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chattels: Kurdish mountains welcome the new year with snow rudaw.net/sorani/kurdista…
lonegunman: GOOD MORNING FROM JAMAICA.
chattels: Kurdish and coailition commandos raid Hawija town center
chattels: Kurdistan Kurdish and coailition commandos raid Hawija town center By Rudaw 28 minutes ago A screenshot of the first Kurdish-US commando operation against ISIS in Hawija. Photo: Rudaw A screenshot of the first Kurdish-US commando operation against ISIS in Hawija.
Photo: Rudaw KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region–A team of Kurdish and coalition special forces raided the town of Hawija on Saturday and killed a number of Islamic State (ISIS) militants.
Rudaw has learned that the raid was on the ISIS police station in Hawija and it lasted two hours. Brigadier Sarhad Qadir of the Kirkuk suburban police said that a few such small raids by Kurdish and coalition commandos have been conducted in recent weeks. Hawija is 55 Km southwest of Kirkuk and is considered an ISIS stronghold.
chattels: Kirkuk police forms new regiment for Hawija offensive rudaw.net/english/middlee…
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that it has executed 47 people for terrorism, among them prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimrits. “Most of those executed were involved in a series of attacks carried out by al Qaeda from 2003-06,” Reuters quoted a statement from the Interior Ministry.
Sheikh Nimr’s death sentence last year brought strong reaction from around the world particularly Iran which asked Riyadh to spare the young Sheikh’s life and warned of dire consequences. rudaw.net/english/middlee…http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/020120161
chattels: Iraq Body Count @iraqbodycount 5h5 hours ago 16,115 killed in #Iraq Iraq during 2015 (up to Dec 30), compared to 4,622 in 2012, 9,851 in 2013 and 20,030 in 2014.
That relative stability ended in early-to-mid 2013. Taken together, the three years 2010, 2011 and 2012 claimed 12,942 civilian lives, whereas the past three years of 2013, 2014 and 2015 have left 45,996 dead.
More Iraqi civilians were killed in 2015 than in the three years 2010, 2011 and 2012 combined
chattels: :: 2016/1/1 23:18 • [Baghdad – where] MP for the Union of Kurdish blocs Sherko Mirza that the House waiting for important laws in 2016, the most important of the National Guard, oil and gas, universities and civil Federal Court, while stressing the need for the government settled some controversy with the Kurdistan region.
chattels: “There are some things the government resolved, especially for oil agreements with the Kurdistan region despite the installation of the region’s share amounting to 17% of the budget that the oil agreement between Alhanpin has not been decided so far”.
chattels: 23:49:09 2016-01-01 | (Voice of Iraq) – Twilight News said Mark Toner, deputy spokesman of the US State Department, said he would prefer not to put a time frame concerning the date of the elimination of Daash in Iraq.
The Toner comment in an interview with CNN on the statements of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the the latter that 2016 will witness the defeat al Daash in Iraq. He said Toner: “No better time around the end of this battle date framework but I put enormous pressure through the air operations, which aims to promote and support operations on the ground.”
Donnie: Iraq Live Update @IraqLiveUpdate 1m1 minute ago Peaceful protestor #SheikhNimr executed by Saudi authorities.. #Shameful day for #HumanRights
Donnie: it will be interesting to see if the World does anything about this murder.
Donnie: no one has said much in the past regarding Saudi violation of human rights but the World is changing so we will see
ladyfox: good morning all ladyfox: I hope I am wrong, but it appears RV and much is waiting to see who our top two candidates will be.
Tootsie: Good January 2, 2016 – to y’all ~ hope for health, happiness, and all that jazz to all of us.
Tootsie: Specialists are demanding the central bank statement on the $ 9 billion sold during the 2015 source Bmzadeh 01/02/2016 BAGHDAD / JD / .. criticized by a number of experts and specialists a statement of the Central Bank on sales of hard currency during 2015, which was announced in which he has sold to more than $ 44 billion, stressing that Iraq’s oil revenues have amounted to about $ 35 billion, wondering it where it came from Central the $ 9 billion the amount to sell it in the auction.
The economist said Abdul Hassan al-Shammari, the central bank announced in November last he sold about $ 42 billion during the first 11 months of fiscal year 2015, and at the end of December last announced that he had sold during the whole year of more than $ 44 billion in the auction for the sale of hard currency, describing those sales economic disaster. CONTINUES ~ wealthwatch.world/showthr…
Tootsie: money management Iraq style ~~ A boss tells his new employee, “I’ll give you $8 and hour starting today and in here months, I’ll raise it to $10 an hour. So, when would you like to start? ” The employee replies, ” How about in 3 months?”
OOTW: HA ..THE MINISTRY OF CUSTOMS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY ONE VERY ANGRY PERSON IN JORDAN
newbieDA: The CBI is selling only the oil money they get to the CBI for 1190 to conform to the budget and the IMF 2% compliance, but inside Iraq, the rate it not being undervalued, but they call it adjustment, cause the difference of 1190 verse 1166 is coming out of the CBI commission right now at no lost to the citizens, government or CBI reserves.newbieDA:
OOTW: WELL THAT’S SOMETHING NEWBIE..TYVM
OOTW: HOW LONG CAN THE RESERVES LAST AT THAT RATE?
OOTW: AND SO IF THIS IS ONLY EFFECTING THOSE OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY – WHAT IS THEIR AIM?
newbieDA: since the 1st of december
newbieDA: not inside Iraq though
newbieDA: OPEC is on it too I think, raise prices just enough for 2% compliance maybe
newbieDA: they wont break the CBI commission though
newbieDA: that what I see at least
OOTW: VERY INTERESTING AND THANK YOU SO MUCH, I KNOW BUTIFLDRM WOULD HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY
OOTW: I’M GOING TO SEE IF I CAN “PING” HER
ladyfox: will we have to wait till after July this year with the passing of both demo and repub conventions to see this full RV happen ????? :shocked:
OOTW: WELL IJDK ABOUT THAT LADYFOX
Doug_W: how does that affect Iraq FOXXY ?
OOTW: SORRY DOUG..HERE’S YOUR QUESTION TO LADYFOX
OOTW: Doug_W: how does that affect Iraq FOXXY ?
Doug_W: NP OO
BOBBY: OOTW…… hello….. any idea what the meeting was about?
BOBBY: Thanks BOBBY: Wonder what Maliki is starting now lol
BOBBY: dont they look like a happy couple lol
OOTW: ‹@BOBBY› LOL
OOTW: Scotland was treated to a New Year’s Eve Northern Lights display and it was beautiful www.breakingnews.ie/world…
chattels: Border crossing points: our revenues during 2015 amounted to 213 billion dinars [Baghdad – where] border crossings Directorate announced the achievement of financial revenues in 2015 amounted to 213 billion dinars.
Doug_W: thats about 708 million dollars
chattels: Reidar Visser @reidarvisser 7h7 hours ago Days after Saudi embassy in Baghdad reopened, #Iraq MP calls for breaking diplo ties over #SheikhNimr execution www.alliraqnews.com/modul… …
OOTW: TY CHATTELS, THERE IS MUCH NEWS OUT THERE ON THIS TOPIC
OOTW: I HOPE WE DO NOT SEE FURTHER COMPLICATIONS RE SUNNI SHIA RELATIONS
OOTW: Issuing Year: Tiger surprised execution after Saudi King’s office told us to postpone judgment 02/01/2016 04:24 | Number of Views: 537
chattels: Saturday, January 2, 2016 MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH INSTITUTE VIDEO: Challenge Of Keeping Iraq United musingsoniraq.blogspot.co…
OOTW: p Denounced Dar Fatwa Sunnis and the community in Iraq, on Saturday, the feet of the Saudi authorities on the execution of dissident cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, The Kingdom blamed “raise sedition”, said she was surprised by the decision after it was informed by the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Office to postpone the execution of the judgment
OOTW: Said the official spokesman and secretary general of the fatwa in Casablanca Amer al-Bayati, said that “Dar Fatwa Sunnis and the group previously has mediated for the release of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and Contact Mufti Sheikh Mehdi al-Sumaidaie letter to the king in the name of the house in this regard,”
noting that “the house received a letter from the Office King to agree to the postponement of judgment and acceptance of intercession, but we were surprised by the implementation of governance, this morning. ”
chattels: Video features Amb @FailyLukman chattels: Interesting video
OOTW: Stressed the economic and investment commission in Parliament member Abdul Karim al-Naqib said there is an initiative by the central bank to revive the private sector . Capt. In an interview with the program “now,” which aired “channel direction,” he said the Iraqi Central Bank provided $ 5 trillion dinars to support housing, industry and agriculture projects .
He said that Capt. This step is important in the activation of the private sector. Indicating that the private sector has suffered in the previous period of neglect and marginalization of the cycle in economic development in Iraq .
Added member of the committee that in 2016 the budget was the deletion of the financial allocations of the unions being able to finance itself and because of the shortfall in the budget .
OOTW: C’MON IRAQ….GET YOUR PRIVATE SECTOR GOING – YOU KNOW YOU NEED IT
OOTW: Islamic Conference will be held in Baghdad at the end of next month
He said al-Bayati said the General Secretariat of the Union of radio developed a schedule for the conference but the conference to be held in Baghdad had been voted on and we have received assurances from participating convening of the conference on time countries.
He said al-Bayati said the conference will focus on the themes of the spread of the phenomenon of terrorism and how to fight terrorism and defend the image of Islam which tarnished by the likes of terrorist Mahamaa Daash and others.
It is said that the Parliamentary Union of the Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference grew up in the constituent conference held in Tehran on June 17, 1999 m, and the permanent headquarters in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
A parliamentary organization, composed of people representing the parliaments of Islamic countries as members, and international and regional organizations and parliamentary councils girlfriend as an observer.
OOTW: THEY COMPRISE DISCUSSIONS ON EVERY FACTION OF GOVT – HUMANITARIAN ISSUES, ECONOMY, LAWS, ETC – AS WELL AS WORLD ORGANIZATION AGREEMENTS BETWEEN / WITH EACH COUNTRY
OOTW: INCL WB IMF WTO ETC
OOTW: WE HAVE REPORTED ON THIS IN RECENT PAST HERE IS MORE INFO
OOTW: ObjectivesThe statutes specified the AIPU’s objectives as follows: Strengthening contacts and promoting dialogue among Arab parliaments and Arab parliamentarians to the effect of coordinating Arab Parliamentary activities, uniting them all in joint action in various fields, and exchanging legislative experience; Coordinating the activities of Arab parliaments on various international forums,
Work for enhancing the democratic concepts and values in the Arab countries; Work for the coordination and unification of legislation in the Arab Countries; Consolidating cooperation among peoples of the world for the establishment of peace based on justice.
OOTW: THERE IS MUCH INFORMATION ON THIS IN OUR IRAN THREAD, BECAUSE ABOUT A COUPLE MONTHS BACK, JOBOURI ANNOUNCED THAT THE IRAQI GOVT REPS WOULD BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS MEETING, WHILE HE WAS VISITING TEHRAN
chattels: Ebadi, an adviser to describe the budget in 2016 as the “stimulus austerity” and an expert on the success of government bonds pledged international support
chattels: ” Saleh: 2016 austerity budget but motivational ……. ” chattels: ????????
chattels: “The talk of a recession in Iraq is a foregone conclusion,” attributing it to “financial crisis plaguing the country.” Saleh added, that “the manifestations of the economic recession in Iraq is clear, from the high unemployment which reached 28 per percent, “denying” the existence of inflation in Iraq, although as the rate amounting to two percent, the lowest in its history. ”
chattels: ” ……………. inflation in Iraq, although as the rate amounting to two percent, the lowest in its history. ” chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
OOTW: BS OOTW: LOL
chattels: ‹@OOTW› 🙂
chattels: ” The government is striving for the success of the financial plan in the next 2016 budget.” Expert: the success of the bond depends on the support of the International Monetary Fund ……………… ”
OOTW: HMMMM SO WHAT’S THE IMF GOING TO DO….GET THEIR SOVEREING CREDIT RATING OF B- “FIXED”?
OOTW: HA WE’LL SEE
OOTW: SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
Doug_W: the big Q is WHEN ootw?
OOTW: YES I KNOW DOUG….AGAIN THE 2016 BUDGET STATES THIS RE THE TARIFFS
B – A Sales tax shall be levied on imported goods in accordance with the following table, (and shall accordingly work until Law of Customs Tariff comes into force): Final Iraq Budget 2016 23 Article Tax rate Notes 1 All kinds of cars 5% Levied at registration in transportation departments 2 Tobacco and Cigars 100% Collected from the General Commission for Taxes 3 Alcoholic beverages 100% Collected from the General Commission for Taxes C –
The amended Customs Tariff Law No. 22 for 2010 shall be activated, in addition to Consumer Protection Act No.1 for 2010 and Iraqi Products Protection Act No.11 for 2010 to be implemented on all Iraqi border points to accomplish justice.
OOTW: “UNTIL LAW OF CUSTOMS TARIFF COMES INTO FORCE”
OOTW: THEY WILL BE KEEPING THE TAXATION OF LUXURY ITEMS GOING UNTIL THEY IMPLEMENT THE TARIFFS
OOTW: WE MAY SEE SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION COMING FROM THE CBI, AFTER THIS WEEKEND, AND I HOPE (AS WELL) AT ALL SITES WHICH STATE CUSTOMS/TARIFFS INFO
chattels: Three presidencies form a higher committee for reconciliation pave the way for “post-Daash” does not exclude opponents of the political process
chattels: 00:01:04 2016-01-03 | (Voice of Iraq) – Baghdad revealed presidency for the formation of “higher committee” for national reconciliation agreed to form three presidencies in the last of her meetings. The Committee emphasizes that it will provide a vision for reconciliation and described as “deeper and wider” than throughput of official circles over the past years.
The Committee emphasizes that reconciliation conference, under the auspices of the three presidencies, will invite opposition figures to the government and the political process in preparation for the post-Daash. It talks about the need to “Mtbuniat new ideas”, fit in with the challenges facing the country.
and Khalil scary al-Rubaie, Jaafar Abdul-Zahra al-Husseini as representatives of the prime minister, and Jaber Al Jabri and Adli Mohamed Abdel as representatives of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives .
chattels: The Committee emphasizes that reconciliation conference, under the auspices of the three presidencies, will invite opposition figures to the government and the political process in preparation for the post-Daash.
chattels: The Supreme Committee for national reconciliation and began its issuance Diwani it in the hope that submit its final report to the three presidencies in the thirteenth of this month.
chattels: Qahtan al-Jubouri, as representatives of the Presidency of the Republic, and Khalil scary al-Rubaie, Jaafar Abdul-Zahra al-Husseini as representatives of the prime minister, and Jaber Al Jabri and Adli Mohamed Abdel as representatives of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives .
chattels: ” ……… submit its final report ………..”
chattels: ” ………….. reconciliation conference, …………… ”
chattels: committee, report, conference, …………………. a process ………………….., IMO
chattels: of course Iraq has been contemplating ” national reconciliation ” since 2003
chattels: Much ado over the execution of the Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia. Kurdish activist are executed frequently by Iran with little media attention.
chattels: Kurds are bombed by Turkey in Kurdistan with not much mention of the sacredness of Iraqi sovereignty.
chattels: 1-2-2016 Newshound Guru Kaperoni No matter how you look at it, Iraq cannot make it another year without currency reform. The numbers make it impossible.
So as we said in Oct, the remaining 3 months would be important, the next few months of 2016 are just as important, if not more so. Iraq has worked (or lack there of) themselves in a corner and they either launch the market economy, currency reform and create businesses and jobs or fail and go broke. …the government is shut down, and nothing will be posted until Sunday when it opens back up.
What that means or how it effects us, we will have to wait and see. But something will happen. As for the how many times have we heard this before? That is not necessary true, yes we have said so, but never like this. …I cannot recall ever stating the CBI is going broke, or the reserves are diminishing.
These are not opinions, but fact. And many of the worlds experts have also concurred. So until Iraq gets this market economy moving, and initiates currency reform (which IMO includes Article VIII) they will continues to be in this predicament. The only solution to the problem is to bring the world’s money to Iraq.
chattels: It appears that Kaperoni is saying that matters are so bad that something must and will be done in the area of currency reform.
chattels: I wonder and doubt, but I will be pleased by any pleasant surprise.
chattels: None of us much care how IT happens, only that IT does, eh ? !
Abraham: ‹@chattels› Good to see you. Wish you every Blessing in 2016
chattels: ‹@Abraham› ge
chattels: Peace and prosperity for us all, eh ?
Abraham: It will be an interesting year on many fronts for sure
OOTW: I AGREE CHATTELS..BECAUSE THEY “MUST” DOESN’T MEAN THEY WILL
RVPlease: If they dont… and soon….. burn the ** stuff…. it smells good on fire