The Iraqi Council of Ministers has approved a regulation requiring that 50% of foreign oil company employees working in the country be Iraqis. This comes after mass demonstrations in Basra calling for improved public services and increased job opportunities.
Annually held on the 19th of August to honour humanitarian workers and civilians who lost their lives working on humanitarian projects, the World Humanitarian Day is being celebrated by many Syrian aid workers who have been working with Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Alaa al-Khader is an 18-year old Syrian artist who was displaced from Aleppo to the city of al-Bab. Her art was recently displayed in an art exhibition held by the Qeeam Cultural Foundation, a foundation that was forcefully displaced from Homs in early 2017.
Foreign migrants living in Lebanon have launched “Msh Gharib” (Not Foreign), a radio program which seeks to break stereotypes of migrants in the country. The migrants usually face much discrimination in the country due to their skin colour.