U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the IRS from the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 15, 2013.
President to discuss drones, Guantanamo, other terrorism issues during speech at National Defense University
Oil, gas and mining firms to disclose much more information about deals
As new movie thrills, many are once again discussing the iconic franchise's influence on society, science and technology
As the dazzling new sci-fi adventure Star Trek Into Darkness thrills theatergoers, academics, professionals and Star Trek fans alike are once again discussing the iconic franchise's influence on society, science and technology. VOA's Suzanne Presto in Washington has more.
President Obama to make statement on issue Thursday at 2:00 pm EST
The explosion in Quetta ripped through a vehicle used by security forces, killing at least 12 people -- 11 security personnel and a civilian.
Moore, Oklahoma, the tiny suburb of Oklahoma City, is starting the difficult task of recovery following the powerful tornado that swept through on May 20, 2013.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is holding another round of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders aimed at getting the two sides to restart their stalled peace negotiations.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad risks greater international support for his opponents if he does not agree to peace talks that the U.S. wants to convene in June. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from Amman, Jordan, where Kerry also criticized Iran for "making the problem worse" in Syria.
U.S. senators have adopted a resolution calling for continued and stronger sanctions against Iran. Zlatica Hoke reports the resolution also says the United States will support Israel if that nation decides to act against Iran in self-defense.
Disclosure that four Americans were killed in drone attacks came on eve of speech by President Obama, which will address legal principles of strikes
A recent Pentagon report says the number of sexual assaults among people in the military continues to grow. The estimated number of incidents, ranging from groping to rape, increased by 37 percent last year. Both men and women were victims. This is prompting them, and activists, to push for deep changes in the US military. VOA Pentagon correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
Estimated number of incidents, ranging from groping to rape, increased by 37 percent last year
Many foreigners living in Oklahoma have never experienced a tornado
The tiny city of Moore, Oklahoma, is starting the difficult task of recovery following the powerful tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday. State officials say at least 24 people died in Moore and nearby areas and many more were injured. But, as VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Moore, the full impact of the disaster may take much more time to assess.
IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, says her legal counsel has advised her not to answer questions, but that did not mean she was guilty
There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. While lawmakers are debating immigration reform and much of the focus has been on people from Latin America, five of the top 10 home countries of the undocumented are Asian. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles that California has the largest number of undocumented immigrants.
Trend, organized through social media, is based on concept of 'flash mob,' but instead people show up to spend money