Yemeni women demand the reopening of Sanaa's airport to obtain medical aid on December 10, 2018

U.N.: 70 Percent of Yemen Is Starving

A staggering 70 percent of the population in Yemen — 20 million people — are facing acute food insecurity raging from minimal to catastrophic levels, marking a 15 percent increase from last year, the United Nations humanitarian chief revealed on Monday, echoing a recent inter-agency report issued by the international body’s aid divisions.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, talks with students in the Wind Technology program at Des Moines Area Community College, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Ankeny, Iowa.

Ethanol Opposition Haunts Michael Bloomberg in Iowa

Billionaire and 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg traveled to Iowa Tuesday to discuss wind energy.
Bloomberg backtracked on his previous statements regarding his opposition to corn-based ethanol, one of Iowa’s major economic drivers.

An Islamic State group flag in the Syrian town of Tabqa as it is being removed by a member of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on April 30, 2017

U.N.: Islamic State Buried Up to 12,000 Bodies in over 200 Mass Graves

United Nations investigators this week revealed that Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadis put between 6,000 and 12,000 bodies – including women, children, and invalids – in 202 mass graves discovered across Iraq alone, mainly in the country’s Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces, home to high concentrations of Christians and other minorities. 

Huthi rebel fighters inspect the damage after a reported air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeted the presidential palace in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 5, 2017. Saudi-led warplanes pounded the rebel-held capital before dawn after the rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as he fled …

Saudis, UAE Provide Nearly $1 Billion in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a $930 million donation to the United Nations humanitarian efforts in Yemen as the war between the Saudi-led Sunni coalition and Shiite Iran-allied Houthi militants continues to rage.

Egyptian women pray Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at Al-Azhar mosque, the highest Islamic Sunni institution, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Lawyer for Iraqi Christians to Congress: UN Resettling Islamic State Families in Christian Town

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States government is “financing the spoils of genocide” committed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) against Christians and other ethnoreligious minorities in the Middle East through a United Nations program that only benefits Sunni Muslims, argued a lawyer who represents the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital Erbil.