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Abadi visit Kuwait for the first time to rally support against Daash

December 20, 2014

Abadi visit Kuwait for the first time to rally support against Daash

Said the Iraqi parliament member Abdul Hadi Mohan, Saturday, is scheduled to visit the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Kuwait on Sunday, a visit is the first after the receipt of al-Abadi to his duties as head of government, and aims to build support for his country in the face of the organization of the Islamic state Daash. 

Said Mohan, network Roudao media today, said, "This visit is the first slaves to Kuwait, since assuming the presidency of the government, and complements similar visits to regional countries, including the UAE and Qatar," he said, adding it was important at this stage, especially that Iraq is in danger of Daash. " 

He said Mohan, "The visit of al-Abadi flowing into the offices of the Iraq to consolidate its relations with its neighbors and the nations of the world to overcome the crisis faced by the country, and rally international and regional support to counter the threat Daash," explaining that officials in Kuwait have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Iraq at this stage. 

Mohan said, "The visit will include cooperation between the two countries at all levels, including security and economic, as well as to give thanks to Kuwait for its response to the postponement of the payment of compensation Gulf War, for a full year, according to the Iraqi ambassador." 

It is hoped that during the visit to meet Abadi Kuwaiti official figures on top of the Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad and Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad and Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak.

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Abadi meet security leaders to move to the internal security of Baghdad

December 20, 2014

Abadi meet security leaders to move to the internal security of Baghdad

Erbil - Held the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a meeting with the security chiefs of the Ministry of Interior to discuss and debate the security file transfer Interior Ministry. 

Announced the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, in a special statement, received Roudao Media Network, a copy of it, that "al-Abadi met on Saturday, with security leaders Interior Ministry in the presence of Interior Minister, Mohamed Salem Ghaban, and the commander of the Baghdad Operations, Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir al-Shammari." 

The statement added, had been discussed during the meeting and discuss the process of transferring the security of Baghdad to the Interior Ministry, security and strategic stomach to maintain the security of Baghdad and reduce the inspection points. 

According to the statement, that "the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, stressed the importance of the security strategy takes into account, keeping the security of citizens, and to reduce checkpoints, to alleviate the suffering of the citizen-Baghdadi to go to work and mobility," noting that "re civic life of the capital Baghdad, an important and strategic for us, and we are seeking to raise the concrete barriers, and reduce checkpoints while maintaining the security of citizens. " 

The statement said that "al-Abadi pointed out that the organization Daash, followed all the procedures for disrupting the security of the capital," he said, adding that "there are great efforts exerted by the security agencies to curb organized crime, especially kidnappings, and exploited by organizing Daash to tamper with the security of the capital."

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US ratification of the military deal with Iraq worth three billion dollars

December 20,  2014

US ratification of the military deal with Iraq worth three billion dollars

Announced that the US Department of Defense, "Pentagon", on Saturday, the United States ratify the deal worth three billion dollars, for the sale of tanks and armored wheels with spare parts and other equipment assigned to Iraq. 

The agency said security cooperation defensive DSC in the US Department of Defense said in a statement seen by Roudao Media Network, "The US State Department approved the deal, which includes 175 tank type Abrams M1A1 with equipment attached, spare parts and equipment logistics estimated cost of up to $ 2.4 billion." 

And showed the agency, that "for the purpose of implementation of the proposed Abrams tanks deal they require sending five government officials with 100 contractor to travel to Iraq for a period of up to five years, which combined with a business processing and examination systems and the associated support and training program."

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Abadi: recent agreement between the government and the Kurdistan region of historic agreement

12/20/2014

Abadi: recent agreement between the government and the Kurdistan region of historic agreement

Khandan - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi his intention to move forward in addressing the causes of the emergence of terrorism in the country, among the recent oil agreement between the KRG and the federal government is a historic agreement. 

Abadi said in an article published in the newspaper (Wall Street Journal) that the defeat of the "Daash" will not be achieved without a comprehensive government reforms, and national reconciliation, and the reconstruction of the economy and society. 

Ebadi said in an article entitled "Iraq unified address Daash" The recent oil agreement between the central government and the Kurdistan region is a historic agreement that ensures a fair distribution of wealth, and for the Kurds on the weapons they need in the face of "Daash", and pointed out that his government opened up to the Sunni tribes In controlled "Daash" areas. 

Abadi said that "the new government welcomes the accession of the Kurdish forces and Sunni tribes to fight against Daash efforts." 

Abadi stressed that "the international community a big commitments must be met, the arming of Iraqi forces, and prevent the flow of foreign fighters, fighting ideology that promotes terrorism." 

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Can Obama write a new script for North Korea?

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Obama Administration Linked To Both Anti-North Korea And Anti-Muslim Movies


December 20, 2014

Can Obama write a new script for North Korea?

Any celebration following last week’s supposed Cuba-US rapprochement was short lived thanks to that other rogue state that has been a thorn in Washington’s side.

On December 18, North Korea successfully launched the equivalent of a thousand nuclear warheads at the US when it forced a major Hollywood studio to back down (at least in the interim) and pull a film that was to be released this Christmas season.

The Interview is a satire about two journalists recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.

It should not be taken lightly that North Korean cyber warriors could force Hollywood, which is a major money maker and exporter of American ideals to a global audience, to curtail it’s time honored freedom of speech.

This is especially significant when considering that both Hollywood and the music and arts communities have for years combatted attempts by various domestic lobby groups and conservative politicians to change their tune and become more socially sensitive to audiences.

Freedom of speech and expression is sacrosanct in democratic societies and, therefore, any attempt to silence voices no matter what they say or how morally offensive they are, is tantamount to declaring war on US shores.

North Korea has effectively fired the opening salvo at free thinking and creativity.

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China, Thailand ink $10.6 bn railway pact

December 20, 2014

China, Thailand ink $10.6 bn railway pact

China and Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on railway cooperation in Bangkok to boost connectivity in the Asian economy.

Following a bilateral meeting, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha witnessed the signing ceremony at the Thai Government House on Friday.

The project is estimated to cost some $10.6 billion.

The agreement stipulates that China will invest in two dual-track rail lines in Thailand that will span 867 km (542 miles) and connect northeast Thailand’s Nong Khai province, Bangkok and eastern Rayong province.

The Chinese Premier has indicated there could be expansion plans for the project at a later stage to aid neighbouring countries.

“The new railway will also benefit neighboring countries if extended to other places of the region,” Li said.

100 foreign fighters executed by ISIS for trying to quit - report

December 20, 2014 

100 foreign fighters executed by ISIS for trying to quit - report

ISIS ‘military police’ executed 100 foreign fighters who attempted to quit and flee from the insurgents’ de-facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria as frustration among militants has been growing, a UK newspaper reported citing a witness activist.

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The numbers of four copies of the 2015 budget based on world oil prices

December 20, 2014

The numbers of four copies of the 2015 budget based on world oil prices

Revealed early on Saturday, the source said the government was prepared until now four versions of the budget in 2015 and he has been dealing with all the draft at a different price for a barrel of oil ranged between $ 60-70.

The source said in a statement that "the Council of Ministers pledged not to repeat the failure to approve the 2014 budget and that the current discussions are focused on the choice of the draft, which commensurate with global oil prices, including not expand the deficit circle," denying "the outbreak of any political dispute between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region or the rest of the political blocs on the project because most of the parties want to deal positively with the current circumstances the government to be able to provide their services. "

"The parliamentary Finance Committee met with the finance minister, Hoshyar Zebari, and I discussed with him on the budget file has been discussed on a $ 50 price for a barrel of oil to avoid any emergency can be avoided by the adoption of a supplementary budget.

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Oil rises to $61 and jumps to more than 5 percent

12/21/2014

Oil rises to $61 and jumps to more than 5 percent

NEW YORK  - World oil prices jumped more than 5 percent for the second time in a week backed purchases to settle centers eased the pressure in a market dominated by sellers over the past six months and helped double the size of trading before the holiday season in inflating prices move upward. 

And gave the demand for US crude on the last day of trading contracts for the nearest maturity an additional incentive for the market, which prompted WTI to register the largest gains since August. 

The market also helped the rise of European Brent crude to record a smaller losses in three weeks after the offset declines suffered earlier in the week raised concerns about the continuing oversupply. Brent closed above $ 61 a barrel is the second time since Wednesday, which closed above the important psychological level of $ 60. 

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Proposal for investment projects in the budget of 2015 and Order forward

12/21/2014

Proposal for investment projects in the budget of 2015 and Order forward

Insert a provision preventing the sale of the public sector without private sector competition 

BAGHDAD - proposed member of the National Business Council, the Iraqi included the budget year 2015 the introduction of all the projects proposed by the ministries provided to include the clause regulated under the protocol with the States Order term and the repayment through oil shipments A year after the Protocol.

David Abdul Zayer said the measure can compensate the absence budget of investment allocations after they stopped all projects for 2014 for failure to approve the federal budget.

Zayer said in an exclusive interview with "morning" that this mechanism will help the general budget in reduce operating expenses, which could reach 20 percent to the fullest extent.

He suggested Zayer add the item into the general budget provides for the implementation of the proposed new investment projects by the ministries and agencies concerned, which did not have a financial allocation in the 2015 budget that stipulates that "this Projects implemented Order term under the Protocol government will be responsible Bibramh with countries that have the potential implementation of these projects and processing of commodity under the international standards.

G7 senior officials meeting today to discuss Ukraine funding gap; Lifting Restrictions On Russia?

December 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal: G7 senior officials to discuss Ukraine funding gap on Dec. 20

Brussels - Senior officials from the Group of Seven developed nations will discuss Ukraine's financing needs on Dec. 20 afternoon, according to three European officials, as efforts continue to fill a funding gap estimated at around $15 billion through early 2016.

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December 19, 2014

European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia

The European Union's unanimous resolve to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine appeared to be cracking as French, German, Austrian and Italian leaders voiced concern at an alliance summit of inflicting too much pain on Moscow as its economy tumbles.

French President Francois Hollande was the first to step out of the 28-nation bloc's collective drive for further sanctions on Russia when they were discussed at a summit in Brussels on Thursday night.

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US Warns Americans of Traveling Abroad Due to Terrorist Threat

December 20, 2014

US Warns Americans of Travelling Abroad Due to Terrorist Threat

The travel alert comes a few days after the hostage attack in a Sydney’s café, which claimed lives of three people, including the attacker.

MOSCOW, The US government has discouraged American citizens from travelling abroad, after the Sydney café siege, which happened earlier this week, according to NBC News.

On Friday, the US government issued worldwide travel alert, warning US citizens of possible terrorist attacks and reminded them to be vigilant, according to the website of US Department of State.

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