Congressman says inaction on aid to those suffering in Iraq unconscionable

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, blasted unnamed “career staff” at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development for inaction that he said will lead to further genocide of Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in Iraq at the hands of Islamic State militants.

Displaced Iraqi Christians are weary of waiting to go home

As Iraqi Christians remember the second anniversary of their forced displacement from their ancestral homeland, some have expressed frustration and weariness that is taking a long time to liberate Mosul and the Ninevah Plains from the Islamic State.