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Samson: In the presence of 300 officials .. The establishment of the US national day in Baghdad and the last receive a messag
26th March, 2019

On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, the Embassy in Baghdad celebrated the US National Day.

The ceremony was attended by more than 300 US and Iraqi government officials and diplomats from various countries, as well as a group of Iraqi civil society leaders and business leaders.

“Iraq must understand that building a nation based on the democratic ideals of all people is hard work and does not happen overnight,” said Chargé d’Affaires Joy Hood in his opening speech. “However, the system based on these principles will last.

Can not be erased for all American citizens is what makes our democracy strong, not just on July 4, but every day. ”   LINK

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Samson:  Oil surges amid continuing supply cuts, but recession fears curb it

26th March, 2019

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, driven by OPEC-led supply cuts and US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, but fears of a possible recession have prevented further market gains

At 0747 GMT, Brent crude futures were at $ 67.48 a barrel, up 27 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their latest close

US crude was up $ 59.35 a barrel, up 53 cents, or 0.9 percent from the previous settlement
Oil prices have been supported since the beginning of 2019 by the efforts of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies such as Russia, which have pledged to withhold about 1.2 million barrels per day of supply this year to lift markets

Trafigura said on Monday it expected Brent to float between $ 66 and $ 67 a barrel, or slightly higher, for the rest of the year   LINK

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Samson:  Iraq registers more than 8,000 tourists in three days

26th March, 2019

The Tourism Authority announced on Tuesday the entry of more than eight thousand tourists to Iraq during the three days of last week on the occasion of Norouz holidays, indicating that more than half of them entered through the airports of Baghdad and Najaf Ashraf.

The Director of Relations and Information in the Authority Mohammed Al-Rifii said in a statement to the “information”, “The Commission registered the entry of 8025 tourists for the period from 18 to 21 March of this year of different nationalities.”

He added that “4555 tourists entered Iraq through Baghdad and Najaf international Ashraf,” noting that “the number of Iranian arrivals through Najaf airport and the port of Shalamjah amounted to 3470 Iranian expatriates.”     LINK