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*SCZIN11: Parliamentary Finance: the vote on the budget next month /dir] [dir=rtl !important] [dir=rtl !important]BAGHDAD / obelisk confirmed the decision of the Finance Committee in Parliament MP Ahmed Haji Rashid, Sunday, that the House of Representatives will be completed the second reading of the draft budget for fiscal 2016 through the law of the scheduled session on Tuesday, likely passing of the bill mid-month this December.[/dir][dir=rtl !important]
Rashid said, that 'the session the House of Representatives next Tuesday will see the second reading of the draft budget for fiscal 2016 Act', adding that 'after the second reading of the Finance Committee will receive proposals of the political blocs and parliamentary committees and the House of Representatives to include the budget as agreed to these proposals.'[/dir][dir=rtl !important]
He said Rashid, that 'According to the Financial Planning Committee, must be approved middle of next month, the budget, if an emergency did not get a budget or a political dispute, preclude approval'.[/dir][dir=rtl !important]It is said that the House of Representatives ended the first reading of the budget law Tuesday (November 10, 2015).[/dir] *SCZIN11: wealthwatch.world/showthr...
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chattels: On Thursday Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a dawn assault to liberate the town of Shingal from the so-called Islamic State. On Friday, vowing that “no other flag except the Kurdish flag will rise in Shingal,” Barzani declared the town liberated from ISIS and congratulated Yezidi Kurds on the victory. rudaw.net/english/kurdist...
chattels: ........... “no other flag except the Kurdish flag will rise in Shingal,” Barzani declared .............
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — In the continuation of tensions between the Kurdish Peshmerga and Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the town of Khurmatu in Diyala province 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Kirkuk, the Shiite group has taken dozens of Kurds captive and reportedly burned down Kurdish homes,
but the Peshmerga nonetheless are protecting homes and property belonging to Shiite Turkmen families in the town, the town’s Kurdish mayor claims.
"Sixty-nine Kurdish people were taken captive by the Hashd al-Shaabi, 59 of them are rescued so far and 10 are still left," Khurmatu Mayor Shalal Abdul told Rudaw.
chattels: A Kurdish official told Rudaw Sunday that the Hashd al-Shaabi had arrived in the town of Saadia with heavy weapons and intended to enter by force the Kurdish-controlled town of Jalawla. Jalawla and Saadia, together with Khurmatu,
are located in Diyala province and have been heavily disputed areas between Kurdish and pro-central government Shiite forces even as both factions are fighting the Islamic State.
chattels: Rudaw has learned that Peshmerga and Shiite militia representatives in the area, including the mayor of Khurmatu, are holding talks to prevent further escalation. Fighting broke out on Friday when a militia convoy allegedly refused to stop at a checkpoint manned by Kurdish forces,
resulting in a firefight that left three Peshmerga and two Shiite militiamen dead. On Friday controversial Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on Kurdistan region President Masoud Barzani, Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Shiite militia leader Hadi al-Amiri to work towards ending the conflict between the Peshmerga and Hashd al-Shaabi in Diyala. chattels: rudaw.net/english/kurdist...
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Shiite militia movement known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units, has arrived in the town of Saadia with heavy weapons and intends to enter by force the Kurdish-controlled town of Jalawla, a Kurdish official told Rudaw on Saturday.
Jalawla and Saadia, both located in Diyala province, have been heavily disputed areas between Kurdish and pro-central government Shiite forces even as both factions are fighting the Islamic State.
Jaafar Mustafa, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official in Khanaqin, told Rudaw Saturday the Hashd al-Shaabi want to implement ex-Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s plan to control Saadia, Jalawla, Amrly and Sleman Bagh, adding that if hostilities continue between the erstwhile allies the situation will only get worse.
chattels: Mahmud Sangawi, the head of Peshmerga forces in Jalawla, said his forces are aware of the Hashd al-Shaabi plan for Jalawla and his Peshmerga are well prepared. “We hope nothing will happen, but if they fire at Peshmerga we will respond,” Sangawi told Rudaw Saturday.
“We will never let them take over Jalawla. Jalawla is a Kurdish town. We took control of it with our blood. No other forces should be seen inside Jalawla.” Kurdish Peshmerga and security forces in Khurmatu, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Kirkuk, clashed with Hashd al-Shaabi forces last week and several people were killed on both sides. chattels: rudaw.net/english/middlee...
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed Saturday that the Iraqi army also participated in the Kurdish-led liberation operation of Shingal, and that the Iraqi national flag should be lifted above the city reclaimed from the Islamic State Friday, a direct challenge to Kurdish authorities who have raised Kurdish banners above the city.
"The Iraqi army through air raids and the lifting of mines and improvised explosives planted in Shingal did its part, therefore the Iraqi flag must be lifted in Shingal," wrote Abadi on his Facebook page Saturday night.
Abadi said in the post he had discussed plans for the battle with Kurdish leadership before the assault was launched on Shingal last Thursday.
"The Kurdistan regional president, Masoud Barzani, called me two days ago and we discussed the importance of Shingal because the [Peshmerga and Iraqi forces] cut off the road to supply terrorists between Mosul and Raqqa," Abadi said. Abadi's comments on the Iraqi flag in Shingal followed Barzani's comments on the Kurdish tricolor Friday vowing that “no other flag will rise in Shingal.” chattels: rudaw.net/english/middlee...
chattels: Some 10,000 Iraqi soldiers, policemen, militiamen of the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi and tribal forces have been fighting to clear Anbar province from ISIS since June, but they have not managed to make any significant advances into ISIS-held areas since operations to take back the province have several times been repulsed by ISIS.
Recently, Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi claimed that Iraqi joint forces have made massive advances from all directions around the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi, and the provincial capital would soon be liberated from the extremist group. chattels: rudaw.net/english/middlee...
chattels: stressed President of the National Union of Kurdistan Bloc but Talabani on the need for resolving all the problems existing between the center and the Kurdistan region.
chattels: noting that the "supposed that the focal points remain constant and the first arrival of delegation from the province to Baghdad to resolve all the problems that exist and in particular the oil file and the region's share. "" The province and the center need to communicate among themselves to fight Daash and help the displaced.
chattels: " .............. in particular the oil file and the region's share. "
chattels: Vice-President of the House of Representatives Iaram Sheikh Mohammed announced the formation of a joint force of Kurdish Peshmerga and the popular crowd for the management of the security file in Tuz.
"The statement said," a meeting was held between the conflicting parties in the presence of Khalid Huani representative of the president of the republic and the commander of the Iraqi air force representative of the Chairman Government, decided assembled to form a special committee to contain the crisis.
chattels: Another committee.
chattels: the Ministry of Planning announced a lower inflation index for the month of October last by 0.1%, and annual inflation index by 1.6%. chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul...
chattels: Market price rose to 1,229 today. www.cbi.iq/documents/C.B....
chattels: BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / of the Presidium of the House of Representatives decided to refer the draft general amnesty law to the leaders and the heads of political blocs to study and make observations and suggestions regarding that matter in coordination with the relevant parliamentary committees.
The MP said the coalition of state law on the net the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The House of Representatives completed the discussion of the draft of the amnesty law and decided by the Presidency to refer the draft law to the meetings of the leaders and heads of the blocks to complete the debate on the points of contention outstanding it."
The House of Representatives has decided to lift its regular held Saturday to next Tuesday. www.ninanews.com/News_Det...