Keeping you informed

Every Friday we share a selection of news stories and other links about the region in which we work. Currently, our projects are in northern Iraq, Baghdad and Amman. However, we will also share stories about other places / issues relevant to our work. Much of the online news these days is behind paywalls but we will do our best to share content which is free to view.

This week’s media summary includes articles about US plans to reduce aid and troops to Iraq. There is also news about the capture of two British IS torturers who may have been responsible for the murder of western hostages in Iraq and Syria.


Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. not planning to contribute money at Iraq reconstruction conference – officials

Reuters: Exclusive: Facing Trump’s demands, NATO to consider larger Iraq training mission

The Washington Post: US begins reducing troops in Iraq after victory over IS


The Jordan Times: Tillerson due in Amman

The National: Israel names new Jordan envoy after diplomatic row resolved

Other stories

Middle East Eye: Two British IS torturers captured by Syrian Kurdish fighters

The Guardian: Al-Hudood: the Onion-style website poking fun at the Middle East

Verse of the Day

[Thanksgiving and Prayer] We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 NIV