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  1. They are going to Shock the Living Daylights out of Everyone One Of These Days ...............
  2. http://spotlight-z.com/news/bond-notes-precursor-new-zimbabwe-gold-backed-currency/.......... Home Business Entertainment Sports World Newsarchive 05-06-16 by Spotlight Zimbabwe COMMENTS 1 Bond Notes Precursor to new Zimbabwe Gold-backed Currency Mary-Kate Kahari HARARE-The shock announcement by government this week, to introduce so-called bond notes in 2 months time to the tune of $200 million, as a stop gap measure to decelerate the current cash crisis, is just but a precursor of smuggling back a new gold-backed Zimbabwe currency very soon, Spotlight Zimbabwe has heard. Intelligence sources also disclosed last night, that the move is reportedly a pre-emptive contingency plan by the secret service to stem possible civil unrest, amid growing fears of cash riots by President Robert Mugabe’s regime. Zimbabweans staged riots triggered by a wave of price escalations and extortionate taxes in 1998. At least 10 people were killed during the demonstrations which saw the army deploying tanks on the streets. Central bank boss, John Mangudya, on Wednesday announced broad-based measures to ease the green-back supply strain, which has resulted in some ATMs around the country running dry. To stem the outflow of US dollars, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe will limit daily withdrawals to $1,000, 1,000 Euro ($1,140) or 20,000 South African rand ($1,340), according to Mangudya. The RBZ chief, also announced that 40% of dollar receipts from exports will be converted into the South African rand and 10% into the Euro. The bank also suggested the public use debit and credit cards or mobile phone systems for payments. “The Zimbabwe Bond Notes of denominations of $2, $5, $10 and $20 shall, therefore be introduced in future, as extension of the current family of bond coins for ease portability in view of size of the USD200 million backed facility. The facility shall also be used to discount trade related paper in order to provide liquidity for business trading operations,” said Mangudya Spotlight Zimbabwe, formerly The Telescope News, was first to break news of the mysterious gold-backed currency on 19 December 2014. Below we reproduce the full article verbatim: President Robert Mugabe’s administration, is reportedly sittings on wads of a new Zimbabwe currency to be backed by a gold standard, which can be issued at a moment’s notice as a home grown panacea to manage a dwindling economy. The idea for the gold-backed currency was first discussed in private, between Mugabe and fallen Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, on the side-lines of the inauguration of South African leader Jacob Zuma, in Pretoria in 2009, according to senior government officials. Gaddafi wanted a common gold currency for the whole African continent, while Mugabe had proposed that it was better for the African Union (AU) member states to introduce the gold standard money individually, before announcing one common currency at a later stage so as to throw international financial players into confusion. Disclosures of the top secret, come at a time when finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa has been defending the country’s use of a multi-currency regime since 2008, as a tactical strategy to contain “the enemy” because he cannot “devalue his own currency”. Harare officially uses a currency basket, which includes: The Botswana pula, the British pound, the euro, the South African rand and the US dollar as the citizenry monetary options, following the collapse of the Zimbabwe dollar due to mismanagement of the economy by Zanu PF. Early this year the RBZ added four new currencies, as legal tender namely: the Australian dollar, the Chinese yuan, the Indian rupee and the Japanese yen. Dispite concerns that introduction of the new currency alone, without addressing the supply side of the economy, characterised by company closures, will fuel a new wave of inflation, Mugabe appears determined to rid the country of what his backers are calling “Western monetary imperialism”. This reporter, wrote about Zanu PF’s threats to return the local dollar last year in a London based online publication, whose report brought to light Mugabe’s intention to railroad a new currency as early as June 2015.
  3. http://allafrica.com/stories/201704280863.html........ 27 APRIL 2017 Financial Gazette (Harare) Zimbabwe: Government Admits 'Printing' Money Tagged: Banking Business Governance Southern Africa Zimbabwe Tweet Share Google+ By Phillimon Mhlanga PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's embattled administration has for the first time admitted printing money in the form of a virtual currency through the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS), acknowledging ((( this cannot be backed by United States dollar bank notes imported by local banks,)))) the Financial Gazette's Companies & Markets (C&M) can report. Finance and Economic Development Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, made the disclosures in Parliament. He said: "Government funds its employees' salary accounts through electronic transfers over the Real Time Gross Settlement platform. On the contrary, employees would want to obtain physical cash from the banks. This misalignment is the greatest cause of queues at banks for cash as both the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) and banks would be required to withdraw foreign exchange from their nostro accounts to meet local cash demand." Nostro accounts are accounts held by local banks with offshore financial institutions. They are used predominantly to settle international obligations, including import of goods. Banks have used their nostro accounts to import US dollar bank notes but these have always been used to support real US dollar bank balances for local deposits. Government had always been denying that it has been creating or printing its own money to pay wages and salaries for its strong workforce of more than 300 000. The salary bill is gobbling more than 90 percent of revenue, leaving very little for infrastructure development. ((((((The printing of money through the RTGS platform can only be backed by local currency, rather than foreign currency ))))))which has to be earned through exports of other foreign currency receipts. It would therefore appear the introduction of bond notes, despite public protestations, was meant primarily to fund the virtual currency, which has been described by some analysts as phantom money. The reason for government resorting to creation of money in the domestic economy has largely been its huge budget deficits, which it started incurring following the collapse of the inclusive government in 2013. During the inclusive government, then finance minister, Tendai Biti, insisted that government would only spend what it collected in the form of revenue under his famous "we eat what we gather" policy.
  4. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39339373............ Why Mosul’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri matters 21 March 2017 From the sectionMiddle East These are external links and will open in a new window Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionThe black flag of so-called Islamic State is still flying from the Great Mosque's minaret Islamic State Battle for Mosul: The story so far Islamic State group: The full story Is so-called Islamic State finished? Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps Iraqi government forces are closing in on the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul. With its leaning minaret, it is one of the most famous landmarks in the Old City. But it is also of great symbolic importance in the government's battle against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), which seized control of the city in June 2014. The mosque is where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a rare public appearance the following month and gave a speech proclaiming the creation of a new "caliphate". The Great Mosque is named after Nur al-Din Mahmoud Zangi, a Turkic ruler of Mosul and Aleppo who ordered its construction in 1172, two years before his death. Nur al-Din is famous for mobilising and unifying Muslim forces to wage jihad, or war in the path of God, against the Christian Crusaders. During his 28-year rule, Nur al-Din captured Damascus and laid the foundations for the success of Saladin, who served as his commander in Egypt before founding the Ayyubid dynasty and retaking Jerusalem in 1187. Nur al-Din is also revered by jihadists for his efforts to make Sunni Muslim orthodoxy prevail over Shiism. Despite its connection to such an illustrious figure, all that remains from the original mosque is the leaning minaret, some columns and the mihrab, a niche indicating the direction of Mecca. The cylindrical minaret is covered with elaborate brickwork inspired by Iranian designs and topped with a small, white-plastered dome. At the time of its completion, the minaret was 45m (150ft) high. But by the time the Ibn Battuta visited Mosul in the 14th Century, the minaret was already leaning significantly and had acquired its nickname - "al-Hadba", or "the humpback". Image copyrightLIBRARY OF CONGRESS Image captionUnesco has warned that the Hadba minaret - pictured here in 1932 - is at risk of collapse The cause of the tilt is not fully known. According to local tradition, the minaret bowed to the Prophet Muhammad as he passed overhead while ascending to heaven, ignoring the fact that he died centuries before it was built. But experts believe it is caused by the prevailing north-westerly winds, the effect of the sun on the bricks on the southern side, or the weak gypsum used to hold the bricks together. Bombs that struck Mosul during the Iran-Iraq War also broke underground pipes near the base of the minaret, allowing sewage to collect in pools and weaken the foundations. In 2012, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) calculated that the minaret was leaning 2.5m (8.3ft) off the perpendicular axis, and warned it was suffering from serious structural weakness and at risk of collapse. On 2 June 2014, the agency announced that it had begun a conservation programme with the Nineveh provincial government that was aimed at stabilising the minaret. Image copyrightAP Image captionThe Great Mosque's imam was reportedly killed by IS militants days after the overran Mosul But later that week, deadly clashes erupted in Mosul as militants from what was then known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil or Isis) launched a surprise assault. After overrunning the city, they swept southwards towards the capital Baghdad, seizing control of much of the provinces of Nineveh, Salahuddin and Diyala within a matter of days. On 12 June, militants summarily killed the imam of the Grand Mosque, Mohammed al-Mansouri, for refusing to join them, according to the UN. At the end of June, Isis formally declared the establishment of a "caliphate" - a state governed in accordance with Sharia by God's deputy on Earth, or caliph. It named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Caliph Ibrahim and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide. The group renamed itself Islamic State, dropping the mention of Iraq and the Levant. Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the creation of a new "caliphate" at the mosque in 2014 On 4 July, Baghdadi delivered a Friday sermon from the pulpit at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri - his first public appearance in many years. Dressed in a black robe and black turban - a signal that he claims to be descended from the Prophet Muhammad's Quraysh tribe, a crucial qualification for the office - Baghdadi said he had reluctantly accepted the title of "commander of the faithful". "God, the Great and Almighty, has bestowed upon your mujahideen brothers the grace of victory and conquest, and has enabled them to do that after long years of waging jihad, showing patience, and fierce fighting against the enemies of God," he added. "They have hurried to declare the caliphate and empower an imam. This is the duty imposed on the Muslims." Echoing the inaugural address by the first caliph, his namesake Abu Bakr, Baghdadi stressed that he was "not the best among you", adding: "If you see that I am right, help me. However, if you see that I am wrong, advise and guide me." Image copyrightAFP Image captionMosul residents said IS militants had once attempted to blow up the Hadba minaret Mosul residents said the congregation were ordered to attend the Friday service, searched thoroughly on arrival and told where and how to sit. And at the end of July, residents complained that IS militants had attempted to blow up the Hadba minaret as part of an effort to destroy shrines and tombs revered by Muslims or non-Muslims that the jihadist group considers idolatrous. Two residents said that when militants arrived at the Great Mosque carrying high explosives, a crowd rushed to the courtyard and linked arms to form a human chain around the minaret. The militants reportedly backed down and left once the witnesses warned the fighters: "If you blow up the minaret, you will have to kill us too." The residents were sure the militants would return, but the minaret is still standing as Iraqi police units advance towards it as part of an offensive to retake Mosul that was launched by the government in October 2016. Related Topics Iraq Islamic State group
  5. http://www.iraqtradelinknews.com/2017/04/full-liberation-of-mosul-city-next.html...... THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 Full liberation of Mosul city next Saturday expected 4:59 AM ADMIN Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Political sources expected that the full liberation of Mosul city will end next Saturday (30 April, 2017). The sources pointed that the areas under Da'ish (ISIS) control are "very limited". In Nineveh, member of the provincial council Hussam al-Abar pointed that the end of Da'ish organization will be in the same place of its inception; namely al-Nouri Mosque . All Da'ish remaining areas are fully surrounded by the military and Popular Mobilization Forces, the sources added. Military experts believe that the liberation of Hatra areas is the start for the liberation of Telafar areas. No confirmation was given by the Iraqi military sources on such an end, but it is used that more news are broadcasted before any final battle in the Iraqi scene. Posted in: Baghdad,Nineveh,Security
  6. http://ar.parliament.iq/2017/04/26/قانون-تصديق-إتفاقية-تنظيم-أحكام-التوق/............. The name of the People 's Presidency Council based on what was approved by the House of Representatives based on the provisions of item (i) of Article (61) and item (iii) of Article 73 of the Constitution , issued the following law: No. () for the year 2012 The ratification of an agreement regulating the provisions of the electronic signature in the field of electronic transactions in the Arab Countries Act Article 1 ratification of an agreement regulating the provisions of the electronic signature in the field of electronic transactions signed in Cairo on 3/12/2008 Arab countries. Article - 2. This law shall be from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. The reasons: for the purpose of strengthening cooperation between the Republic of Iraq and the Arab states in the regulation of the provisions of the electronic signature as one of the elements of the Arab economic integration in the framework of the economic unity between the League States and in order to ratify the agreement regulating the provisions of the electronic signature in the field of electronic in Arab countries transactions. Initiated this law
  7. The ratification of an agreement regulating the provisions of the electronic signature in the field of electronic transactions in the Arab Countries Act The name of the People 's Presidency Council based on what was approved by the House of Representatives based on the provisions of item (i) of Article (61) and item (iii) of Article 73 of the Constitution , issued the following law: No. () for the year 2012 The ratification of an agreement regulating the provisions of the electronic signature in the field of electronic transactions in the Arab Countries Act Article 1 ratification of an agreement regulating the provisions of the electronic signature in the field of electronic transactions signed in Cairo on 3/12/2008 Arab countries. Article - 2. This law shall be from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
  8. Frank 26 ....................Thank You
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  10. "will be a semi-final resolution to announce the liberation of Mosul in full" ""This is the best proof that the liberation of Mosul will take place within the next few days.".......we wait
  11. http://www.aljournal.com/main/myapp-14458/........................ Baghdad - Journal News Sources close to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that "the next Saturday (April 30, 2017) will be the beginning of the return of the city of Mosul and the liberation of Iraq completely from the organization calling the terrorist. The sources pointed out to the "Journal News" that the Iraqi flag will be raised and the last bullet fired by Abadi, "noting that" the areas that are under the control of a few and very near the corner of liberation. " A member of Nineveh province council Hossam al-Abbar told "The Journal News" that "the old Mosul and the existence of the Grand Mosque of Nuri al-Kabir, one of the symbols of the city from which the so-called caliphate was launched and which is the start of the so-called" Islamic state " Security forces. "He pointed out that" the security forces managed to defeat the terrorist organization, in a number of neighborhoods, including the Al-Tanak district or Chechnya, and left the cemetery and industries and Liberation neighborhood adjacent to the neighborhood of July 17, or what is known as Street 60, completely surrounded by the ninth division and the Abbas military Affiliate of For popular mobilization. " "The end of the liberation of the old Mosul will be a semi-final resolution to announce the liberation of Mosul in full, because it is the most dangerous area of military operations," said security expert Ahmed al-Sharifi, "The Journal News," that "the data indicate that the battles of resolution are close "This is the best proof that the liberation of Mosul will take place within the next few days." On the visit of Speaker Salim al-Jubouri on Wednesday to the right-hand side of Mosul, al-Sharifi said that " proof of political presence Preface A comprehensive declaration of victory and liberation of the city soon. share i
  12. "no better than those who got into this thinking it will happen over night."
  13. Thank You Theseus . But If it insults you so much to answer a question from me . Please ignore it .