UN declares displaced 140 000 people in Anbar since the beginning of the battles and stresses: half of them were displaced last week
Fri Jan 24 2014 21:51 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Announced that the Office of the Refugee Aid Organization of the United Nations, on Friday, the displacement of more than 65 thousand people from the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province over the past week, adding that the number of displaced conservative reached more than 140 000 people since the end of last year, and as shown that this is the largest operation the displacement taking place in Iraq since the outbreak of sectarian violence in the country for the period from 2006 to 2008, confirmed that these numbers are added to the numbers of other displaced inside Iraq already totaling more than a million people.
A spokesman for the Office of Refugee Aid UN Adrian Edwards in a press statement from the UN headquarters in Geneva and seen by the (long-Presse), that "over the past week has only been displaced more than 65 000 people to escape the fighting cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, Anbar province , "noting that" since the end of last year, more than 140 000 people were displaced and became homeless because of the fighting there. "
Edwards added that "These figures indicate the largest exodus taking place in Iraq since the outbreak of sectarian violence in the country for the period from 2006 to 2008."
And the spokesman for the Office of the Refugee Relief that "these figures are added to the numbers of other displaced inside Iraq, originally totaling 1.13 million people who are distributed in the provinces of Baghdad, Diyala and Nineveh."
The Department of Anbar province, announced, in January 20, 2014, for the displacement of 70% of the population of the city of Fallujah because of the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation in the city, while confirming that the aid that link to the city is sufficient to meet their needs.
He had earlier announced that the Ministry of Displacement and Migration, in the 12 of January 2014, on the arrival of displaced people from the cities of Anbar to more than 13,000 displaced people ", and showed that they" fled to the outskirts of Anbar, to the provinces of Karbala, Salah al-Din and the Kurdistan region ", the likely rise in refugee numbers in if the situation continued unchanged ", and described the return of displaced persons to Anbar" Balbtiih too. "
The administration unveiled Anbar province, on Sunday (January 12, 2014), the displacement of 1,000 families from the island of Khalidiyah, east of Ramadi, because of the bombing of army helicopters and tanks during clashes with elements of the organization (Daash) ", and confirmed that the families crawled toward the gray and the districts of Hit, Rawa and his and other areas, "as pointed out that there are families trapped inside their homes demanding ambulances to transport them.
The Secretary-General of the threshold Husseiniya, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, announced (January 5, 2014), the opening of doors of the cities visitors threshold, in front of the displaced families from Anbar to Karbala.
The Anbar Provincial Council, confirmed in (January 5, 2014), that the humanitarian situation in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi "difficult" due to the significant shortage of food and humanitarian, noting that hundreds of families displaced from Fallujah as a result of exposure to indiscriminate shelling by the army, and the death or injuring dozens and destroying homes and businesses, while the administration announced that the governor of Nineveh, its intention to send a thousand Foodstuffs to share the first meal of humanitarian aid and called for campaign donations to more of them.
He also warned officials in Anbar, in (the fourth of January 2014), of the possibility of a humanitarian "catastrophe" in Fallujah as a result of access to food, medicine, fuel, services, and forced thousands of families in which displaced them, while the provincial council that he "rejected" the army entered the city fearing for "humanitarian disaster and the destruction of its infrastructure," accused citizens where local officials, to "flee" to Baghdad or the Kurdistan region, and left them facing "blockade", and the security forces to cut off the ports of entry all to Anbar on the part of Baghdad, Samarra and Baiji.
The province of Anbar, based in the city of Ramadi, (110 km west of Baghdad), undergoing large-scale military using various weapons, including weapons, U.S. and Russian Iraq began to be imported against armed groups, and severely strained against the backdrop of the arrest of the security forces MP from the list are united Ahmed al-Alwani, and the death of his brother, as well as the killing of a nephew of the President of the Anbar Salvation Council, Hamid al-Hayes, the son of Mohammed al-Hayes, the leader of the Sons of Iraq, in (the 28 of December 2013 the past), while confirming a number of tribal leaders of Anbar province in western Iraq, organizations fight them "terrorist" in the province, arguing that the government "exaggerates" the size of these groups and "boasting" of the issue for political purposes and achieve the "gains" election at the expense of the people of Anbar.
Statement on the Cabinet decision to convert the districts of the provinces
Fri Jan 24 2014 20:46 | (Voice of Iraq)
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, the Council had decided in its meeting held on 01.21.2014 the usual third approval in principle to convert the districts of Tuz and Fallujah, and Nineveh Plain to the provinces, based on the justification - as stated in the statement - related to the size of the population and the location, size and development purposes !!! And the movement of renewal can not fail to condemn this decision and calls to abort based on the many doubts and suspicions surrounding the decision in question, particularly its release at this particular time, and without asking or even consulting the population of the provinces and districts concerned. No explanation for this decision, but suspect it is a recipe for strife and bring about further divide the community along with the provinces to weaken decisively to address sectarianism, corruption and injustice of the government center. Strangely, the resolution also said that while it hinders Nuri al-Maliki's decision to convert the provinces to provinces under the pretext of his keenness on the unity of Iraq, we see the other works on the same division of the provinces and Chrzmha what pays for the division of Iraq itself!!!
This movement appeals to renew the three provinces concerned announcement rejection of the resolution also calls on all Iraqis to address him and denounce him and work to abort.
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Nijaifi criticizes Maliki’s decision to fight terrorism in Anbar
Friday, 24 January 2014 22:36
Follow-Up (AIN) –The Speaker of the Parliament Usama al-Nijaifi criticized the Prime Minister and the Commanding General of the Iraqi Armed Forces Nouri Al-Maliki for conducting the military operations against armed groups in Anbar without referring to the Parliament.
Nijaifi said in a press interview in Washington “We don’t object the war against terrorism but the Prime Minister acted alone in this case while he was supposed to ask for the approval of the Parliament.”
“We support the tribes’ stance related to backing the Army, but this military operation should not be used for political or electoral benefit since it was started a short time before the elections,” Nijaifi added.
“Fighting terrorism in Anbar should be left for the Sunni community who succeeded in eliminating Qaeda in western parts of Iraq earlier in 2007-2010,” according to Speaker Nijaifi, who noted that “The Sunni fighter.”
Conference of Oil Producing Provinces starts in Basra
Saturday, 25 January 2014 11:50
Basra (AIN) –The Conference of oil Producing Provinces started on Saturday morning to discuss the issue of the 5 Petro-dollar allocations for the oil producing provinces.
Reporter of AIN stated "The conference that was held at Basra Hotel is attended by members of the Parliamentary Energy Committee and the local officials of the provinces that produce oil."
"Representatives of Basra, Maysan, Kirkuk, Wasit, Dhi-Qar, Salah-il-Din, Nineveh and Baghdad provinces attended the conference," the reporter added.
"The conference aims at reaching a unified stance towards the government's decision to reduce the Petro-dollar allocations," the reporter concluded.
Earlier, the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, admitted the right of the oil producing provinces in the 5 Petro-dollar allocations but he said this is condition by the ability of these provinces to spend these allocations.
Urgent.. The emergency conference of oil-producing provinces start in Basra
Basra / NINA / The first meeting of the Special Emergency Conference of oil producer governorates has launched in Basra on Saturday 25, Jan in the presence of representatives of 7 governorates and the parliamentary Commission on oil and energy.
The first deputy governor of Basra, Mohammed al-Tamimi told the National News Agency / NINA / " the first session of the Special Emergency Conference of oil producers governorates to discuss the legitimate rights of these provinces, particularly the allocation of the / 5 / dollars for oil product," saying that "The conference will come out with important decisions and common positions to ensure those rights."
He added that "The conference, which takes place in the presence of representatives of the local governments for / 7 / oil producers governorates / Dhi Qar , Maysan, Basra , Wasit, Salah al-Din , Nineveh and Baghdad / in addition to the presence of the parliamentary Commission on oil and energy, would demand to amend the budget to include the right of oil-producing provinces before approving it". "
Iraqiya MP calls on his resigned colleagues to practice their duties in the Parliament
BAGHDAD / NINA / Turkmen leader, MP of the Iraqiya coalition, Arshad al-Salhi called on Iraqiya MPs resigned to reverse their resignations and return to practice their duties in Parliament.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "private initiatives to bring Iraqiya MPs back to the Parliament did not come to positive steps so far," noting that "this matter does not serve the political scene in the country."
Salhi added that "the important step for the return of Iraqiya MPs rests with the government by dealing positively with the demands of the provinces, especially the people of Anbar, in order to put out the raging fire and pave the way for their return in addition to securing peace and stability in the province and in some other provinces."
It is mentioned that number of Iraqiya MPs submitted their resignations to the Speaker of Parliament, Osama al-Nujaifi at the end of last month against the backdrop of security incidents in Anbar province.
Participants: banking reform axis starting economic development processes
In the seminar examined the balance between the public and private sectors
BAGHDAD - Hussein al-Tamimi Tgb - Farah pumice
examine economists and bankers mechanisms advancement sector money and the possibility of expanding the product offering to the public the beneficiaries of different needs of banking, where he was standing when the most important joints of the financial sector and the possibility of investing in the activation production and service sectors (according to participants in the meeting Businessmen Union and the Organization for International Projects). treatment legislation the President of the Union of businessmen willing satisfaction Blibl said: This meeting addresses the obstacles faced by the banking sector and the private sector, and delve into the challenges that bedevil the reality of work, where we meet the goal of reaching formula to contribute to the activation of the private sector and dealing with legislation that hinder the advancement of all his joints., and pointed out that the EU is pushing ahead with the organization of such forums where the meeting was organized during the last month eating revitalize the Iraqi economy through an integrated system, as the meeting will be organized during the next month, deals with attempts to enter Iraq to the World Trade Organization. stimulus measures and the importance of direct, earnest implementation of strategies sectoral approved and adoption and implementation of strategies that at the stage of validation as well as the serious implementation of the economic laws through the institutions of a solid and a package of measures motivational and invigorating the economy, the administration is serious by the relevant sectoral responsible for all of them with the active participation of private sector institutions preparing and making and implementation, monitoring and follow-up. said Blibl the previous meeting recommended the formation of the Supreme Council for Planning (or Supreme Economic Council) shall interleave all strategies sectoral and determine the vision of strategic integrated country and policy and the views implemented under the priority, as The process of monitoring and evaluation of operational procedures and follow-up Thakqatha and corrected when needed. supporting business organizationseither Director for International Private Enterprise Mohamed Alaa El Din said: worked since 2003 to provide technical support to organizations and business associations through the strengthening of its role in the economic reform across many programs, including calendars, business and the development of investment authorities in all provinces aims to find a work environment attractive for economic development, pointing out that the meeting focused on banking reform, because his pivotal role in the recycling economy and achieve growth rates commensurate with the aspirations of the beneficiaries. continued to reform the financial and banking requires the establishment of a financial system to mobilize resources in order to achieve reform and restructuring of banks to attract savings and the return of capital immigrant, noting that the process of financial reform means liberalization of the sector to keep pace with global developments and enhance its scientific and practical. strengthen the joints of the economy member of the Society of Economic Iraqi Dr Akram Abdel Aziz said: Iraq has seen a change in economic philosophy and politics after 2003, and became there are directions focused to promote joint economic direction of the expansion of private sector participation in economic activity, also emerged then went to the rehabilitation and development activity of private banks, which is the basic foundation of the monetary policy. and followed the local banks need to manage technical and expand the circle of attention by starting the adoption of electronic systems evolving approved globally, in addition to the development of the cultural awareness of the community of the importance of private banks and insurance cash at banks civil and develop a culture of dealing with the ATM, which has become a priority in the region. Specialization and drew Abdul Aziz that the banks need to develop the skills and energies and specialization for those working in the This sector is important, and here we must work to put the right person in place, which can achieve the economic viability of the banking sector through his work, as well as the need to activate the ties of cooperation with the external sector through the electronic clearing and settlement and other advanced systems and the variety of banking products that can suit ambitious business local and foreign investors., and pointed out that the banking reform aims to achieve a balance between the public and private sectors and to ease the burden borne by the government budget. moving the work Amer Issa jeweler pointed out that the business community and investors looking for mechanisms to move the work, where there is suffering in How to benefit from public money or private to trigger mechanisms for the implementation of projects, pointing to the existence of bottlenecks banking, administrative and stagger in the adoption of good governance. , and pointed out that the initiatives of the Union of businessmen tend to develop the field of employment, which requires the support of the banking business all his joints through the creation of partnerships between banks private and public cooperation with the owners of investment projects, noting that such cooperation did not happen until now. He said that private banks are busy in the aspects of its activity away from the real, and this symposium shed light on this matter.
Legal Parliament: the development of the provinces of Tal Afar, Tuz and will not affect in Article 140
confirmed the parliamentary legal committee that transform the districts of Afar and Tuz to the provinces will not affect the application of the provisions of Article 140 of the constitution.
said committee member Rep. Hassoun Fatlawi's »Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network», that «the Council of Ministers has all the powers of legal and constitutional to convert districts meet the conditions to the provinces after the House vote it », indicating that« transform the districts of Afar and Tuz into two provinces legal and constitutional ».
continued Fatlawi that «convert these districts to the provinces will not affect the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution«.
cabinet agreed last Tuesday to converting spend Tuz of the province of Salahuddin and Tall Afar's Nineveh province, and the Nineveh Plain and Fallujah to the provinces.
objected the MDC Kurdish transform the districts of Afar and Tuz into new provinces to be from the disputed areas that fall within the terms of Article 140 constitutional.
Reduce costs and Alaivadat and increase the ratio of investment highlighted the legibility
of Baghdad - Mostafa Hashemi
said the director of the Department of Banking, Ministry of Finance, Dr. Hilal Taan that Iraq's budget for 2014, which is very positive and is allocating 40 percent of them to the side of the investment, something that would improve the economic reality and service and social. positives budget He added in a statement (morning) that positive things are also in this budget is the pressure of operating expenses to 64 percent and reduce Alaivadat and prevent the purchase of furniture is necessary and cars made this year's budget is going in the right direction. said Taan that the Iraqi budget represents a balance facto given the circumstances experienced by Iraq and therefore it is not possible that the proportion of idealism in preparation proportions advanced because of the issue of reparations and debts as well as the share of the Kurdistan region, including any Myblg total of 22 percent of the total amount of the budget. , and pointed out that he can not be Iraq's budget balancing is ideal because of the circumstances in which experienced by Iraq and what is going through now from the effects of terrorism, which has cast a shadow on the aspects of life in all its details. his part, called the Academic Economist Dr. Essam Mahouelle to speed up and expedite the passage of the budget law and that the project is approved by the Government as soon as possible. exchange money Bmajaladtha The government has sent earlier in the budget bill for 2014 to the House of Representatives with a view to approval. saw Mahouelle told (morning) that the budget bill proposed to parliament that would push the wheel of economy and matters of the country in general forward. drew academic economic need to be spent The money actually in the fields allocated to them and the right way, and warned of the risks of adoption agencies responsible principle (savings) as will reflect negatively on the performance in the implementation of projects. allocations of education and added that the general budget of the country represents the annual plans set by the government, represented by the Ministry of Finance, describes the general orientations for spending and economic activity and trying through which to achieve clear goals at the end of each year, accounting for unified will and based on the vision of a real economic foundation in achieving economic reform. between Mahouelle importance to be allocations for education and scientific research than any Other Provisions as 13 000 billion dinars is not enough because This figure deals with the younger generations, he said, adding that the issue of education very serious in a developing country like Iraq is reason to reconsider and increase the financial allocations for this important sector.governance and modernization of systems and on the amounts allocated to the sector investment confirmed Mahouelle the importance of the adoption of corporate governance and modernization of systems with which the departments and ministries with foreign investors, which is that no matter the amount allocated to this sector, the domestic and foreign investment depends on the proposed projects and the parties that want to invest and on the security situation and the lack of bribes or the lack of it completely, underlines the importance of developing the regulations and the Angels management to achieve the purpose for which enters its investment to the country and to serve the development process. investment allocations good and pointed Mahouelle that the proportion allocated from the budget allocated for investment amounting to about 40 percent of them and a good thing if it was applied and the adoption of corporate governance in this sector where working corporate governance to control the performance of the company by contributing to the prevention of or reduction of committing irregularities and illegal acts by adhering to the laws and regulations governing the Company's business and its commitment to ethical responsibility. explained that increasing the amount of investment and expansion projects that will reduce the dangers of terrorism and unemployment, where the amount thus reducing the size of the amounts allocated to the security sector and defense, pointing out that what has been allocated to the health sector is very small, as measured by the amount spent on security and defense, warning that wasted money allocated to this sector including may cause breaches. sanitation projects indicating the importance that the project is approved quickly. said Mahouelle that is remarkable in the amounts allocated for drainage projects health it is less than assumed, despite what happened from problems due to rain quick and short which impacted negatively on some areas, forcing the government to compensate those affected for rain water. expressed Mahouelle at the conclusion of his speech expressed hope that the talking financial problems and even got mistakes These problems occur in all state and there is no country without financial problems. worth mentioning that the total amount of revenue for the general budget of Iraq this year, according to budget bill sent to parliament in 2014 amounted to 139 thousand and 640 billion, 628 million and 585 000 dinars.
Barzani: The Situation in Syria, a Source of Concern for the Whole Region
Erbil / NINA / President of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani said on Friday that the situation in Syria is a source of concern for the whole region, pointing out that the borders with Syria are under the control of terrorist organizations .
He explained during a seminar held in Davos, Switzerland, according to a statement by the presidency of the region that weapons did not pass the region to Syria at all, adding that the Kurds in Syria are deprived of the right to citizenship.
Barzani stressed that what is happening in Syria now is a great human suffering, and expressed hope that the Geneva 2 Conference would lead to a political solution to the Syrian crisis and provide an opportunity for the Syrian people to achieve their own destiny