Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of Ireland in this Oct. 6, 2011 file photo.
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
Lois Lerner, who heads office that decides whether groups qualify for tax exemptions, invokes her right against incriminating herself
Full impact of disaster may take much more time to assess
Former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo delivers petition to White House with more than 370,000 signatures, demanding facility be closed down immediately
Tempers are flaring in Washington over concerns and allegations some of the biggest U.S. companies are striking deals with other countries to avoid paying taxes. On Tuesday, lawmakers put one of the best known U.S. companies - Apple - in the spotlight. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more.
The United States will account for a third of new oil supplies over the next five years, and will become energy self-sufficient in 20 years, according to a new report by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). Although U.S. oil imports from Arab Gulf countries increased last year, analysts predict the U.S. will lose its dependence on Middle East imports, which is expected to have a huge impact on international relations and the balance of power. VOA's Henry Ridgewell reports.
China's prime minister has arrived in Pakistan where he is seeking to strengthen cooperative ties between the two countries. Trade between China and Pakistan hit $12 billion last year and both sides want to raise that to $15 billion in the next two to three years.