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 a report about an archaeological project in southern Iraq which documents the recent Iran-Iraq war. There is also a report about two Italian chefs from Sorrento who traveled to the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan to teach the women there how to make gnocchi.


The Guardian: On the Iraq border archaeological digs are a minefield – in every sense

BBC News: IS conflict: Iraq begins final push to clear western desert


Los Angeles Times: The art of Italian home-cooking brought to Syrian refugees

The Jordan Times: Christian denominations converge in Amman for World Council of Churches meeting

Verse of the Day

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7 NIV)