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Tishwash: Iraq is the fifth largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in the Arab world in 2021

Iraq ranked fifth in the world and the second most in the Arab world in terms of oil reserves for 2021, according to the GFP World Ranking Corporation.

“Iraq’s crude oil reserves stood at 148 billion barrels, ranking fifth in the world after Venezuela, which ranked first with 302 billion barrels,” the foundation said in a 2021 report, which was viewed by Shafq News. Of the 92 countries with oil reserves, Saudi Arabia is second with 266 billion barrels, followed by Canada in third place with 170 billion barrels, followed by Iran in fourth place and 157 billion by 200 million. A barrel.

“Iraq ranked second in the Arab world after Saudi Arabia as the largest oil reserves, with Kuwait third in the Arab world with 101 billion and 500 million barrels, and then the United Arab Emirates is fourth with 97 billion and 800 million barrels,” she said.

“Ethiopia was the least equipped country with oil reserves of 428,000 barrels, preceded by Morocco, with 684,000 barrels, ahead of Jordan with 1 million barrels,” she said.   link

Tishwash:  Finance directed to fund employees’ salaries and launch them for the month of February

The Ministry of Finance has directed the funding of employees’ salaries and launch for the current month of February.

It is noteworthy that the launch of salaries is in accordance with the exchange law 1/12 for non-approval of the draft federal budget law for 2021.   link

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Tishwash:  Economist: The continuing rise in oil prices will contribute to ending the financial crisis

Economic expert Hamza al-Jawahiri spoke, on Saturday, about a plan that, if implemented by the government, would help Iraq out of its financial distress and pay off its debts.

Al-Jawahiri said in an interview with “Dijla” channel and “Al-Eqtisad News” followed it, “The continued rise in oil prices will contribute to ending the financial crisis in Iraq, especially with its reaching $ 60.”

He added that “Iraq will be able to compensate for its material losses and return all the money it withdrew from the Central Bank and the countries of the world from which it borrowed during the past years.”

Al-Jawahiri pointed out, “The government highlights its role here by developing a comprehensive economic plan in conjunction with raising global oil prices to benefit and end the fluctuation of torrents periodically due to low oil prices     link

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Tishwash:  Deputy: We need only one session to pass the budget next week

Member of Parliament, MP Sadiq Al-Sulaiti, confirmed, on Saturday, that the budget will pass next week in one session in which voting will take place after the consensus of the political blocs, pointing out that there is nothing left but agreement on the two articles on Kurdistan and there are understandings and the crisis will end.

Al-Sulaiti said in a press interview, “The budget will be voted on next week after the final agreement between Baghdad and Erbil is announced.”

He added that “the budget and its passage need one parliamentary session to vote on it,” noting that “there are understandings that would end the crisis.”

Al-Sulaiti pointed out that “until now, nothing remains of the budget paragraphs except for the agreement to pass the two articles on the oil of the Kurdistan region, as well as some projects and service items within the budget  link

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Tishwash:  E-learning and the digital economy

The differences of views on e-learning (remotely) in Iraq, despite its importance and occupation of the priorities of the interest of our Arab and regional environment at the very least, remain, given that the developed countries have passed rapid stages in this regard.

This indicator is surprising at a time when the pace of the transition towards digitization is escalating in most educational, service and economic activities around the world, and away from the global experiences that have moved beyond this aspect at an accelerated pace and close to the experiences of our Arab surroundings, where there is no room for diligence in the importance of distance education in any case.

The Coved-19 pandemic imposed the need to enter the method of distance learning, and the experiment was successful in varying proportions in Iraq among the provinces during the last academic year and during periods of mass quarantine.

Now that schools and colleges are back at the beginning of the current academic year, which has been characterized by the continued practice of distance learning in different proportions as well. As Iraq begins precautionary measures to cope with the second wave of the epidemic, where it has called for the suspension of the working hours and completion of the school season through distance education, and regardless of the importance of the education sector in the transition to the digital age (digital economy) as the basis for the implementation of digital transformation programs, the need to rely entirely on this method and the advanced civilized approach, given the lack of knowledge of the time of the end of the epidemic until this moment other than the global trend towards it.

For this reason, the state as a whole and the education sectors should intensify efforts and continue to work to provide the infrastructure for distance education, especially the organized and rapid Internet and the possibility of its free allocation to the educational sector, to encourage its importance in the rapid dissemination of the culture of e-learning, as well as to provide educational requirements and techniques by investing applications and electronic programs in the preparation of curricula, converting them and translating them electronically, and leaving the culture of direct study, because the world is in an accelerated race towards the age of digitization, imposed by international changes, technological development and the new global economic order.

Moreover, this major transformation requires the benefit of the experiences and experiences of countries in this field and from international training centers and the inclusion of elements of education in these courses, with the aim of success of the experience of distance learning in Iraq, and I think it is necessary to evaluate the Iraqi experience and the extent of its success in schools and colleges and present its results and evaluate them in order to raise the degree of competition between them.

We need a strong will, a full conviction and a belief in the inevitability of moving towards the age of digitization to keep pace with global development.   link

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