FILE - Muhammadu Buhari, former military ruler and presidential aspirant, center.
Top US diplomat highlights efforts by international coalition combating Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria
U.S.-Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties; U.S. delegation visit for the first time in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials
Millions of New Yorkers and visitors ride the New York City subway and commuter trains each day. Along the way, they encounter one of the most far-flung public art collections in the world. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
Israeli prime minister will address a joint session of Congress on March 3 - but will not meet with President Obama
Ratings reports show President Obama’s State of the Union address this week drew the lowest number of viewers for this annual speech in 15 years. White House officials anticipated this, and the president has decided to take a non-traditional approach to getting his message out. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
More than 250 murals, sculptures, bas-reliefs and decorative elements surround New York's subway and commuter trains
The House passed a bill permanently barring federal funding of abortions
The White House says President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Washington in March to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. Republican House Speaker John Boehner said that he did not consult with the White House in advance. Many see the invitation as a rebuke by congressional Republicans to President Obama’s policy of international diplomacy to curb Iran’s nuclear program. VOA’s Cindy Saine has the story from Capitol Hill.
Faulting Jews now a rallying cry of 'new order of assassins,' French philosopher Levy tells General Assembly
The 2014 Super Bowl halftime show was the most-watched in history - attracting an estimated 115 million viewers. That event featured pop star Bruno Mars. But the halftime show tradition started with marching bands, which still dominate the entertainment at U.S. high school and college American football games. But as Enming Liu reports in this story narrated by Adrianna Zhang, marching bands have grown into a show of their own.
Nonprofit GAVI's goal: Immunize another 300 million children between 2016 and 2020, saving an estimated 5 million to 6 million lives
Defense secretary says Pentagon quickly filled every request for missiles the Iraqis made
Sensitivity over how religious figures are depicted cuts across faiths
The terrorists who killed 12 people at a French magazine earlier this month said they were angry about its cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. VOA religion correspondent Jerome Socolovsky visited an art museum in Washington and found that sensitivity over the depiction of religious figures is not unique to Islam.
Washington event will take place on anniversary of release of UN report on wide-ranging abuses committed under Pyongyang regime
Former US national security advisor says move needed to deter possible Russian aggression there
Measure was an amendment to a larger bill seeking approval of a pipeline to transport Canadian oil to US gulf states — a project environmental groups vehemently decry
The move could open up a new, large and young crowd to the White House
The initiative is one of the largest US equipment transfers to a Central Asian nation and a move likely to renew concerns over Uzbekistan's human rights record