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Butterfly   Saudi Arabia offers condolences to the victims of the Ibn Al-Khatib hospital fire

Wednesday 28, April 2021 23:47 Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail received a phone call from Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.

According to a ministry statement, the Saudi minister conveyed his condolences and the condolences of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government over the fire incident at Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital.

He expressed the Kingdom’s solidarity with the families of the victims and the wounded, expressing the Kingdom’s readiness to provide support and assistance to Iraq.

For his part, the Minister of Oil expressed his appreciation for the stance of the Kingdom, the government and the people, and for their brotherly feelings towards the Iraqi people.

butterfly  The port falls Arbil, and the border snatches a point of central oil

Thursday 29, April 2021 00:12 Al-Minaa team achieved a big victory over Erbil by 3 goals in the match that was held at Al-Faiha Stadium in Basra, for the 29th round of the Premier League.

El Mina led the star of the team, Hossam Malek, in the 18th minute of the match, and Erbil rushed to adjust the cuff, but missed more than one opportunity through Sherko Karim and Hashem, to end the first half with El Mina advancing with an unanswered goal.

In the second half, Erbil rushed in search of the equalizer and missed two attacks through the professional Shifu and the other with a shot from Ivan Khaled. To come out with a big victory of three goals, Dorn Red.

Al-Mina raised its balance to point 35 in the eleventh place, while Erbil’s balance stagnated at point 32 in the thirteenth place.

A goalless draw and Al-Hodoud team managed to return to the capital, Baghdad, with a point from a goalless draw against Naft Al-Wasat in the match that was held at Karbala International Stadium.

butterfly  Naft Al-Wasat team missed a number of chances in the match through Ivory Dider, Moroccan Omar Al-Mansouri and Sajjad Jassem, and Al-Hodoud defended his own goal, ending the first half with a goalless draw.

In the second half, the scenario was repeated, and Naft Al Wasat did not invest its advantage, so the match ended with the result of the first half, with a goalless draw.

Naft Al Wasat raised its score to point 49 in the fifth place, while Al-Hudood raised its score to point 22 in the last place.

sandyf   @butterfly sandyf I would love to find the “trigger” person so we all can move on with our lives. AND how are you? – I think everyone would like to know if there is a “trigger”. Last summer the government had a domestic travel scheme where you got 40% off hotels, food & drink and flights so we did quite a bit of travelling in the latter half of the year. Gone down hill a bit since Christmas so just stay at home and work in the garden, rainy season now so lot to do. Thanks for asking and hope all is well with you.

Butterfly   Doug_W hey there is something that should really be concerning for most. I will make it the next post.

butterfly   Parliamentary Finance by / NINA /: There is no change in the exchange rate of the dollar without the decision of the Central Bank exclusively

Thursday 29, April 2021 11:54 The Parliamentary Finance Committee confirmed that it is not possible to introduce new job grades for the current year 2021 with the change in global oil prices, and this will continue until the new fiscal year arrives.

A member of the committee, MP Naji Al-Saeedi, stated, in a statement to the Iraqi National News Agency / NINA /, that “the general budget, which is a binding law for all ministries, did not include the creation of job grades for the year 2021, regardless of the rise or fall in global oil prices, and therefore no addition can be made.” Job degrees until the new fiscal year. ”

He added, “The rise in oil prices will enable the covering of the budget deficit ceiling, which is estimated at 32 trillion dinars, the petrodollar allocations and the obligations of the Ministry of Finance,” noting that “there is no supplementary budget for the current year, in light of the time that the 2021 budget law legislation has gone through.”

butterfly  Regarding the possibility of reducing the currency exchange rate, Al-Saeedi explained that “changing the exchange rate is a special issue in the monetary policy of the Central Bank, and it cannot be interfered with or changed except through the bank itself,” noting that “the adoption of the current exchange rate in the budget is 1450 dinars per dollar,” It is an arithmetic equation that was made based on the decision of the Central Bank.

butterfly  A rise in the exchange rate of the dollar on the local stock exchange

Thursday 29, April 2021 11:16 The exchange rates of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar increased today, Thursday, on the local stock market.

The Al-Kifah Stock Exchange recorded 147,950 dinars per hundred dollars, and in the exchange offices the purchase price was recorded at 147,500 dinars and the sale price was 148,500 dinars, compared to one hundred dollars.

In Erbil, the exchange rate was recorded at 148,000 dinars, and in Basra 147,900 dinars, per $ 100

butterfly Oil Minister: An agreement is expected to import gas from Syria

Thursday 29, April 2021 13:42 Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar announced an expected agreement to import Syrian gas, while the Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources confirmed the existence of future visions for cooperation between the two countries.

The Minister of Oil said in a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Bassam Tohme, “The gas file is the topic of discussions of the joint meeting with the Syrian delegation headed by the Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Bassam Tohme.”

He added, “There is an imminent agreement to supply Syrian gas to Iraq.”

For his part, Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Bassam Tohme stressed during the conference that “there are future visions of cooperation between Iraq and Syria. ”

butterfly  Al-Baiji: There is no excuse for delaying the salaries of employees after the budget is approved

Thursday 29, April 2021 10:22 Representative Mansour Al-Baiji affirmed: “Delaying the salaries of state employees is unacceptable after the approval of the federal budget.”

Al-Baiji expressed, in a press statement, his surprise at the delay in launching the salaries of state employees to date, especially since the federal budget was approved and entered into force, and there is no reason to suspend the launch of salaries.

He said, “Most state employees are not sufficient for their salaries, which are very low, and they are living in a deteriorating economic reality, after the exchange rate of the dollar was increased by the government, which led to a deterioration of the standard of living in the country.” The country has been affected a lot and so far they have not received their salaries in most of the state ministries. ”

butterfly  He added, “The Ministry of Finance should fund all state ministries and release the funding for salaries and not delay them further, because there is no justifiable reason to delay the salaries of employees until now, and we live during the holy month of the blessed month of Ramadan, in which the salaries of state employees were supposed to not be suspended, and taking into account the privacy of this.” Holy month by the government. ”

And he stressed the need for the government to do its duty fully, especially on the economic side of the country, which is now suffering a major recession due to the increase in the dollar exchange rate and the high prices in the local markets for all goods, and to make matters worse, the delay in launching the salaries of state employees.

butterfly  Postponing the appeal against the provincial councils law to next month

Thursday 29, April 2021 12:50 The Federal Supreme Court decided to postpone the appeal against the provincial councils law until next month.

The Federal Court stated that it “examined a case concerning the request for a ruling on the unconstitutionality of several articles of the Amendment Law No. (21) for the year (2008) Governorates Not Organized in a Region (Amendment No. 21) for the year (2008).” “.

She added, “After reviewing the case, I decided to postpone it to the second of next month for the purpose of auditing.”

butterfly  Saleh and Barzani are discussing solving the problems between Baghdad and Erbil and the need to expedite sending the budget to the region

Time: 04/29/2021 14:40:11  {Local: Al Furat News} The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, discussed, on Thursday, with the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, to solve the outstanding problems between Baghdad and Erbil and the need to expedite the transfer of the budget to the region.

“President Saleh received today, Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani,” according to a statement by the media office of the President of the Republic.

And, “the meeting during which the latest developments and developments in the situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region were discussed, and the necessity of resolving the outstanding problems between the federal government and the Kurdistan Region was emphasized according to the constitution,” he said. Pointing out that the meeting considered the approval of the Federal Budget Law for the year 2021 as a positive step that should serve fairly all components of Iraq and its various regions and ensure that financial dues are sent to the Kurdistan Region as soon as possible.

He added, “The reforms initiated by the Kurdistan Regional Government have also been commended, which requires support from all parties for the success of the work program of the ninth ministerial formation, in order to serve the public interest and protect the constitutional entity of the Kurdistan region.”

The statement noted, “The meeting discussed the upcoming Iraqi elections, with an emphasis that they be free and fair, in a manner that guarantees the rights and aspirations of all Iraqi components.”

butterfly   2021-04-29 05:52  Shafaq News/ The Central Bank of Iraq sales of hard currency dipped today, Thursday, after yesterday’s hike.

Shafaq News Agency correspondent reported that CBI sales at the Foreign Exchange Auctions settled at $177,231,378 compared to $204,267,368 on Wednesday. The weighted average rate of the dinar to the U.S. dollar amounted to 1460.

Our correspondent explained that 11 banks and seven banking companies shared a cash load of $14.65 million, while $162,581,378 went to boost funds abroad in the form of transfers and credits, with 32 banks meeting those requests.

butterfly  2021-04-29 05:04  Shafaq News / gold prices in the Iraqi wholesale and retail markets for today, Thursday (April 29, 2021)   The prices in Al-Nahr Street wholesale markets in Baghdad (in Dinars)



one Mithqal (5 grams) of 21k of Gulf, Turkish and European gold  365,000   360,000

one Mithqal (5 grams) of 21k of Iraqi Gold 335,000   320,000

The prices in Baghdad goldsmiths’ shops (retail) (in Dinars)


one Mithqal (5 grams) of 21k of Gulf gold   365,000 – 370,000

one Mithqal (5 grams) of 21k of Iraqi Gold   335,000-340,000

butterfly  2021-04-29 02:44  Shafaq News / The dollar exchange rates raised slightly in the Iraqi market today, Thursday (April 29, 2021).

  • The Kifah Stock Exchange recorded 147,800 dinars, for $ 100.
  • The Al-Harthiya Stock Exchange recorded 147,800 dinars for 100 dollars.

In Baghdad   Selling prices in the banking stores in the local markets

  • Sale price: 148,250 dinars for $ 100  • Purchase price: 147,250 dinars for $ 100

In Erbil  Selling prices in the banking stores in the local markets

  • Sale price: 147,900 dinars for $ 100   • Purchase price: 147,500 dinars for $ 100

Butterfly  2021-04-29 07:32  Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of Kurdistan, Masrour Barzani, hosted the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih, earlier today, Thursday.

A readout of the meeting issued by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said PM Barzani and President Salih discussed the latest developments and updates on the situation in Iraq and Kurdistan, stressing the importance of addressing the unresolved issues between the Federal and Regional governments.

The meeting deemed the consensus over the 2021 Federal Budget law as a “positive step” that shall benefit all the components and territories in Iraq, laying emphasis upon delivering the allocations of the Kurdistan Region as soon as possible, according to the readout.

The meeting appraised the reforms commenced by the Region’s government and highlighted the support the ninth cabinet needs to achieve its quest, serve the public interest, and protect the constitutional entity of the Kurdistan Region.

In another aspect of the meeting, Salih and Barzani touched upon the upcountry legislative elections in Iraq and the importance of holding just and fair elections to guarantee the rights and the aspirations of all the Iraqi components.

butterfly   2021-04-29 07:59

Shafaq News/ The alliance of Kurdish forces in Kirkuk, a.k.a the Kurdistan Alliance, broke up today, and the Kurdish parties will run for the upcoming legislative elections with separate electoral rosters.

The official of the Kurdistan Democratic Socialist Party, Rasool Raouf, said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “the Kurdistan Alliance does not exist anymore.”

“Kurdish parties will run for the elections with separate lists,” Rasool added, “four Kurdish parties have completed their rosters.”

Raouf attributed the dissolution of the alliance to the absence of any previous meetings to agree upon the list, “the former alliance was established to run for the provincial council’s elections.”

“Those [upcoming] elections are different. Anybody can run for a post independently from parties since the votes are counted for the candidate, not the party.”

butterfly  2021-04-29 06:43  Shafaq News/ Members of the Iraqi Parliament will be approaching the Federal Supreme Court to put forward an appeal to amend the electoral law, a head of a parliamentary bloc revealed, hinting at a similar move from al-Kadhimi’s government.

The head of the “Bayareq al-Khair” bloc, MP Muhammad al-Khalidi, said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, “some articles of the electoral law must be amended, particularly the article related the biometric ID,” stressing, “it is impossible to hold the elections as scheduled if the law remains as it is.”

“There is an approach to the Federal Supreme Court to challenge the electoral law. We addressed the Prime Ministry and the Presidency of the Republic to appeal some of the law’s articles.”

“The government will also challenge the law to impose restrictions on the use of the biometric IDs in the forthcoming elections.”

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