Kurdish parliamentary delegation arrives in Baghdad today to meet with al-Abadi and political leaders

Kurdish parliamentary delegation arrives in Baghdad today to meet with al-Abadi and political leaders

25/06/2016 14:34

MP for the MDC Kawa Mohammed, on Saturday announced the arrival of a joint parliamentary delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the change this afternoon to meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and political leaders in the country.


He said Mohammed told {Euphrates News} Today, " The main aim of the visit to meet with Iraqi political parties and to clarify the agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan ( PUK ) and the MDC in addition to discussing other issues,

" adding that " the primary mission of the joint delegation of the party from theNational Union and the change is clarify the Convention , which took place between them. "

He added that" the agreement between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the movement for change included the improvement of the situation in Kurdistan and change the political system in the province and not the monopoly of power by one party

and the return of legitimacy to parliament and resume work and resolve the economic problems in the region and resolve the outstanding problems between the province and the center. "

he continued , " and we will meet at the level of government with Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi and at the level of political party leaders, as it will include a visit to meet with President of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council Ammar al – Hakim , the head of the national Alliance , Ibrahim al – Jaafari, head of the Iraqi national coalition , Iyad Allawi, head of Muttahidoon Osama Najafi . "

and signed by the MDC leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, deputy secretary of thePatriotic Union of Kurdistan Rasool, in the 17th of the month of May, a bilateral agreement aimed at mutual cooperation in political work and Alberlmana

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Security forces kill 395 Daashaa during the third page of edits

Security forces kill 395 Daashaa during the third page of edits

25-06-2016 01:26 PM

Announced federal police captain Raed Shakir Jawdat, on Saturday, killing all 395 Daashaa during the third page of the liberalization district of Fallujah of terrorist gangs Daash east of Anbar province, the military operations.


Jawdat said in a statement that ‘the security forces killed’ 395 ‘terrorists during the third phase of the liberation of Fallujah Center, in addition to Tadmar’371’ goal during the operations. "


He noted the federal police chief that ‘the overall police operations during the first and second phases have resulted in the liberation of 82 villages and hand which killed 432 terrorists and 51 sniper and detonate 83 bombs wheel and destroying 324 enemy and 23 goals wheel mounted with heavy weapons. "

http://www.ikhnews.com/index.php?page=article&id=144950

The Young Iraqi Artists Replacing Rubbish With Beauty

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.

Up to 150 volunteers are painting landscapes and other pictures on Baghdad’s walls. Some say such efforts are useless in violent Iraq but others insist it’s a worthwhile exercise.

A group of fine arts students have come together to try and change the appearance of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.

“We wanted to draw on the city’s walls and concrete barriers to bring a bit of beauty back to the city,” explains Zainab al-Hala, one of the art students, who painted the musical notes of the Iraqi anthem on the walls of Mustansiriya University, one of the country’s most prestigious educational institutes. The art work that resulted was supposed to foster values like peace and solidarity and to promote political slogans that more accurately reflect the desires of Iraq’s younger generation.

“There are no political parties supporting this project,” al-Hala told NIQASH. “All the materials were bought with money collected by the participants or with their own money. And everyone contributes according to the skills or means they have.”

He had heard about the campaign on social media, said another of the participants, Laith Sabri. It started on the Facebook page created by four young Iraqi men. “The page deals with a variety of things around the idea of doing good,” Sabri explained. “Such as distributing aid to the poor, cleaning the streets or clearing rubbish.”

“So far around 150 people have participated,” he noted. Those numbers are likely to rise over the upcoming summer holidays.

The Myth of a Tripartite Iraq

By Denise Natali for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and breakdown of the Iraqi state, ethno-sectarian partition has become a popular political mantra. The assumption is that a federal state based on three autonomous regions — Sunni Arab, Shiite Arab and Kurd — is the most realistic way to stabilize Iraq and keep its borders intact.

This claim has revived alongside the devastation and communal distrust created by the Islamic State (IS) and the territorial, demographic and political changes resulting from the campaign to counter IS.

The problem is that a tripartite Iraq has little bearing to realities on the ground, particularly in a post-IS context. Sunni Arab, Shiite Arab and Kurdish communities may be religiously and ethnically distinct and concentrated in particular regions, but they have also been dispersed across territories since the IS onslaught and are deeply fragmented.

Internal boundaries and the uneven distribution of resources remain disputed between and within groups, creating additional challenges to reordering borders along clear ethno-sectarian fault lines. Instead of three self-sustaining regions, Iraq has become an amalgam of hyper-localized entities seeking self-rule and self-protection, while remaining dependent on Baghdad and prone to proxy conflicts.

A deeper look at Iraq’s three main communities reveals the complexities of reordering internal boundaries along ethno-sectarian lines. The Kurds may have gained extensive territories in the anti-IS campaign; however, their de facto borders have been drawn in blood and not through negotiation. Key Sunni Arab groups that largely populate the disputed areas, as well as Yazidis and Assyrians, regard these territories as their own, and demand some form of autonomy. Some seek integration into the Kurdistan Region while others want to remain tied to Baghdad. None want to see strong regions emerge alongside their own borders.

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Renewable Energy Opportunity in Muthana

The Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq (the MOE) herby announces issuing a Request for Proposal (PFP) in connection with the following tenders no. MOE/HQ/19/2016 for renewable Energy of 50 MW SAWA PV Power Plant Project on a (BOO) basis, Build, Own, Operate, at Al-Salman District, Al Muthana Governorate, Iraq.

Tender Rules against non refundable amount of 250.000 ID, two hundred fifty thousand Iraqi Dinar, to be paid against a receipt from the following address.

The Ministry of Electricity, Office of Investment and Contracts – Tenders Section, Ministry of Electricity Headquarters, Al Niqabat Street, Al Mansour District, Baghdad, Iraq.

Interested parties should note the following:-

  1. The MOE will enter into a power purchase contract with the winning bidder.
  2. The term of power purchase contract will be 20 years.
  3. Further details are laid out in the (RFP)
  4. Authorized representative should have an authorization letter to buy the Tender Rules.
  5. Any further questions can be referred to: 32-contracts@moelc.goc.iq or contact cell no. 07901935786.
  6. Closing time at 12 pm Baghdad local time on 20th of July 2016.

Ra’ad Qassim

Director General

(Source: National Investment Commission)

(Renewable Energy image via Shutterstock)

Renewable Energy Opportunity in Muthana

The Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq (the MOE) herby announces issuing a Request for Proposal (PFP) in connection with the following tenders no. MOE/HQ/19/2016 for renewable Energy of 50 MW SAWA PV Power Plant Project on a (BOO) basis, Build, Own, Operate, at Al-Salman District, Al Muthana Governorate, Iraq.

Tender Rules against non refundable amount of 250.000 ID, two hundred fifty thousand Iraqi Dinar, to be paid against a receipt from the following address.

The Ministry of Electricity, Office of Investment and Contracts – Tenders Section, Ministry of Electricity Headquarters, Al Niqabat Street, Al Mansour District, Baghdad, Iraq.

Interested parties should note the following:-

  1. The MOE will enter into a power purchase contract with the winning bidder.
  2. The term of power purchase contract will be 20 years.
  3. Further details are laid out in the (RFP)
  4. Authorized representative should have an authorization letter to buy the Tender Rules.
  5. Any further questions can be referred to: 32-contracts@moelc.goc.iq or contact cell no. 07901935786.
  6. Closing time at 12 pm Baghdad local time on 20th of July 2016.

Ra’ad Qassim

Director General

(Source: National Investment Commission)

(Renewable Energy image via Shutterstock)