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Butterfly The global gold price fell due to the strength of the dollar
Thursday 24 June 2021 10:35………Gold prices fell today, Thursday, in global markets.
Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,774.32 an ounce, and US gold futures fell 0.5% to $1,774.40.
As for other precious metals, silver settled at $25.85 an ounce, and palladium gained 0.2%, rising to $2617.86. Platinum fell 0.7% to $ 1076.14.
butterfly A parliamentary request for a statement of the money collected from taxes on foreign workers
Thursday 24 June 2021 11:29……The Parliamentary Finance Committee informed the Ministry of Interior to provide it with the amount of amounts collected from imposing financial fees on foreign workers, and the amount of amounts transferred to the agricultural and industrial banks, based on the Federal General Budget Law 2021.
It is noteworthy that Article 18 / VI of the Federal General Budget Law No. 23 of 2021 stipulates “the imposition of financial fees on foreign workers in Iraq with a lump sum of one million and 500 thousand dinars annually for each worker, collected by the Residence Department in the Ministry of Interior for the benefit of the agricultural banks And the industrial sector equally to increase the capital of the two banks, provided that it is allocated to support industrial and agricultural projects, farmers and peasants.”.
butterfly In the document, a parliamentary request to abide by the provisions of the General Budget Law
Thursday 24 June 2021 11:55,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,The Parliamentary Integrity Committee addressed the Ministry of Finance to comply with the implementation of the provisions of the Federal General Budget Law 2021, in particular the texts of Articles 10-11, and the Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019, and not to comply with any decision of the Council of Ministers or any other party under any pretext, otherwise it bears Criminal and civil liability.
The Council of Ministers decided in mid-June to release an amount of 200 billion dinars per month to the regional government with a retroactive effect, contrary to Article 11 of the budget law for the year 2021.
butterfly 2021-06-24 05:13 Shafaq News/ The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) sales in the currency auction registered about $216 million today.
Shafaq News Agency correspondent reported that CBI sales settled at $216,426,634. The weighted average rate of the dinar to the U.S. dollar was specified at 1460.
Our correspondent explained that 8 banks and 5 companies cashed out 18,530,000$, while the $197,896,643 went to boost funds abroad in the form of non-cash and credit transactions, with 35 banks meeting those requests.
butterfly 2021-06-24 06:28 Shafaq News/ OPEC’s, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, reference basket oil price rose to 74.01$/bbl driven by other crudes.
OPEC said in a statement that the price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes reached 74.01$ a barrel compared with 73.13$ yesterday.
The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Djeno (Congo), Zafiro (Equatorial Guinea), Rabi Light (Gabon), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic of Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).
butterfly 2021-06-24 07:05 Shafaq News/ The head of the Bayariq Al-Khair bloc, Muhammad Al-Khalidi, revealed on Thursday a move to amend the elections law.
Al-Khalidi told Shafaq News Agency; “The ordinary election card allows citizens to vite without requiring the presence of the cardholder. This will allow some political blocs and candidates to rig the upcoming parliamentary elections.”
“We had a meeting with President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, regarding the amendment of the elections law and the restriction of voting to the biometric card,” noting, ” some political blocs reject this movement and the idea of amending the law.”
Al-Khalidi pointed out that if no amendment is made to the law, the next elections will certainly be rigged, as what happened in the 2018 elections.”
butterfly ……………..WOW………………. 2021-06-24 06:29
Shafaq News/ Russian archaeologists discovered today a 4,000-year-old city in southern Iraq.
It is assumed that the settlement existed from the middle of the second millennium to the first millennium BC, about 4,000 years ago, according to Sputnik Agency.
An ancient port was discovered in the site, where both river and sea ships stopped. Fragments of the wall of a palace temple were also found, about four meters wide and about two meters high.
On top of the walls dating back to the second millennium BC, the expedition discovered an oxidized arrowhead, traces of tandoor stoves, and clay camel statues dating from the early Iron Age.
butterfly 2021-06-23 12:07 Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, hosted the U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, John Godfrey, and his accompanying delegation.
According to a readout issued by the Region’s cabinet, the meeting discussed the latest updates on the situation in Iraq and Syria and the endeavors to curb ISIS threats.
The U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition expressed concern towards the threats of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, laying emphasis on supporting the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi Army to deter those threats and achieve stability in the Region.
Godfrey said that the members of the Global Coalition will convene in the Italian capital, Rome, next week.
PM Barzani thanked the Coalition for its support to the Peshmerga forces, deeming the establishment of the Joint Security Cooperation Centers between the Peshmerga and Iraqi Army forces in the Kurdish territories outside the administration of the Region “a major step towards deterring ISIS threats there.”
“The Prime Minister asserted the importance of the participation of the Kurdistan Region’s Delegation in the anticipated meeting of the Global Coalition in Rome,” the statement said.
butterfly Najaf announces the launch of the electronic ration card project
Thursday 24 June 2021 15:27………..The Governor of Najaf, Louay Al-Yasiri, announced the activation of the electronic ration card project.
Al-Yasiri said in a joint press conference with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade and representative of the United Nations Food Organization (FAO) mission, and parliamentarian Sana Al-Moussawi: “We announce from Najaf the launch of the electronic ration card project, and the presentation of a technical program for the new ration card and electronic mechanism.”
For his part, the Deputy Minister of Commerce said: “The project will enjoy high transparency and will eliminate many red tape, especially citizens’ visits to the departments of the Ministry of Trade,” while the representative of the FAO indicated: “One of the organization’s program is to support sustainable projects related to food security for the citizen, and since The organization has extensive experience in digital transformation programs, and we decided, in cooperation and partnership with the Ministry of Commerce, to launch the catering application program via mobile phones.
Butterfly The President of the High Commission for Human Rights denounces and denounces the decision of the US Department of Justice to close the number of Iraqi news websites
2021-06-24 The President of the High Commission for Human Rights denounces and denounces the decision of the US Department of Justice to close the number of Iraqi news websitesThe head of the High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq, Dr. Aqil Al-Mansoori Al-Moussawi, denounced the decision of the US Department of Justice to close a number of Iraqi news websites broadcast on the Internet.
Al-Moussawi, in a press statement, denounced the mechanism of blocking these sites without stating the reasons, considering them a “blatant violation” of human rights and a violation of the content of what was stated in (Article 19) of the High Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to embrace opinions without any Interfering, obtaining, receiving and disseminating news and ideas by any means, regardless of geographical boundaries
The Chairperson of the Commission called on the Iraqi Media and Communications Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take an official position and veto the decision as it represents an emergency indicator that contradicts the principles of human rights, national security and public order, and targets the rights of an important segment of Iraqi society.
The head of the commission called on the Iraqi authorities affected by the decision to file lawsuits against the responsible parties and demand the Iraqi government to allocate a solid digital space that includes everyone, without discrimination, that provides legal and technical guarantees to protect the work of press institutions operating in Iraq, indicating “the readiness of the Commission for Human Rights in Iraq, To receive complaints in particular and refer them to the Public Prosecution. burathanews.com
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