Frank26: TOLD YOU SO KONA …………..(thumbs up)
Samson: The details of the largest operation of the Iraqi intelligence against da’ash .. And the prize ??
Iraq’s national intelligence service on Thursday dismantled “the largest group of terrorist gangs in the history of Iraq” with hundreds of millions of dollars.
The sources explained that the group of Da’ash “is divided and branching in different countries of the world,” noting that the network relies on funding “offices and shops varied, and in a complex way, to camouflage and disrupt the follow-up movement of funds.” As part of the security operation, the intelligence service arrested 15 Iraqis and 20 French.
Sources have pointed out that Baghdad received the French before a period of the international coalition to fight Dahesh. The source, who declined to be identified, said that the investigations carried out by the intelligence service with the French Al-Da’ash led to the detection of the network, which includes 15 Iraqis belonging to Daish.
He pointed out that the Iraqi detainees held more than 500 million US dollars used in investment operations, as a cover to camouflage the financing of activities advocating.
The Iraqi intelligence service had announced earlier that it carried out a security operation in central Baghdad, led to the arrest of a network of “counterfeiters and impersonators of several attributes and possession of large sums of money.” LINK
Samson: Turkey is rebuilding historic mosques in Baghdad and is implementing projects worth $ 50 million
The Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination (TICA) plans to implement projects in Iraq, over the next three years, worth at least 50 million dollars. The head of Tikka, Sardar Cham, in a press statement made after a meeting with the head of the Sunni Endowment in Iraq, Abdul Latif Al-Humim, in the framework of a visit by the Turkish official to the capital Baghdad.
During the meeting, al-Humim and the Turkish official signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the rehabilitation of Turkey’s Sheikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani, Abu Hanifa al-Nu’man and some buildings belonging to the Sunni Waqf. With the signing of the memorandum of understanding, Cham pointed out that the Agency has officially begun its work, noting that Iraq in general and Baghdad in particular, are considered centers that feed the whole Islamic world with science and gratitude. He added that Baghdad will remain a center of radiation for millions of Muslims in the world.
For his part, Al-Humim said, “Tikka provided us with great, important and very valuable works.” He added that the agency “made proposals on the restoration of the Iraqi and Turkish heritage and the heritage of Islamic civilization, which is of great importance not only for Iraq but for the entire Islamic world.”
Al-Hameem thanked the president of Tikka and the delegation accompanying him, expressing his hope for cooperation on the restoration of buildings and monuments mentioned, which represent the heritage and common culture of Muslims around the world. LINK
Samson: Signing a commercial economic agreement between Iraq and Kuwait
21st February, 2019
Trade Minister Mohammed Hashim al-Ani signed an agreement with Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan on Thursday for bilateral cooperation in all fields.
“Iraq and Kuwait signed a memorandum of joint bilateral cooperation in all fields and agreed on the mechanisms of economic integration and resolving the outstanding problems between the two countries,” a ministry statement said.
Al-Ani added that “the Iraqi-Kuwaiti agreement is a first step in the right direction to activate economic and trade relations and overcome the problems of the previous phase.”
For his part, said the Kuwaiti Minister of Trade and Industry, “We have found a deep understanding of the three presidencies of the importance of starting the Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations to a broader and more comprehensive, which links us to narrow interests.” LINK
Giants: This is a significant piece to understanding where we are in the MR…. If you read into yesterday’s article and today’s article we see that we are at the doorstep to our reward. Just ask yourself, why was this done now and so quickly. Not reading into too much but IMO…. the above quote in bold says it all.
EHankins: I couldn’t agree more …. in my opinion this screams we indeed are on the other side …. both feet planted firmly because we have been prepared in advance.
Samson: King Salman to Abdul Mahdi: We support the security and reconstruction of Iraq
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received a phone call from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, during which he discussed expanding relations of cooperation between the two brotherly countries in all fields, thus realizing the common interests of the Iraqi and Saudi peoples and enhancing the chances of security and stability in the region.
“King Salman stressed Saudi support for Iraq and its keenness on its security, stability and prosperity, and renewed support for the steps taken by the Iraqi government and its direction in the reconstruction of Iraq,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The Prime Minister expressed “great thanks and gratitude for the support shown by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Iraq and its pride in the level of relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples, and his aspiration for further economic, trade and oil cooperation and building partnership relations that serve the two peoples and the region and enhance its security and stability.” LINK
Don961: Lebanon Banker Ziad Al Hayek is nominated to head the World Bank
Wednesday 20 February 2019
Beirut / Jabbar Return Calligrapher
In a bold Lebanese move, economist and banking expert Ziad Hayek announced that Lebanon had nominated him to the presidency of the World Bank in a major challenge to US President Donald Trump’s candidate to lead the huge global financial institution, according to a tweet to Hayek through his Twitter profile.
Hayek, who has been Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Privatization in Lebanon since 2006, presented the official letter issued by the Lebanese Ministry of Finance for his nomination. Under the nomination, Hayek will compete with David Malpas, US undersecretary of state for international affairs, and US candidate Trump, who strongly supports him to lead the World Bank.
Hayek and the US candidate are expected to join other candidates to join the race to win the post, fueling competition, which is due to be decided before the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings in April.
The World Bank will continue to receive applications until March 14 and will then be renamed a short list of only three candidates to be voted by the bank’s board.
Ziad Hayek was elected Vice-President of the United Nations Public-Private Partnership Authority in 2017. He represented Lebanon in meetings held by the United Nations in Geneva, in which more than 70 countries and organizations participated. International.
And was delegated by 42 countries participating in the meetings to oversee the establishment of an international association comprising official bodies responsible for public-private partnership in the world. link
Don961: Iraq Center for Legal Development: We have documents and files of corruption and will not back down from submission.
Policy , 2019/02/21 12:49
Baghdad – Iraq today:
The Iraqi Center for Legal Development, on Thursday, that the responsibility to eliminate corruption lies on more than one hand, noting that the Center calls for action according to an integrated system in order to achieve progress in this aspect.
According to the center – a center run by a number of jurists and lawyers – in a statement , “Iraq today , ” a copy of it, received that ” the success of the Supreme Council for the fight against corruption depends on the creation of all necessary conditions for the performance of his work to the fullest, which will produce great fruit touches the Iraqi citizen,”
calling That “the opening of corruption files coupled with taking appropriate measures against the convicted after the proven guilt against them.”
“The importance of the participation of centers and human rights organizations and media in the campaigns of disclosure of corruption files along with the roles of government, judicial and legislative,” stressing that “not to retreat from the great challenge in the fight against corruption, especially after the Prime Minister to address the completion of this serious file.”
The Iraqi Center for Legal Development announced “its readiness to submit all the documents it possesses concerning files of corruption to the supervisory and judicial bodies with a follow-up press and media and popular.” link
Don961: International Police on Iraq’s borders
Security , 2019/02/21 16:15
BAGHDAD, Iraq –
The Security Committee of the Basra Provincial Council announced on Thursday the opening of the International Police Bureau (Interpol) in the port of Safwan, the only land border between Iraq and Kuwait, and confirmed the presence of similar offices in commercial ports.
The head of the committee Jabbar al-Saadi said that “an international police office (Interpol) was opened by the Directorate of Police in Basra inside the border port of Safwan,” noting that “the Office is necessary to follow up and prosecute foreigners wanted internationally on terrorist and criminal charges related to international security or national security in their countries” .
“The office of the Interior Ministry has an association with INTERPOL on the wanted people worldwide,” al-Saadi said, adding that “similar offices of international police are in Iraqi commercial ports.” link