August 20, 2017 | English | عربي
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Poverty rates in the provinces restored by the Iraqi Army have increased to over 45 per cent, with expected plans of reconstruction, development and investment estimated at tens of billions of dollars.

The member of the National Central Committee for Poverty Reduction, MP Noura Salem Al-Bajari, estimated the cost of reconstruction of these provinces at more than $30 billion.


Top 5 hotel deals to try out this Eid Al Adha
August 20, 2017

Eid Escapes with Taj Palaces

Taj Palaces is offering an Eid escapes deal for its coveted Taj Lake Palace and the Taj Falaknuma Palace. Taj Lake Palace in Rajasthan, Udaipur on Lake Pichola offers a lake cruise and steered by oarsmen dressed in resplendent costumes, yoga and meditation and the Jiva Spa Boat that glides around the lake"...


August 20, 2017
India and Japan have resolved to strengthen their cooperation in the field of cyberspace, and reaffirmed their commitment to an open, secure and accessible cyberspace, enabling economic growth and innovation, the Ministry of External Affairs said. The Second Japan-India Cyber Dialogue, held here on August 17, saw discussions on domestic cyber policy landscape, cyber threats and mitigation, mechanism on bilateral cooperation and possible cooperation at various international and regional forums. Both sides attested that existing international law is generally applicable in cyberspace. At the same time no country should conduct or support ICT (Information Communication Technology)-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information, with the intent of providing competitive advantages to its companies or commercial sectors, a statement by......

August 20, 2017

The annual foreign investment conference taking place 19-20 September will host a number of international economic experts and renowned industry figures.

Sharjah FDI Forum 2017, the annual foreign direct investment (FDI) event held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, will host a series of panel discussions conducted by regional and international investment experts.


August 20, 2017

Crude oil prices were up on Sunday (August 20) compared to the previous close.

The price of Brent oil was at $52.86 up from $51.03 and U.S. WTI crude was at $48.70 from $47.09.

OPEC decided to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, OPEC delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in"...

August 20, 2017

The U.S. dollar to Iraqi dinar (IQD) exchange rate remained stable in the Kurdistan Region’s currency markets on Saturday (August 19).

Broker Dana Mawlud told NRT that $100 was selling at 126,150 IQD, maintaining the same rate as the previous day.

Mawlud also reported that 100 British pounds was at 161,000 IQD and 100 euros was at 147,000 IQD.



August 20, 2017

An advisor to the Iraqi parliament said that despite withholding Kurdistan Region’s share from the loans it has received, the Iraqi government demands Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to pay off a part of the debts.

Madhat Sleman, an advisor to the Iraqi parliament, said that Iraq owes foreign governments around $120 billion. The government has demanded KRG to pay off $4.20 billion of the debt it has never received a penny of, he said.