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 ISIS’ loss of territory in Iraq, comments from Muqtada al-Sadr calling for Bashar al-Assad to step down, and a positive story about how women in Jordan are making inroads into male-dominated jobs.


The Independent: Isis now in control of just 7 per cent of country, says Iraq

Rudaw: Iraq’s Al-Sadr urges Syrian president to step down


Al Monitor: Female plumbers in Jordan clear path for women in labor market

The Jordan Times: ‘King delivered powerful messages on Palestine to US’