provide legal immunity for American soldiers, which was hardly an obstacle can be overcome, I thought.
    Since then, Iraqi Prime Minister filled the power vacuum strengthen his rule. فأقصى prominent Sunni opponents emphasized control of the Iraqi security forces. Maliki has repeatedly violated the terms of the so-called Erbil agreement, which was meant to maintain the rights of Sunnis and Kurds. In parallel, Iraq had descended into chaos. In this year alone, killing about 5000 Iraqis in Sunni-Shiite terrorist attacks Basically, with the rise in the recent acts of violence, killing thousand Iraqis each month. And hardly a day goes by without several attacks perpetrated in parts of the country, while being relentlessly massacres.
    And Iraq's internal problems associated with the fact that the country fell into the arms of Iran. That the first a mark on the this the regression the accelerated consisted the failure of the Government of al-Maliki in the brutal condemn the attack on the of the Syrian opposition the part of the of the regime of President Bashar al-al-Assad. While world leaders condemn the Syrian government in 2011, al-Maliki was speaking accent challenge calling on the Syrian opposition not to "sabotage" the country.
    In February, al-Maliki said that the fall of Assad is unlikely as the man "smarter" than Saddam, and has "a much deeper political vision."
    While believed that Iraq supports al-Assad, Iran go hand in more than help it. There are many reports have emerged in the last year, says that Maliki allow Iran to transfer weapons to Syria through Iraqi airspace, prompting the Foreign Minister of the United States John Kerry to do an unannounced visit to Baghdad last March to pressure on al-Maliki to do more checking in Iraqi space. Recently, the spread reports of that Assad transfer of weapons chemicals, as well as parts of the devices manufacture and maintain, across the border into Iraq; This came after he signed the United States and Russia signed an agreement stipulates that destroys the Syrian regime's arsenal of chemical for the purpose of avoiding military intervention by an American.
    The commander of the Free Syrian Army, Brigadier Salim Idriss CNN in Baghdad last week that Damascus help in concealing its stock of chemical weapons.
    The worst grief, although he is not a surprise in light of these circumstances, was the announcement Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, earlier this month, in a meeting with Foreign Minister of Iran, said Iraq is ready to help Tehran develop its nuclear program.
    Overall, the, and after what nearly than a decade on the the war, did not get the the United States, but on the a little bit of of influence, this that the he remained then originally's influence in the Iraq. In the meantime, the axis of evil, as described by former U.S. president, now under the strong leadership of Iran. And so lost the war for Baghdad.


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    Infrastructure Act in its final stages await consensus
    01-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad morning Shaima Rashid
    Political consensus and political differences, مصطلحان always hesitant with the beginning of the determination of the House of Representatives on legislation that any law. As is the case with other important laws that are lined in a row political consensus, today stands Act infrastructure waiting for consensus and resolve differences to pass and promised services great for citizens in the event of was passed during the remaining time of the age of the parliament.
    Members of the Economic Committee in the House of Representatives disagreed about the possibility of enactment of this Act soon, Between unlikely to pass because of the political pressure and the optimistic adoption by soon to complete the final stages, remains the political consensus is Faisal. Committee member Amer Al-Fayez seemed pessimistic about the possibility of passing a law infrastructure, but he ruled out Just be included in the sessions of the Council of Representatives, attributing it to the continuing political differences on the law.
    Despite the conviction of all the political blocs on the need for enactment of this Act for its usefulness, says the winner of the statement's »Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network», but it confirms that the political positions Almottagazbh are turning without approval. Hinted winner to deliberate some developing indicators on the law no more than a sham, but the main objective of which is to block the legislation law, expected to not see this law light during the current legislative for not getting compatibility though to find solutions to the most prominent differences thereon and the introduction of a lot of amendments to align with political differences, but it did not fully settled and stayed there another list of belongings. He said a member of the Economic Committee that his committee alone can not convince everyone need enactment of this Act, especially since members of the committee are linked Bechtel political and these blocks have opinions and attitudes can not MP out about them. Unlike its predecessor, it appears Committee member Aziz Sharif Mayahi optimistic that the voting on the law of infrastructure before the end of the current legislative, where he confirmed the arrival of the law to its final stages. said in a statement Maahi received "morning," a copy of it, that "the law has been reduced by the committees of services and education earlier in the sectors of education, building schools and health sector, hospitals and building housing the poor," He pointed out that the Committee of Economy parliamentary rejected this image and felt the need and importance of adding the sectors of agriculture and the creation of roads, water and sanitation, where the committee has been formed in this regard. "He said he hoped to settle the law during the period of very close in the acceptance of all the political blocs to support those sectors. said Mayahi that Iraq desperately needs to repair its infrastructure, so the law of infrastructure is one of the laws SOA arthropod that will serve all segments of the Iraqi people, stressing the need to give priority in the distribution of projects to the provinces poor that suffer from Mahromep Caldewanah, Samawah and Babylon to ensure the provision of job opportunities for the people of those provinces as well because they do not have the resources and revenues like the rest of the provinces that allow them to build projects.


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    Hakim, White Bloc discuss political updates
    Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:42

    Baghdad (AIN) – delegation from the National White Bloc discussed with the head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council Ammar al-Hakim in Baghdad on Monday means of overcoming the current political crises.

    A statement by Hakim’s office received by AIN cited “Hakim received at his office in Baghdad a delegation from the National White Bloc headed by MP Jamal al-Batiekh,” noting that “Hakim emphasized the necessity of confronting the challenges with more national unity.”

    “Hakim stressed the necessity of uniting all efforts towards the service of the country and the citizen,” the statement added.

    The statement also mentioned “The delegation of the NWB discussed with Hakim the challenges of the upcoming stage and means of relieving political crises to serve the citizens.”


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    Eid al-Adha (ʻĪd al-’Aḍḥá)
    Feast of the Sacrifice

    Observed by
    Muslim world


    Commemoration of the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his young and only firstborn son in obedience to a command from God
    Marks the end of the annual Hajj to Mecca

    10 Dhu al-Hijjah

    13 Dhu al-Hijjah

    2013 date
    15 October (± 1 day)

    Family and friend gatherings, meals (especially lunches and late breakfasts), wearing new clothes, giving gifts

    Eid prayers, sacrificing a sheep, cow, goat, buffalo or camel in the name of God, giving away one-third of the meat to friends and neighbors and donating one-third or more of the meat to the poor and needy

    Related to
    Hajj, Umrah, Eid al-Fitr

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Ministry of Finance decided to deliver the salaries of the governmental employees before the Ad’ha Eid.

    Informed source reported to AIN “The Ministry decided to deliver the salaries of the governmental employees for October before the Eid Ad’ha.”

    It is worth to mention that the Ad’ha Eid will occur on the mid of next October.
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    Othman confirms his alliance's insistence on adopting one electoral constituency in the electoral law
    01/10/2013 09:31:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The independent MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahmoud Othman confirmed that his alliance insists on the adoption the one electoral constituency in the electoral law , adding that his alliance would agree to multi- constituency system in the event Kurdistan Alliance given compensatory seats ."

    He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / the consultations between the political blocs continue to come out with agreement the election law, noting, "These consultations will continue until the day of the vote in the parliamentary session that will be held next Thursday, hoping to end this subject on Thursday's meeting."

    Othman noted, "If there is no agreement between the blocs on this law until Thursday, it will be voted directly according to the principle of putting paragraphs of the law with multiple options, to choose one of them after majority vote, to be approved."

    About the bombings that took place in Erbil, Othman said "these are fragments of the war in Syria and bombings in various governorates of Iraq , especially in areas close to the region like Mosul and Kirkuk, noting that" the region is part of Iraq, therefore it is affected by the situation in Iraq in all levels, especially the security. "

    It is mentioned that the House of Representatives has postponed yesterday to vote on the draft of the electoral law to next Thursday's meeting due to the continuing differences and the lack of consensus on it.


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