A child navigates rubble and barbed wire in Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 11, 2016.
Legislation targets money launderers, human rights abusers, weapons traders and nuclear weapons personnel
Valentine's Day is around the corner, and Americans are searching for the sweetest gifts for their loved ones. According to US News and World Report, Valentine’s retail spending is expected to reach a record of $18.9 billion this year, as the improving economy frees up some funds to spend on the occasion. Ariadne Budianto takes us to a place where chocolate-lovers can do just that.
One man’s dream to make a difference through hip-hop music comes to life after his death, when his sister takes up the fight
Somali-American Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State militants
Four GOP candidates to speak at forum at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina
Peter Liang, 28, found guilty in 2014 fatal shooting of black man; sentencing — of up to 15 years in prison — set for April 14
Washington and Seoul formally announced last week they intend to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile system, known as THAAD, in South Korea at the earliest possible date
Surge for both comes on word that oil exporters might agree on production cuts, and new data showing stronger US consumer spending
Police say Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 from Waterloo region and suffered a head injury that robbed him of much of his memory
Since World War II, the Holocaust has been the subject of countless films. Son of Saul by Hungarian Laszlo Nemes and Labyrinth of Lies by German – Italian Giulio Ricciarelli are two new additions in the filmography. Both have been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Foreign Language Film for their great cinematography, their exceptional acting and mainly their cutting edge approach to the Holocaust saga. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
Officials say the move will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources
Obama said voters are scared and anxious and that 'strange things' can happen when they are feeling that way
Plan reached in late night talks; Kerry, Lavrov say humanitarian access is priority; deal does not apply to terrorist groups and military operations against Islamic State will continue
World powers have agreed on a plan for a ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria, but have stopped short of securing a cease-fire, a move sought by the Syrian opposition to end Russian airstrikes on rebel-held Aleppo. Foreign ministers in the International Syria Support Group also agreed to expand delivery of humanitarian aid during their talks in Munich. VOA's Pam Dockins reports from Munich.
Zdenko Jakisa was convicted in Bosnia of various crimes, including killing an elderly Serbian woman by shooting her through her bedroom window
Democratic candidates participate in their 6th debate in Milwaukee as their race for the White House enters a new phase
Museum's executive director says addition of Muslim cultures exhibit allows families an opportunity to discuss unity and diversity within the same tradition
Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame was part of a group of five Minnesota men who met numerous times in 2014 to plan their journey to Syria
Coincidental letters speak to human rights violations in Southeast Asia; one insists topic be added to upcoming, US-hosted ASEAN summit