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 the second part of Patrick Cockburn’s special report on Kirkuk and an op-ed in Al Bawaba News which highlights the growing tension between the Jordanian government and EU on the issue of Syrian refugees.


Independent: How the Kurds lost Iraq: ‘They had tanks and planes and we had no chance’

Reuters: Iraq not equipped to try Islamic State’s atrocities in Mosul: UN


Al Bawaba News: Opinion: Jordan’s Government Must Encourage Refugees to Return Home

The Jordan Times: Empowering refugees and absorbing them

Verse of the Day

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. (Romans 13:1 NIV)