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.

This week’s media summary includes a report about Yazidis in northern Iraq being forced to convert to Islam by Turkish-backed Islamists.

Iraq

Independent: Yazidis who suffered under Isis face forced conversion to Islam amid fresh persecution in Afrin

Kurdistan 24: Chaldean Church Patriarch encourages push for ‘moderate Islam’ in Iraq

Rudaw: 60 Christian candidates compete for 5 seats in Iraq’s parliament

Jordan

Middle East Monitor: Jordan’s King Abdullah stresses Muslims’ eternal right to Jerusalem

Al-Bawaba: King Abdullah Stresses Rights of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims and Christians to Jerusalem as Key to Peace in Region

Verse of the Day

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57 NIV)

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