An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and farmers near the city of Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, Sept. 22, 2013.
The U.S. and five Arab nations have struck Islamic State and al-Qaida militant targets in Syria, in a move the Pentagon says is "just the beginning." VOA's Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb has more.
U.S. President Barack Obama has gone before world leaders at the United Nations and made an urgent plea for nations to boost their efforts to deal with climate change. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report.
The United Nations Climate Summit Tuesday in New York brought together heads of state with leaders from the private sector and civil society to address the world's climate crisis. As VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports, while the event is not a negotiating session, its outcome can serve to build momentum for a new climate treaty by 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on North Korea to shut down prison camps and other human rights abuses following a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into "widespread and systematic human rights violations." VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the United Nations.
Second fence pushes tourists and passersby farther away after a fence jumper scaled existing fence and entered the executive mansion last week
Opinions are divided, with some saying nature of US mission is shifting
US edges closer to compliance with international treaty, but President Obama says exception due to 'unique circumstances' for defense of ally South Korea
Dallas, Texas shop's logo had a communist, five -pointed star
Some people in a number of countries, however, decry the attacks online, calling ISIL and the United States 'alternate faces of the terrorist coin'
There is a new way of killing certain cancer tumors that allows the patient to go home on the same day. Surgeons at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California became the first doctors to use this procedure on a patient with the help of high intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU, and new robotic technology. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.
Secretary of State says international community no longer can ignore situation in communist nation given findings of UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea
PM David Cameron is set to lay out his position in speech to UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday night, at which he'll call on world to unite to destroy militants
New US Senate bill would, if passed and signed into law, allocate $350 million to supply Ukraine with both non-lethal and lethal military equipment
Syria-based al-Qaida affiliate is possibly one of the most secretive organizations operating under cover of country's civil war
As a U.S.-led coalition begins bombing Islamist militant targets in Syria, tensions are soaring in neighboring Lebanon. Syrian refugees continue to clamor to get in, fleeing battles and bombings. Heather Murdock reports for VOA from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon that violence is crossing the border into Lebanon, along with mistrust and fear.
Statement comes a day after Tehran came under renewed Western pressure to help clear up UN watchdog concerns about its atomic energy program
Optimism grows that epidemic can be contained as citizens welcomed the first of 3,000 US troops who arrived in the country
Abu Ghaith, a former al-Qaeda spokesman, was convicted in US in March of conspiring to kill Americans and providing support for terrorists
Forty-five-year-old Michael Scott Moore was captured in Galkayo in January 2012 while doing research for book on piracy