FILE - President Barack Obama addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 24, 2013.
This week, the Obama administration will continue efforts to build a broad international coalition against Islamic State militants, also known as ISIL and ISIS, that have seized territory in Iraq and Syria. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, President Barack Obama will address the U.N. General Assembly and lead a special session of the Security Council to rally support for the campaign against the Sunni radicals.
Seeing opportunity for progress on nuclear talks, US top diplomat speaks for over an hour with Mohammad Javad Zarif at New York City hotel
Each day brings with it new warnings about the deadly Ebola outbreak already blamed for killing more than 2,600 people across West Africa. And while countries and international organizations like the United Nations are starting to come through on promises of help for those most affected, the unprecedented speed with which the virus has spread is raising questions about the international response. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from Washington.
Thousands of demonstrators marched on Sunday, accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying sign,s as they urged policy makers to take global action on climate change.
Organizers say the rally in New York City follows similar events in 166 countries including Britain, France, Afghanistan and Bulgaria
Iran wields influence in the Syrian civil war and on the Iraqi government, which both are fighting Islamic State militants
A U.S. power company that has been importing natural gas now wants to export it. If approved, its plant in Lusby, Maryland, would likely be the first terminal on the United States East Coast to export liquefied natural gas from American pipelines. While some residents welcome the move because it will create jobs, others oppose it, saying the expansion could be a safety and environmental hazard. VOA’s Deborah Block examines the controversy.
On Saturday, second man was arrested for trespassing at the White House, although officials downplay his attempt to get onto the grounds
Cargo ship carries supplies, experiments supplies including first 3-D printer, for International Space Station
As tumult in Middle East distracts Obama administration, efforts to shift American focus eastward appear threatened
The National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his wife unconscious. Zlatica Hoke has more.
Obama, elected on promises to reduce America's footprint in the world, is directing administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises
League's commissioner has vowed to respond better to domestic violence, following release of video showing one of League's biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious
The U.S. National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious. The league's commissioner vowed to respond better to domestic violence in the future. He spoke as the Obama administration took steps to change the culture of violence against women by encouraging victims to speak up and witnesses, especially men, to intervene. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, known as the P5 + 1, have started a new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports that as the negotiations take place in New York, a U.S. envoy is questioning Iran's commitment to peaceful nuclear activity.
President Obama goes to the United Nations General Assembly to rally nations to support a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He also will look for nations to back his plan to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Obama’s efforts reflect new moves by the U.S. administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises.
US continues to lead 'friend and allies' in strategy to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' terrorist group
NFL announces plans to implement new personal conduct policies after publication of a video showing one of its biggest stars knocking his wife unconscious
U.S. administration official says after initial pessimism about progress, it has since become clear Iran, P5+1 members have come to New York 'to go to work'
Carnage and mayhem are part of daily life in northern Nigeria, the result of a terror campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Fears are growing that Nigeria’s government may not know how to counter it, and may be making things worse. More