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Maliki Heads a Meeting of the Supreme Council of the Population
BAGHDAD / NINA / Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki headed on Wednesday a meeting for the Supreme Council of the population, which includes a number of ministries and agencies, including the Ministries of Finance, Planning and Labour, as well as the Shia and Sunni Endowments and the Central Bureau of Statistics and others.
A statement by the Information Office of the Prime Minister said that the meeting approved the document of national population policies that put a comprehensive strategy to deal with the subject of population, health, education and issues related to population growth, adding that he also decided to adopt a comprehensive plan for the implementation of the national document prepared by the Ministry of Planning.
Iraqi Oil Minister Meets With The New Chinese Ambassador To Iraq
BAGHDAD / NINA / Iraqi Oil Minister, Abdul Karim Laybi discussed with the new Chinese ambassador to Iraq, Wang Yong relations between the two countries, especially in the field of energy and oil.
A statement by the Ministry of oil issued today cited that "the minister praised the role of Chinese companies in Iraq's reconstruction and developing its oil industry, calling for expanding Chinese companies' participation in the rehabilitation and development of the oil industry in Iraq.
For his part, the Chinese ambassador expressed, "his country's desire to develop bilateral relations in all the fields, including the oil sector.
Head of the provincial council in Anbar: There are signs to resolve Fallujah crisis
Ramadi / NINA / The head of the provincial council in Anbar, Sabah Karhot said that " there are signs of resolving the crisis of Fallujah between tribal leaders and clerics and armed for their withdrawal and hand over the city to the local police."
He added in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "negotiations are still ongoing between the parties so far to find a solution to the crisis in Fallujah. "
He explained that: "The city of Fallujah was not exposed to any artillery or mortar shells, except Nuaimiya area south of Fallujah, where insurgents are based," adding that " stop the bombing comes to give an opportunity for service departments to exercise their duties in the city ."
He pointed out that the number of displaced people from the city of Fallujah exceeded 300 000 citizens who are suffering difficult humanitarian conditions, calling the government to allocate funds to those families and compensate those affected by the military operations.
Motahedoon coalition launches an initiative to solve Anbar crisis
BAGHDAD / NINA / Motahedoon coalition, headed by House Speaker, Osama al-Nujaifi launched an initiative / peace for Anbar and Iraq / states to halt air strikes and artillery fire on the cities of Anbar and withdraw army to the barracks and distinguish between civilians who have legitimate and constitutional demands and terrorist groups .
The coalition said in a statement issued yesterday evening: "Anbar province is seen a significant deterioration in the aspects of security and humanitarian and all parties should pay special attention , not only to solve the current crisis and but to prevent the spread or recurrence of new crisis, whether in Anbar or other province. "
The statement praised, "The role of the political forces appalled at what is happening to the civilians in Anbar and provided insights and initiatives to reach a fair solution."
The statement explained that "Motahedoon coalition, after contacts with a number of political parties and studying the reality of the current crisis, it launches, what is believed to be a road map to resolve the problem ."
The statement noted that the initiative also stipulates to "restore the local government in Fallujah and enable police forces to exercise its functions in cooperation with the sons of tribes and political forces to restore security and normal life and chase the terrorists, as well as launching an emergency relief campaign for the immigrant population and enable them to return to their towns and shops, and stop legal procedures to the sons of Anbar, who took up arms to defend themselves
Shahristani warns KRG of exporting oil without CG approval
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 19:19
Baghdad (AIN) –The Deputy Premier for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, warned Kurdistan Regional Government of not exporting oil through the Iraqi Oil Marketing Company.
Shahristani media office reported in a statement received by AIN ''Shahristani participated in the annual energy conference for middle east and northern Africa held at the capital of Britain, London within (27-28/1/2014).''
''The Federal Government demanded the Kurdistani Regional Government to export the oil only through the Iraq oil marketing company since it is the only side authorized to export the Iraqi oil,'' stressing that ''The Federal Government will conduct procedures to protect the Iraqi resources in case KRG exported the oil away from the Iraqi oil marketing company,'' the statement concluded.
Hakim demands Parliament to grant province their legal rights
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:10
Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, called the Federal Government to withdraw the appeal filed against the law no. (21) of 2008 related to the provincial councils of the Iraqi provinces and release the authorities for local governments so they can develop and reconstruct their provinces.
Hakim mentioned in a speech that he delivered during the memorial ceremony held due to the death anniversary of the religious authority, Muhsin al-Hakim, at his in Baghdad attended by the correspondent of AIN on Wednesday ''The $5 Petro-dollar law is a right step and we thank all those who participated in accomplishing this law, especially the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki.''
''Hakim called the Parliament to ratify granting the rights for the provinces where the Ministry of Oil should measure the amount of oil produced from the province monthly and put the portion of the province in a bank account so the province can use it in any time in accordance to the adopted controls,'' the statement concluded.
Saddam's lawyer to defend detained MP Alwani
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 21:20
Baghdad (AIN) –The lawyer, Badea Arif, who was the attorney of the former Iraqi president, Sadam Hussein, declared that he will be the attorney for the MP, Ahmed al-Alwani, of the Iraqiya Coalition accused with terrorism charges.
The Central Criminal Court decided on last Monday to postpone the trial of Alwani till the 9th of March/ 2014 after accusing him with assaulting the military elements, during the arrest of his brother, killing and wounding several security elements with terrorist motives.
The security forces of the Anti-Terrorism Directorate arrested MP Alwani on 28/12/2013 after clashing with his bodyguards which resulted in killing Alwani's brother and several elements of his bodyguards.
Arif revealed in a press statement that ''The family of Alwani tasked me to be the attorney for him where the attorney appointed by the Parliament disputed with the Judge.''
Liberals attributes the postponement of the retirement law for (technical glitch) and the Kurdistan bears responsibility fouled Abadi
Wed Jan 29 2014 23:59 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Confirmed the Liberal bloc parliamentary, of the Sadrist movement, on Wednesday, that the adoption of the pension law Unified postponed the hearing early next week, as a result of "defect" in the technical procedures, indicating that the retirement of the three presidencies and Minister equivalent quarter last salary Tkadoh, while carried the Kurdistan Alliance bloc Parliamentary Finance Committee Chairman, leader of the coalition of state law, is responsible for "obstructing" the adoption of the Unified Retirement Law, expressing willingness approved if put to the vote.
A member of the parliamentary finance committee for the Liberal bloc, Abdul Amir al-Mayahi, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The retirement law will not be put to the vote at tomorrow's meeting Thursday, will be postponed to a session next Saturday, (the first of February 2014), because of a shortage in Some technical measures its own, "noting that" the law is composed of more than forty substance and will be valid from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette is not calculated retroactively. "
And on the main items of the Unified Retirement Law, said Mayahi, that "the law states that the pensions for the three presidencies, which includes the President of the Republic and his deputies, the Prime Minister and his deputies, ministers and the head of the House of Representatives and his deputies, and members of the House of Representatives, will be calculated by 25 percent of the last salary."
The member of the parliamentary finance committee for the Liberal bloc, that "the law states that every deputy or minister has a service four years, will double making it up to 16 years," noting that "pensions for the three presidencies will be 2.5 million dinars at a minimum, each has a serve four years. "
He Mayahi, that "everyone has the service outside of his work in the three presidencies will be added to his current calculated at 2.5% for each year of them," pointing out that "what applies to the three presidencies also applies to the deputy ministers, advisers and judges that will be added to them allowances 150 % ".
The MP for the Liberal bloc, the "Unified Retirement Law will not allow the pension to exceed 80% of the last salary was Atkadh employee", recalling that "the law is calculated allocations to the owners of the certificates of diploma 5% and BA 10% and Masters 15% and doctoral 20%."
A member of the parliamentary finance, that "the salaries of retired deceased (beneficiaries) will be similar to retirees, as others will have a minimum of 400 thousand dinars, plus the cost of living by 15% and the certificate of study and years of service."
Meanwhile, MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, Mahma Khalil, head of the parliamentary Finance Committee, Haider Abadi, "responsible for obstructing the adoption of the Unified Retirement Law."
Khelil said, in an interview to the newspaper (range), said that "al-Abadi, tries between the duration and the other to change some attitudes and decisions about the pension law within the Commission," adding that "it is paying members of the Committee to concern that changing attitudes and postpone the vote on the law."
He said the Kurdistan Alliance MP, that "the members of the Finance Committee began to complain of changing the attitudes of Abadi that occur every week, raising debate within the Commission", calling for a "non-use of the Unified Retirement Law in the election campaign."
Khalil stressed that "the Kurdistan Alliance will vote on the pension law if put to the vote at any meeting and no has any reservations about it."
The parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed, in November 2013 the past, that the Unified Retirement Law "is ready to vote" after ending the second reading.
He also announced the Council of Ministers, in August 2013 the past, for the approval of the General Retirement Law and submit it to the House of Representatives, while the law was based on the principle of the abolition of the pension rights of the parliament and provincial councils, municipal councils, said he approved of pension rights for those working in the private sector according to Social Security Act.
Huani: the federal government has decided to amend paragraph in the petro-dollar budget
Wed Jan 29 2014 23:57 | (Voice of Iraq)
MP for the Kurdistan Alliance bloc Khaled Huani, the federal government has decided to amend the draft federal budget law for 2014, and increase the amount of petrodollars from one dollar to $ 5.
He said MP Khalid Huani Chairman of the Legal Committee in the House of Representatives during a special permit for PUKmedia: that the federal government has backtracked on its decision to allocate the amount of one dollar for every barrel of oil to the provinces of Petroleum Exporting in the budget of the year 2014, after the pressures Marwst by the House of Representatives and the private representatives of the provinces exporting Oil and parking departments, provincial councils and the public, and decided to amend the draft budget law and raising the amount from one dollar to $ 5.
He said MP Khalid Huani that allocations Alaptroodlar to the provinces producing oil will rise to 5-fold after the issuance of this resolution, and that balancing the city of Kirkuk for the year 2014 will be 5 times the budget of the year 2013, and this is good news for the people of the city of Kirkuk, and we are reassured that this budget will be placed in the service of the sons of Kirkuk and the development of the process of construction and reconstruction in the province.
The Political Bureau to reach several important decisions and recommendations
Wed Jan 29 2014 23:55 | (Voice of Iraq)
The Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, on Wednesday, 01/29/2014, meeting at the home of President Mam Jalal Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, in the presence of all the members of the Political Bureau and Vice-Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
On the substance of the meeting and recommendations and decisions reached by the meeting, said Mr. Mullah Bakhtiar official body operating in the political bureau of the Patriotic Union through a press statement: During the meeting of the Political Bureau of the day, the discussion of many of the ideas and proposals, and we went out several important recommendations about the conference Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the election coming in the province of Kurdistan, Iraq and the formation of the government.
He is responsible working body of the Political Bureau: will the Politburo meeting on Thursday to discuss and take a final decision on the resolutions and recommendations reached by the meeting today, will also be held on Friday morning, the next meeting of the Council leadership, and the afternoon of the same day will be a meeting of the Council leadership with the Central Council of the National Union Kurdistan to discuss the proposals and decisions to have been reached.