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 an article in The Church Times about the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum (in which our new CEO Mike Simpson is quoted). Other stories about this seismic event are also included.


The Church Times: Kurdish Anglican priest backs independence referendum result

The Guardian: More than 92% of voters in Iraqi Kurdistan back independence

Al Jazeera: Haider al-Abadi vows to use law to control Kurds


Haaretz: Flydubai, Royal Jordanian Halt Flights to Northern Iraq After Kurdish Vote

Relief Web: Jordan to open its schools to Syrian refugee children who don’t have official IDs

Verse of the Day

“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3:20-21 NIV