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 mooted ‘safe haven’ for Iraqi Christians in northern Iraq and an interesting analysis by Jordanian economist, Riad Al Khouri, that the Arab Spring continues to have seismic repercussions in the Middle East and beyond.

Iraq

National Catholic Register: Middle Eastern Christians Propose a Safe Haven in Iraq

Al-Monitor: Shiite Kurds challenge Iraqi Kurdistan independence

Jordan

The Jordan Times: ‘Arab Spring’ is a ‘continuous process’ – Jordanian economist

Newsweek: Jordan soldier sentenced to life for murder of three U.S. special forces