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  1. Chatham House: Corruption wasted $550 billion from the Iraqi treasury between 2006 and 2014 - 02-10-2022 05:18 PM - Number of readings: 1662 A report by the "Chatham House" Institute stated that corruption wasted $550 billion from the Iraqi treasury in eight years, indicating that the political elite relies on corruption through power-sharing, while noting that Iraq is without clean water and most of the medicines "without validity" due to corruption. The report stated that "violence is linked to corruption in key sectors and harms Iraqis daily. The data revealed that between 2006 and 2014, the country lost an estimated $551 billion as a result of corruption." The report added that "the ruling elites depend on corruption through the power-sharing system to benefit from the wealth and the budget estimated at one hundred billion dollars annually," noting that "despite those huge budgets, the ruling class did not succeed in providing basic public services because of corruption, and that the country Today, there is no clean water and most of the medicines have exceeded their powers, which made the Iraqi people have one of the lowest life expectancies in the world . ” According to international reports, the wave of violence witnessed by the Green Zone in Iraq during the past few weeks attracted the world's attention, but its roots extend to years of political conflict that has not reached a solution so far .
  2. Sales of foreign remittances from the dollar increased in the auction of the Central Bank of Iraq 2022-10-02 06:02 Shafaq News/ Foreign remittances sales of the dollar increased at the Central Bank of Iraq auction, on Sunday, compared to cash sales, by more than 87%. Shafak News Agency correspondent stated that the Central Bank sold today, during its auction to buy and sell US dollars, 221 million and 443 thousand and 250 US dollars, which were covered by the bank at a base exchange rate of 1460 dinars per dollar. Our correspondent added that 87% of these sales went to enhance balances abroad in the form of remittances and credits, which amounted to 196 million and 843 thousand and 250 dollars, while the rest went in the form of cash sales, which amounted to 24 million and 600 thousand dollars. Our correspondent pointed out that 32 banks have met requests to enhance balances abroad, and 10 banks to meet cash requests, in addition to 147 mediation companies.
  3. Shafaq News publishes gold prices in the local markets: stability in Baghdad and an increase in Erbil 2022-10-02 04:25 Shafaq News/ "Foreign and Iraqi" gold prices stabilized in the local markets in the capital, Baghdad, while they decreased in the markets of Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, today, Sunday, (October 2, 2022). Shafak News Agency correspondent said that gold prices in the wholesale markets on Al-Nahr Street in the capital, Baghdad, recorded this morning, the selling price of one weight of 21 karat of Gulf, Turkish and European gold is 340 thousand dinars, and the purchase price is 336 thousand, which are the same prices as yesterday, Saturday. Our correspondent indicated that the selling price of one 21-carat weight of Iraqi gold was also stable at 310 thousand dinars, and the purchase price reached 306 thousand. With regard to gold prices in the jewelers’ shops, the price of selling the weight of Gulf gold 21 carat ranged between 340,000 and 350,000 dinars, while the selling price ranged between 310 thousand and 320 thousand dinars. Meanwhile, Erbil gold prices witnessed a decline in its markets Where the selling price according to the price of gold, according to the Goldsmiths Syndicate: 24 karat gold weight for 393,000 dinars 21 karat gold weight for 353,000 dinars An 18 karat gold weight for 303,000 dinars One Mithqal of gold equals five grams.
  4. The Baghdad Stock Exchange closed on a rise in the dollar exchange rates 2022-10-02 09:53 Shafaq News/ The exchange rates of the dollar rose against the Iraqi dinar, today, Sunday, with the closure of the main stock exchange in Baghdad. Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that the central Al-Kifah and Al-Harithiya stock exchanges closed in Baghdad at 147,650 Iraqi dinars, for $100. While the selling prices on the stock exchange this morning were 147,500 Iraqi dinars for $100. Our correspondent indicated that the buying and selling prices in banking shops in the local markets in Baghdad stabilized, as the selling price amounted to 148000 Iraqi dinars, while the purchase prices amounted to 147000 dinars per 100 dollars.
  5. Publication of the first issue of the Journal of the Center for Banking Studies September 12, 2022 » The first issue of the Journal of the Center for Banking Studies in the Central Bank of Iraq ... To view, click here
  6. Saleh and Plasschaert stress the solution to the political crisis to face "massive challenges" facing Iraq 2022-10-02 05:24 Shafaq News/ The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq stressed, on Sunday, the need to take into account the "grave challenges" facing the country and to get out of the political crisis. A statement by the Presidency of the Republic, received by Shafaq News Agency, stated that Saleh received today at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, and they discussed the general situation in the country, especially the security and political ones. The two sides stressed, according to the statement, the importance of getting out of the political crisis through dialogue and taking into account the serious challenges facing the country, as well as meeting national entitlements. They stressed the need to reach positive results that guarantee security, stability and safety of citizens and achieve their aspirations.
  7. Al-Kazemi at a National Security meeting: We reject the Iranian bombing 2022-10-01 13:37 Shafaq News/ The Iraqi National Security Ministerial Council affirmed on Saturday its rejection of the Iranian bombing that targeted areas in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, noting that the bombing caused great damage. This came during the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi chaired, today, Saturday, an important meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, attended by the Ministers of Defense and Interior, and a number of security leaders, during which the security situation in the country was discussed, and a number of files were discussed, according to a statement by the Media Office. The Prime Minister responded to Shafak News Agency. The statement added that the meeting confirmed the following: 1. To pay tribute to the demonstrations and the peaceful demonstrators who were keen on peaceful demonstrations, and to advance their legitimate demands for a country free of corruption and reform, and the preservation of freedom of expression from any extraneous practices that harm its constitutional and human essence. 2. The meeting commended the efforts of the security forces, which performed their duties with the highest degree of responsibility, and dealt with high professionalism in protecting the peaceful demonstrations, and not friction with some individual cases that tried to provoke violence and assault, as they controlled the situation calmly and positively, and reflected an honorable image of the discipline of our security forces heroine. 3. The attendees affirmed their rejection of the Iranian bombing, which caused great damage, stressing their rejection of attempts to take Iraq as an arena for settling scores. The conferees recommended that the government - and the responsible authorities - continue to take all necessary measures to stop these behaviors, and address everything that contradicts the principle of good neighborliness that Iraq believes in and pursues in its relations with its neighbors, and that security challenges be dealt with through diplomatic channels and joint security cooperation. 4. The necessity for the security committees in the governorates to bear their full responsibility for maintaining security, and not to allow chaos that terrifies citizens, and causes security disturbances that negatively affect the activities and daily life of the people there. 5. Directing all security forces to deal with high discipline with the citizens, and to cooperate with them by removing all obstacles that would facilitate them to carry out their daily affairs, and to create a positive mutual relationship between the security man and the citizen based on respect for the law, and the preservation of the prestige of the state. At the conclusion of the meeting, Al-Kazemi stressed the need for all political forces to confront their national responsibility, to adopt a national dialogue to resolve crises, strengthen the rule of law, address the issue of uncontrolled weapons and eliminate armed manifestations that threaten the security of the citizen and civil peace, according to the statement.
  8. Hassan Nasrallah accuses the Iraqis of denial: Iran has no ambitions in your country 2022-10-01 15:26 Shafaq News/ The Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, described on Saturday, "incitement" against Iran as "diabolical attempts, indicating that Iran has no ambitions in Iraq." Nasrallah said in a televised speech that "the state of ISIS has fallen, but ISIS, as a project, as an organization, and as a tool that is used, has not ended," noting that "any incident in Iran is used to incite against the regime of the Islamic Republic." The Secretary-General of Hezbollah added that "ISIS was created by America. And whoever is still protecting it and facilitating its financing and the transfer of additional numbers to it is the American intelligence services," stressing that "successive American administrations have realized that Iran is strong, dear and capable. Therefore, it did not wage war against it, and bet on the inside." ". He continued, "There have always been rumors about Imam Khamenei, and they are all lies to undermine the morale of Iranians," stressing that "Iran is strong and dear, and it is enough for them to witness the astonishing two million historic funerals of the martyr Qassem Soleimani." The Secretary-General of Hezbollah added that "they cannot harm the Islamic Republic, its leader and its people," noting that "the constant incitement against Iran, and that its people are an enemy, is a diabolical act to tear the nation apart." Sayyed Nasrallah explained that "the Islamic Republic does not want anything from the countries of the region, and has no ambitions in Iraq's oil," wondering: "How can the Iraqis forget Iran's stance and open its weapons and money stores to defend Iraq against ISIS?"
  9. Parliament: Extending the life of Kurdistan Parliament is incorrect 2022-10-02 07:07 Shafaq News/ The Kurdistan Parliament member for the Change Movement, Ali Hama Salih, considered on Sunday the extension of the parliament's lifespan for the current legislative session as "incorrect." Hama Salih said in a statement he made to reporters in front of the parliament building, "I did not sign the request submitted to extend the life of the Kurdistan Parliament because the Change bloc proposed the extension throughout the previous legislative sessions from 2009 to 2017." He added, "Today I say that my past was a mistake, and today the extension of the life of the current session is true, because I will never say it." This comes at a time when the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Movement for Change submitted an official request to the Kurdistan Parliament Presidency, requesting an extension of the current parliamentary session. This session is the fifth session of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament, and Parliament Speaker Rewaz Faiq announced last September in a special statement to Shafak News Agency, the extension of the current session of Parliament.
  10. Iran protests complicate the "caliphate" and anticipate the positions of celebrities and clerics 2022-10-02 07:47 Shafaq News/ The American Washington Institute linked the protests taking place in some regions of Iran to their impact on the selection of the possible successor to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and considered that the regime's targeting of celebrities and the positions of clerics reveal weaknesses in the system. The American report, translated by Shafak News Agency, stated that since the beginning of the protest movement, the regime has resorted to intimidating influential public figures to prevent them from joining the protests or declaring their solidarity with the demonstrators in the streets. Art and sports stars However, the report indicated that some prominent sports figures and movie stars published positions for them on social media showing sympathy with the demonstrators and criticizing the government’s behavior and policies, especially the “compulsory hijab” law, noting that the majority of these positions appeared on the “Instagram” application due to censorship. Intensive imposed on the applications of other social networking sites. In an example of this, the report indicated that football star Ali Karimi, a former player in the Iranian national team, was subjected to an unprecedented punishment for such a prominent figure after expressing his support for the demonstrators, and the security forces attacked his house and closed it for one day. Celebrity arrest In addition, many other celebrities have been arrested, and the report stated that the judiciary warned on September 28 last that the authorities would confiscate the assets of any of these figures who support or encourage the protesters. However, this did not prevent some celebrities from taking challenging positions, pointing out that the Iranian "King of Comedy" Mehran Modiri, after the judiciary imposed a travel ban on him, was reported to have fled the country and published criticism of the regime's handling of the protests, and besides, many of the stars Iranian women have appeared in public or on the Internet without wearing the hijab. The US report indicated that this regime pressure reflects its assessment that celebrities may be the only class capable of mobilizing the masses to a degree that threatens the stability of the regime. The report added that the status of celebrities in Iranian society also reflects the possibility that traditional political and civic figures have lost much of their social power base, and the trust of many young Iranians. The silence of the clergy The report stated that clerics in Iran "have not yet reacted" to the protests, including religious references, adding that "their silence says a lot about the state of the religious establishment four decades after the Islamic revolution." The report pointed out that the religious establishment witnessed, during Khamenei's rule, a bureaucratic revolution that extended the monopoly of the religious leadership under the leadership of the "Supreme Guide" as the religious ruler, which led to the reduction of the role of the "religious authorities" who were historically independent from the government. After the clergy were financed mainly through voluntary religious taxes and endowments controlled by the religious authorities, this situation later changed as the clergy became more and more dependent on the funding provided by the government. In addition, the report stated that these clerics began to enter the world of economic activities such as import and export companies and industrial establishments, all of which depend largely on government services for the continuation of their profits. "The clergy are no longer financially dependent on the Iranian people, but they are very much beholden to the regime," the report said. In addition, the report says that the clerics are also concerned about the form of government that may replace the current regime in the event of its collapse, as they believe that the success of the movement against the regime, will lead to the emergence of a new regime that does not wish to preserve their special status and advantages as clerics. Therefore, the report made it clear that regardless of whether they agreed or disagreed with the ideology of the regime, many clerics may see that the survival of the Islamic Republic regime is the only way to preserve their political and economic privileges. Khamenei's succession After the report asked whether the current protests "mark the beginning of the end for the regime, or whether Tehran will be able to stop the uprising by resorting to more violence," he said that the answer is not clear now. Despite this, the report considered that the issue of Khamenei’s succession could constitute the answer, explaining that if the rumors about the Supreme Leader’s ill health become true, it is expected that the regime’s decision-makers, especially the Revolutionary Guards, will be reluctant to resort to forcefully suppressing the demonstrators, as happened in past uprisings. The report indicated that mass killings in the streets "may severely complicate the succession process and frustrate the goals of the Revolutionary Guards after Khamenei," adding that the appointment of a new Supreme Leader requires a calmer domestic situation without major turmoil or crises of legitimacy for the new leader to be able to assert his control. The report considered that whenever there was a new crisis, the regime was suffering a great loss in its social bases, and therefore, the combination of continuous protests and crackdowns, in light of a chaotic succession process, may together provoke an existential threat to the entire system. Translation: Shafak News Agency
  11. This is how the streets of Baghdad looked after the end of the protests, the third anniversary of October (photos) 2022-10-02 07:55 Shafaq News/ Cautious calm prevails in Tahrir and Al-Khilani Squares in the center of the capital, Baghdad, a day after widespread demonstrations on the third anniversary of the October 2019 protests. Shafaq News Agency's reporter said that life has returned to normal in Al-Tahrir and Al-Khilani Squares, with a cautious security deployment. Our correspondent also indicated that the Al-Jumhuriya and Al-Sinak bridges in the capital, Baghdad, are still closed. Yesterday morning, mass demonstrations took place in Baghdad and a number of central and southern provinces in remembrance of the October demonstrations that began on this day in 2019, while the authorities closed most bridges in Baghdad and cut off most roads. Later, the Baghdad Operations Commander announced that the roads that were closed during the demonstrations will be opened, with the exception of the Al-Jumhuriya and Al-Sinak bridges in the center of the capital.
  12. Nechirvan Barzani: Without solving the problems of "Erbil-Baghdad", political stability will not be achieved in Iraq 2022-10-02 09:07 Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani considered, on Sunday, solving the outstanding problems between Baghdad and Erbil "a key to security and stability" in Iraq, while he thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for his support for Iraq. The Presidency of the Region said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani received, this afternoon, Christian Cambon, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Defense and Armed Forces in the French Senate (Sinat) and an accompanying delegation, noting that the two sides "discussed during the meeting" The relations of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq with France, and ways to enhance joint cooperation. They also exchanged views on the problems of Erbil-Baghdad, the dangers of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Iraqi political situation and the challenges facing Iraq. President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated the Kurdistan Region's thanks and appreciation for the French political, military and humanitarian support, and specifically mentioned the role of President Emmanuel Macron and his efforts to achieve security and stability in Iraq and the region in general. Barzani expressed the hope that the friends of Iraq would provide assistance to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to solve their problems, stressing that without solving the problems of Erbil-Baghdad, political stability will not be achieved in Iraq. Barzani promised that solving the problems between the two sides is a key to security and stability in Iraq. For his part, in addition to reaffirming the continuation of French support for the Kurdistan Region, and conveying the greetings of President Macron and the President of the French Senate to President Nechirvan Barzani, Cambon stressed the importance of strengthening his country's relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, especially in the field of economy and investment, expressing France's readiness to help Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan to solve their problems and restore stability. According to the statement, the relations of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region with neighboring countries, ways to address the threats of ISIS, the conditions of the Yazidis, Christians and components in the Kurdistan Region, the conditions of the region in general and other issues of common concern, were another focus of the meeting, which was attended by the French Consul General in the Kurdistan Region and the representative of the Government of Kurdistan. Kurdistan Region in France
  13. Kurdistan discusses with France the challenges of the political situation in Iraq Policy 2022-10-02 | 09:14 102 views Today, Sunday, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, discussed with a French delegation the challenges of the political situation in Iraq, in addition to ways to confront the threats of the terrorist organization ISIS. Barzani's office said, in a statement received by Alsumaria News, that the latter "received the head of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Defense and Armed Forces in the French Senate (Senate), Christian Cambon, and an accompanying delegation." The two sides discussed, "the relations of the Kurdistan region and Iraq with France, and ways to enhance joint cooperation, and the two sides exchanged views on the problems of Erbil - Baghdad, the dangers of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the Iraqi political situation and the challenges facing Iraq." Barzani renewed, "expressing the region's thanks and appreciation for the French political, military and humanitarian support, and he singled out the role of President Emmanuel Macron and his efforts to achieve security and stability in Iraq and in the region in general," calling for help to Iraq and Kurdistan in solving their problems, considering that solving the problems between the two sides is a key to security and stability in the region. Iraq. In addition to reaffirming the continuation of French support for the Kurdistan region, and conveying the greetings of President Macron and the President of the French Senate to President Nechirvan Barzani, Cambon stressed "the importance of strengthening his country's relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, especially in the field of economy and investment, expressing France's readiness to help Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to Solve their problems and restore stability. According to the statement, the meeting also discussed "Iraq's and Kurdistan's relations with neighboring countries, ways to address ISIS threats, the conditions of Yazidis, Christians and components in the region, the situation in the region in general and other issues of common concern."
  14. Al-Maliki’s Coalition Resolves The Controversy Over The Election Session Of The “President And Assigning Al-Sudani” 02/10/2022 37 Earth News/ The "State of Law" coalition denied today, Sunday, the news that talked about setting a date for the election session of the President of the Republic and assigning "Al-Sudani" as prime minister. The leader of the coalition, Adel Al-Manea, said in a statement to Earth News, "The news that talked about setting a date for the election session of the President of the Republic and assigning the candidate for the coordination framework for the prime minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, is incorrect, and there is no political agreement to set the date for this session until now." He added that "setting the date of this session depends on the Kurdish political forces' resolution of the dispute over the presidency."
  15. Al-Rasheed Bank announces the addresses of card issuance centers in Baghdad and the provinces Economie 2022-10-02 | 06:24 1,581 views Today, Sunday, Al-Rasheed Bank announced the centers for issuing new cards, in addition to completing the replacement of cards and changing the phone number. In a statement received by Alsumaria News, the bank’s media office called on all the bank’s customers to adopt the sites below for review: Baghdad Governorate (Yarmouk Branch / Al-Bayaa / Raghba Khatoun / Rabat / Abi Ghraib) Southern Region (Basra - Al-Ashar Branch / Nasiriyah Arido Branch / Maysan Karama Branch ). The central region (Wasit / Wasit Branch / Najaf Branch Rawda / Karbala Karbala Branch / Babylon Branch Hilla / Samawah Samawah Branch) Northern Region Mosul / Al Jazeera Branch Kirkuk / Arafa Branch Western Anbar / Haditha Fallujah Branch / Amiriya Fallujah Diyala / Shnouna Tikrit Branch Shishin Branch
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