KTFA Members "Tuesday News" 10-8-19


Samson:  Source: Iraqi government will restore Internet service while banning some applications

7th October, 2019

A government source revealed on Monday that there is a decision by the Iraqi government to restore the Internet service to the country, while banning some applications.

The source said in a press statement continued (independent), "The Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told the institutions concerned the need to restore the Internet to normal, but asked to ban some applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and possibly Twitter as well."  He added that "the return of the Internet may be available in the next two days, but the feature of uploading videos and pictures will not be available."

It is noteworthy that the Internet service in Iraq was cut off five days ago because of the protests that erupted in the country and the government decided to cut them off Iraqi cities except the Kurdistan region of Iraq.   LINK

MilitiaMan:   Slow undoing of the censorship? Timing.. - Imo - MM


Samson: The death of the son of the first deputy speaker of parliament

2019/10/7 20:47

The son of the first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Hassan al-Kaabi on Monday, after the burning of a hotel in central Baghdad.

"A big fire broke out in the Blum Hotel in Al-Arsat area, killing four people, including the son of the First Vice President of the House of Representatives and the owner of the hotel, Mohammad al-Moussawi," a security official said.   LINK

Samson:  Dhi Qar Council holds an emergency session today to discuss the demonstrators' requests

2019/10/8 8:55 

The provincial council of Dhi Qar, on Tuesday, an emergency session to discuss the demands of the demonstrators.

A source familiar with the (Euphrates News) that "the provincial council of Dhi Qar today held an emergency session where the demonstrators will be on the table."

Dhi Qar witnessed angry demonstrations that led to a number of casualties and injuries.   LINK


Samson:  In response to the request of wisdom .. Mullah Talal: Tomorrow's (today's) heated session of Parliament

2019/10/7 20:14

MP for the parliamentary opposition wisdom Mahmoud Mullah Talal, the convening of the House of Representatives tomorrow, Tuesday, an extraordinary heated session to discuss the demands of the demonstrators.

"We have called parliament since last Wednesday to an emergency session to discuss the causes of the demonstrations and the repression that took place indiscriminately and unsatisfactory to humanity, history and the law of demonstrations in addition to the ineffective measures by the government to the demands of the demonstrators," Mullah Talal said.

"These are all things that need to be properly assessed and acted by the speaker and his members," he said, noting that "in response to the great pressure from the Wisdom Bloc and strong insistence it was agreed to hold a meeting on Tuesday to resolve the issue and approve what has been agreed upon by providing some important programs that They can be viable solutions for the people and the demands of the demonstrators." "Tomorrow's session will put points on the letters," Mullah Talal said.


MilitiaMan:  Clearly the efforts “have been” effective. Lol –MM

Tuesday to resolve the issue and approve what has been agreed upon by providing some important programs that They can be viable solutions for the people and the demands of the demonstrators."


Samson: Open the green zone after the situation stabilizes

2019/10/8 9:05

The security forces opened on Tuesday the Green Zone in Baghdad after stabilizing the situation in the capital.
After mass demonstrations that began on the first of this month in Baghdad and a number of provinces in which 110 people were killed and hundreds wounded, the situation in the country returned to calm. LINK


Samson:  Video: Baghdad Curfew Lifted

7th October, 2019
Baghdad curfew lifted but Iraq on alert for new protests

A curfew is lifted in Baghdad following days of protests which have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remain after firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr demanded the government quit. 

English Subtitles -  View on YouTube   LINK


Samson: Health ministry official: Death toll rises to 165

2019/10/8 14:45

An official at the Ministry of Health, revealed the latest death toll of the demonstrations witnessed in the country a week ago amid violence.

"The death toll has risen to nearly 165," the official told the Anatolia news agency.

The army has acknowledged the use of excessive violence with the demonstrations and ordered today to open a number of roads in central Baghdad after the calm conditions after a week of protests. LINK

Samson:  Watch live: Trump signs U.S. - Japan Trade Agreement at White House

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President @realDonaldTrump just signed two new trade agreements with Japan, changing the game for American farmers and ranchers! pic.twitter.com/7NpGesQjO1

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 7, 2019



Samson: Trump announces the development of "mighty" weapons in America

2019/10/8 10:34

US President Donald Trump said at the signing of the US-Japan Trade Agreement at the White House that Trump said: "We have weapons that no one can even imagine. To enhance its nuclear potential, "the White House said. Trump also boasted of building unique new submarines, and Trump said he hoped the United States would never have to use these weapons.

Earlier, Trump announced that the country's nuclear forces had been fully modernized. According to him, the US military became more powerful during his presidency than ever before and continues to grow.

Earlier, the US president offered to sign a treaty on the reduction of nuclear weapons of the "new generation", between the United States, Russia and China, covering all types of nuclear weapons. Trump made no more specific proposals. Eggs in Washington, that America is developing new "mighty" weapons.   LINK


Samson: Trump favors a comprehensive trade agreement with Beijing

2019/10/8 11:22

US President Donald Trump has said he favors a comprehensive trade deal with Beijing rather than a partial treaty, just days before negotiations resume in Washington to try to break the deadlock caused by the tariff war. "I am inclined to a big deal" with China, the US president said on the sidelines of a partial trade treaty with Japan. He said a partial deal with China was "absolutely not our preference," and he welcomed the fact that the Chinese "are starting to buy a lot of American agricultural products."

The White House announced on Monday that high-level negotiations with China will resume this week in Washington, a sign of hope after the deterioration in the summer. He will meet Chinese Trade Envoy Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, starting Thursday, according to the White House. Lower-level negotiations have been going on since last month.

The talks will focus on key issues that the Americans have been seeking to reach agreement since last year: intellectual property rights, forcible transfer of technology, agriculture and implementation measures, the statement said. Trump said on Friday there was "a very good chance" that the two sides could reach an agreement. "We have good moments with China and bad ones," he said. "What we are doing is we are negotiating a very difficult agreement. Washington and Beijing are set to continue to increase tariffs on their mutual exports until the end of the year.    LINK


Samson: World Council: Iraq maintains its global position with the largest reserves of gold
8th October, 2019

The World Gold Council announced on Tuesday that Iraq has maintained its global position with the largest reserves of gold, which represents 7% of the rest of its currencies

The council said in a statistical published on its website during the month of October and seen by "Al-Iqtisad News", "Iraq has maintained its fifth position in the Arab world, which came after each of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Algeria and Libya," noting that the last purchase of Iraq was in September of the year 2018 by 6.5 tons
He said the council that "Iraq also maintained its position 38 globally the largest gold reserves out of 100 countries listed in the international financial statistics for global reserves of gold where these reserves amounted to 96.3 tons, representing 7% of the rest of its currency
He noted the Council to "Five countries in the world have acquired the most gold reserves in the world United, Germany, Italy and France, where reserves of these countries amounted to 16.386 tons , out of 34.392 tons for 100 countries listed in the international financial statistics , "noting that" the United States ranked first such reserves by 8
The World Gold Council, based in the United Kingdom, has extensive experience and knowledge of the factors causing the market change and its members are composed of the largest and most advanced gold mining companies in the world     LINK


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