Weekly Media Summary 14 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 a reported war crime committed by Iraqi government forces in Mosul and new / high unemployment figures for women in Jordan.

Iraq

BBC News: Iraq ‘investigating’ Mosul cliff killing video’

Premier: Uncertain future for Iraqi Christians despite IS defeat

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Women unemployment increases to 33% in Q1

The Jordan Times: Amman’s Roman Theatre to host ‘first opera festival in Arab world’

 

 

Weekly Media Summary 30 June 2017

June

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 toppling of ISIS in Mosul and the creation of a new charity for children with heart disease in Jordan.

Iraq

BBC News: IS ‘caliphate’ crumbles as Iraq tightens noose on Mosul

Reuters: Khamenei’s representative says Islamic state’s Baghdadi’ definitely dead’: IRNA

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Jordanian medical student creates life-saving charity for children with heart disease

Al Bawaba: Jordan’s Book Lovers Rescue Beloved Bookstore

Weekly Media Summary 23 June 2017

June

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 impending defeat of ISIS in Mosul and the downgrading of diplomatic relations between Jordan and Qatar following accusations by other Gulf states that Qatar is funding terror groups.

Iraq

Independent: Isis blowing up Grand al-Nuri Mosque ‘a declaration of defeat’, says Iraqi PM

BBC News: After Mosul: The Iraqi towns still under IS control

The Christian Post: Senior Iraqi Cleric Tries to Calm Agitated Christians After Saying They’re ‘Infidels’ Who Must Be Killed

Jordan

Al Monitor: Jordan in an uneasy place over Gulf spat

The Jordan Times: Kingdom gets ready for Eid Al Fitr holiday

Al-Arabiya: Jordan’s King Abdullah helps put out fire near his palace

 

 

 

Weekly Media Summary 16 June 2017

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 of an 84 year old woman rescued from the rubble after ISIS used people as human shields and UNESCO’s initiative to ensure evidence-based planning in the education system in Jordan.

 

 

Iraq

Rudaw: 84 year old woman survives under rubble for a week

Mail Online: Two dead as at least 800 people suffer mass outbreak of food poisoning from a Ramadan meal at an Iraqi refugee camp after fleeing ISIS in Mosul

AL Monitor: Islamic State families fear persecution in Iraq

 

 

Jordan

Amman Daily News: UNESCO initiative seeks to ensure evidence-based policy, planning in education system

The Jordan Times: Two Jordanian women prepare for world record highest-elevation football game

The Jordan Times: ‘Patriarchal mentality’ hinders women in Jordan’s media – experts

 

Weekly Media Summary 9 June 2017

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 civilians fleeing Mosul and Jordan hosting regional forum on post-conflict reconstruction.

 

Iraq

Al Arabiya English: ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them fleeing Mosul

Iraqi News: Switzerland adds CHF1 million of aid to deliver water to Mosul civilians

Rudaw: Un Refugee agency in desperate need of fund for Iraq humanitarian aid

 

Jordan

Frontera: Collapse of the Islamic State Looms, Iraq Looks to Jordan.

The Jordan Times: Kingdom to host regional forum on post-conflict reconstruction

NRT: Iraq Beats Jordan in friendly match as they host their first game in years

 

 

Weekly Media Summary 2 June 2017

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 bombing of an ice-cream parlour in Baghdad, Muslim volunteers repairing a monastery near Mosul and entrepreneurial activities in Jordan.

 

 

Iraq

The Guardian: Melbourne schoolgirl Zynab Al Harbiya killed as Isis targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

The Independent: Muslim volunteers repair Catholic monastery because ‘Mosul is yours as it is ours’

Al Jazeera: Iraq: Almost one million people displaced from Mosul

 

 

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Empowered ‘Ladies of Umm Al Jimal’ set up entrepreneurial activities

Middle East Online: Amman to celebrate status as ‘capital of Islamic culture’

 

Weekly Media Summary 26 May 2017

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 Pope and Trump discussing protection of Christians in Iraq and the perception of refugees as bringing opportunities in Jordan.

 

Iraq

Rudaw: The Pope and Trump discuss protection of Christians in Iraq

Al Monitor: Iraq’s Christians demand reconstruction of religious sites

Iraqi News: Minister: more than 8000 refugees repatriated in Nineveh in 3 days

 

Jordan

Jordan Times: See refugees as ‘opportunity’, not ‘burden’, panellists urge

NRT: Life Remains Tough for Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Weekly Media Summary 19 May 2017

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 construction of Kurdistan’s largest church and a new cutting edge science centre in Jordan.

Iraq

Iraqi News: Migration Minister rejects forcible return of Iraqi externally-displaced refugees

Rudaw: Kurdistan’s largest church constructed in Ainkawa

Jordan

BBC News: Open Sesame: Science centre unveiled in Jordan

Newsweek: King Abdullah: “My friends, we will solve the problems of our region!”

Weekly Media Summary 12 May 2017

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 life under Isis in Mosul and development projects for refugees in Jordan.

Iraq

The Independent: Life after Isis: People of Mosul tell of horrors under the rule of ‘the devil’s murderers’

The New Arab: Poverty, war, bureaucracy: The obstacles hindering Iraq’s education sector

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Mulki inaugurates development projects in northern governorates

Middle East Online: Jordan looks for new answers to refugee crisis

Weekly Media Summary 5 May 2017

May

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 ‘final push’ by Iraqi government forces to take Mosul from ISIS, and a two-day conference in Amman organised by Yarmouk University about the escalating refugee crisis in the Middle East.

Iraq

The Telegraph: Mosul offensive: Iraqi army launches ‘final push’ as army attacks Isil from north-west

Middle East Eye: Iraqi MPs call on Baghdad to block forced returns of Iraqi refugees

Jordan

The Jordan Times: Two-day global conference on refugee-related issues kicks off

Al-Monitor: Jordan’s photography festival captures snapshot of country’s history

 

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