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Iraq News Summary 3-30-2010

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Iraq News Summary 3-30-2010

Post  Shilo on Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:45 pm

News Summary

March 30, 2010 - 01:09:55

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Following is a summary of news reports posted until 04:00 p.m. Baghdad local time Tuesday – March 30:

* Politics:

BAGHDAD - An advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he had not criticized the United Nations or its representatives in the country over its refusal of his request for vote recount.

BAGHDAD - The process of ratifying the vote count in this month’s Iraqi parliamentary elections is entirely a national responsibility, the senior United Nations official in the country said, stressing that the UN’s role is only to advise election authorities when requested.

ANBAR - Commander of Sahwa forces in Iraq Sheikh Ahmed Abu Risha said that he hopes the new Iraqi government would change the Accountability and Justice (Debaathification) Law.

BAGHDAD - A spokesperson for the Iraqi National List (INL) has described meetings by political blocs in Tehran as an attempt to undermine the list’s national project.

* Security:

NINEWA - SWAT personnel have arrested a prominent leader of al-Qaeda during a security operation in Mosul, a local police source said on Tuesday.

KIRKUK - Police forces have safely dismantled a rocket in Kirkuk, a local security source said on Tuesday.

BAGHDAD - Three media personnel were injured in the two car bomb explosions that hit Karbala City yesterday and left five persons dead and 64 others injured, the Iraqi Association to Defend Journalists’ Rights said on Tuesday.

DIALA - Four wanted persons have been arrested in Jalawlaa for their association with al-Qaeda network, a local police source said on Wednesday.

* Economy:

BAGHDAD - The Central Bank of Iraq’s (CBI) dollar sales dropped to $137.033 million in its daily auction on Tuesday, compared to $167.740 million in the previous session.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Agriculture Ministry has implemented a communication network that links its border health isolation centers to each other.

BASRA - The governor of Basra has met with the Turkish consul to discuss possible investment opportunities in the province, an official statement said on Tuesday.

ARBIL - A one-day conference was held in Arbil city on Tuesday to discuss agriculture circumstances at the Iraqi region of Kurdistan.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) index went down slightly by 0.6% to close at 94.8 points as trading took place on Tuesday over shares of 38 out of a total of 82 electronically-registered firms.

* Variety:

BASRA - The Human Rights Ministry office in southern Iraq said it had received the remains of nine Iraqi servicemen who were killed during the second Gulf War from the Kuwaiti authorities.

NINEWA - One policeman died while he was on duty in Talafar suburb without knowing the reasons of his death.

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