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    " The Dinar Daily ", Monday, 6 October 2014

    Today is day twenty-eight of victory in the eviction of Maliki or " VEM - Day 28 ".

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    Parliament rejects nomination of Gharib, Jabiri for security posts

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:04

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday session against the nomination of Riyadh Gharib and Jabir al-Jabiri to assume the ministries of Interior and Defense.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News_Menu.asp?Zr07_VQ=I

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    Iraqi parliament fails to give confidence to the interior and defense ministers

    [16:17] 14 / Sep / 16

    Erbil, September 16 / September (PNA) - Iraqi Council of Representatives for Tuesday, September 16th / September vote on the candidates and the interior and defense ministries to next Thursday, after the failure of Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri to get the confidence of the board.

    According to media reports that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, in order to vote on the candidates for the security ministries to session next Thursday, after he failed to Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri obtain the confidence of Parliament.

    She reports that the candidate Federation of Iraqi forces Jaber al-Jabri got 118 votes out of 251 fails to take over the Ministry of Defense, after being nominated by the bloc to take on this position, pointing out that the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib got 117 votes out of 251, to fail is the other in The Ministry of the Interior.

    - See more at: http://translate.googleusercontent.c....jrFy02xQ.dpuf

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    The Iraqi Parliament Fails to Approve New Security Ministers

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:35

    New Iraq PM Haydar al-Abbadi kept his promise to present ministerial candidates for portfolios not included in the recent vote on his new cabinet, but the Iraqi parliament proved uncooperative. As a result, only one minister, for water management, was approved in today’s session. Crucially, all key security ministries remain vacant.


    The most contentious nominations related to the defence and interior ministries. With respect to defence, the name of Jabir al-Jabiri, an Anbar politician with considerable popular backing and past ties to the former finance minister, Rafe al-Isawi, has recurred for some time as the nominee of the Sunni coalition in parliament. Conversely, it was something of a surprise that Riyad Ghrayb, a Shiite chameleon who has gone from a past with ISCI to the State of Law bloc and the faction of Hussein al-Shahristani, was put forward in the last minute. Before that, it had largely been thought that Badr would present a candidate, even after their original nominee, Hadi al-Ameri, was found by most other parties to be too unpalatable in such a sensitive position. As late as yesterday, a modification of the Badr proposal was presented in the shape of “independents” that might be acceptable to Badr, such as Ahmad Chalabi and Qasim Dawud. Today, the Shiite alliance held a last-minute meeting before the parliament session without being able to agree internally on a candidate.

    There are regional and international dimensions involved, too. It has been suggested that the Iraq interior ministry struggle is a reflection of the contradictive relationship between the United States and Iran in the region as a whole, with Iran backing Badr candidates in Iraq and the United States – finally in possession of some real leverage because of the ISIS threat and Iraqi requests for American military assistance, and tacitly in alliance with Iran against ISIS – strongly objecting to this.

    It is noteworthy that during the parliament session today, Abbadi implored the chamber to approve the nominees whereas parliamentarians of the Shiite alliance (whom Abbadi himself represents) voiced opposition to a vote, saying the interior minister at least should be internally approved in the Shiite alliance first. Deputy speaker Humam al-Hammudi of ISCI at one point tried to stop the vote according to the official parliamentary record.

    Whereas the voting record hasn’t been tied down to individual MPs or even parties, the patterns suggest that parts of the Shiite alliance may have voted No and possibly that there was a revenge No in the vote on the State of Law nominee for tourism (Ali al-Adib). Interior minister Riyad Ghrayb got 117 out of 245 votes, Jabir al-Jabiri 108 out of 251, and Ali al-Adib got only 78 out of 250 votes. By way of contrast, a Sadrist nominee for the water ministry was approved with a more resounding 162 out of 250 votes. Altogether 285 MPs were in attendance, probably a reflection of the realization that a simple majority could have settled the matter of the security ministers and have them approved if those who were against Jabiri and Ghrayb had simply absented themselves.


    Parliament adjourned until Thursday 18 September but it is unclear whether Abbadi will come up with new nominees by then.
    It cannot be stressed enough that these final components of the Abbadi cabinet are among the most important decisions relating to the new Iraqi government as a whole – and as such far more significant than the plethora of international gatherings that are currently going on in the name of defeating ISIS in Iraq. Experiences from Yemen suggest that airstrikes will eventually hit someone that shouldn’t have been hit. In that kind of context, only a durable political coalition in Baghdad can prevent the situation from fragmenting completely. The absence of agreement on security ministers was a key reason the second Maliki government remained so shaky throughout its term, and it is likely this issue, more than anything else, that will seal the fate of the new, so far partial, government put in place by Haydar al-Abbadi.


    http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ity-ministers/

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    Saleem al-Jubouri: The House of Representatives granted another chance to al-Abadi next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of security ministers

    16/09/2014 20:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Speaker of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, said on Tuesday that the House granted another deadline for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ended next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of the security ministers.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to his press office: "It is in order to complete the formation of the Government of Abadi and in the form which achieves the supreme interests of the Iraqi people, especially in the security side, which has become a concern for all Iraqis after the deterioration that the area had witnessed, the House of Representatives gave sufficient time to choose the security minister after voting on the government last week.

    The House of Representatives did not give confidence in its today session for candidates of the ministries of Defense, Interior and Tourism, while it voted for / Muhsen Asfour / as Minister of Water Resources.

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

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    Iraqi forces coalition nominates a new person for the Ministry of Defense

    17/09/2014 08:56:00

    Tikrit / NINA / The head of the Iraqi Jamahir coalition, Ahmed Abdullah al-Jubouri said the Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP, Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry in the new government of Haider al-Abadi. "


    It is mentioned that the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition for the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri did not have the confidence of the House of Representatives in yesterday's session.

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

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    UNP MP: Jabiri to be re-nominated for defense minister post

    September 17, 2014 by Ahmed Hussein

    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Sajida Mohammed of the Union of National Powers assured that “The Union nominated Badr al-Fahal to assume the defense minister post.”

    MP Mohammed stated to IraqiNews.com “Al-Fahal is among the candidates for the post after the rejection of the parliament to the nomination of the candidate Jabir al-Jabiri,” noting that “Jabiri will be re-nominated for the same post.”


    “We were surprised by the rejection of the parliament for Jabiri since he was our only candidate for this post.”

    http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-pol...minister-post/

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    Speaker: "Parliament to vote for security ministers on Thursday"

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:13

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jubouri assured that "We are willing to vote for the nominees of the security ministries during the parliament session of Thursday."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....thursdayq.html

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    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings

    Thursday 18 September 2014 11:40


    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...tSPruW4myMCs4A

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    MP confirms the lack of agreement between the political blocs to nominate candidates for the two Security Ministries

    18/09/2014 10:58:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the State of Law Coalition, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi said the political blocs have not agreed to nominate candidates for the two ministries / interior and defense /.

    Kaabi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The National Alliance and the Iraqi forces coalition failed to reach an agreement for naming their candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, indicating that it is likely to postpone naming the two ministers (defense, interior) and vote on them after the Eid al-Adha."

    On the meeting of the Council of Representatives today, Kaabi said: "The Council will discuss the work of the council during the past 8 years, in addition to swear oath to a number of MPs who did not perform the constitutional oath."

    The House of Representatives has failed to vote on the candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, Riad Ghraib and Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held on last Monday under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of the Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .

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

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    Vote on candidates for Security Ministers Posts postponed for 2 weeks

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:18

    Baghdad (AIN) –Parliamentary source revealed that parliament postponed the vote on the candidates for the posts pf the Security Ministers for two weeks.

    The source stated to AIN "The Iraqi National Alliance decided to postpone the vote to give a chance for the Prime Minister to choose qualified Ministers."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....r-2-weeks.html

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    Alliance forces are likely to vote on the ministries of interior and defense after the Eid al-Adha


    Sat Sep 20 2014 21:26 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad

    Suggested Bloc parliamentary alliance of Iraqi forces, Saturday, and vote on the Interior and Defense ministries directly after Eid al-Adha, revealing submit new names to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    The head of the bloc Ahmed electrodes in an interview for the program "Khvaya declared," which aired "Alsumaria", that "All agreed on the importance of these two bags and two interior and defense," he said, adding that he "got several meetings with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to resolve this matter."

    The electrodes that "coalition forces Iraqi nominated new names, one of them from Mosul, Khalid al-Obeidi and another from a military professionals Nuri forgiving," likely "to vote on the security ministries directly after the feast."


    It is noteworthy that each of the candidate Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri, and the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib failure in a session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014) to get the confidence of Parliament.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3Dwzh8HzG

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    To postpone the vote on the security ministers of the post-holiday

    Sun Sep 21 2014 17:43 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - revealed Deputy for green mass in the House of Representatives, about to go to postpone the vote on the defense and interior ministers of the post-holiday Eid al-Adha.

    The MP explained Leila disappeared, in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), today Sunday, 21/09/2014, that there are differences between the components of the National Alliance, to nominate a candidate as interior minister, referring to the limbs you want to nominate a prime Badr Organization, Hadi Ameri, while the other parties oppose the nomination of Ameri.
    She noted that the MP Alborznge to vote on the two posts delayed until after the holiday, pointing out that the Council will hold a regular session tomorrow, will meet with the committees on Tuesday, that the Council will hold next Thursday, his last session before the holiday.

    The candidate of the Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber Al Jabri and the National Alliance candidate for the Ministry of Interior Riad Ghraib failed to gain the confidence of the House of Representatives during the session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014).

    PUKcc ultra Yazidi


    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3DzxlQNJa

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    MP: most of the parties of the National Alliance support Ameri to assume the Interior Ministry and parliament will vote on Jabri for the defense

    22/09/2014 08:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jumaa Diwan al-Bahadeli said there are no differences within the National Alliance on the nomination of the Minister of Interior, noting that most of the forces of the Alliance support the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri to take this post.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The talk about the existence of differences among forces of the National Alliance is untrue, because most of the forces of the National Alliance agreed on granting the Minister of the Interior to Badr bloc, noting that the issue of naming the ministers of interior and defense on its way to be resolved a smooth and easy and it is possible, during the next sessions of the House of Representatives to give Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi names to vote on them. "

    He explained that "a number of members of the House of Representatives presented a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament signed by / 50 / MPs or more to re-vote on the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition, Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, adding that the Presidency of the Parliament approved to re-vote in order to give confidence to Jaber al-Jabri as defense minister ".

    The MP, of the State of Law, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi expected naming the ministers of defense and interior and vote on them after Eid al-Adha. "


    http://ninanews.com/English/News_Det...ar95_VQ=HGLIIG

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    MP: it is difficult to resolve naming defense and interior ministers before Eid al-Adha
    22/09/2014 09:34:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqi forces coalition, Salah al-Jubouri confirmed the difficulty of resolving the candidates for the defense and interior ministries before Eid al-Adha.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is a need to name the ministers of defense and interior, because of the security problems in the country, which makes it imperative for the Prime Minister to resolve this file in nearest opportunity."

    He added: "At the time we request to speed up the nomination of the ministers, we ask for a national consensus on the candidates offered by the prime minister to fill the two ministries."

    Jubouri pointed out that "the lack of time will be main reason in the postponement of the subject after the holiday of Eid al-Adha, on the grounds that" the House of Representatives will enjoy a vacation in 26, Sep, for two weeks. "

    He said: "The Iraqi forces coalition resented a group of names to the prime minister to choose one of them for the post of Minister of Defense, including Khalid al-Obeidi, Jaber al-Jabri, Nuri Gafil al-Dulaimi and Hajim al-Hassani, and others," pointing out that "some of these figures are backed by political parties, and the other are not. "

    Jubouri concluded, "Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi needs professional and accepted personalities to the assumption of the security ministries, and it is difficult for Abadi to come with names to parliament do not get a consensus on them, and we get a new setback.

    http://ninanews.com/English/News_Det...ar95_VQ=HGLIKI

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    Alliance Iraqi forces: the re-nomination of Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense

    Dated: September 24, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network, a parliamentary source said coalition forces in Iraq, said the alliance will bring the nomination to the Ministry of Jaber al-Jabri Aldvaa.oukal source: Iraqi forces that the alliance made ​​a formal request be re-elected Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, and we are waiting for the political blocs agree on it, pointing out that The problem is not in the Union of Iraqi forces, but are in the National Alliance, which did not correspond to mass so far on the candidate and the Ministry of the Interior. "The House of Representatives declined to give confidence to the candidates of the Ministries of Interior Riad Ghraib and Defense Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held last week under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...khxOJ6ZrCOhYyw

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    Deputy for mass Badr: Ameri-Jubouri was supported by the Kurds and the electrodes and to take internal

    Wednesday 24 September 2014 12:39

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    MP for the Bloc Badr Razak al-Haidari, Wednesday, that the candidate to take over the Interior Ministry Hadi al-Amiri was supported by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the head of the Union of Forces Iraqi Ahmed electrodes, while noting that the Kurds do not object to that.

    Haidari said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Badr bloc discussed with Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the candidate of the Multi-Hadi al-Ameri to take over the Ministry of the Interior," noting that "al-Jubouri confirmed his support for the Ameri."

    Haidari said that "the head of the Union of Forces Ahmed electrodes also confirmed no objection to assume Hadi al-Amiri of the Ministry of Interior and its support for him," pointing out that "the rule of law and national components all with this trend."

    He continued that "the Kurdistan Alliance, in turn, emphasized his support for the Ameri as a candidate to take over the Ministry of the Interior."

    The Minister of Human Rights and a prominent leader in the Badr Organisation, Mohammed Mahdi al-Bayati has revealed, the first on Monday (22 September 2014), for a final agreement between the members of a coalition of state law during a meeting held yesterday in the presence of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the nomination of former Transport Minister and head of the Badr Organization, the take the bag and the Ministry of Interior officially.

    The Kurdistan Alliance MP Sarhan Ahmed said, in (13 September 2014), that the Kurds have no objection to the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri to the Interior Ministry, while pointing out that they want the interior minister of an efficient and fair and does not differentiate between the components and sections of the people.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...26xMaA0_icI9ug

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    MP from Badr: Al-Abadi told the National Alliance, he needs to take time to take some critical security decisions

    28/09/2014 10:55:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Badr Bloc, Razak al-Haidari said the prime minister Haider al-Abadi told the components of the National Alliance his need to take the time to make some decisions and decisive actions in the security file.


    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The restructuring of the armed forces and the security services are within the government program presented by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and voted on by the House of Representatives."

    Haidari added that "there is a political and parliamentary consensus within the National Alliance and other blocs on the need to reconsider the structure of the armed forces and built them on the basis of professionalism in the light of the challenges of the current and future phases."

    He said "Abadi, during a meeting of the National Alliance recently, said that there are battles and confrontations on the ground, preventing him from making some adjustments , and he needs to take the time to make critical decisions regarding the security file."


    He noted that "the National Alliance expressed its understanding to the vision of Abadi and give him full support to the steps of restructuring the security services and armed forces."

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

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    Badr MP: Hakim, al-Abadi agreed to nominate Hadi al-Amiri for the Ministry of the Interior

    01/10/2014 12:48:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Badr Bloc, Razak al-Haidari declared an agreement between the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim and the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to appoint the head of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri a candidate for the National Alliance for the Interior Ministry.

    He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "an agreement was made after the meeting between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim recently, to nominate Hadi al-Amiri a candidate for the National Alliance for the Ministry of the Interior."

    Haidari said that "the components of the National Alliance / citizen, Ahrar and the state of law coalition / unanimously agreed on the nomination of Hadi al-Ameri to the Ministry of the Interior."

    He pointed out that "the possibility of re-nominate Riad Ghraib is outside the legal context, as he should get two-thirds of the votes of the House of Representatives."

    He stressed that "the agreement on the candidate of the interior minister will lead automatically to pass the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense," calling the Iraqi forces coalition to "nominate a candidate for the Ministry of Defense, so as to vote on him in the parliament and not to risk by providing a candidate did not get consensus."

    The House of Representatives postponed naming security ministers until the agreement of the political blocs after objecting to granting confidence to the nomination of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, both of Riad Ghraib to the Ministry of the Interior and Jaber al-Jabri for Defense.

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

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    [S]ecurity ministers file will be resolved soon and their selection will be exclusively by Abadi

    05/10/2014 08:35:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the state of law coalition, Hisham al-Suhail said that "the issue of the security ministers will be resolved soon through the agreement of the concerned political blocs on the candidates."

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The situation experienced by the country and the region urgently needs an end to this file and no to delay it too much, because it does not benefit the political process in the country."

    Suhail added that "the Prime Minister is determined to end this file and he has the final word because he has an obvious desire that these two offices should be run by professionals."


    The House of Representatives failed to vote on the candidates submitted by Abadi to the ministries of interior and defense Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri, respectively, and decided to postpone the vote on the positions until reaching national consensus.

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

    * More SLC " double talk " , IMO



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    Iraqi dinar exchange rate for the day

    * From A Friend *

    THEY'VE DONE THIS BEFORE... but! this is on the front page of almada paper.. however, they did this about a year and a half ago too... for about three weeks straight!

    Iraqi dinar exchange rate for the day

    USD: 0.9 Euro: 0.7 Pounds: 0.5LBP: 1302.6KD: 0.2SR: 3.2AED: 3.2JD: 0.6

    http://almadapaper.net/ar/

    Supposedly equates to $1.11

    Scroll down the front page - on the left by the weather.. are the exchange rates.

    and

    From a friend :

    TNvolunteer says(9:51 PM):

    OK folks... have figured out what the deal is with this 0.9 rate that was discussed earlier. it is a rounding/translational issue. 1,000 IQD=0.86 USD (rounded up to 0.9). In most other parts of the world except for the USA, they express a decimal with a comma. So if someone sees that 1,000 IQD=0.9 USD, it can be misinterpreted as 1.000 IQD=0.9 USD...
    TNvolunteer says(9:52 PM):

    We have seen that exact error several times before.

    Savannah says to TNvolunteer(9:58 PM):

    so it means nothing basically?

    TNvolunteer says to Savannah(9:58 PM):
    and also correct.

    and

    THE ONLY RATE THAT MATTERS IS THE RATE AT THE CENTRAL BANK OF IRAQ
    http://www.cbi.iq/?pid=Home&lang=en

    ALL OTHERS ARE BOGUS PERIOD.....END OF STORY!!!! AND THERE YOU HAVE IT...

    Straight Talkin Mike
    The IQD Team Connection
    Last edited by chattels; 10-06-2014 at 04:47 PM.

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    Justice and Accountability: Snkadhi ministries in violation of Article 13 of the Law

    Monday 06 October 2014 - 02:02Justice and Accountability: Snkadhi ministries in violation of Article 13 of the Law Commission


    Announced that the National Commission for Accountability and Justice, the Sabbath, for it had sent a circular to all ministries involved claim to abide by the provisions of Article 13 of the Law Commission and the lack of overtaking him as regards the appointment of general managers and advisers.
    The deputy head of the Bakhtiar judge's (IMN), that "the body followed during the last period the majority of ministries in the government appointed two General Managers and advisers and make changes in many of the staff without reference to the accountability and justice for the confirmation of the inclusion of the newly appointed senior positions de-Baathification of or not. "
    The judge explained that "the Commission has sent a circular to all ministries demanded that sends all the names of the newly appointed to the Board to audit their names and otherwise will be the AJC compelled to resort to the courts to sue the offending ministries provisions of Article 13 of the Law Commission."
    According to the first paragraph of Article 13 of the Law of Accountability and Justice Commission that "obliges all ministries and departments of others linked to the Ministry and independent bodies and civil society organizations to implement the decisions and directives of the legislature in this law," while stressing the second paragraph of the text of the same article that "exposed the person in charge or competent employee omission on the implementation of the decisions and directives of the Authority to criminal accountability according to the Penal Code. "

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...EToU9F_NScKjlA

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    ISIS Siege of Kobane Intensifies as Violence Spills into Turkey

    ISIS Siege of Kobane Intensifies as Violence Spills into Turkey

    Islamic State fighters have been trying for three weeks to seize Kobane.

    by Jonathon Burch

    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State militants on Monday as the jihadists stepped up their three-week siege of the border town of Kobane and tensions spilled across the frontier after a stray shell wounded five people on Turkish soil.

    A Rudaw reporter in the area said fighting had intensified to the east of the predominantly Kurdish town, which sits hard on Turkey's border, with the constant sound of heavy gunfire and explosions reverberating through the air. Black smoke could also be seen rising above the town from tens of kilometers away.

    Insurgents from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) have encircled Kobane in a siege that is nearing its fourth week, as they try and consolidate their control along the Turkish border. The jihadists have already captured large swaths of territory across Syria and neighboring Iraq. Their advance on Kobane has sent more than 180,000 refugees, mainly Syrian Kurds, fleeing to Turkey.

    Tensions on the Turkish side have been rising as the fighting has neared its border. On Sunday, the violence spilled over onto Turkish soil when a shell fired from Syria hit a house just across the frontier from Kobane, wounding at least five people, Turkish media reported. Video footage showed a large hole in the side of the house where the shell struck.

    Media reported that three neighborhoods near the border were being evacuated for security reasons and Turkish security forces have also fired tear gas and water cannon at residents and journalists to try and keep them away from the border.

    Shells and mortars have been landing up and down Turkey's 900 km border with Syria since rebel fighters took up arms in 2011 in an attempt to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The spillover of violence has frustrated Turks along the border and underscores the regional dimension of Syria's civil war.

    The Turkish military has beefed up its presence along the border with troops and tanks, and on Sunday it said six of its F-16 fighter planes had been patrolling the frontier. Turkey has also been responding in kind when stray fire has landed on its soil.
    But so far Ankara has resisted joining the fight against ISIS. It views the Kurdish militias in northern Syria, the People's Protection Units (YPG), with distrust, seeing them as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey, which has been fighting the Turkish state for 30 years in search of more autonomy.

    Turkey is wary of intervening militarily, particularly in Kurdish areas, fearing it will strengthen Assad's position and that of the YPG and will embolden Turkey's Kurds. The Kurds have accused Ankara of supporting the Islamist fighters, sending them weapons and allowing them easy movement across the border, charges Turkey denies.

    The United States and other allies have been conducting air strikes on Islamic State targets over the past few weeks in Syria and Iraq, and Washington wants Turkey to take a more active role in the fight.

    Turkey's parliament voted to renew a mandate last week allowing its military to conduct operations in Syria and Iraq and for its bases and air space to be used by allies against Islamic State, a move welcomed by Washington. But Turkey has shown no sign so far it will use the mandate for any offensive operation in Syria and it is still unclear whether it will allow its bases to be used by allies for offensive operations.

    The recent advance by Islamic State has laid bare some of the tensions between Washington and Ankara. Turkey wants the United States to impose a no-fly zone in northern Syria and for it to bomb Syrian government targets as well as the jihadists, while Washington no longer sees removing Assad as a priority.

    The Kurds are wary of Turkey's call for a no-fly zone, saying it will only weaken their position.

    http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/06102014

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    Ministry of Commerce: Baghdad International Fair Bdorth 41 will be launched on the tw

    Ministry of Commerce: Baghdad International Fair Bdorth 41 will be launched on the twentieth of this month

    Flags countries participating in the exhibition Baghdad during the previous sessions








    06/10/2014 13:41


    Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad: The Ministry of Commerce, on Monday, that the activities of the Baghdad International Fair will start on the twentieth of this month and individual posts global, international and local.
    The ministry said in a statement received "tomorrow's Press," said that "the activities of the Baghdad International Fair will start on the twentieth of this month and individual posts by most companies, international and Arab states and local communities".
    The ministry confirmed that it "renews its call for Arab and foreign companies and local communities that did not participate until now in session 41 to expedite the Baghdad Expo to participate in support of Iraq's efforts in this regard."
    It is noteworthy that the Baghdad International Fair held activities in Baghdad's Mansour district every year with the participation of companies from all countries of the world.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...Jm3l226KVgGNlw

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    Iraqi ports did not stop their work during the holiday

    Iraqi ports did not stop their work during the holiday



    10/06/2014 14:24:00


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    One of the ships anchored in Iraqi ports


    Iraqi ports did not stop during the holiday of Eid al-Adha, and is still offering its services 24 hours for ships coming and naval operations in the mooring and departure, loading and unloading without stopping.
    As is still the Iraqi ports, as mentioned spokesperson public relations and media for Iraqi Ports, on Monday, continuing through the season dates, which began some time ago the last two weeks, and its reasons for the success of the export process and it Athaih all kits export success to countries of the world did not stop the days of the holiday of Eid al-Adha .
    This was announced Umm Qasr commercial south of Basra for the arrival of the ship BEAUTY Soleil with load varied, in addition to receiving the port of Khor Al-Zubair commercial south of Basra, three naval units of the steamer Enhanced Panama sexual variety of cargo, and tanker Baghdad, Iraqi nationality tonnage of soy oil, and the tanker Pajulance Singapore citizenship payload Gas oil.

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  7. #7

    Maersk Oil Back in Iraq

    Maersk Oil Back in Iraq

    Posted on 05 October 2014 .

    By John Lee.
    Denmark’s Maersk Oil is re-starting its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, having pulled out in August due to the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS).
    Company boss Jakob Thomasen (pictured) told Børsen:
    “It’s obvious that the things that have happened over the summer haven’t been pleasant to witness for Maersk Oil, a company that has activities in the region, but in the long run we don’t consider that the unrest in Kurdistan will cause us to change our long-term plans.”
    (Source: The Copenhagen Post)

    http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/201...-back-in-iraq/


  8. #8

    Petroceltic Shares Surge on Possible Offer

    Petroceltic Shares Surge on Possible Offer

    Posted on 06 October 2014 .

    By John Lee.
    Shares in Irish-based Petroceltic International have risen more than 20 percent on Monday following the announcement of that the company is in detailed discussions regarding a possible offer to be made byDragon Oil.
    With the support of the Board and management team of Petroceltic, Dragon Oil has completed an extensive confirmatory due diligence exercise and has submitted to the Board of Petroceltic proposed offer terms of 230 pence sterling in cash per Petroceltic share.
    The shares were trading at 217 pence sterling late Monday morning, up from a closing price of 178.5 pence on Friday.
    Petroceltic added:
    “There can be no certainty that any offer will be made or as to the terms of any offer. Shareholders are advised to take no action at this time”.
    Following disappointing results from its Shakrok licence in Iraqi Kurdistan, Petroceltic shifted the focus of its Iraqi activities to Dinarta.

    http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/201...ossible-offer/

  9. #9

    Coalition forces: give us absolute freedom for the slaves to choose and Minister of D

    Coalition forces: give us absolute freedom for the slaves to choose and Minister of Defence and the Interior problem

    Monday, 06 October 2014 09:04

    Twilight News / coalition said Iraqi forces Monday, he had given Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi freedom to choose personal as it deems appropriate for the post of defense minister, revealed that in the current talks indicate that the Abadi Sesame defense and interior ministers immediately after the feast.

    alt A member of the coalition Raad Aldhlki for "Twilight News", "The coalition forces did not have any problem on the candidates and the Ministry of Defence, he presented a list of candidates and inflicted a list of the other, and the granting of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi absolute freedom to choose personal deems qualified to take over the ministry, and the European Union will support Abadi any candidate of his choice. "

    Aldhlki explained that "the problem is still confined to the National Alliance, which until now did not agree on a candidate for the Ministry of the Interior."

    The spin deep differences within the National Alliance on the nomination of former Transport Minister and head of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri for the post of interior minister, along with the Sunni forces objection to his candidacy for the post of the mind leads an armed militia.

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  10. #10

    Enka Wins $4.5bn Power Plant Deal

    Enka Wins $4.5bn Power Plant Deal

    Posted on 04 October 2014 .

    By John Lee.
    Turkish construction giant Enka has reportedly struck a deal with the Iraqi government to build two natural gas combined cycle plants in Baghdad and Sulaymaniyah.
    The two projects combined are expected to provide 3,000 megawatts to the Iraqi grid.
    According to the report from Daily Sabah, the deal, covering the construction of the plants, has an estimated value of around $4.5 billion [5.2 trillion Iraqi dinars].
    Enka currently has four other construction projects in northern Iraq.
    (Source: Daily Sabah)
    [Picture: Enka project at West Qurna-2]
    http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/201...er-plant-deal/



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