An explosive technician in a bomb suit approaches a vehicle near the entrance to White House in Washington, Sept. 20, 2014.
Cargo ship carries supplies, experiments supplies including first 3-D printer, for International Space Station
As the tumult in the Middle East distracts Obama, shifting American focus eastward appears threatened
Each day brings with it new warnings about the deadly Ebola outbreak already blamed for killing more than 2,600 people across West Africa. And while countries and international organizations like the United Nations are starting to come through on promises of help for those most affected, the unprecedented speed with which the virus has spread is raising questions about the international response. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from Washington.
The National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his wife unconscious. Zlatica Hoke has more.
Obama, elected on promises to reduce America's footprint in the world, is directing administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises
League's commissioner has vowed to respond better to domestic violence, following release of video showing one of League's biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious
The U.S. National Football League says it plans to improve its personal conduct policies following the release of a video showing one of its biggest stars beating his girlfriend - now wife - unconscious. The league's commissioner vowed to respond better to domestic violence in the future. He spoke as the Obama administration took steps to change the culture of violence against women by encouraging victims to speak up and witnesses, especially men, to intervene. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, known as the P5 + 1, have started a new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports that as the negotiations take place in New York, a U.S. envoy is questioning Iran's commitment to peaceful nuclear activity.
President Obama goes to the United Nations General Assembly to rally nations to support a coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He also will look for nations to back his plan to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. As VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports, Obama’s efforts reflect new moves by the U.S. administration to take a leading role in addressing world crises.
US continues to lead 'friend and allies' in strategy to 'degrade and ultimately destroy' terrorist group
NFL announces plans to implement new personal conduct policies after publication of a video showing one of its biggest stars knocking his wife unconscious
U.S. administration official says after initial pessimism about progress, it has since become clear Iran, P5+1 members have come to New York 'to go to work'
Shortly before incident, President Obama and his daughters had left aboard Marine One on their way to Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland
The U.S. president has ordered the military to intensify its fight against the Islamic State, including in Syria. But how does the military conduct air strikes in a country that is not a U.S. ally? VOA correspondent Carla Babb reports from the Pentagon.
Analysts say it could be difficult, however, to develop a military strategy that will not help the besieged Assad government in Damascus
Washington is clearly unhappy, however, with idea of country joining the Council, which has the task of overseeing international peace and security
The United States has conducted more than 175 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and may soon launch attacks on the group’s stronghold in Syria. But analysts say it could be difficult to develop a military strategy that will not help the besieged government in Damascus. VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports.
Washington extended sanctions on Russia last week over its aggression in Ukraine
Adel Abdel Bary is father of Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, suspected executioner of journalist James Foley
Carnage and mayhem are part of daily life in northern Nigeria, the result of a terror campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram. Fears are growing that Nigeria’s government may not know how to counter it, and may be making things worse. More