By Omar al-Jaffal for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Saudi media group MBC announced in early February that it will launch a new TV channel — MBC Iraq — aimed at Iraqi viewers. Soon after the announcement, a number of angry responses emerged in the Iraqi media and among political figures, which led MBC to defend its plan.
The MBC group generally produces entertainment shows and social content, which will also be aired on MBC Iraq that is scheduled to launch on the evening of Feb. 17.
MBC’s television operations are funded by Saudi businessmen, many of whom are close to the Saudi royal family.
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TNTMr.Static:Part 1: Mel Fisher was arguably the greatest treasure hunter ever and he had a saying that he lived by, namely “Today’s the Day”. Every morning he would come out on the deck of the Dauntless and affirm that “today” was the day, every day of his 16-year search for the Atocha.Part 2: On July 20, 1985 his dream was realized when they found her. If anyone on board had said “I sure hope
Sunday evening UPDATE for February 17, 2019Iraq is reporting that the vote on the cabinet will be completed at the first session in March.Parliament is to host Saleh and Mahdi at its first session on March 4 to develop strategies and maneuvers for combating corruption.All of the Green Zone will be open for 24 hours on a “test” basis.The Tariffs and Taxes supposedly started today, details are
KTFA:DELTA: VERY INTERESTING NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE…Iraq customsApply for visaFree import• 200 cigarettes or• 50 cigars or• 250 grammes of tobacco• Up to 1 litre in wines or spirits• 500 ml of perfume in two small opened bottles• Up to 25 Dinars can be imported and sums no greater than 5 Dinars can be exported out of the country.https://www.visahq.com/iraq/customs/#!import-regulations….
Monday Update from MarkZ 2-18-19: Thank you PDK
MarkZ: I was told yesterday that we would see all kinds of movement on all fronts and we are scratching our heads today because we didn’t see what we expected..I am reaching out to many sources.. we were very much expecting it this weekend..We are still expecting it for the week..I really believe we are that close..I have good sources in Iraq and
MilitiaMan (KTFA)Article: “Customs: We will begin the unification of customs procedures at all ports as of tomorrow”…They moved it up from the 17th, so for those that suggest Iraq is always late, they in fact this time early… I love that pattern change.. Bring on the lifting of the exchange rate with no lag time.. lol …Then we await the lifting of the three zeros from the exchange rate, thus
KTFA: ” TIME TO LIFT THOSE ZEROS”Iobey777 » February 17th, 2019WOW!!! Time to lift those 3 zeros now and give the citizens purchasing power!!! If, not, Iraq will fall and fall hard and fast!!! IMO, they have not done all this work and preparation to fail now!It’s time for us to see the rest of the 2nd article and the announcement of Art 8! Time for Iraq to tell the world openly that they are Art
KTFADELTA » February 17th, 2019VERY INTERESTING NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE…Iraq customsApply for visaFree import• 200 cigarettes or• 50 cigars or• 250 grammes of tobacco• Up to 1 litre in wines or spirits• 500 ml of perfume in two small opened bottles• Up to 25 Dinars can be imported and sums no greater than 5 Dinars can be exported out of the country.https://www.visahq.com/iraq/customs/#!
Not a lot of news overnight. But there are lots of rumors that indictments have really started late last night. I was also told that Anthony Weiner has turned into a witness in exchange for a lighter sentence.I am waiting to see if any of that shows up in the regular MSM news this afternoon.I am expecting measurable movement this afternoon on either the money side or the indictment side