08-31-13 Baghdad/Iraq News Network:   A group of activists involved in demonstrations in Baghdad to demand the abolition of pensions for senior members of the Cabinet and Parliament and the three presidencies and special grades and provincial councils continue to demonstrate until cancelled.

Source said today: “the security forces of assaulting activist Mohammed Abbas, arrest the poet please ask and attacked some people painPretenses at Mutanabi Street. ”

A number of activists said they continue to rally until the response to the legitimate demands of the legislation Bill to abolish pensions for Parliament and the three presidencies and special grades and provincial councils, while threatening to collect signatures for presiding officers of Parliament prosecuted in the absence of legislation law.”

Was launched today in 14 Iraqi protests demanding the abolition of salary pension for senior officials of the State security forces arrested [3].

According to sources said: “thousands of citizens gathered in FIRDOS square in central Baghdad, demanding the abolition of pensions to Parliament and the three presidencies and special grades and members of provincial councils.” with security forces attacked demonstrators with sticks and arrested 3 of the active protesters.

“Security forces prevented the arrival of for citizens and journalists to reach the city centre and some media quoted the spokesman of the Ministry of the Interior and the Baghdad operations, Brigadier Saad, Maan said it will take legal action for the demonstration Saturday, the Interior Ministry said the protest, which is illegal. This acclaimed 14 Iraqi province in her demonstrations today against the corruption of the Maliki government and are demanding the abolition of retired officials who stole the people’s money.

08-31-13 Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki called for unity and togetherness in order to face the challenges against Iraq. The Premier Office quoted Maliki as saying during his meeting with wide group of chieftains of Mid-Euphrates area ”We should focus on major topics such as the unity of Iraq, building the State, the rule of Law and equality among Iraqis components, ” praising ”The role of tribes in the hard durations that Iraq suffered.”Maliki urged ”For more cohesion between the Mid-Euphrates tribes and clans of the western region and the chieftains to preserve this cohesion.” \END\

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A leading figure prominently in the coalition of state law for “The meeting was held the middle of this month, with al-Maliki in the presence of the most prominent leaders of the elite of the Dawa Party and a coalition of state law. Has Dar talk seriously about the political future, in light of developments in the current political crisis,” in an attempt made by leaders in the coalition to prevent their leader Nuri al-Maliki, from running for a third term in the legislative elections scheduled in 2014.

The leader, who attended the meeting and who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject, that “Maliki was clear about his intentions to run for a third term in the upcoming legislative elections, which raised the ire of a number of members of the coalition,” noting that “the leaders of the party call entered into verbal altercations against the backdrop of conflicting positions of decision-Maliki. “

He continued that “the leaders, including the minister and senior government advisers, told al-Maliki that his insistence on running for a third term embarrassed the coalition of state law, and could lead to the loss of popularity in the upcoming elections.” The transfer of the leading opponents of the owners within the coalition, “they presented him with a proposal provides for the nomination of a member of the Dawa Party for the position, which will help ease the political pressure faced by the party because of the insistence of Maliki.”

He pointed out that “al-Maliki heard at the meeting in cash harsh has never happened since assuming the presidency of the government in 2006.” And he was told that the Shiite parties will not tolerate a decision Trhg for a third term if the Iraqi street Sastal the fire of war harmless new if you’re at the head of the public 2014 “.

But al-Maliki, according to the leader of the coalition of the “rule of law”, he responded to his critics and opponents from within his coalition a stern warning, saying that he would be forced to enter the next legislative elections a list of individual, “adding that” al-Maliki was upset about the positions of leaders in his coalition. But it is unlikely that he will continue his project at the head of the government in the coming period. “

He pointed out that “al-Maliki feels that in the case of a big challenge, and that he should succeed in this difficult political exam.”

It should be noted that the political blocs Sunni and Shiite owners oppose the renewal for a third term at the head of the federal government. The remarks come and conflicting attitudes on the third-Maliki and mandate from the various political interests, especially with the approach of the upcoming parliamentary elections. It is clear that Maliki’s decision to support or opposition does not come out for the competition in the atmosphere between the most prominent leaders of the blocks in the country.

Furthermore, it is difficult to determine the balance of Nuri al-Maliki popular and its ability to mobilize more support, especially with the deterioration of the security situation and the continuing sharp differences between him and the leaders of the Sunnis and Kurds as well as some Shiite leaders. has made ​​these circumstances, a large number of observers Iraqis are talking about turning Maliki to No. loser in the political process. But nevertheless, there are those who believe that it is still keeps Bhzawza.

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08-22-13 Securities Commission working on the entry of Iraq to the world body for securities after the withdrawal of Iraq from the provisions of Chapter VII of money.

The head of the Abdel-Razzaq al-Saadi said that “the authority is working to prove their worth in the domestic market by investing in shares of companies operating in the country to revive the Iraqi economy.”

Saadi added, “we seek to enter as permanent members of the world body for securities which gives the body a name in the field of global equity trading, as is the case in the global markets where huge amounts of money trading control economies giant”.

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08-22-13 Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq with the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Beecroft overall bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington and ways of developing them to serve the interests of the Iraqi people and the U.S..

A statement by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Thursday, “it was during the meeting to focus on the situation of Iraq and the initiative launched by al-Mutlaq, calling for political reforms and the economic, social and comprehensive review of the file security.”

The statement added, “The two officials also discussed the importance of the strategic framework agreement concluded between the Iraqi and U.S. governments, and also touched to the regional and serious events taking place in a number of countries, particularly Syria and Egypt.”

For his part, “the U.S. ambassador expressed hope that the Iraqi parties reach understandings lead to pull the country out of its current crisis, stressing his government’s keenness on the stability of the political and security situation in Iraq.”

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08-22-13 A source familiar with the Iraqi Council of Representatives, on Thursday, that the council ended the discussion of the law of the parliamentary elections, noting that the first week of the month of September next will vote on the law.

The source said, “obelisk” that “the Iraqi Council of Representatives ended the day at its meeting of 14 of the last legislative term, headed by Osama Najafi and the presence of 200 deputies” to discuss the vote on the parliamentary election law. “

The source confirmed that “Najafi has identified the first week of the month of September as a date to vote on the election law.”

Nujaifi said at a specified date “that the time has become narrow.”

Mentions that some political blocs, have submitted proposals for a law to House of Representatives election, and another to turn the study for submission to the Council, with a parliamentary committee headed by House Speaker Osama Najafi and post blocs in the Council, the number of election law, amid disagreements over the system of law which divides Iraq between the Department of election of one or multiple circuits, or make the list closed or open, in addition to the inclusion of religious minorities seats within the quota system.

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08-22-13 Qabas newspaper said, quoting Iraqi sources and unnamed informed that “Iraq and the United States putting the finishing touches on completion of an agreement between them to establish a U.S. military base in Iraq after the growing threat of al-Qaeda. Newspaper, without giving residence of al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Iraq has been since months bombings continued almost daily target markets and public places and football stadiums popular and cafes as well as government institutions and security forces, and was اعنفها in the month of July, which counted the bloodiest since 2008 as the number of victims in which more than three thousand people dead and wounded.

With Al Qaeda adopted several operations carried out in Iraq, including the attack on the coronary prisons, Abu Ghraib and the smuggling of its leaders, in addition to the bombing of several car bombs and assassinations.

The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported, according to the same sources, “the U.S. military base, will contribute to addressing the grass that is growing organizations active in parts of Iraq, while showing that the security services and the inability of the Iraqi military on the face of escalating this activity and the expansion of terrorist operations.”

According to experts, “the number of members of al-Qaeda in Iraq, as between 2007 and 2008 at the height of terrorist attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces by about 5 thousand element, most of them non-Iraqis, and has now reached about 20 thousand, mostly Iraqis, so that became al-Qaida in Iraq locally. According to the newspaper.

According to Iraqi sources, who spoke to the newspaper, “the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who feel the government is concerned about the growing al-Qaeda operations and the seriousness of the security situation, sent a few days ago to Washington and security delegation politically senior, featuring political adviser Tariq Najim Abdullah, a leader of the Dawa Party, which is headed Maliki, and Minister of National Security Faleh Fayad in addition to Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari that already exists in the U.S. capital. “

The Qabas “and will discuss the Iraqi delegation with U.S. officials activate the strategic agreement between the two countries, including the security aspect at the heart according to the expression of Iraqi sources, which pointed out that the focus on the establishment of a U.S. base enhanced aircraft without a pilot, and special devices detect terrorists and track, in addition to training Iraqi cadres the security of the system. “

The Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said during his visit to Washington, “that Iraq sought to buy a U.S. drone aircraft from the United States to fight al Qaeda and the growing threat in the country.”

Zebari said last Friday that “the presence of U.S. drones will help in the fight against the growing al-Qaeda threat in Iraq, although Iraqi forces need to help the United States in the areas of surveillance and intelligence analysis.”

He suggested Zebari publication of a number, not appointed, but it is limited, “of U.S. advisers in the field of counter-terrorism to help the Iraqi army to stop the escalation of bloody attacks in Iraq,” he said, adding that “the U.S. aircraft drone may be part of the package an American aid to Iraq.”

In response to a question about the fate of the legal immunity that Washington had requested the troops that remain in Iraq and rejected by Baghdad two years ago, withdrew those forces in full at the time, said Iraqi sources told the Kuwait Times that “the situation is different now, and that American power would be granted immunity Valdharorh تبيحها.”

He was quoted by the newspaper “Iraqi sources, well-informed,” explained that “the number of members of al-Qaeda during the years 2007 and 2008 did not exceed five thousand element of Arab nationalities, while the number of currently about 20 thousand a majority of Iraqis.”

This accretion attributed more than one source on and academic in telephone calls conducted by the newspaper with them to the “Shipping sectarian cause, too, in what looks like a commonality between members of al-Qaeda and followers of the former regime, including military officers and intelligence caliber military and intelligence.”

The Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has revealed in an interview conducted during his visit to Washington last week and his meeting with a number of U.S. officials for “a planned visit by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the United States in September next year.”

The Zibaa said “The prime minister will visit the United States in the near future,” likely “be visit in the month of September next year.”

Zebari between “The prime minister will discuss bilateral relations within the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries and cooperation in the field of armament and the fight against terrorism, as well as the latest developments in the region, especially the Syrian crisis.”

The press reports pointed to accompany Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Advisor to the Prime Minister and his chief Tariq star with National Security Minister Faleh al-Fayad, for the purpose of persuading the United States Maliki’s visit to Washington.

The Massadraalamih also revealed a request by Baghdad to the United States for help in the fight against al-Qaeda and other militant groups in Iraq.

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08-22-13 On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations in Iraq is raising awareness of the plight of the 1.1 million Iraqis who are registered as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), driven to flee because of eviction, urbanization, conflict or political strife.

“IDPs are among Iraq’s most vulnerable populations,” said Jacqueline Badcock, United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (DSRSG) for Development and Humanitarian Affairs.

“They are often traumatized and frightened, at constant risk of homelessness. In makeshift dwellings and temporary accommodation, they struggle to buy food and to access healthcare and education.”

Successive waves of conflict have displaced communities all over the country in past years. Iraq now has the second-highest number of IDPs in the Middle East, after Syria. “Many of these IDPs struggle to find decent work,” continued Ms. Badcock. “Often, they are not recognized by the authorities, so they cannot vote or own property. Women and girls are at risk of gender-based violence and literacy levels are shockingly low.”

Ms. Badcock said that the upsurge in violence this year has caused a new wave of displacement, with figures from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) citing Baghdad as the worst-affected governorate.

“The Government and the humanitarian community need to mobilize quickly to ensure that this situation does not become protracted,” said Ms. Badcock. “These are Iraqis, seeking refuge within the borders of their own country. They need protection and support to integrate into their new communities or to be returned to their homes. IDPs face an uncertain and difficult future, unless we redouble our efforts.”

The United Nations implements a range of life-saving, livelihood and empowerment projects for IDP communities throughout Iraq, in coordination with NGOs and Government partners. Ms. Badcock stressed the need to build on and implement policies and practices for better coordination, with an emphasis on long-term, durable solutions.

For further information on the plight of IDPs in Iraq, see the UN in Iraq Fact Sheet.

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08-22-13 This week’s bomb attack on the freight port of Umm Qasr was something new, but it appears to be an extension of the terrorist strategy of targeting Iraq’s commercial infrastructure.

Seen in the context of the growing number of attacks on northern pipelines – at least 37 attacks in the past 2 months alone – it is clear that the intention is to choke Iraq’s trade and destroy its oil revenues.

But while the aim may be to damage the government, the effect is to harm all Iraqis, not least those directly affected by the violence.

And the tactics needed to tackle this threat may lead to more restrictions on the movement of people and goods, further diminishing the quality of life and hampering the development of the country.

Attempting to destroy Iraq’s trade helps no-one, and prolongs the suffering of ordinary Iraqis.

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Baghdad: Iraq News Network iraqiya confirmed the need for collaboration between the Executive and legislative branches, the security situation in the country will continue to deteriorate and decline.

And Iraqi MP said Dhiab Al-ajili said Wednesday “there was a set of bills on the agenda of the House and they differ on important but more important is the election law which was to be discussed today.”

Said MP Al-ajili said he would like to hear the national Parliament after Eid al-Fitr holiday, On the security situation and its implications, and how to treat it, and where it is going and reconciliation, is there a national consensus between the various political blocs. ”

After the holidays house for 25 days, including the Eid al Fitr holiday on Tuesday, held a regular meeting, the 13th of the current legislative term chaired by President Osama Al-nujaifi and 194 seats, the agenda, the vote on the draft law on ratification of the Convention to encourage And protection of investment between the Governments of Iraq and Japan, as well as the voting on the draft law on monetary and banking training centre, and vote on the draft law of animal health, to discuss the security file was excluded from the agenda, which were scheduled to take place in view of the importance and sensitivity of this file.

“Al-ajili said security there is a Commission charged the parliamentary security and Defense Committee, mandated to report on the security situationObjects in the country, and especially the past few days, but was unable to provide this report due to the lack of cooperation by security chiefs, so given until Thursday to submit this report, as well as the designated official for the Parliamentary Committee expressed concerns about the lack of cooperation by the security authorities.

“Iraqi MP stressed that” the security situation will continue to deteriorate and decline unless there is cooperation between the Executive and legislative entities. “assures followers of Iraqi affairs that the differences existing between the Executive and legislative branches Allowed by the intrusion of hostile agendas holders, rule implementation plans aimed at igniting sedition and inciting the people, and stress the need to resolve those differences to prevent the loss of the country further their citizens victims of terrorist attacks and ongoing explosions