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Diplomats Hope to Revive Cradle of Civilization After Defeat of IS

Diplomats and other officials from more than 20 countries, the European Union and the United Nations strategized Friday at the State Department about how to try to rebuild religious and ethnic communities shattered by the Islamic State group. “It would be a terrible loss if these minority communities disappeared altogether,” said event co-host David Saperstein, the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom. “It would be a ghostly triumph for Daesh [Islamic State], even...

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