The Kellogg’s cereal plant in Maracay, Venezuela, closed Tuesday. A note taped to the fence explained why: “The current economic and social deterioration in the country has now prompted the company to discontinue operations.”

ISTANBUL — In a joint statement, top Christian leaders across the war-ravaged nation of Syria condemned recent attacks on their nation by Western powers, calling last month's airstrikes “unjustified aggression” and questioning the narrative surrounding alleged chemical-weapons use. The church leaders, who represent various Christian denominations in Syria, also urged their brothers and sisters in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States to stand with them in condemning the attacks against Syria unleashed by their governments. While Christians are being slaughtered in the conflict, the Western media, too busy banging the war drums, said virtually nothing about the statement or the situation.

On May 25, the people of Ireland will be voting on whether to retain their Eighth Amendment, which protects the right to life, or repeal it. The vote is the result of intense pressure from pro-abortion advocates.

Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing unbearable conditions are fleeing to neighboring Cúcuta, Colombia, which has become overwhelmed and forced to deport some of them.

Israeli forces bombed Iranian military installations in Syria on Wednesday in response to “20 rockets” fired by the Iranian forces, which were fired after Israel fired on an Iranian base in Syria on Tuesday, the day Israel ordered Human Rights Watch to leave the country.

 

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