Keeping you informed

Every Friday we share a selection of news stories and other links about the region in which we work. Currently, our projects are in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. However, we will also share stories about other places / issues relevant to our work. Much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which is free to view.

This week’s media summary includes a moving two-part feature about Mosul under ISIS occupation. There is also a report about King Abdullah and Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting to discuss President Trump’s Jerusalem decision.


Guardian: How the people of Mosul subverted Isis ‘apartheid’

Guardian: The bureaucracy of evil: how Islamic State ran a city

Prague Daily Monitor: Czech librarians gather CZK 280,000 for Mosul library renewal


The Jerusalem Post: In Amman, Abbas and Abdullah Discuss Trump’s Decisions

The Jordan Times: Amman ranked 7th most expensive city in the Arab world-report

Other stories

Middle East Monitor: Israel imposes taxes on Church, UN properties in Jerusalem

Al Jazeera: Iran says Jerusalem ‘unchangeable’ capital of Palestine

Verse of the Day

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” – the things God has prepared for those who love him – (1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV)