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 battle for Mosul, with reports that Isis is shooting anyone who tries to flee the city; and news about a two-day meeting of the Arab League in Jordan which concluded with calls for the creation of a Palestinian state, as well as a signed letter condemning Iran for “meddling” in the region.


The Guardian: Mosul families trapped on the frontline of the war against Isis: ‘What can we do?’

The Independent: People in besieged Mosul Old City ‘dying of starvation’ as Isis shoots anyone who tries to flee


Gulf News: Arab summit convenes in Amman amid pessimism about drastic decisions

Rudaw: Rudaw sees draft resolution from Arab leaders in Amman against Iran