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 escalating conflict between the Iraqi Government and the Kurds, and a feature about why Jordan is deporting Syrian refugees.


Independent: Kurds face transformation of Iraq’s political map as they lose territory in face of government advance

The Guardian: Iraq’s Kurds have overplayed their hand. Now both sides must talk


The Atlantic: Why Jordan is Deporting Syrian Refugees

Al Bawaba News: Can Amman really become the Middle East’s most creative City? A look at Amman Design Week 2017

Verse of the Day

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:12 NIV