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 impending defeat of ISIS in Mosul and the downgrading of diplomatic relations between Jordan and Qatar following accusations by other Gulf states that Qatar is funding terror groups.


Independent: Isis blowing up Grand al-Nuri Mosque ‘a declaration of defeat’, says Iraqi PM

BBC News: After Mosul: The Iraqi towns still under IS control

The Christian Post: Senior Iraqi Cleric Tries to Calm Agitated Christians After Saying They’re ‘Infidels’ Who Must Be Killed


Al Monitor: Jordan in an uneasy place over Gulf spat

The Jordan Times: Kingdom gets ready for Eid Al Fitr holiday

Al-Arabiya: Jordan’s King Abdullah helps put out fire near his palace