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    " The Dinar Daily ", Friday, 25 July 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + EIGHTY - FIVE ( 85 ) or " E - M DAY + 85 "

    PREVIOUSLY AND CONTINUING

    "..... despite the superiority of Maliki’s electoral coalition, the competing Shiite forces, the Kurds and the Sunnis, are together able to form a comfortable majority to prevent Maliki from remaining in office. "......................

    Maliki likely fears that if he rushes to do business with parties outside the Shiite alliance, his Shiite rivals would do the same and that they may have a better chance to win over the Kurdish and Sunni forces, because there is a general consensus among them to not keep Maliki in power.

    At the same time, the rest of the Shiite groups fear that this consensus is not solid enough to withstand discussing the details, and that going alone to the Kurdish and Sunni forces may put them in a weak bargaining position and make them appear responsible for breaking Shiite unity.

    An important factor here are the choices that the Sunni and Kurdish forces will make. If the Sunnis and Kurds rush to form ethnic and sectarian alliances, then the Shiite alliance may do the same.

    Some are proposing scenarios such as replacing Maliki with another figure from the State of Law Coalition as a compromise to ensure the continuation of the Shiite alliance.

    [* a source said in a statement to the Agency ((eighth day)) that there is an agreement semi-final between the U.S. and Iran to take on Ahmed Chalabi as prime minister for the next government as a compromise candidate.]

    Yet, such a solution may come at a later stage, after the favored options by most parties have been exhausted.

    What is certain now is that a harsh negotiating season will [ * HAS ] begin [ * BEGUN ] as the conflict moves from its electoral aspect into the closed negotiating rooms and deals among the elite. - - from al Monitor

    and

    Chalabi announce his candidacy on Facebook for prime minister

    Wrote on: 07/17/2014 16:29:17

    Future news / Baghdad: -

    MP for the coalition of citizen Ahmed Chalabi, said Thursday, "his candidacy for prime minister as a competitor for the owners."

    Chalabi said on his Facebook today: "Since the Muslim Brotherhood in the state law, adhere to the nomination of Nuri al-Maliki as Prime Minister and bookmark her condition admissibility of all spectrums of people for this to enter as a candidate and I'll be the alliance's candidate and 328 deputy are will resolve it within the parliament vote Democrat. "

    The State of Law coalition has expressed his commitment to the nomination of current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for the assumption of office for the third time in a row. "

    and

    A newspaper close to Iran stresses the intention of Al-Maliki's resignation

    16-07-2014 06:41 PM

    Orbit-Arabic. NET/sources of Lebanese Akhbar, close to Iran, abandoned the outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, his candidacy to head the new Government for a third term, after a request from the reference of Najaf and Iran.

    The paper reported that the request for religious reference came in a bid to end the conflict within and outside the National Coalition for the Prime Minister.

    The leaks that negotiations within the National Alliance are underway regarding the timing of the announcement of the nomination of a replacement for the succession of Al-Maliki, after the latter give up the run, where some parties prefer to announce this step results in the field.

    http://www.almadarnews.info/index.ph...rticle&id=5347

    and

    Ktlta al-Hakim and al-Sadr refused to renew Maliki's nomination to head the government and call for the coalition to provide irreplaceable

    Thu Jul 17 2014 22:33 | (Voice of Iraq)

    long-Presse / Baghdad

    New coalition al-Hakim and al-Sadr, on Thursday, refusing to nominate the prime minister expired, Nuri al-Maliki, for a third session, while Pena possibility of acceptance of another candidate presented by the coalition, threatened first by resorting to the opposition, revealing the second support the nomination of Adel Abdul Mahdi and Ahmad Chalabi for the post.

    Was Deputy for a coalition of citizen, of the Supreme Council of the Islamic, led by Ammar al-Hakim, to hold the prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, the state third, a "problem" to reject so many components of the National Alliance and other blocs, noting that many of them is the same, will turn to the subject If you do not submit a coalition of state law, an alternative candidate for the post.

    Ali said an inch, in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "stuck to the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, the state third, a problem within the National Alliance, could hinder the formation of the government for a long time," adding that "a lot of the components of the National Alliance and other blocs outside reject Maliki's nomination. "

    He added an inch, that "the political blocs could accept another candidate presented by a coalition of state law for the position," noting that "a lot of political blocs, including a coalition of citizens, would prefer to stay opposition if they insisted al-Maliki to head the next government," returned that there are "many figures that can occupy the prime minister runs the country. "

    For her part, the Liberal block of the Sadrist movement, rejected the state's third generation, revealing its support for the other two candidates. The MP said the Liberal bloc, F Bureau, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The bloc rejects the state's third generation, and supports the nomination of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, or Ahmad Chalabi to head the new government."

    According to the Court, that "the National Alliance can accept dissector last for a coalition of state law, non-Maliki," returned to "Maliki's insistence on the nomination itself would make him aloof from the National Alliance."

    The president of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki, new in (the fourth of July 2014 present), adherence to the nomination for a third term, amid worsening opposition to the majority of political forces Therefore, most notably the Sadrists, and a coalition of citizens, and the Kurdistan Alliance and the Sunni Arab blocs, as well as a coalition of national leadership Iyad Allawi, to do so.

    It is noteworthy that the National Alliance, a parliamentary blocs, the largest, has failed so far to choose its candidate to head the next government, amid worsening differences between components on more worthy than others in the job, amid confirmation actors in it, the need to undergo a candidate for "compatibility and acceptability" within the coalition in the national space.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz37oG3bVdd

    and

    Prime Minister's file is thorny and complex
    24/07/2014 09:30:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Hakim al-Zamili said that talks between the parties of the Iraqi National Alliance to nominate a person for the post of prime minister are still without a result.

    Zamili told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /[SIZE=3] "The file of prime minister is the most important file among other three presidencies," pointing out that "the Sunni political blocs have chosen Salim al-Jubouri as the chairman of the House of Representatives and the Kurdish groups have agreed on a personal as President of the Republic, and remaining file is the post of Prime Minister. "[/SIZE]

    He added: "The name of Prime Minister will be resolved next week, after the religious authority, popular forces and regional and neighboring countries, confirmed the need to resolve this file as soon as possible."

    He said: "choosing prime minister with wide admissibility will be a positive factor towards the calm and solving many problems in the country," noting: "The religious authority was clear in its speech, that the candidate must be accepted nationally, and this does not exist at the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has problems with the Ahrar and the citizen blocs on one hand, and with the Sunnis and Kurds, on the other hand. "

    He explained that there is more than one character to be a substitute for Maliki in the next phase, from inside the Dawa Party, and the National Coalition has two candidates, Ahmed Chalabi and Adel Abdul-Mahdi, therefore, the process of selecting one of the characters will be a thorny and complex. "

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFJFDJ

    and

    Officially, Speaker, his 2 Deputy Speakers assume their posts

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:23

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Parliament and his two Deputy Speakers assumed their duties officially.

    The Parliament succeeded in electing Speaker of the Parliament, Salim al-Jebuori, and his first Deputy, Haider al-Ebadi, as well as his 2nd deputy, Aram al-Sheikh Mohamed.

    and

    Iraq parliament elects Kurdish politician Fuad Masum as new president

    KURDISH politician Fuad Masum has become the new president of Iraq, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon says must be inclusive for the country to survive.

    Fierce fighting ... volunteers who joined the Iraqi army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS) brandish their weapons as they come as backup at a checkpoint north of Baghdad. Source: AFP

    A June onslaught on Sunni Arab areas north and west of Baghdad, led by the jihadist Islamic State group, has brought Iraq to the brink of breakup, with the government struggling to assert any authority beyond its Shiite power base.

    Parliament elected Masum, who served as the first prime minister of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region more than two decades ago, by an overwhelming majority of 211 votes to 17.

    He had been almost guaranteed the job after Kurdish parties struck a late-night deal to support him.

    Under an unofficial power-sharing deal, Iraq’s Kurds traditionally get the post of president.

    The move could pave the way for a deal on the much more powerful post of prime minister.

    The UN chief met current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and stressed the need for a broadbased government to be formed as soon as possible to save the country from collapse.

    “Iraq is facing an existential threat, but it can be overcome by the formation of a thoroughly inclusive government,” he said at a joint news conference with Maliki.

    “It is critical that all political leaders fulfil their responsibilities to ensure that the government formation process falls within the constitutional timetable,” he said.

    Maliki has complained the world is not doing enough to help him tackle IS, an Al-Qaeda offshoot which appears to be outgrowing the network founded by Osama bin Laden.


    As the premier met the head of the US Central Command, General Lloyd Austin, in Baghdad on Thursday, his defence minister was in Moscow with a wish list of military equipment.

    and

    Kurdistan: We have not made ​​a decision to distribute salaries in dollars rather than local currency

    Thu Jul 24 2014 22:56 | (Voice of Iraq)

    long-Presse / Erbil

    Denied the Kurdistan Regional Government, on Thursday, the existence of a formal decision on the distribution of the salaries of their employees in dollars rather than the local currency, and confirmed that the province did not issue any decision in this regard, while suggesting that the issue of the distribution of salaries in dollars not only the idea had been discussed between the Ministry of Finance and the prime minister in the region to treat the problem of delay Salaries in the region.

    The Ministry of Finance and Economy in the region, in a statement received (range Press) a copy of it, "she has not made ​​any decision on the issue of the distribution of salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region of the dollar," indicating that "the subject was only a proposal and the idea has been discussed with the prime minister of the province as a solution to the problem of delay salaries , especially since the distribution of salaries of oil imports, which are then dollar needs to the conversion process to the dinar a long time, so this idea has been put forward. "

    The statement continued that this issue is under extensive study by the provincial government and the ministry, and will implement everything in the interest of citizens and employees in the region, noting that "any such decision will be through coordination with the prime minister of the province.

    The region is witnessing an economic blockade imposed by the government of Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki since more than seven months, due to the deterioration of relations between Erbil and Baghdad over oil-exporting region independently abroad, which led to a delay in the distribution of salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz38SPHuqyl

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    Chalabi: all political blocs signed a national coalition that requested the block elder

    Baghdad newspaper of integrity

    Coalition leader said citizen MP Ahmed Chalabi, a national coalition to sign parliamentary blocs as the largest bloc.

    Chalabi told reporters, "we have a request from the first meeting of the Parliament aatiar the national coalition is the largest bloc, signed by both blocs."

    He said "some heads blocks National Alliance (Ziya al-Asadi, Ahmad Chalabi Baquer Al-Zubaidi) met with Parliament Speaker Salim Al-jubouri to inform him of their declaration that they are the largest bloc".

    He was speaker of the House of Salim Al-jubouri, said today that "the Constitution is clear in explaining the larger parliamentary bloc combined within the Parliament."

    He said that "the parliamentary bloc with the largest number of seats, and the Constitution was careful to use the word Parliament is formed after the House of representatives at its first meeting".

    "We are going back to the old Mahdi Al-Hafidh as if it had received a request from the State of law bloc, for he was Moderator exclusively back then."

    The President said the House "label greatest mass determined in accordance with the Constitution and there is dialogue between the National Alliance and State of law coalition and the President will meet with a number of political leaders after I finished for me," he said.

    The President of the Federal Court judge, Midhat al-Mahmoud, the biggest parliamentary blocs that formed the Government in 2010 itself would constitute Ministerial cab in 2014.

    Attorney for the State of law Coalition, Hussein Al-Maliki, said today, "the State of law Coalition had received the Federal Court as a parliamentary majority by Nouri al-Maliki remains a candidate for Prime Minister."

    The National Alliance was revealed on July 12 that the State of law coalition has applied to the Federal Court to inquire about the biggest bloc of seats in the new Parliament, noting that "the demand made in isolation from the National Alliance."

    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/b...F%3Fp%3D104917

    * ALWAYS BEAR IN MIND THAT LEGALITIIES AND CONSTITUTIONAL ARGUMENTS ARE CONVENIENT CONCEPTS INVOKED INTERMITTENTLY, ADVANTAGEOUSLY AND SELECTIVELY BY VARIOUS PARTIES AT UTILITARIAN MOMENTS. IRAQ IS NOT YET A NATION OF LAWS, BUT OF MEN WHO SCHEME AND CONNIVE FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT IRRESPECTIVE OF THE LAW AND ONLY ARGUE THE LAW AS MAY SUIT THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND PERSONAL AGENDA FROM TIME TO TIME AND ISSUE TO ISSUE. THE WAR BETWEEN THE PARTIALITY OF MEN AND THE IMPARTIALITY OF THE LAW IS ONE THAT IS NEVER WON, BUT BATTLED ETERNALLY IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY. *

    * FROM YESTERDAY, A EXCELLENT READ IF YOU MISSED IT :


    Iraq Elects Fuad Masum as New President
    by Reidar Visser

    http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...new-president/
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    Ban calls on Baghdad and Erbil to Mend Ties, Create Inclusive Government

    Ban calls on Baghdad and Erbil to Mend Ties, Create Inclusive Government
    By RUDAW

    The UN secretary general is on a regional tour, arriving in Baghdad from Israel.


    BAGHDAD, Iraq – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a call Thursday for Baghdad and Erbil to restore their partnership, the same day that the Kurds inched a step closer to a planned referendum on independence.



    On an unannounced visit to Baghdad the UN chief urged the creation of an inclusive government to avert Iraq splintering into Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish portions.



    “Iraq is facing an existential threat but it can be overcome through the formation of a thoroughly inclusive government,” said Ban, who was also expected to visit Erbil. “It must be a government in which all Iraqis, regardless of background, feel represented,” he added.



    Similar comments by visiting top US and British officials have fallen on deaf ears in Baghdad, where the Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is defiantly hanging on for a third term, despite massive opposition by the large minority Sunnis and Kurds.



    Iraq’s military has largely collapsed; a third of the country has fallen to jihadi-led rebels; the Sunni provinces are in rebellion; the Kurds have set a course for independence, which they warn will not alter unless Maliki goes and a real power-sharing government is installed.



    Ban encouraged “Baghdad and Erbil to work towards restoring their partnership and to jointly address the current security crisis.”



    “It is essential that disagreements over all outstanding issues be resolved within the framework of the Constitution,” he said at a news conference with Maliki.



    Ban’s comments came the same day that the Kurdish parliament in Erbil decided on a law for an election commission that would be empowered with holding a referendum on independence without asking the central government.



    As Ban arrived in Baghdad the Kurds had Fouad Massuom, their only candidate for the largely ceremonial post of Iraq’s president, elected by Iraqi MPs.



    His election, and that of a Sunni as parliament speaker last week, placed the spotlight squarely on Maliki as the last hurdle to a new government.



    Iraq’s Sunnis and Kurds have absolutely rejected a third term for Maliki, who has remained adamant he will stay.



    Under a power-sharing agreement in place since after the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s president is a Kurd, the prime minister a Shiite and the parliament speaker a Kurd.



    The violence in Iraq has claimed thousands of lives and driven over one million people from their homes this year alone.



    On Thursday, a bus carrying prisoners from Taji to Baghdad was attacked by roadside bombs and gunmen, killing 52 inmates and nine police.



    Violence in Iraq has spiked dramatically since the Islamic State (IS) captured large swathes of territory, where it has declared Islamic rule. Chief among its targets have been non-Muslim minorities like Christians, whose numbers in Iraq have dwindled every year, and who are again on the run as refugees.



    The Christian community of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city and the first to fall to the rebels last month, has fled to the Kurdish region in recent days -- ending a history of nearly 2,000 years -- after the militants warned Christians to convert or face the consequences.



    Many have taken shelter in the Kurdistan Region, which already has been buckling under the strain of hundreds of thousands of fellow Kurds from Syria and people fleeing the violence across Iraq. Ban was expected to visit the refugees on his visit to Kurdistan.



    “I strongly condemn the systematic and despicable persecution of minority populations by the Islamic State and associated armed groups,” he said in Baghdad. “Any systematic attack that targets the civilian population because of their ethnic background or religious beliefs may well constitute a crime against humanity,” said Ban.



    He said the United Nations and its partners are working to provide humanitarian support to those displaced by the fighting, wherever they may be.



    The UN acknowledges that the Kurdistan Region has been “overwhelmed” by an influx of refugees. It now houses more than 1,600 refugee camps and around 1.2 million refugees.


    “The picture emerging is highly concerning,” the UN’s top envoy in Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, said earlier. “The governorates of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq now host over 300,000 newly-displaced and their capacity to respond has been overwhelmed. This new influx joins the more than 225,000 Syrian refuges who sought protection in the three Kurdish provinces in Iraq,” he said.

    http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/240720143

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    Prime Minister Barzani Welcomes Revival of Peace Talks in Turkey

    Prime Minister Barzani Welcomes Revival of Peace Talks in Turkey
    By RUDAW

    “This is a significant step because it puts the negotiations and steps for peace in a political and legal framework,” said Barzani.

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani welcomed a resolution passed by the Turkish parliament on Thursday aimed at reviving the peace talks and finding a peaceful solution for the Kurdish question in Turkey, calling it “a daring step” by his Turkish counterpart.

    “We are pleased by the current efforts made to find a peaceful solution for the Kurdish issue in Turkey,” said Prime Minister Barzani.

    Barzani described the new law as a “daring step” by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to end the conflict in Turkey and establish peace and social cohesion.

    Earlier this month Turkish lawmakers adopted bill 6551 to revive peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), hoping to end more than three decades of armed conflict.

    Founded by Abdullah Ocalan who is currently serving a life sentence on Imrali Island, the PKK has been fighting Turkey for national, political and cultural rights for the Kurds in that country.

    Prime Minister Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) that has a majority in the Turkish parliament was the main drive behind passing the bill.

    “This is a significant step because it puts the negotiations and steps for peace in a political and legal framework,” said Barzani.

    The PKK and Ankara reached a peace agreement last year that prompted the withdrawal of hundreds of PKK fighters from the Kurdish areas of Turkey to the Qandil Mountains across the border.

    However, the process seems to have stalled since, both sides accusing each other of not honoring the agreement.

    Meanwhile, Kurdish MPs in Turkey, leaders of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) have tried to keep the peace process alive by visiting Ocalan in prison and delivering his messages to the Kurdish public as well as Turkish authorities.

    Barzani also said that his government supports the peace talks and he hoped that the new bill “will lead to a complete social cohesion and an opportunity for peace for the people of Turkey.”

    http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/25072014

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    Re: Prime Minister Barzani Welcomes Revival of Peace Talks in Turkey

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    Central Bank: Delete the zeros from the currency is linked to the stability of the political and economic situation

    Central Bank Governor Abdul-Basit Turki

    02/05/2014 12:04

    Tomorrow's Press / BAGHDAD:

    The governor of the central bank and agency Abdel Basset Turki, said Friday that the project raise zeros from the Iraqi currency will not be applied, except in the case of the stability of political and economic situation of the country, denying the issuance of a new decision of the Bank in this regard. said Turkish for "tomorrow Press ","

    The central bank will proceed without hesitation to apply the project raise zeros from the local currency in case settled political and economic situation of the country. "

    and added that "the implementation of such a project needs to arrange all the accounts and records of the Iraqi state before starting any move to change the status of the currency and the way that provides a smooth flow of work and maintain the price of the currency in the local market from manipulation of traders in it. "

    said Turki that "talk is not only about the lifting of the zeroes where to change currency will rearrange government records completely change the accounts that deal with public spending," denying "the issuance of any decision New from the central bank regarding the deletion of zeros from the currency. " referred to as the central bank denied the earlier direct the project restructuring of the Iraqi currency next year and delete the zeros of the three of them, because this time is appropriate, indicating that the applied project is in coordination with the Iraqi government and its institutions relevant.

    http://alghadpress.com/ar/news/13263...لة

    * * CLEARLY THIS TRANSLATION USES THE WORDS STABLE AND SETTLED INTERCHANGEABLY * *

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    State Department on Thursday all but showed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the

    * FROM A FRIEND *

    Seen as failure in creating coalition, waging current war against Islamic State


    6:54 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014

    The State Department on Thursday all but showed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the door, saying he had been particularly hard to work with.


    “We had extreme frustrations with the Iraqi government, particularly over the last year,” Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


    Then Mr. McGurk seemed to suggest Mr. Maliki’s days as prime minister are numbered.


    “They’ve created a new parliament, and through that parliament new leaders will emerge,” he testified. “There are a handful of very capable leaders who may emerge as the next prime minister of Iraq. We’re going to have to see this unfold very rapidly over the coming days.”


    Military analyst have deemed Mr. al-Maliki a failure in bringing Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds into a coalition, and in waging the current war.


    Mr. McGurk, who was a diplomat in Iraq during the U.S. troop presence, also disclosed a big gap between how the U.S. and Iraq want to combat the Islamic State and the Levant. The Islamic State, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has conquered wide areas of Iraqi as security forces have mostly fled.


    Mr. McGurk said U.S. military officers advised the Iraqis not to enter Tikrit, the Sunni stronghold now held by the Islamic State.


    “We have advised the Iraqis for example not to go into urban areas — lessons that we learned,” he said. “The Iraqis made a decision to go into Tikrit. We didn’t really support that decision.”


    Still, he said, the 700-plus U.S. military advisers sent to Iraq “have been embraced.”


    Mr. McGurk said he told Mr. al-Maliki, a Shiite, that his generals had been lying to him about advances made by the Islamic State. The prime minister ordered a shake-up and fired a number of senior officers.


    Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, is now in Iraq talking to the new commanders, Mr. McGurk said.


    “Some of the tactics the Iraqis pursued, we totally don’t agree with,” Mr. McGurk said.


    “In fact, by moving in aggressively as we have over the last six weeks, [we] will increasingly increase our influence over some of those tactics.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...3ixzz38QwPBvsT

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    UN: Islamic Militants Ordering Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq

    UN: Islamic Militants Ordering Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq
    By Alexandra Di Stefano Pironti


    BARCELONA, Spain – Up to four million women in parts of northern Iraq controlled by the militant Islamic State (IS) face the risk of undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), according to United Nations officials in Iraq.



    “The militant group is reported to have issued an order requiring women in Mosul to undergo FGM,” said the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock.



    In comments posted by the UN on Thursday, she said the decree was unprecedented, as FGM was not widely practiced in Iraq.



    “FGM is not so prevalent in Iraq. There have been documented cases here in the Kurdistan Region. UNFPA (UN Population Fund) estimates that up to 4 million girls and women could be affected by this new fatwa (religious edict),” Badcock was quoted as saying.



    “This is not the will of the Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists,” she said.



    FGM, also known as female circumcision, is a procedure that involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia and has many health risks. The practice exists in some communities in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.



    In 2012, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution banning FGM and declaring it a violation of the human rights of girls and women.



    The United Nations estimates that over 1.2 million people have been displaced in central and northern Iraq following the recent flare-up of violence.



    Militants from the IS, previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have declared a caliphate in the lands they have conquered in Iraq and Syria. They have made Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, their capital.



    The Sunni militants have also expelled Christians from Mosul, creating an exodus of thousands of displaced people, most of whom have sought refuge in the northern Kurdistan Region.



    Last year, Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani called for stronger policies to combat gender-based violence against women, saying the issue is a “social problem at large.”



    In this regard, he criticized religious leaders for propagating anti-women and anti-government measures. These “are neither in line with Islam nor with Kurdistan Regional Government principles,” he said.



    Three years ago the Kurdistan Regional Government passed a law banning violence against women including FGM.


    http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/240720144

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    Mottahidoon condemn strongly Daash crime of bombing the shrine of Prophet Yunus / GS

    Mottahidoon condemn strongly Daash crime of bombing the shrine of Prophet Yunus / GS / .

    25/07/2014 10:09:00

    BAGHDAD / Nina /--Mottahidoon Lilislah coalition described the latest crime committed by Daash by blew up the shrine of Prophet Yunus / GS / in Mosul as a "heinous crime targeting the spirit of Mosul, its culture and its history symbol shaped by glory and splendor.

    In a statement issued today Mottahidoon said : " With hearts rupturing of pain, and eyes full of blood of the terrible scene of blowing up the shrine and mosque of the Prophet Yunus peace be upon him, the Mosalion the whole world with them farewell a memorial combining history, civilization and sacred values, that is what it means the sublime edifice of Prophet Yunus peace be upon him which is located on Talit-Tawbah / hill of repentance/ in the left side of the city of Mosul.

    The statement added: "The heinous crime of Daash criminal gangs stab the deepest and dearest memorial stressing that this heinous crime targeting the spirit, culture and history of Mosul marked by glory and splendor.

    Mottahidoon added in its statement “ At a time wee condemning and denouncing the outrageous barbarism crime of Daash that target values, principles and civilization, we call on all national forces, the whole international community and organizations, of the UN and the UN Security Council to stop the ruthless behavior of Daash gangs by beating and eliminate them, emphasizing that punishing Daash gangs is an humanitarian obligatory duty in the first level which cannot be pass in any way without punishment. /

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFJHDE

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    Ban Ki-moon / expresses outrage against targeting minorities in Mosul by Daash gangs.

    Ban Ki-moon / expresses outrage against targeting minorities in Mosul by Daash gangs.

    25/07/2014 11:35:00

    BAGHDAD / Nina /--The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon expressed in a statement quoted by the Office of the United Nations Mission in Iraq / UNAMI / today concern about the current security crisis in Iraq, stressing his indignation against targeting of minorities in Mosul and forcing them by the so-called Islamic state Daash to abandon their faith or pay tribute or leave the city or face a penalty.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFJHEG

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    A Kurdish senior official warns of Daash intent of a large confront with the Peshmerg

    A Kurdish senior official warns of Daash intent of a large confront with the Peshmerga.

    25/07/2014 10:55:00

    Arbil / Nina /-- National Security Council adviser in the province of Kurdistan Masroor Barzani warned of reports that Daash intends to carry out a major confrontation with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

    Barzani said in a press statement, : “ The border that separate Kurdistan province from Daash militias represent a big responsibility to secure the long border, and many of our troops are stationing currently there , noting that the situation of the local Kurdish forces need to obtain a share of the weapons provided by United States to Iraq.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HFJHDI

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    AIN reveals document show INA as biggest bloc

    AIN reveals document show INA as biggest bloc

    Friday, 25 July 2014 12:34

    Baghdad (AIN) –All Iraq News Agency has got a document signed by the Reform Trend, State of Law Coalition, Citizen bloc, Ahrar bloc, Fadhila bloc and Sadiqoon bloc within the Iraqi National Alliance sent to the eldest MP, Mahdi al-Hafidh, showing that INA is the biggest bloc in the parliament and it is responsible for nominating the next Prime Minister."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....g-biggest-bloc

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