Weekly Media Summary 22 September 2017

September

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the return of Mosul’s children to school, and the Jordanian government’s renewed commitment to fighting terror.

Iraq

ABC News: Mosul’s children return to school after ISIS defeat: ‘We are not giving up on learning’

Reuters: Turkey, Iran, Iraq consider counter-measures over Kurdish referendum

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Jordan renews commitment to anti-terror drive

The Washington Post: Jordan’s young crown prince makes global debut in UN speech

Verse of the Day

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7 NIV

Weekly Media Summary 15 September 2017

September

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the sacking of the Governor of Kirkuk for opting to take part in the Kurdish independence referendum, and a joint Jordan / Saudi project to revamp the Desert Road.

Iraq

BBC News: Iraq MPs vote to sack Kirkuk governor over Kurdish referendum

Independent: Suicide bomb and gun attacks on Iraqi restaurants and a police checkpoint kill at least 60 people

Jordan

The Jordan Times: PM inaugurates Saudi-funded Desert Road revamping project

The National: Jordan and Russia agree on success of ceasefire in southern Syria

Verse of the Day

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16 NIV

 

Middle East Report interviews our new CEO, Mike Simpson (PART ONE)

September

In this exclusive interview with Middle East Report, FRRME’s new CEO Mike Simpson talks about the tragic plight of Christians in Iraq – click on the below image to listen to part one of the interview.

With your support, we are continuing to feed thousands of internally displaced Iraqi Christians in northern Iraq, as well as 700 Iraqi Christian refugee families living in Jordan. It is our mission to give them a voice.

Ammar

“I was living in Qaraqosh, a town with just Christian people. About 60,000 people lived there. I was an art teacher and I also had a mobile phone shop. In 2014 ISIS attacked Qaraqosh. There were three choices for us – convert to Islam, pay the Jizya (tax for non-Muslims), or be killed. We fled Qaraqosh in just our clothes.”

 

These radio stations will also feature the interview (click on the logos)

 

 

 

 

Weekly Media Summary 8 September 2017

September

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes a report about Isil’s next plan of attack and news that the Rukban refugee camp on the Jordan / Syria border will close due to the shrinking number of residents.

Iraq

The Telegraph: Isil leader ‘planning fresh wave of attacks’ in revenge for defeats in Iraq and Syria, leading Iraqi official says

Rudaw: Christians in Iraqi capital call for UN-backed independent state

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Rukban camp ‘to close in next few months’

Al Monitor: Arab artists show Amman’s true colors

Verse of the Day

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Psalm 143:10 NIV

 

Weekly Media Summary 1 September 2017

September

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the liberation of Nineveh Province in northern Iraq and King Abdullah of Jordan’s hopes for a ceasefire in Syria and wider region.

Iraq

Time: Iraq Says it Has ‘Fully Liberated’ Nineveh Province From ISIS Control

Sky News: More British troops head for Iraq to defeat  Islamic State

Jordan

The New Arab: Jordan king hopes for bigger Syria ceasefire

The Jordan Times: Jordan, Iraq celebrate reopening of border crossing

Verse of the Day 

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Weekly Media Summary 25 August 2017

August

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the battle for Tal Afar in northern Iraq and the opening of the first job centre in a Jordanian refugee camp.

Iraq

BBC News: Iraq War: Why the battle for Tal Afar matters

Foreign Affairs: What Iraq’s Kurdish Peshemrga Believe

Jordan

The New Arab: Jordan opens first job centre inside Syrian refugee camp

Press TV: Turkey’s Erdogan, Jordan’s King Abdullah II discuss Palestine’s al-Aqsa

Verse of the Day 

“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165 NIV

Weekly Media Summary 18 August 2017

August

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the Iranian and Saudi influence on Iraqi politics, and a powerful story about Iraqi refugee women in Jordan who are making a living by turning tragedy into triumph.

Iraq

Independent: Can anyone stop Iran from taking over Iraq?

Guardian: Saudis in talks over alliance to rebuild Iraq and ‘return it to the Arab fold’

Jordan

Christian Today: How these brave Iraqi women are sewing signs of hope from a mark of terror

The Jordan Times: Palestinian leader thanks Jordan for Jerusalem support

Verse of the Day 

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8 KJV)

 

Weekly Media Summary 11 August 2017

August

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the execution of Isis members by the Iraqi government for their role in the Camp Speicher killings, and the possible reopening of the main highway between Baghdad and Amman.

Iraq

Independent: Iraq to hang Isis members over role in massacre of army recruits at Camp Speicher 

Guardian: Iraq sends workers home as ‘ungodly’ heat grips Middle East 

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Jordan urges reopening of Iraq border, expediting pipeline project

Business Insider: Jordan king in rare West Bank trip seen as message to Israel

Verse of the Day 

“I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.” Psalm 119:14 NIV

 

 

Weekly Media Summary 4 August 2017

August

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the Christian-sponsored reconstruction of Karamdes, a predominantly Christian town in northern Iraq recently under Islamic State control, and a plea from King Abdullah of Jordan calling on his citizens to “work together” to tackle the many challenges facing the country.

Iraq

Catholic Herald: Knights to send $2 million to restore Christian town in Iraq

Kurdistan 24: Only in Kurdistan are rights of ethnic, religious groups protected: Assyrian party

Jordan

The Jordan Times: King calls for proactivity as country tackles challenges

The Jordan Times: King’s donation to Jerusalem awqaf ‘reflects Hashemite pro-Jerusalem policy’

 

Weekly Media Summary 28 July 2017

July

Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the rebuilding of Mosul post-ISIS and a feature about the Zaatari refugee camp which is now Jordan’s fourth largest city.

Iraq

Reuters: After IS, Mosul rebuilds moments, mosques – and society

Al Monitor: With Islamic State gone, barbers are busy in Mosul

Jordan

ABC News: Zaatari refugee camp: The ‘temporary’ shelter that’s become Jordan’s fourth largest city

Independent: Two Jordanians killed and Israeli man injured in shooting at Israeli embassy compound in Amman

 

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