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 President Barzani’s bid for an independent Kurdish state and King Abdullah of Jordan’s message of support to Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi following a series of victories by government forces against Islamic State.


Reuters: Iraqi Kurdish leader says no turning back on independence bid

Rudaw: EU funding demining projects to allow Iraqi IDPs to return


The Jordan Times: King congratulates Iraq’s Abadi over victories

Petra News Agency: Amman Summer festival starts Thursday night