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Tootsie: ISIS cuts its fighters’ salaries by 50% by [font]Jose Pagliery[/font] [font]@Jose_Pagliery[/font] January 19, 2016: 11:35 AM ET Wartime pressure on the Islamic State is forcing it to slash its fighters’ salaries by half, according to documents leaked from inside ISIS territory.
ISIS might seem like a ragtag group of terrorists, but in reality, it operates as a government over parts of Iraq and Syria. And it hands out biweekly paychecks to its jihadist army. ISIS soldiers earn between $400 and $1,200 a month, plus a $50 stipend for their wives and $25 for each child, according to the Congressional Research Service. But running a state at war is expensive.

And recent victories for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS mean that the Islamic State can’t afford to pay its soldiers quite as much as it used to.
“On account of the exceptional circumstances the Islamic State is facing, it has been decided to reduce the salaries that are paid to all mujahideen by half, and it is not allowed for anyone to be exempted from this decision, whatever his position,” the ISIS’ government wrote in a memorandum. Despite the pay cuts, the Islamic State said it “will continue to distribute provisions twice every month as usual.” CONT ~ wealthwatch.world/showthr…
Tootsie: I did not find below, if already posted, please feel free to delete, TY } House of Representatives held its first session in the second legislative term January 19, 2016 House of Representatives held its first session of the second regular legislative term and the second legislative year, headed by Dr. Salim al-President of the Council and in the presence of 263 deputies on Tuesday, 01.19.2016.
At the outset of the meeting President al-Jubouri, submitted on behalf of the Presidency of the Council congratulations to the ladies and gentlemen of Representatives on the occasion of the start of the new legislative term of the new year, congratulating behalf of the Council of the Iraqi people and the people of Anbar victories achieved by the Iraqi army and the volunteers and the sons of the tribes, which proves day after day defeat of the terrorist organization.
Mr. Speaker pointed out that day after day we become on the line and stand at the junction between the state and non-state, adding that what happened in Babylon, Basra and Muqdadiyah indicates the seriousness of the situation while scouring the uncontrolled arms roads other and defies the will of the state and threaten civil peace and distort the will of the state and its decisions in a scene can not be interpreted But the country going into the unknown.
President al-Jubouri and stressed the importance of moving all institutions, including the House of Representatives to take a firm and clear attitude toward what is happening from the loose and chaos threatening Iraqi citizen, called on the government to take responsibility to provide security.
Mr. Salim al-Jubouri, head of the House of Representatives and called on leaders to offer security to the House of Representatives for a vote, calling the executive and judicial authorities not to leave room for the stability of wanton areas and citizens to move.
Tootsie: President al-Jubouri, and the face of the Commission on Security and Defense to submit a detailed report to the Council on the security situation, calling on the Foreign Relations Committee to follow up the preparations for the Conference of the Parliamentary Union of OIC Member States to cooperate.
Ladies and gentlemen, the House of Representatives in memory of Al-Fatihah read as the souls of the martyrs of Iraq who Iqaron terrorism. Then it decided to adjourn the meeting to next Thursday. The information department Iraqi Council of Representatives 01/19/2015 (I am sure the 15 is a typo) wealthwatch.world/showthr…
Tootsie: Deputy: Raising Today’s meeting came a political consensus to prevent the suspension of union power Tuesday January 19 2016 14:13 Alsumaria News / Baghdad It revealed an MP for the coalition of state law Emotions grace, Tuesday, that the parliamentary session to raise the next Thursday came a political consensus between the blocks to prevent the suspension of the Union forces for the upcoming parliamentary sessions.
She said in an interview with the blessing of the Sumerian News, “It was supposed to see the House of Representatives held a session, today, to continue holding them, and then gets suspension or withdrawal from the Union of Forces of future meetings.”
She added grace, that “the political blocs coincided with each other on the adjournment of the meeting held after the minutes of the next Thursday, to avoid the withdrawal or suspension of deputies Forces Union”.
And it raised the presidency of the House of Representatives, earlier on Tuesday, the Council meeting to next Thursday after minutes to be held, while the MP for the Union of Forces Badr stallion that the meeting witnessed read a statement on the events of Muqdadiyah.
Union forces announced on Tuesday the suspension of the participation of his deputies and his ministers in the two sessions of the House of Representatives and the ministers next two years. wealthwatch.world/showthr…
Tootsie: yes, the union forces {party} decided not to participate etc. ~~
Tootsie: Forces Union decides to suspend its members to attend two sessions of the House of Representatives and the ministers next two years Tuesday January 19 2016 12:20 Alsumaria News / Baghdad It announced that Iraqi Forces Union, on Tuesday,
the suspension of the presence of his deputies and his ministers for the two sessions of the House of Representatives and the ministers next two years, and among that this step comes in condemnation of what is happening in the district of Muqdadiyah
, demanded to dissolve the “militia” and disarm and arrest the perpetrators of murder, displacement and kidnapping in Diyala and other provinces crimes.
The head of the parliamentary bloc, the Union of Forces Ahmed electrodes in a press conference held by the House of Representatives, attended by Alsumaria News,
that “based on what the progress coalition Iraqi forces, national and from national and constitutional responsibilities and legitimacy as a representative of a major component of the Iraqi people announce boycott parliamentary bloc, members of the Alliance Iraqi forces and ministers of the two sessions of the House of Representatives and the ministers next two condemnation of what is happening in Muqdadiyah CONT ~ wealthwatch.world/showthr…
Tootsie: Oil sales less than $ 20 a barrel, Iraq is ready to face the “worst” Tuesday January 19 2016 10:30 Baghdad Pay the lifting of sanctions on Iran futures ore prices to their lowest levels in 12 years and make levels below $ twenty-barrel in sight, but some producers are already living it “painful reality”,
as she noted a report that raw materials producers of certain of Mexico, Venezuela, Canada and Iraq preparing to face the worst. According to Reuters, that that group of producers sell some crude shipments at present market prices closer to ten dollars a barrel thanks to the abundance of raw materials,
“high sulfur” that they produce and raw materials base of consumers prefer “light” high quality that comes from other origins. And ready producers of certain raw materials from Mexico, Venezuela, Canada and Iraq to confront what is even worse in light of Iran’s readiness – finally liberated from international sanctions –
to pump huge amounts of high-sulfur heavy raw materials in export markets. Some crude shipments Mexican prices of heavy and amounted to less than $ 13 a barrel seems to be downward pressure on the prices of raw materials difficult refining candidate for growing.
This may impose additional pressure on the already allocated indices Brent and West Texas Intermediate, which have fallen about 20 percent since the beginning of the year to below $ 28 a barrel.
Analysts said in Jah.ba.sa Energy, said that “the sharp decline in prices has ravaged heavy ores which are often sold at large discounts from standard raw materials.” In the town of Hardesta Canadian province of Alberta could buy a barrel of crude, which is the Canadian western North America from heavier crudes for less than $ 15 while producers need to price at least $ 43 in order to win.
In early December, the national oil company of Mexico Pemex offered a discount on Asian buyers of crude Mayan load in January was about $ 12 a barrel from the average Khami the Sultanate of Oman and Dubai, which are crude measurement of the Asian
Tootsie: supply, but with the decline in oil prices more than ten dollars since then it has cut That discount price virtually halved to about $ 12.50 per barrel, yesterday. wealthwatch.world/showthr…
OOTW: Vice calling on the government to raise taxes and the value of the currency to bridge the budget deficit History of edits:: 2016/1/19 0:01 • 536 visits readable Vice calling on the government to raise taxes and the value of the currency to bridge the budget deficit [Baghdad-where] Deputy for the National Alliance called on the government to raise taxes and the value of the currency to cover the deficit in the fiscal budget.
Sadiq frankincense told all of Iraq [where] that “the economic situation may be confusing but bridging the fiscal deficit is a real dilemma, noting that” there are several measures of the government to overcome this crisis and is now in the process of study, including raising taxes and the value of the currency in order to plug in the budget.
“The government is moving to all solutions and percentages simple even not be the there are gaps or heavy burden on the citizen. The Commission on oil and energy parliamentary member Jamal Panthers, said in a statement to [where] that” the country to the brink of bankruptcy as a result of the financial crisis and low prices oil.
“It is noteworthy that, oil prices witnessed over the past week, a collapse remarkable which recorded the lowest level over the past 12 years since I arrived last Friday to $ 25 a barrel for a basket of crudes OPEC and less than $ 30 for Brent.
The Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, confirmed last Friday, the government continues to search for sources of funding out of the economic crisis, including internal and external borrowing and taxation and activating the customs tariff and selling bonds, international and internal subscription and implementation of projects on credit.
A spokesman for the Office Saad al-Hadithi’s [where], “The government has drawn up plans in budget 2016 approved by Parliament is in the search for sources of financing be helping and assisting the oil sources, “noting that” the adoption of the budget on oil sources this stage is no longer feasible. “He said Sabri that” there are other opti
OOTW: “He said Sabri that” there are other options carried out by the Iraqi government through a bond offering, or IPO internal or even international bond sale and implementation of some projects on credit payment system according to the specific percentages do not conflict with Iraq’s economic future, “.anthy 2
OOTW: Tomorrow. A special meeting of the Council of Ministers to discuss the country’s economic crisis Economy and tenders Since 2016-05-19 at 19:36 (GMT)– The balance of news Detection of economy and Investment Committee Member representative Nicole, on Tuesday, the special meeting of the Council of Ministers to discuss the economic crisis affecting the country Wednesday.
Al-kinani said l/balance of news, that “tomorrow will see a special meeting in the Council of Ministers for a quick and radical solutions to emerge from the economic crisis in the country”, adding that “the meeting will be in the presence of the representative committees of economy and finance, as well as the Parliamentary Committee on reconstruction services.
He said a member of the Parliamentary Committee on the economy and investment, “the meeting will also attend some economists”, adding that “the meeting will review the contracts of oil licensing round.
This “member of the Parliamentary Committee on oil and energy babydiann/balance news, Tuesday, oil licensing rounds” great catastrophe “, said that the tour caused” significant “Iraq finished 29/34 t
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OOTW: Follow-up chock committees hosting a conference Parliamentary Union Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [Image: 2016-01-18-4.jpg] 01/18/2016 14:53 I followed the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers existing efforts to prepare for the establishment of boards of Member States conference in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for the period 20-21 / 1/2016
and the review of the sub-committees reports on the logistical support and procedures Almrasimah, reception and hospitality and the creation of mechanisms and media coverage in order to ensure the success of the Conference.
This came in a weekly meeting of the Council Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers, chaired by the Director of the Office of the Prime Minister Dr. Mahdi Keywords in the presence of Assistant Secretary-General for ministries and provinces Rahman Issa Hassan and general managers of the Chambers of the Secretariat and their assistants.
During the meeting, a detailed presentation of the importance of the resumption of meetings of deputy ministers Council in accordance with the new mechanism and vision in line with the trends of reform of state administration and the study of the important projects that can supplement the meetings of the Council of Ministers by .
The meeting also discussed the actions taken on the government and the port of which the rest of the program and follow-up actions and preparing specialized reports on them. as well as the call for the development of follow-up reports prepared by the relevant departments to ensure the delivery of accurate information and shortcut to decision-making positions in a timely manner.