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 rise of Shia militias in post-ISIS Iraq and an upcoming anti-ISIS conference in Jordan.


The New Arab: The Iraq Report: Simmering insurgency looms as IS rolled back

Independent: Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world’s greatest pilgrimage as Isis is finally defeated


The Jordan Times: Amman to host anti-Daesh coalition’s meeting

Al Bawaba: Jordan to Build Largest Ever Solar Plant in a Refugee Camp Worldwide

Verse of the Day

God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ Job 37:5-6 NIV