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Paris Conference Rallies Support for Mideast’s Persecuted Minorities

France announced Tuesday that it would earmark nearly $28 million in aid for persecuted minorities in the Middle East, as Europe grapples with a mounting refugee crisis on its doorstep. Representatives from about 60 nations meeting in Paris have come up with an action plan to support religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria who are being persecuted by the Islamic State and other extremist groups.   French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced 25 million euros — or...

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