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 reports about the Iraqi government’s execution of Isis suspects and protests in Jordan following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel.

Iraq

Independent: Iraq executes 38 Isis suspects on terrorism charges

Al-Monitor: Baghdad seeks concessions before negotiating with Kurds

Jordan

The Peninsula Qatar: Jordanians demand closure of US embassy in Amman

The Jordan Times: Amman to host extraordinary Arab summit over Jerusalem

Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:30-33 NIV