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 reports about the challenges facing post-ISIS Iraq and a new exhibition of refugee art in IKEA Amman.


The Guardian: Isis crushed in Iraq and Syria, says Theresa May

Fox News: After ISIS campaign, Iran-backed fighters in Iraq vow to drive out US troops


The Jordan Times: Refugee artists release hopes and suffering on canvases

Al-Monitor: Jordan’s refugees struggle through winter of discontent

Verse of the Day

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:8-11 NIV