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    Today, 03:12 PM
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    Today, 02:27 PM
    LONDON (Reuters) — Iraq has achieved its share of the production cut agreement reached by OPEC and non-OPEC producers at the end of last year but remains ready to meet future oil demand growth, according to a speech by Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi on Monday. "Iraq as the second largest producer in OPEC confirms its achievement to the commitment to implement the production cut and has recently announced its readiness to a further extension to the cut agreement," according to the speech which was delivered at an industry event in London by Falah Alamri, head oil marketer SOMO. However, al-Luaibi said, Iraq is ready to meet any growth in the global oil demand "by maintaining production spare capacity, improving export infrastructure and the adoption of modern technology in exploration and production." Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers led by Russia agreed last year to cut oil production by around 1.8 MMbpd mainly to tackle bloated crude inventories and support higher prices. Under the deal, Iraq agreed to cut its oil production by 210,000 bpd. Last week Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraq was in favor of extending the current deal but did not specify for how long. Al-Luaibi had previously said that Iraq would support a six-month extension. Al-Luaibi is due to meet Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih in Baghdad on Monday. OPEC minister meet in Vienna on Thursday. Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar and Julia Payne, editing by Louise Heavens
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    Today, 01:53 PM
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/breaking-complete-panic-set-highest-levels-dnc-seth-rich-murder-investigation/ Breaking: ‘Complete Panic’ at Highest Levels of DNC Over Kim DotCom’s Seth Rich Announcement Saturday, an anonymous person who works in Washington DC, alleged on 4Chan’s /pol/ subgroup that high-ranking current and former Democratic Party officials are terrified of the Seth Rich murder investigation. This comes after internet entrepreneur and hacker, Kim DotCom, admitted on Saturday that he was part of an operation along with Seth Rich to get stolen DNC emails to Wikileaks. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/breaking-complete-panic-set-highest-levels-dnc-seth-rich-murder-investigation/
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    Today, 07:55 AM
    By John Lee. US-based Navistar Defense LLC has been awarded an $18,778,845 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract for 115 medium tactical vehicles for Iraq. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Work will be performed in West Point, Mississippi; Ooltewah, Tennessee; and Marion Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 13, 2018. (Source: US Dept of Defense) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Today, 07:55 AM
    Water Management is Key to Sustainable Development and Stability in the Middle East and North AfricaThe importance of water management for sustainable development and stability in the Middle East and North Africa is at the heart of the League of Arab States’ conference on the Sustainable Development Goals which opened in Cairo yesterday. The World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, Hafez Ghanem, and the FAO Director-General and Regional Representative for the Near East and North Africa, Abedssalam Ould Ahmed, joined the launch of the Arab Sustainable Development Week to raise awareness of the issue and to discuss the dynamics between water insecurity and fragility, conflict, and violence. In March of this year, the League of Arab States and the World Bank Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding focused on leveraging the comparative advantages of each organization to take a regional approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. A ceremony was held today in Cairo with the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, to celebrate this MOU. Water security in particular will require a regional approach, as the region’s scarce water resources cross borders and their effective long-term management will depend on increased cooperation among countries. “The FAO, the League of Arab States and the World Bank all share the goal of promoting sustainable, effective and equitable water management in fragile situations – a goal which we believe can contribute to peace, prosperity and stability,” Ghanem said. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Today, 07:55 AM
    This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of*Iraq Business News. The spokesperson for Turkmen political parties in Kirkuk tells NIQASH that his people don’t want to be part of Kurdistan, that they do want a semi-independent region and they hope Turkey will help them with that. As one of Iraq’s smaller ethnic groups, local Turkmen must work hard to make their voices heard at a national level. Nonetheless in northern provinces like Kirkuk, the Turkmen are a more important political voice. In some smaller areas in northern Iraq, the group – who mostly feel closer to those of Turkish ethnicity and who are both Shiite and Sunni Muslim in terms of their sectarian allegiances – make up a majority of the population. In Kirkuk, the Turkmen are represented by the Iraqi Turkmen Front, which is comprised of six Turkmen political parties.*In an interview with NIQASH, Ali Mahdi, the spokesperson for the Turkmen Front, spoke about the group’s aims after the extremist group known as the Islamic State has been driven out of the northern province. Even though the Iraqi Kurdish military, from the nearby semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, are in charge of security in parts of the province, and even though the Kurdish believe that Kirkuk should be part of their region, the Turkmen disagree. They say that they want to see Kirkuk become its own semi-autonomous region where responsibilities are equally shared between all of the different ethnic and religious groups there. Mahdi discussed how this might happen, what kind of support his people are requesting from Turkey around the issue and his thoughts on the Kurdish flag being raised over official buildings in Kirkuk recently. The governor of Kirkuk, an Iraqi Kurdish politician, raised the Kurdish flag at the end of March this year, sparking protests by local Turkmens as well as debate in the federal Parliament in Baghdad. NIQASH: In many of your recent press statements you have talked about the country’s Turkmen being “targeted” over the past few months. What exactly do you mean by this? Ali Mahdi: Iraq’s Turkmen have not only been targeted physically – and especially in Kirkuk over the past six months – but they have been political targets ever since 2003. They are paying a high price for their political views. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Today, 07:55 AM
    It was hard enough coping with flight from conflict-hit areas during the winter months. Now, for the hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Mosul, summer heat is the new challenge. Having survived ISIL, most families are now bracing themselves to battle their second most dangerous enemy – the sizzling sun and the sweltering temperatures that come with it. With temperatures nearing 37° Celsius and rising, the coming months will be trying, according to the UN Migration Agency (IOM) communications officer Hala Jaber, reporting from the Qayara emergency site south of the embattled zone. IOM’s emergency site at the former Qayara airstrip hosts over 52,000 displaced Iraqis or 8,746 families. The scorching heat is already having an impact on both health and living conditions for individuals living at the site. From June onwards, temperatures in Iraq’s Ninewa governorate will hit, and on some days, surpass the 50° mark. The PVC tents that provided residents with much warmth during the cold winter months will be hard to tolerate in summer, as temperatures inside register at least 10° higher than outside. “We are now sleeping outdoors to keep cool,” said Abu Omar, a displaced individual at the site. “It is literally impossible to bear the heat inside the tent.” With the Qayara site at full capacity, IOM teams are in the process of ensuring that all IDP families are equipped with the basic materials that will help alleviate some of the summer’s discomfort. Winter kits that have been modified for hotter days are being prepared for distribution to an estimated 7,790 families, in both Qayara and the neighboring Haj Ali camp. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Today, 07:55 AM
    Advertising FeatureRabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 18th May 2017). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD852 (-4.4%) / $877 (-4.4%) (weekly change) (-11.2% and -7.4% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded shares was 5.2bn and the weekly trading volume was IQD4.1bn ($3.3mn). ISX Company Announcements Iraq Stock Exchange held a forum on investment prospects and trading technology in Beirut on 8-9 May, 2017. The forum’s aims were to highlight and develop the financial and capital markets in Iraq. Key topics including financial trading, securitisation and technological developments were all discussed with the goal of facilitating dialogue with potential global investors. Iraq Stock Exchange Forum is being held with the support of the Central Bank of Iraq and a number of official organisations, strengthening future investment and development in Iraq. Rabee Securities was one of the strategic sponsor of the forum. A cross transaction occurred on 15.377bn shares of Iraqi Middle East Bank (BIME) on May 7, 2017, which represents 6.1% of BIME capital. The seller was Qasim Abdul-Rahman Ghulam and the buyer was Meyar Company for public trading (CEO, Ali Muhammed Ghulam). Original shares of International Islamic Bank (BINT) will resume trading on May 14, 2017 after approving to increase the capital from IQD100bn to IQD250bn through 150% rights issue. The opening price will be IQD1.0 with +/-50% change for the first session. Original shares of Mamoura Real-estate Investment (SMRI) resumed trading on May 10, 2017 after discussing and approving 2016 annual financial results, increasing the capital from IQD19.2bn to IQD22.78bn through 15.0% rights and 3.6% bonus issue. Trans Iraq Bank for Investment (BTRI) will hold AGM* on May 25, 2017 to discuss and approve 2016 annual financial results and writing off the IQD492mn of the doubtful loans from the doubtful loans provisions for not being able to obtain it. ISX will suspend trading of BTRI starting on May 22, 2017. Al-Rabita Al-Maliya Company (MTRA) will hold a GA meeting on May 14, 2017 to elect a BoD and amend article 5 of the company’s establishment contract. ISX suspended trading of MTRA starting on May 9, 2017. MTRA will resume trading on May 15, 2017. Al-Harir for Money Transfer (MTAH) will hold AGM* on May 13, 2017 to discuss and approve 2016 annual financial results, converting the company from money transfer to an Islamic bank and increasing the capital from IQD45bn to IQD100bn through 122.2% rights issue. ISX suspended trading of MTAH starting on May 9, 2017. The ISC reviewed the annual and quarterly results and auditor’s report of Economy Bank for Investment (BEFI) and noticed a number of unresolved detrainments. So, it decided to keep the bank suspended from trading until it completes the capital increase procedures, submits 2016 annual financial results with clarifications on all the observations of the auditor, completes disclosure of the debts and blocked amounts by the government and shows its ability to claim these amounts from the guaranteeing parties, and disclose 3M17 financials. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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  • millionairetobe71's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Am I acting just like your boyfriend?.....
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    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Hey Coochieface, where I was?....I guess you are way stupidly illiterate to read what I have posted before. Yeap..3+ years....that I will be right here posting...so..... Maybe you are too upset about this, I mean....it directly relates to those Trumpler Supporters...you know...KKK and the likes... New Orleans removes last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era.
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    Politics Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee Updated at 8:19 p.m. ET Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open session. "The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media," Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said in a statement released Friday evening. "I hope that former Director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President. I also expect that Director Comey will be able to shed light on issues critical to this Committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election," said Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va. "Director Comey served his country with honor for many years, and he deserves an opportunity to tell his story. Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it." Comey's highly anticipated testimony, which will be slated after the Memorial Day congressional recess, comes after he was fired by Trump May 9 amid a mounting investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump campaign associates and that country. Comey, however, turned down an invitation to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee as well, which left chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., "extremely disappointed," the lawmakers said in a statement Friday evening. "There is no reason he can't testify before both the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, particularly given that the Judiciary Committee is the FBI's primary oversight committee with broad jurisdiction over federal law enforcement, FISA and the nomination of the next FBI director," the two senators also said. "Given his commitment to the people and the mission of the FBI, we expected him to be responsive to the senators responsible for vetting its next proposed leader. He should reconsider his decision." While the White House initially pointed to a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, outlining Comey's mismanagement of the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server, as the impetus for his termination, Trump later admitted that the Russia investigation — which he has called a "hoax" — played a role. Earlier on Friday, the New York Times reported that Trump told Russian officials the day after he fired Comey that the former FBI director was a "nut job" and he had let him go to take off the "great pressure" around the mounting investigation. Earlier this week, NPR confirmed that Trump had asked Comey to scuttle the investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to a memo of the account written by Comey. Trump has denied that ever happened. On Wednesday, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over and continue the Justice Department investigation into Russian election interference and possible links with Trump campaign aides. Can you imagine the amount of information this man will provide?.....I can't wait !! But worry not (ok,ok...Kicki....I should correctly write: "But don't worry".....) I will posting the minutes details of Comey's testimony before the Intel Committee.
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Oh man....I am NOT like you....if you like to swallow things or lick creamy stuffs.......good for you.....or may be Kickibuck joins your club?...who knows..... Well....I have time....I have all the time in the world....until Donaldof either: 1- Is removed from the chair he hijacked 2- Resigns 3- Loses the next elections 4- Or any other means leading to the Russian Puppet to be eradicated from Washington Take you pick, because until he is gone, I will be right here....day in, day out, night in, night out...rain or shine.. Can you imagine me in here for the next four years? "Every day bringing the light to those who are blind, to those who lives in complete obscurity and darkness, to those who can't see the truth but are seekers of it....... I will be that light...that bright torch in the middle of the night where Donaldof and his Gang of Minions from Hell thrives....I will be the Lighthouse where those souls who can't save themselves from Donaldof menacing waves of destruction will seek shelter and safety....Someone needs to step up to the plate to help fight Donaldof's evil legions , and I will be that someone without regard for the cost or the sacrifice needed to be made.........that someone will be......Me. " ---- MTB71 Common man......you can't deny I am inspiring....LOL....
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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    The only thing between your boyfriend and me is that I am an American...Donaldof is Russian or have Russian roots.... And I am still Laughing Out At You little boy.....
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    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    MTB71, you need a prescription for "Impeachex" , please start taking them right away. If you have issues swallowing pills, which obviously you do not unless it's a truth pill, Impeachex is now also available in a cream ! Side effects may include: Getting a life and/or being alienated by people who constantly want to talk about impeachment.
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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments across the country, including the battle to liberate Mosul. Please click here to download the latest report free of charge. For more information on how GardaWorld’s services can support your business in Iraq, please contact Daniel Matthews, Senior Director Iraq, at daniel.matthews@garda.com Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced new investment opportunities to build the following refineries: A refinery in Diwaniya governorate with a production capacity of 70 thousand barrels/ day. A refinery in Al-Anbar governorate with a production capacity of 70 thousand barrels/ day. The investment is according to the methods of BOT or BOO and according to the investment law of the refineries No.64 for the year 2007 and its amendments. The products of the refinery should match the international standards EURO-5. The data portfolios of the mentioned refineries will be ready at the end of the current week. The closing date of selling data portfolios is at the end of the work hours of Thursday the 15th*of June 2017. The last date to receive the documents from the companies whom would like to execute the project will be at the end of the work hours of Monday the 31st of July 2017. The companies whom would like to invest must present the request to the studies, planning and follow-up directorate directly or via the E-Mail:* Studies@oil.gov.iq (Source: Ministry of Oil) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of*Iraq Business News. A state bank is offering Anbar residents whose homes were damaged in fighting against the Islamic State interest-free loans for reconstruction. Only problem is hardly anyone is eligible to apply. First there was the good news. The provincial government in Anbar province, which has seen much fighting, destruction and death during the security crisis caused by the extremist Islamic State group, announced that the country’s Real Estate Bank had allocated IQD44 billion (around US$36 million) for loans for local reconstruction. The bank, which is state-owned and was set up to facilitate housing projects in the country, would offer the money to ordinary citizens in the area who had suffered damages due to military actions in the form of interest-free loans. Then came the bad news: The loans, ranging from between IQD30 million to IQD50 million (around US$42,000), were difficult to obtain. According to locals, the procedure involved and the conditions for acceptance are so onerous as to be almost impossible. Different sums are given for applicants who live in different parts of the province, whether the centre or districts. Additionally, the interest-free loans are only available to those who can prove officially that they owned property. It is this that causes a lot of problems in Anbar. Ahmad al-Jumaili, a 44-year-old from the Shuhada*area, south of Fallujah, says his hopes were raised by the news. But he quickly realized he didn’t qualify for a loan because he built his house on agricultural property, with the agreement of the owner of the land. It’s a form of subdivision that became popular in the province as prices in inner cities rose and shanty towns started to be built. Land owners saw the potential to divide their agricultural land and offer it to families who wanted to build on the outskirts of the cities. It’s a common but often not well-documented practice. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.* Following controversial video leak, Iraq minorities seek to address hate speechIn undated footage that leaked earlier this month, head of the Shiite Endowment Alaa Abd al-Sahib al-Musawi is heard saying that non-Muslims have three options: take up jihad alongside Muslims, convert to Islam, or agree to pay jizyah — a yearly tax historically levied by Islamic states on Christians and Jews. The video sparked outrage on social media. Subsequently, a group of 180 Christian families filed a lawsuit against Musawi, accusing him of spreading hatred against the minorities in the country. Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael I Sako, head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq, issued a statement on May 5 to contain the anger sparked by the leaked video and*alert religious leaders of their historic responsibility in such critical times in the nation’s history.*He urged the religious leaders to “adopt moderate and open-minded measures as well as ban*hate and discriminatory speech.”*The patriarch clarified that hate speech “does not serve Islam. Rather, it establishes walls among people, divides them, entrenches Islamophobia, dissolves the fabric of the nation, undermines peace, and violates freedom and human rights.” In his statement, Patriarch Sako stressed the important role played by the state,*arguing that the absence of its authority leads to a breakout of destructive hatred: “We hereby call upon the government to enforce the law and*work on respecting the religion of every human being pursuant to the legislation of the graceful Quranic verse that says: ‘So whoever wills,*let him believe; and whoever wills, let him disbelieve.’” As angry reactions emerged, parliamentarians called for reform to integrate the religious endowments in Iraq with a civil administration in order to achieve unity, taking fully into consideration that “the position is held by a secular figure, and whoever is proved to have incited religious dispute or sectarian strife in the country is dismissed,”*according to the statement made May 12 by a representative from the parliamentarian Sadrist Al-Ahrar bloc. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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    Yesterday, 06:03 AM
    LOL, you're such a loser...the only thing between you and Trump is your big mouth and his 3.7 Billion. F off Hillary idiot. Forum Jester.
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    Yesterday, 05:10 AM
    My bad Kickib.....I think your boyfriend does a better job than me in grammar....let's see...
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    Yesterday, 05:02 AM
    news Trump says special counsel will hurt ‘our country’ President Trump said the U.S. will be hurt by the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to look into Russian influence in the 2016 election. “I believe it hurts our country terribly,” said Trump in a quote provided by NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, “because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not unified country. And we have very important things to be doing right now — whether it’s trade deals, whether it’s military, whether it’s stopping nuclear — all of the things that we discussed today. And I think this shows a very divided country.” Guthrie was one of a group of news anchors who met with Trump at the White House Thursday. Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Wednesday that Mueller would lead an independent investigation into the election and reported contacts between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign, including fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Earlier Thursday, Trump said he was the victim of “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.” According to Guthrie’s transcript, Trump said the special prosecutor was appointed because Democrats were still upset about losing. “It also happens to be a pure excuse for the Democrats having lost an election that they should have easily won because of the Electoral College being slanted so much in their way,” said Trump. “That’s all this is. I think it shows division, and it shows that we’re not together as a country. And I think it’s a very, very negative thing. And hopefully, this can go quickly, because we have to show unity if we’re going to do great things with respect to the rest of the world.” In the last two weeks, Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey and given previously classified information to Russian officials during a White House meeting. Earlier this week, multiple outlets reported that during a private meeting in February, Trump asked Comey to stop looking into Flynn’s ties to Russia. No Donaldof....The Special Counsel will not hurt our country....because .....First...this IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY....your country is Russia....second...if the Special Counsel is investigating YOUR business and ties with Russia....are you afraid of what is going to be found out about you and your Gang of Donaldof Minions?....because your dirty laundry will be found....and the Special Counsel will air it out.....third...refer to the first point...not your country..... The Special Counsel will hurt you and your croonies.
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    Yesterday, 04:54 AM
    NOTHING BUT HYPOCRITES.....AND STARTING WITH DONALDOF TRUMPLER Politics Look Back at Trump's Remarks On Muslims, Saudi Arabia During the campaign, Trump said that “Islam hates us,” called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” cited dubious polls he said showed that a sizable segment of the Muslim population has "great hatred towards Americans," and falsely claimed that he personally witnessed “thousands” of Arabs celebrating in the streets of New Jersey on 9/11. And, of course, just seven days after taking office, he signed an executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Now, he wants to mend relations with the leaders of Muslim world — perhaps because, as foreign policy experts and his current national security adviser have been trying to tell him for a while now, he actually needs their help to fight terrorism. He’s apparently decided the best way to do this is to give a major speech on Islam and radicalism — or, sorry, “radical Islamic terrorism,” as Trump insists it must be called, despite the urging from his National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster to drop the potentially offensive phrase. BUT Donaldof seals $110Billion arms deal with Saudis Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI.
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    Yesterday, 04:46 AM
    millionairetobe71 , ever heard of the electoral college? You're such a sour puss, where were you when Obama went far left? You didn't say a word...so many things went south under his administration, were you too stupid to learn how to post back then? Your hatred for 1 man is amazing. But then again, maybe you hate everybody. You only have 3+ years more to suffer...enjoy.
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    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    Robert Mueller and the role of special counsel The Justice Department has tapped former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and any collusion with President Trump’s campaign. It comes after mounting calls for one from congressional Democrats. And it’s not the first time we’ve heard the term thrown around. President Trump even threatened Secretary Hillary Clinton with one during a presidential debate: “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.” So what is a special counsel, and why are they so special and feared? Broadly speaking, they’re lawyers appointed to conduct investigations on behalf of the federal government. They’re often referred to as “special counsels” or “independent counsels” because they’re brought in from the outside so that you don’t end up having the government investigating itself. The drumbeat for one starts when some sort of scandal is brewing, and it makes sense that the idea originated during maybe the biggest scandal in modern American history: Watergate. In 1973, members of the Senate threatened to hold up the nomination of then-Defense Secretary Elliot Richardson to be attorney general. Senators wanted him to appoint a special prosecutor to look into the break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s Watergate offices in Washington, D.C. Richard Nixon, however, was not a fan, and when Cox demanded the famous White House Nixon tapes, Nixon demanded Cox be fired. That clash ultimately led to what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre, when both Richardson and his deputy resigned after refusing to fire Cox. Nixon ultimately got his way and got Solicitor General Robert Bork to fire Cox on October 20, 1973. Of course, facing impeachment over the Watergate matter, Nixon would resign less than a year later. This all led Congress to put the role of a special prosecutor into law in the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. However, that law expired in 1999, leaving it up to the attorney general to appoint one when he or she wants to. So when have special counsels been used in the past? In 2003, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald was appointed to investigate how the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame was leaked to the public. That appointment, by the way, was made by a man you may be familiar with, James Comey, who was then deputy attorney general. His boss, John Ashcroft, had recused himself from the investigation because of his close ties to the George W. Bush White House. It all ultimately led to the prosecution of Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, not for the leak itself but for lying about it under oath. Before that, a special prosecutor was appointed in 1994 to look into what was known as the Whitewater controversy that focused on an Arkansas real estate deal partially made by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Initially Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Robert Fiske to be special prosecutor to look into the matter, but Fiske would be replaced by Kenneth Starr. Starr’s investigation would eventually lead to revelations about President Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which led to Clinton’s impeachment for lying about the affair under oath. Years later, however, Starr would say that he regretted the whole matter. He told Fox News: “What American of goodwill wanted this episode to happen? No one did.” Back to the appointment of Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The appointment normally would be made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but he’s recused himself from any investigation related to the Trump campaign. In his letter announcing the decision, Rosenstein said that Mueller is “authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation” of Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. While President Trump released a statement after the decision saying the investigation will confirm “there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” he later took to Twitter to say that the investigation “is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Regardless of what Mueller’s investigation concludes, when it comes to the role of a special prosecutor, at least you can say, “Now I get it". Folks, I hope this Special Counsel brings forth the much needed justice we need and I sure hope, he also investigates Donaldof tax documents to see how much he has been getting paid by his Russian cohorts.
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    Yesterday, 12:43 AM
    Feel free to teach me smarty....if you feel so compelled....LOL.... Sure, I will get my education in Presidential Elections when your boyfriend leaves the White House...where he doesn't belong.....
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    05-20-2017, 09:39 PM
    Abadi’s financial adviser criticizes calls to cut the dinar and warns of the effectsMohammed Saleh, financial adviser to Prime Minister Haider Abadi, criticized on Friday, calls to reduce the value of the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar, stressing that such a step will lead to three crises. Saleh said in a statement Alsumaria News received a copy of it, “There are parties and personalities working unfortunately, to promote the idea of ​​deterioration of the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar and bring about a deterioration in the standard of living and hit stability in order to impose a monetary tax urgently affecting all segments of the people, which is inflation, and the creation of a deliberate deterioration of the level of Living in order to fill the state some of its deficit without thinking about the management of revenues from outside the oil revenues, “noting that” the devaluation of the Iraqi currency through the reduction of the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar, for example, will add destructive consequences in a negative impact of deepening the financial crisis, A new crisis of inflation General level of prices and inevitably generates inflationary recession, which exacerbates the general economic situation and common discontent is intended at the time of fighting the war on terror, and we desperately need the elements of economic stability.” Saleh added that “the country will enter here with three crises, a financial crisis is not solved by rapid monetary policy methods such as reducing the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar as the dollar campaign and the dollar-dollar pioneers and the rich who are fighting the people and the misery of the poor and low-income,” noting that “the second crisis is inflation prices and the deterioration caused by the deterioration of stability over the foreign currency and reduce the purchasing power of pensions and incomes of citizens exchange rate because of inflationary expectations and broadcast state of uncertainty and lack of confidence in Iraqi dinars economic stability.” He explained that “the third crisis will be security because of terrorism and the war on the oppressor, the loser is the people and the winner of the devaluation of the dinar are the rich dollar and terrorism, do not forget that inflation in the regions and the rise of inflation rates there to 3 decimal places and the deterioration of the standard of living has accelerated victory over stability The standard of living in the rest of Iraq, which is the smart economic war practiced by the economic leadership in achieving the urgent victory. “He pointed out that” the government reduced its non-essential expenses and absurd and frivolous, but did not exercise austerity policy such as reduced salaries, pensions or welfare and expenses of War and the necessary investment process.” “The internal and external borrowing process to finance the budget deficit is not a deflationary process, as some claim, it is a stimulus and expansionary process that fights deflation. Deflationary budgets that lead to economic stagnation are usually those in which the budget is balanced by a lower level of expenditure, budgets contractionary really, but budgets that build on the deficit is financed the deficit by borrowing are the budgets of the expansive nature, especially the current financial policy in Iraq, “asserting that” internal borrowing came in accordance with the vision of monetizing the debt often, any financing a debt by expanding cash relatively basis, not vice versa, either external borrowing same applies like any other external resources in revenues of oil, in terms of impact expansion to account falling on public spending and the money supply expansion according to known to specialists in monetary policy mechanisms external flows.” “The promotion of controversial economic issues in the time of war and the victory over terrorism is a miserable attempt by a group of detractors who want to weaken the state and spread despair,” adding that “there is a process of programmed ignorance of the Iraqi street to dispel despair, promoted forces driven by suspicious negative in the positive financial conditions is a victory and get out of the neck of the bottle, as well as the military victory and liberating the land and man from the clutches of terrorism.”
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  • Lenmon's Avatar
    05-20-2017, 06:19 PM
    A major disruption has occurred on the borders of Iraq not allowing the Iraqi Dinar to leave the country. The result of this will be higher prices in the marketplace (which could be very volatile) effective immediately. Uncirculated dinar is almost impossible to obtain anymore. We are suggesting to our customers to buy Circulated or whatever we can get our hands on. Remember, it’s all currency and can be exchanged at any time. Being the World Leader in this space our resources are far more vast and our relationships more deep than anyone in our industry. Please call with any questions, however, please know this will be a challenging obstacle for the foreseeable future. Thank You, Xchange of America Team I had sold them some of my Dinar last year here in Florida.
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    05-20-2017, 06:04 PM
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  • Investors Iraq News's Avatar
    05-19-2017, 11:41 PM
    By Tariq Shafiq and Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Abstract: This paper (in Arabic only) addresses the currently proposed INOC Law, which was subjected to first reading by the Parliament; provides critical assessment and proposes specific provisions to make the Law more effective, commensurate with what it is necessary for successful, efficient, transparent and independent oil company and makes many suggestions for considerations. Please click here to download the full report (Arabic only). Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with the former Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN organizations in Uganda, Sudan and Jordan. He is now based in Norway (Email: mou-jiya(at)online.no, Skype ID: Ahmed Mousa Jiyad). Read more of Mr Jiyad’s biography here. Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
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