OneBeat brings together musicians from all over the world to the U.S. for an exhilarating month of performances, discussions, and interactive music-making events. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a powerful way to connect people across political and cultural differences.

Applications for ONEBEAT 2019 are open from November 19 through December 21, 2018.

ONEBEAT is a U.S. government-sponsored fellowship that uses music as a tool to promote dialogue, creativity, and personal engagement among musicians from around the world. Applicants must be musicians aged 19-35 who can demonstrate musical talent, leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong commitment to building more cohesive communities at home.

The ONEBEAT program takes place in the United States over four weeks in September-October 2019. Two weeks are spent in a musical residency, and two weeks on a performance tour.  During the residency, participants form small musical ensembles, create original material, and develop workshop ideas.

While on tour, fellows give public performances in various U.S. cities and lead workshops with youth and community groups. ONEBEAT fellows will have their travel, room, and board costs covered.  Applicants must demonstrate basic English proficiency.  Interested musicians can apply directly via the OneBeat website http://1beat.org/apply .

(Source: US Embassy in Baghdad)

Iraqi party: the debts of the country 124 billion dollars and we will reveal scandals of the Ministry of Oil
11/17/2018


The head of the Party "competencies" Haitham al-Jubouri on Friday for his relentless disclosure of files of corruption in the ministries of the Iraqi state, including the Ministry of Oil, which described the corruption of the scandal.


Jubouri pointed out that Iraq’s foreign and internal debts amounted to 124 billion dollars, noting that 40 billion dollars of those debts belong to the Gulf countries to
support the regime of Saddam Hussein in the war on Iran,

and those countries did not talk with Baghdad about those funds, and there is 33 billion dollars To foreign countries and international financial institutions, and 51 billion of them as domestic debt.

Al-Jubouri spoke at the symposium of the political decision-making center for studies on the reality of oil export and production.

He explained that Kirkuk oil is used to meet the local need only for the difficulty of transporting it from the Kirkuk fields.

The local need is 600 thousand barrels per day, To the extent of scandals to be disclosed and make efforts with other ministries suffering from the same problem where some foreign workers earn 70 thousand dollars and our youth is unemployed. "



As for the collection of money and taxes, Jubouri said: Most countries in the world rely on their sources of income on taxes and charging fees in return for providing services to citizens, but in Iraq we are suffering from the problem of the inability to provide services suited to the state tax and taxes, and this makes the citizen is not convinced.


Jubouri spoke to the decision center about the Finance Committee in Parliament, proposing to divide it into two financial committees, and another call it the Budget Committee and the final accounts,

and said that there is a problem of inability to audit the final accounts provided by the Office of Financial Supervision because of time and problems.


He also stressed the existence of a great disappointment because of the pressure exercised by corrupters who hinder the efforts of detection of the money and tools and armies ready for electronic dotting.


Jubouri expressed his satisfaction with the efforts made to allocate 30% of the collection funds in the provinces to meet their needs of service, while 70% goes to the state treasury.

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Iraqi party: the debts of the country 124 billion dollars and we will reveal scandals of the Ministry of Oil
11/17/2018


The head of the Party "competencies" Haitham al-Jubouri on Friday for his relentless disclosure of files of corruption in the ministries of the Iraqi state, including the Ministry of Oil, which described the corruption of the scandal.


Jubouri pointed out that Iraq’s foreign and internal debts amounted to 124 billion dollars, noting that 40 billion dollars of those debts belong to the Gulf countries to
support the regime of Saddam Hussein in the war on Iran,

and those countries did not talk with Baghdad about those funds, and there is 33 billion dollars To foreign countries and international financial institutions, and 51 billion of them as domestic debt.

Al-Jubouri spoke at the symposium of the political decision-making center for studies on the reality of oil export and production.

He explained that Kirkuk oil is used to meet the local need only for the difficulty of transporting it from the Kirkuk fields.

The local need is 600 thousand barrels per day, To the extent of scandals to be disclosed and make efforts with other ministries suffering from the same problem where some foreign workers earn 70 thousand dollars and our youth is unemployed. "



As for the collection of money and taxes, Jubouri said: Most countries in the world rely on their sources of income on taxes and charging fees in return for providing services to citizens, but in Iraq we are suffering from the problem of the inability to provide services suited to the state tax and taxes, and this makes the citizen is not convinced.


Jubouri spoke to the decision center about the Finance Committee in Parliament, proposing to divide it into two financial committees, and another call it the Budget Committee and the final accounts,

and said that there is a problem of inability to audit the final accounts provided by the Office of Financial Supervision because of time and problems.


He also stressed the existence of a great disappointment because of the pressure exercised by corrupters who hinder the efforts of detection of the money and tools and armies ready for electronic dotting.


Jubouri expressed his satisfaction with the efforts made to allocate 30% of the collection funds in the provinces to meet their needs of service, while 70% goes to the state treasury.

https://www.sotaliraq.com/2018/11/17…8%D8%B3%D9%86/

The Commission will open tomorrow the distribution of electronic voter cards in all governorates
11/17/2018

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The
Independent High Electoral Commission announced on Saturday that it would begin distributing electronic voter cards as of Sunday.


The head of the electoral administration in the Commission Ahmed Rahim Bishara, in a statement received by "the eye of Iraq News," that "the Commission will begin distributing voter electronic voter biometric cards to the public vote,
who have not received their cards previously."


Bishara added that "the distribution process will take place from Sunday in all provinces except the provinces of Kurdistan, where will be distribution in the registration centers deployed in the provinces."


He added that "the Commission will also start the process of biometric registration of voters who did not register their information in the former, where the centers will receive unregistered voters for the purpose of registration."


He called Bishara "all voters and social events to review the registration centers deployed in the provinces for this purpose."

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Are keeping away from the possibility of Abdul Mahdi’s failure to run the government
11/17/2018

BAGHDAD / The MP of the
alliance of the others, Enas Makusi, on Saturday, that its coalition will not bear responsibility for the failure of Adel Abdul-Mahdi in the government, indicating the Mahdi is responsible for his failure.


"Allawi’s coalition has given full powers to Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi to choose his ministerial cabinet according to his own vision, and therefore we can not take responsibility for his failure.

There is a great spectrum of political forces who voted for him in a session to give confidence to his government," al-Mukassousi told Iraq News.


"If the government of Abdul Mahdi fails, it is the prime minister who is responsible for this failure because he has delegated full powers to choose his cabinet members," she said.


The MP of the current wisdom, Ali al-Badiri confirmed today, Saturday, that our time with
the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi is only 100 days and then we hold the blocks of others and Fatah responsibility for his failure.

"For the purpose of running the affairs of the government and not to say that we did not give it a chance, our deadline for the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi is only 100 days and then we hold Mass Surun and Al-Fath Alliance responsible for his failure," al-Badairi told Iraq News.


He said that "Abdul-Mahdi so far was not the level of ambition and hopes that have been suspended, and there are high stock exchanges in the sale of sovereign ministries and he did not express his position on these violations and therefore we have to wait until the last day of the deadline."

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Negotiations to form a government .. "Asron" gets the post of governor of the Central Bank
11/17/2018

BAGHDAD / A senior political
source said on Saturday that the post of governor of the Central Bank in the new government formation "resolved" a figure loyal to the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, indicating that the agreement on the post was after talks between the coalition "Ssron" and Fatah.


The source said, "the eye of Iraq News," that "the negotiations and recent talks between the coalition and other Fatah led to an agreement between the parties to resolve the post of governor of the Central Bank of Iraq in the new government formation in favor of a close to Muqtada al-Sadr."


The source, who asked not to be named, said that "Sawson won the post after pressure during his dialogues with the conquest."


Media sources had reported on Friday that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi had sacked the governor of the Central Bank of Iraq acting Ali al-Alaq, but local media outlets quoted a source close to the links of exile Naveh.


The issue of the inclusion of the Governor of the Central Bank by proxy Ali al-Alaq in the printed from the new aunt for a wide range within the political circles and specialists in this aspect as the Iraqi Council of Representatives held a session dedicated to discuss this matter.


The governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Ali Alaak said that the rains "damaged" about seven billion dinars (about six million dollars) within the Rafidain government.


Al-Alak said in an intervention during his attendance at the parliament session on Monday that the rainwater had entered the coffers of the bank and caused damage to the banknotes stored in those safes.


"In this case, Rafidain Bank requests the replacement of these securities by the Central Bank," he said, adding that the bank keeps documents to prove the validity of the issuance of currencies that have been damaged.


Al-Alaq said that the Central Bank, in accordance with its instructions and regulations, "replaces the currency when exposed to damage due to various accidents such as drowning, burning or anything else."

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The House of Representatives sets the date of its next meeting
11/17/2018

Baghdad / .. Select the House of
Representatives, Saturday, next Wednesday a new date for the next session.


In a statement received by "Eye of Iraq News", the Information Service of the House of Representatives, "Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished deputies, on the anniversary of the birth of the great Prophet (r) on Tuesday, 20/11 will be held on Wednesday, 12/11 at one o’clock.


Earlier on Monday, the House of Representatives set 19/11 as the date for the session, before changing it to next Wednesday.

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By John Lee.

The Iraqi government has retaken ownership of a property in Baghdad, after it said it was unlawfully sold to “the wife of a senior official in the previous [Abadi] government“.

The Commission of Integrity said in a statement that “the property was sold by the official to his wife in violation to the legal controls stipulated in the Law of Sale and Rent of State Properties No. 32 of 1986, and without conducting a public bid.

The official was not publicly identified.

(Source: Commission of Integrity)

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Will Iraqis get green light to enter restricted Green Zone?

While new Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has promised to open Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone to the public and to through traffic, there are doubts that he will be able to fulfill that pledge.

The Green Zone, officially the International Zone, is a 4-square-mile area that’s home to Iraqi government buildings for the presidency, parliament, judiciary and the intelligence and national security staffs. Also located there are various foreign embassies, including those of the United States and the United Kingdom; other diplomatic missions; offices of international organizations, notably the UN; and residences of privileged Iraqis and high-level officials.

The restricted zone inconveniences many Baghdad residents, especially commuters. Opening the area could reduce heavily congested streets and slash the amount of time it takes to travel across town. It would also make it easier for citizens to access government agencies.

Click here to read the full story.

By John Lee.

Baghdad has reached an agreement with Kurdish authorities to resume exports from the Kirkuk oilfields, via the Turkish port of Ceyhan (pictured).

In a statement on Friday, the Ministry of Oil said between 50,000 and 100,000 barrels per day would be exported through the pipeline on behalf of the Baghdad-controlled State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO).

S&P Global Platts says SOMO has not exported any crude oil from Ceyhan since June 2017.

(Sources: Ministry of Oil, S&P Global Platts)