FILE - Hwang Joon-kook, right, South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs — shown in Seoul last year with U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim — says exploratory talks will test Pyongyang’s will to denuclearize.
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigned post after January 22 arrest by FBI officials in high-profile corruption probe
If Congress cannot pass a Homeland Security funding bill by Friday night, department will run out of money
Somalis must get cash to relatives who need it for food, but wire transfers have stopped, probably to keep funds out of extremists' hands
Every year Somalis in the U.S. send hundreds of millions of dollars back home to help their families make ends meet. But in February the U.S. bank that handled more than half of these cash transfers to Somalia decided to shut down its services, and smaller banks providing such services are also planning to eliminate them soon. That has left Somali communities worried for their families back home who are now desperate for new ways to get the funds. VOA’s June Soh has more details.
Rather than recycle used eyeglasses, Ashanthi Mathai created So Others May See to make new ones for people in need in her homeland
One Kazakh, two Uzbeks arraigned for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State militant group; if convicted, each faces maximum of 15 years in prison
Samantha Elauf was rejected for job at Abercrombie & Fitch store in the southwestern city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, because she wore a hijab
Two of world's biggest wheat exporters, work to become mass producers of 'superfood,' tap gluten-free market expected to be worth more than $6B by 2018
Hours after being confirmed, Ashton Carter travels to Kuwait, Afghanistan to meet with top officials, US troops
Brown's Canadian concerts canceled due to ‘immigration issues’ promoter Live Nation says
State Department suspends security clearance of Daniel Rosen, director of counterterrorism programs, and places him on administrative leave pending outcome of criminal case against him
Israeli PM says with concessions to Tehran, US and its partners have given up on commitment to keep Iran from being able to build nuclear weapon
Assyrians, many of whom live in the diaspora, are using social media to draw attention to the case
Since prosecutors did not seek the death penalty in the case, 27-year-old Eddie Routh received an automatic life sentence without parole
If confirmed, Katherine Dhanani would lead the US Mission to Somalia, which is located in neighboring Kenya
French and German leaders still hope to salvage the shaky truce between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists in the east. But officials in the United States and Britain are accusing Russia of working to further destabilize the region. Zlatica Hoke reports that lawmakers in both countries are discussing how to respond to what they call Russia's aggressive plans.
Members of the U.S. Congress are locked in another partisan showdown, this time over a $40 billion bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, known as DHS. House Republicans have linked DHS funding to a measure to block President Barack Obama’s executive action delaying deportations of some undocumented immigrants, a delay Democrats support. VOA’s Cindy Saine reports.
State Department seeks $3.5B to counter Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to bolster regional security, provide humanitarian aid