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  1. Baghdad to send 200 billion dinars to the Kurdistan Region 2021-08-01 12:46 Shafaq News/ The Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed that the federal government will send 200 billion dinars to the Kurdistan Region to pay employees' salaries. It is noteworthy that a source in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced on July 11 that the federal government had deposited 200 billion dinars in the Regional Government's bank account. By the end of last June, an official source in the Kurdistan Regional Government announced that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi signed an official letter to disburse 200 billion dinars to pay the employees' salaries working in the public sector in the region.
  2. Kuwait marks invasion anniversary with continued relief aid to Iraqis 01/08/2021 BAGHDAD: This archive photo shows ambulances and medical equipment donated by Kuwait to Iraq. – KUNA KUWAIT: As the State of Kuwait marks the 31st anniversary of the Iraqi invasion today, Kuwaitis themselves focused on closing the rift with their Iraqi brethren via continue humanitarian aid and relief. Despite the heavy impact of the 1990, Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, which caused harm on various levels, the State of Kuwait took on the responsibility of aiding the Iraqi people since 1993. In April 1995 – upon directives from late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah – the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delivered aid to the Iraqi people, knowing well that the people suffering in the fellow Arab country should not confused with their brutal regime led by Saddam Hussein. After toppling of the Iraqi regime in 2003, Kuwait managed to become one of the top countries providing aid to the Iraqi people through the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Those displaced within Iraq as a result of armed conflict also benefited from Kuwait’s humanitarian assistance. In 2010, Kuwait donated $1 million to the UNHCR and in 2014, it provided $3 million to support humanitarian operations in Iraq. In 2015, the UNHCR received $200 million to help those displaced in the fellow Arab country. In October of 2016, Kuwait donated to the UNHCR a sum of $8 million to aid Iraqis fleeing from the brutality of so-called Islamic State (IS). Kuwait donated in the same month a sum of $6 million to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to cover their operations in Iraq. In July 2016, the State of Kuwait donated a sum of $176 million during a conference held in Washington to aid Iraq. In December 2016, Kuwait pledged a sum of $5 million to WHO to help its operations in Iraq. The State of Kuwait-in its position as a UN humanitarian aid center-hosted in February of 2018 the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI). The conference resulted in a $30 billion donations to help Iraqis overcome the destruction caused by IS. Meanwhile on the Iraqi side, the visit by the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to Iraq on June 19, 2019 and the continued efforts by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had helped in mending some of the pain caused by the Iraqi invasion. In recent history, the cooperation between two countries helped Kuwait receive the remains of 10 Kuwaiti POWs on July 11, 2021.The KRCS, on its part, provided various modes of assistance to the displaced Iraqis in cooperation with the government and international organizations. Some 500 units were constructed in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan by the KRCS in addition to the distribution of 56,000 foodstuff on suffering and needy families. The KRCS also handed in 2018 40,000 food baskets for displaced Iraqis in Kurdistan. Kuwaiti charities also played part in aiding Iraqis. In September of 2016, Kuwait-based International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) provided $1 million to displaced in Anbar and Salahuddin provinces as well as providing $1.8 million to some 600,000 displaced Iraqis. – KUNA
  3. I'm sure that you agree that anyone voting should have to show identification. And all mail in ballots should have signature verified at a minimum. After all we have to show ID to get on a plane for security reasons. And If you don't have a drivers license or Passport States should provide a form of ID at no charge. I can not see how this can even remotely be considered a way to stop people from voting. Its just common sense.
  4. CBI sales in the currency rebound after a three-day 2021-07-29 08:21 Shafaq News/ The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) sales in the currency auction on Thursday hit an inflection point after a three-day downslope and bounced to nearly $202 million before closure. Shafaq News Agency correspondent reported that CBI sales at the Foreign Exchange Auctions registered a 16.9% rise to settle at $202,420,373, compared to $174,815,000 yesterday. The weighted average rate of the dinar to the U.S. dollar was specified at 1460. Our correspondent explained that nine banks and six companies cashed out $22.03 million, while the remaining went to boost funds abroad in the form of non-cash and credit transactions, with 33 banks meeting those requests.
  5. Iraq News Kurdistan Economy World All News ShafaqLive Englishكوردىعربي Minister of Planning: al-Faw Port will be the beginning of Iraq's economic renaissance EconomyBasraAl-Faw port 2021-07-29 06:29 Minister of Planning: al-Faw Port will be the beginning of Iraq's economic renaissance A-AA+ Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Minister of Planning, Khalid Battal, said on Thursday that the Grand al-Faw Port shall be completed in four years, stressing that it commences Iraq's economic renaissance. The Minister's comments came in a statement to journalists on the sidelines of his visit to the port under construction in the southern governorate of Basra, along with the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rachid al-Hamdani, and the Governor of Basra, Assaad el-Eidani. "The Grant al-Faw project is a real beginning of Iraq's economic renaissance for its unprecedented developmental value via both opening up vast commercial avenues between Iraq and the world and tens of thousands of direct and indirect job opportunities." "The port is a serious challenge for the government. It is serious and adamant about pushing the project through until its completion according to the schedule within four years. The Ministry of Planning endorses and prioritizes the project."
  6. US to make 'historic' investments into Iraqi infrastructure, Al-Kadhimi says after Biden meeting MENA 3 min read The New Arab Staff 28 July, 2021 PM Al-Kadhimi said the US investment was a 'historic' and 'golden' opportunity for Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was in Washington for the fourth and final round of the Iraq-US strategic dialogue [Getty] A now-completed Iraq-US strategic dialogue will bring extensive American investment to Iraq, the country's Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said in an interview aired on Tuesday. Over the course of the meetings in Washington, memorandums were signed for US investment in a broad range of Iraqi sectors, which Kadhimi told state television channel Al-Iraqiya was a "historic" and "golden" opportunity for Baghdad. US companies will help develop Iraq's ailing energy and health sectors, Kadhimi said, which have suffered underfunding and poor management resulting in huge suffering for Iraqis. Tragedy struck Iraq when a fire engulfed a Covid isolation unit at the Al-Hussein hospital in Nasiriyah, the south of the country, killing at least 60 people. A similar fire occurred at a hospital in Baghdad in April. The fires served as a gruesome reminder of the dilapidated state of Iraq's health infrastructure. Iraq has registered a record-high in Covid cases in recent days, adding extra strain to healthcare. The country's national grid is failing to supply Iraqis with the electricity they need to cope with the sweltering summer heat. Iraq's failing energy infrastructure has led to angry protests in the country and a bloody crackdown by Iran-linked militias and security forces. Much of the focus on the strategic dialogue has been on the agreement on the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq, announced on Monday night. There are currently 2,500 US troops in Iraq focusing on countering the remnants of the Islamic State group but have been subject to frequent rocket attacks by Iran-linked militias. The US role in Iraq will shift entirely to training and advising the Iraqi military in defending itself rather than combat missions. They are set to leave Iraq by New Year’s Eve 2021, according to a statement from Al-Kadhimi's office released Monday. The shift is not expected to have a major impact since the US already moved toward focusing on training Iraqi forces since the defeat of IS. Some analysts say the pull-out could strengthen Iran's hand in the country, whose influence has grown since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the subsequent government campaign against IS. US troops have played a more active role in Iraq since the IS invasion of northern Iraq in 2014, supporting government forces. Hours after the announcement of an Iraq-US agreement on troop withdrawal, Ismail Qaani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force - who replaced slain General Qassem Soleimani - was in Baghdad. Sources told The New Arab’s sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that Qaani met with forces and political factions allied to Tehran to discuss Al-Kadhimi's agreement with Washington. Qaani has frequently made unannounced visits to Baghdad, often after attacks on US military and diplomatic sites by Iran-backed militias. Several powerful pro-Iran groups in Iraq on Tuesday welcomed the announcement of the an of US combat operations in the country, an outcome they have long demanded. The US announced last week that it would give Iraq $155 million in new humanitarian assistance for internally displaced people and refugees.
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