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    " The Dinar Daily ", Monday, 20 January 2014

    MP Alwani trial postponed for the next S

    Mon Jan 20 2014 02:04 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad / Al-Mustaqbal newspaper Baghdadi / Future News

    Iraqi judicial authorities announced yesterday (Sunday), the postponement of the consideration of the issues by the accused MP Ahmed al-Alwani to 27 of this month.
    According to a statement issued by the Media Centre of the judiciary, "The Central Criminal Court held (on Sunday) day on 19.01.2014 its consideration in 3 cases accused by Ahmed Soliman beautiful Muhanna al-Alwani, relating to the attack on pieces of military, killing and wounding a number of members of the security forces motivated terrorist. "
    He noted that "the meeting was attended by a number of media correspondents."
    He added that "the court decided to postpone the hearing to the 27th of this month for the purpose of Report complainants and claimants Profile, witnesses and members of the detachment Holding."
    The Iraqi satellite channel said the semi-official earlier, yesterday morning (Sunday), for directing the judicial authorities charged al-Alwani, according to Article IV of the anti-terrorism law.
    The Iraqi security forces arrested MP Ahmed al-Alwani, which belongs to the Iraqi list dawn on 28 of last month after a raid on his home in Ramadi in Anbar province.
    And the killing of the brother of al-Alwani and three of his bodyguards and a number of security forces during clashes that accompanied the raid on his house and followed by lifting the tents sit, raising tensions in Anbar.
    And called on the Human Rights Watch International, the Iraqi government to open an investigation into the cause of the resolution of sit-ins in Anbar province, and the arrest of MP Ahmed al-Alwani, and the death of his brother.



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    Basra opposes Government resolution regarding 5 Petro-dollar Law

    Sunday, 19 January 2014 19:16

    Basra (AIN) –The Local Government of Basra province refused the resolution of the Federal Government regarding the 5 Petro-dollar Law and demanded adopting the Parliament resolution.

    The first deputy of Basra Governor, Mohamed Taher al-Tamimi, reported in a press conference held at Basra Governorate attended by the correspondent of AIN "We declare our rejection for the resolution of the Federal Government to deprive the provinces that produce oil from their legal right by reducing the amount to $1 only since the resolution violates the law and constitution where the Parliament voted for the $5 Law at the Parliament session.''

    ''The people of Basra will organize demonstrations and stage sit-in till meeting their demands which aim at enhancing the reality of services provided for this province which was subject to wars and many challenges since the eighties,'' he concluded.


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    Kurdish Talks in Baghdad Over Oil, Budget End Inconclusively
    By RUDAW

    The Kurdish delegation held two meetings with an Iraqi team led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussein Shahristani and Iraqi Oil Minister Abdulkarim al-Lueibi.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Meetings led by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in Baghdad to resolve rows over Erbil’s oil exports and budget ended inconclusively, with a decision to continue the talks at a later date.

    Barzani called for the next meeting to be held in Erbil.

    The Kurdish delegation held two meetings with an Iraqi team led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussein Shahristani and Iraqi Oil Minister Abdulkarim al-Lueibi. The Kurdish side also met separately with the two ministers, without Maliki.

    The KRG visit comes just days after al-Lueibi threatened to take legal action against the KRG and Turkey over Kurdish oil exports, calling it "smuggled" oil. He warned Ankara over what he said was its interference in Iraqi internal affairs.

    KRG spokesman Safeen Dizaye told Rudaw before the talks that, "The main goal of the visit is to find a solution for the pending budget and oil issues between the two sides."

    Sources told Rudaw that the KRG has put forward two proposals to resolve the oil and budget issues.

    The first is for the KRG to deduct the money from oil exports pertaining to its 17 percent of the budget, the payment for the Peshmarga and unpaid dues by Baghdad for foreign oil companies operating in Kurdistan.

    The second option, in case there is a failure to agree to the previous one, is for the oil revenues to be placed in Turkey’s Halk Bank, and for the KRG to draw the money to compensate Kurds who suffered under successive Iraqi regimes.

    Iraq's acting finance minister Fazil Nabi, a Kurd, explained that despite the row the KRG’s share of the budget continues to flow to the Kurdish enclave.

    "Despite the ongoing issues between KRG and Baghdad, we continue to send the budget to Kurdistan. We even sent the share of the budget for January 2014 to Erbil," he said.

    Nabil accused Shahristani of being antagonistic toward the Kurdish region and asking for its budget to be cut.

    "It’s quite clear that Shahristani is against the Kurdistan Region and he constantly accuses me of sending Kurdistan’s share of the budget without caring about his directives to cut the KRG’s budget,” he said.

    "We have always said that we don't depend on Shahristani’s directives when it comes to sending money to Kurdistan," he told Rudaw.


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    Villagers Lament Loss of Land to Oil Drilling

    By Judit Neurink

    For some 300 families living in Haji Ahmed and its surroundings, the nightmare started last spring.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - “Agriculture is my life, and now we lost all of our land.” The arrival of an oil company searching for oil in his region has a big impact on the life of Mirza Abdurahman. The 40-year-old farmer lives in Haji Ahmed, a sleepy village half an hour’s drive from the Kurdistan capital of Erbil. As Abdurahman leans against the wall of his home, which is hardly more than stacked grey concrete blocks topped with a roof, he states that, thanks to the oil company that confiscated his land, he has no money to finish the house. Here poverty is part of life. Blue plastic is a main feature in the wet winter landscape of Haji Ahmed. It covers most of the roofs of the simple dwellings in the village and its four sister villages that are victims of one of the biggest oil companies in the world. Exxon Mobil is searching for oil in 13 different places on their lands. Iraqi Kurdistan has one of the biggest oil reserves in the world. Here, 34 oil companies have received concessions to search for oil in 52 locations. Exxon is one of the three big companies that came forward. The Kurdistan government plans to export 300,000 barrels a day via Turkey soon, and wants to increase the production to a million barrels a day by 2015. For some 300 families living in Haji Ahmed and its surroundings, the nightmare started last spring. An area of over 120 hectares was fenced in, containing their livelihood. Many of the fields were destroyed by bulldozers. Abdurahman lost the grapevines and pomegranate trees that guaranteed his income. He had not been forewarned, nor did he know what was happening. “Everything is gone,” he mourns, showing the pictures of the last harvest of big blue grapes. He lost 150 donum (15 hectares), and the harvest on the land. “This land has been in my family for over 200 years. I can show you the ownership papers of my grandfather.” Led by the mukhtar, the village chief, the villagers revolted and blocked the roads. When the mukhtar was picked up by police, local press arrived and reported on the protest. Six months on, Exxon is there to stay. The village has to get used to the “terrible smell” during test drillings. The mosque has been armed with an alarm in case poisonous gas is released. During a meeting at the local school, Exxon warned of the dangers. “They want us all to leave. But I stay until I die,” Abdurahman declares. But how he and his wife Amina will cope, with five young children needing to be clothed and fed, he does not know. Since June he has had no income from the land, just a small wage for guarding foreigners that work for Exxon. The oil company does not offer the village much income, and the only two villagers who work there complain about the low wage and long hours. Exxon is supposed to compensate the farmers for the use of the land and the loss of income. During a meeting with the Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources it offered a compensation of $200 per donum (1.34 square meters) per year. This means that Abdurahman would receive yearly $3,000 for his 150 donum, while in a good year he earns monthly $2,000 from his harvest. “I offered them $500 per donum if only I could get my land back,” he sighs. The village chief, who is also Abdurahman’s brother, joins the family in the small, bare room. He expects that lack of money will force farmers to accept the bad offer. Their request for help from members of parliament and the governor of Erbil had no result, Hussein Abdurahman claims. “The governor said: I can’t do anything, it is Exxon’s responsibility.” Although no complaints have been registered from other locations where oil companies are active, more villages where Exxon is involved report the same problems. Some change was made after the recent involvement of the international organization, Christian Peace Teams. After it released a video about the problems, Exxon contacted the village chiefs. More jobs have been created, mainly as drivers on the buses kept ready in case of a release of poisonous gas. Forty villagers are now paid to stand by day and night. But the issue of compensation is not solved. Exxon is said to have promised to do so only after it gets paid by the Kurdistan government in March. Exxon has not replied to Rudaw’s requests for information. The suggestion to involve a good lawyer in Haji Ahmed is dismissed immediately, showing enormous distrust. “Lawyers won’t help us,” the village chief says. “They always bend over to the government.”


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    Currency Auctions

    Announcement No. (2579)

    The latest daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 20-Jan-2014 results were as follows:

    Details Notes
    Number of banks 17
    Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166
    Auction price buying dinar / US$ -----
    Amount sold at auction price (US$) 191,262,000
    Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) -----
    Total offers for buying (US$) 191,262,000
    Total offers for selling (US$) -----

    Exchange rates ( Market Rate 1,222 - for today and yesterday )

    Dollar's exchange rates / in Baghdad markets

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    Unit Jumaili calls on the government to revive the national reconciliation file who acted his billions from the general budget annually

    By khabaar khaba

    Brother - Baghdad

    MP has called for a coalition of united unit Jumaili the government to revive the national reconciliation file who acted his billions from the general budget annually because the best way out of the tunnel current crisis.

    She Jumaili in a press statement, received by the agency for News News (et) a copy of the successive governments in Iraq since its inception after the occupation in 2003 until the present day were not serious about national reconciliation file allocation have billions of public budget did not achieve the required level of reconciliation. "

    She pointed out that there was a case of goodwill among many parties to open channels of dialogue and national reconciliation, calling on the government to be serious about reviving and activating this file and do what in this crisis, specifically as a government that represents all components of the Iraqi people and does not represent a particular component. "

    Jumaili stressed that he must coordinate all efforts in order to activate the national reconciliation to overcome the crisis of Anbar and crises that can arise Ktdaaaat to resolve security in Anbar. "


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    Adviser to the Prime Minister: the procedures for granting $ 5 per barrel of oil product to the detriment of the provinces of the country

    20-01-2014 08:08 AM

    Baghdad (news) .. An advisor of the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Abdullah Hussein Al-Anbuge, said the measures granted to the provinces $ 5 for every barrel of oil producer damaging to the state, noting that the adoption of Percentage step the right way.

    He said Anbuge (of the Agency news): The government has proposed to replace the clause granting the provinces amount ($ 5) for every barrel of product, including a passage percentage and its ability to (5%) for every barrel of product, because paragraph amount where significant damage to the future of the State Because of that the state would be obliged to pay the amount even if the price of a barrel of oil, and this is expected.

    He Anbuge: that if oil prices dropped certainly will be affected by the sale price and thus the ratio of the $ 5 large if the identified ratio of 5% for each barrel of oil producer in the province will be in parallel with the high and low sale price of oil and the parties benefiting from the profits of oil exports.

    The Council of Representatives paragraph granting oil-producing provinces amount of five dollars for every barrel of oil produced after the share of the provinces is one dollar per barrel.

    The Commission on oil and energy in the Iraqi Council of Representatives expressed on Sunday, for 'shock' of reducing the allocations of petrodollars to the provinces producing oil to one dollar instead of five dollars, despite the enactment of the so special, and while confirming that the government can not 'legally and constitutionally' violation of applicable law under 'any pretext whatever reason', called to treat not to make the budget deficit on the 'shoulders of oil-producing provinces'.


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    Deputy Basra threatens stabbed budget bill if passed on the basis of one dollar per barrel of oil product from the provinces

    20-01-2014 08:32 AM

    Baghdad (news) .. Threatened the independent MP for the province of Basra, Mansur al-Tamimi, to resort to federal court to challenge the law and if the budget was passed on the basis of one dollar and five dollars is not as stipulated in Law No. 21 Revised, accusing the government of 'breach of the law and the Constitution.'

    Tamimi said in a statement received Agency (news) copy of it: 'that the law No. 21, as amended, provides for administrative decentralization and shows how to use the government with the provinces irregular province, and this law has been enacted and amended in order to do justice to the provinces, especially the provinces of oil, considering that these provinces exposed to environmental pollution and damage to and deterioration of infrastructure '.

    He added that he 'was supposed to be applied to the Council of Ministers this law by giving each province, $ 5 for each barrel of oil as stipulated in the law, but of Almstngrb so we found the government does not abide by the law in force and identified one dollar instead of five dollars, and this is contrary to the spirit of the Constitution built on the basis of decentralization '.

    And: It's' Due to this offense that got by the Council of Ministers, we call upon the House of Representatives that addresses this problem and adopts the solution to this problem which threatens the stability of the country and threaten the provinces, and to proceed with the budget on the basis of $ 5, because the reflexes to Athmd Akbaha has dragged provinces toward federalization and the provinces.


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    Shaalan: Block citizen trying to invest the remainder of the life of Parliament for the adoption of important laws

    {Baghdad}Euphrates News MP said the parliamentary bloc citizen Hussein al-Shaalan said his bloc is trying to invest the time remaining life of the House of Representatives to pass important laws that affect the lives of people.

    He said al-Shaalan told the News} {Euphrates on Monday, "We are working to stabilize the situation and end the crisis and help the Iraqis and the extension of the laws and restore calm to the political process and regions of the country all, and we have some important laws such as the law of social protection, employment and retirement Consolidated General is important and awaited by Iraqis and faces obstacles disruption and lack of Scrolling and put obstacles from some quarters. "

    He Shaalan "We're trying to invest the time remaining life of the House of Representatives to pass these important laws, as well as the financial budget of the Federal Law for the current year, which is not reached conclusive results about it so far."

    The head of the movement of the will of Iraq were part of the coalition of citizen MP Hussein al-Asadi, had confirmed earlier that the effect of the mass of citizens in the House of Representatives because the number of deputies arrived to more than 30 and could change the course of the laws.

    The MP said Asadi in an earlier statement that "the age of the House of Representatives is nearing completion and we are in the last months of his work, and there are some laws a priority from our point of view, as is the case for the Unified Retirement Law and public parties, Labour and the financial budget of the Federal Assembly for the current year and other laws, which represents priority for the citizen. "

    And adopt a parliamentary bloc citizen a number of important laws and demands, but insists on the importance of passing through the state and the current parliamentary Tzera not carried over to their importance and direct it affects the lives of citizens and their standard of living.


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    Kurdistan: put notes on the pension law will help in bridging the gaps

    {Baghdad}Euphrates News MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, Qasim Mohammad Qasim said putting a lot of notes on the pension law will help in bridging the gaps in the law.

    Kassem said told News} {Euphrates on Monday that "put the notes many on pension law will address the gaps in the law," adding that "the delay in the law two weeks or more is normal for the enactment of a coherent No where impurities affect retirees."

    The decision of the House of Representatives MP Mohammed al-Khalidi had announced last Thursday for an agreement in the Finance Committee, the consolidated public pension law, and will in future meetings on the Council for a vote.

    Khalidi said at a news conference that "the government voted last Wednesday on the budget bill for fiscal 2014, without consensus, and we hope to get consensus to enact the law in the House of Representatives, as soon as," pointing out that "the budget law will be delayed passed the House of Representatives, because of the problems about its provisions. "

    The cabinet had approved the beginning of November last year, the Unified Retirement Law-General, who was {} parliamentary bloc citizen had called to pass it over the past years because of its service and half of the staff in institutions and government departments.

    Through its assertions continual for reasons of national and humanitarian stressed the religious authority governance in Najaf that the Unified Retirement Law which was drafted by the government and will be presented to parliament for a vote was supposed to put two years ago, which pointed to the reference time through a statement demanding the cancellation of privileges and reduce the salaries of government officials.


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