TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Saturday 2-24-2024

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Tishwash:  Al-Araji: There will be a return of gratitude to the international coalition countries that provided to Iraq

National Security Advisor Qasim Al-Araji said on Saturday that the federal government will conclude bilateral security agreements with the countries of the international coalition forces led by the United States of America as a response to what they provided to Iraq in the war against ISIS, and there will be no rift with them if they withdraw from the country. .

Al-Araji’s statements came during a dialogue session on the sidelines of the sixth Baghdad International Conference, which began this morning.

Al-Araji said in his statements that drugs have become the first danger in Iraq. ISIS is present in some remote places such as mountains and caves, and the security and intelligence services have accurate information about this presence, and are targeting the organization’s leaders.

Regarding the statistics that some reports indicate that there are 5-6 thousand members of the organization in Syria and Iraq, Al-Araji said: This number is exaggerated.

He added that in 2014, we were required to bring friendly forces to help us confront ISIS, and from 2014 to 2024 our forces developed a lot and have experience in confronting organizations, and therefore the government formed from all sectors decided to re-evaluate the presence of these forces.

Al-Araji went on to say that there will be a return of the favor in the form of concluding bilateral security agreements with the countries of the international coalition, and these countries welcome this matter and there is no objection on their part.

The National Security Advisor also confirmed that the NATO coalition is in Iraq for consultation, and they are not combat forces, and international cover is there. We have not severed relations with the international coalition, and there are negotiations with them, and the Iraqi government is awaiting the results of the committees.  link

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Tishwash:  The Iraqi governorates that decided to suspend working hours next Monday

A number of Iraqi governorates decided to suspend official working hours next Monday (February 26, 2024).

The governorates of (Karbala, Muthanna, Babil, Wasit, Maysan, Basra and Dhi Qar) announced, until preparing the news, the suspension of official working hours next Monday, on the occasion of the Shaabani visit.

The holiday excluded security, service and health departments in the aforementioned governorates.  link

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CandyKisses:  A thousand cards and 250 million dinars. Qi Card counts its participation in the book fair

Economy News – Baghdad

The International Smart Card Company (K-Card) revealed on Friday the results of its participation in the Iraq International Book Fair.

The director of the awareness department in the company, Muhammad Ali Saeed, on the sidelines of his participation in one of the sessions of the Iraq International Book Fair, and attended by the correspondent of “Economy News”, that “the global company for smart card (Key Card) issued during the exhibition more than a thousand electronic payment cards”, noting that “the purchase movements through the cards exceeded the 1500 movements.”

He added that “the value of the amounts paid through these cards ranges between 30 or 40 million dinars,” noting that “the value of the amounts that visitors loaded their card with exceeded the barrier of 250 million dinars.”

Ali stressed “the need for integration between citizens’ electronic accounts and their bank accounts because this would facilitate many banking operations inside and outside Iraq

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CandyKisses:  Seizure of accused of bribery, manipulation and waste of 426 million dinars in Dhi Qar

Economy News – Baghdad

The Federal Integrity Commission announced on Friday the seizure of those accused of bribery and manipulation, while revealing that it had monitored waste worth more than four hundred million dinars, and the seizure of expired medical materials in Dhi Qar.

The Authority’s Information and Government Communication Office said in a statement, seen by “Economy News”, that “the staff of the Dhi Qar Investigation Office, which moved to the Real Estate Registration Directorate in Nasiriyah, caught one of the directorate’s surveyors red-handed receiving bribes with the flagrante delicto, indicating that the seizure process was carried out in accordance with the provisions of Resolution (160 of 1983), after the accused received the bribe amount in exchange for completing a transaction in violation of the law.”

The statement added that “the staff of the Commission monitored the monitoring of an accused who buys receipts for the transactions of allocating land plots and official documents (national card – housing card – civil status identity) from citizens for the purpose of allocating and selling them to other people in exchange for sums of money, in order to obtain plots of land in the names of other people, noting the arrest of the accused after a tight ambush by the staff of the Commission’s investigation office.”

He explained that “the Dhi Qar Reconstruction Fund caused a waste of public money as a result of the failure to take legal measures against a general contracting company to which the project to deliver electricity to a group of villages in the Dawaya district was referred to an amount of (2,335,309,000) two billion dinars, despite exceeding the contractual period for the completion of the project.”

He pointed out that “the report of the External Audit Division stated that the Fund did not collect the amount of the delay fine imposed on the company under the terms of the contract, which totaled (426,193,710) million dinars.”

He continued, “The field emergency team in the office noticed during an inspection tour at Nasiriyah Teaching Hospital the presence of expired diabetic examination strips,” pointing out that “the hospital administration allowed the use of these chips in the examination of patients in the hospital despite that