Keeping you informed

Every Friday we publish our Weekly Media Summary which includes a selection of news stories about the region in which we work. Currently, we operate in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. Unfortunately, much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which is free to view.

In this week’s media summary there is an article about the murder of two Christian doctors in Baghdad. This terrible crime appears to be a targeted attack rather than a random killing and has shocked ordinary Iraqis. We have also included a moving story about a Syrian refugee baby. Sadly, she was born with a congenital heart defect but is alive today thanks to Vatican paediatricians. These heroic doctors came to Amman at a moment’s notice to perform life-changing surgery free of charge.

Iraq

The Christian Post: Iraqi Christian Family Stabbed to Death by Armed Men in Targeted Attack

The Baghdad Post: Jabouri condemns targeting Christians after killing family in Baghdad

Iraqi News: Four Islamic State members killed in military operation in Diyala

Middle East Monitor: Mutual resentment and distrust hardens as Baghdad shrinks Kurds’ share of budget

Jordan

The Washington Post: Syrian refugee baby gets life-saving surgery, others wait

The Jordan Times: Jordan urges better planning to address water shortage

PRI: How Jordan’s particle accelerator is bringing together Middle East enemies

Other stories

Al Arabiya: Bodies of 21 Christians beheaded by ISIS to return to Egypt

Verse of the Day

‘Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ Colossians 3:12 NIV

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