In a meeting at the White House this week, President Obama told the Israeli prime minister that his commitment to blocking Iran from atomic weapons is absolute
President Obama's push to limit Iran's nuclear program includes a promise to Israel and Saudi Arabia that he will not allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. But Israeli PM Netanyahu says Israel will never be secure if Iran continues to enrich uranium. Scott Stearns reports.
UN Assistance Mission for Iraq reports that nearly 9,000 people were killed in 2013
California community birthing center supports women, families in natural childbirth by providing midwifery services outside of a hospital setting; access to alternative prenatal, birth and postpartum care services
Some US lawmakers are pressuring President Obama to ease energy export restrictions to help meet Ukraine's energy needs and improve Washington's standing there
Roman Catholic leaders are excited that Pope Francis' actions and words over the past year have reportedly brought some former Catholics back into churches around the world. But surveys show this so-called "Francis effect" is negligible in America.
Child safety advocates estimate several hundred thousand U.S. children annually fall victim to sex trafficking. Some of the traffickers are using popular social media sites to exploit their young victims. VOA's Pam Dockins reports the trafficking problem was raised at a recent Congressional hearing.
Pope Francis had inspired a surge in attendance in Italy and other countries but no evidence of same trend in most US Catholic churches
Jeffrey Sinclair entered plea before court martial opened at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
As community begins to observe Christian season of Lent, many are turning to their faith to overcome anxiety over what Russia's next move could mean for their home country's independence
As tensions rise between Russia and Ukraine in the wake of a military incursion on the Crimean peninsula, VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports that Chicago's large Ukrainian American community is observing the Christian season of Lent, and turning to their faith to ease anxieties about their home country.
New restrictions target Russians, Crimeans who Obama administration says are threatening Ukraine and blocks transfer of Ukrainian assets out of US
Amid recent clashes over trade and diplomatic issues, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal says US remains committed to boosting its partnership and business ties with India
After removing protein that allows HIV virus to latch on to patients' blood cells, University of Pennsylvania doctors found that treated blood cells appeared to be protected from virus
A series of recent decisions on patented drugs in India has sparked friction between Asia's third-largest economy and the United States
CIA Director John Brennan issued a statement late Wednesday saying he was 'deeply dismayed' over what he called 'spurious allegations' made by lawmakers
Event was part of US space agency effort to excite young people about science
International efforts to defuse the situation in Ukraine will continue Thursday; Meanwhile, tension over Russia's military moves boiled over in parts of eastern Ukraine
Some California students got a rare chance to speak with astronauts in space through a recent video link. As VOA’s Mike O'Sullivan reports, it is part of an effort by the U.S. space agency NASA to excite young people about science.