The raid in which Zulkifli bin Hir was killed also left 44 police commandos dead, and a Philippine senate panel held President Benigno Aquino responsible for the bungled operation. Above, protesters march toward the presidential palace in Manila, March 20, 2015.
It’s been two decades since an American television show featured an Asian-American family. So it’s not surprising that Asian-American viewers are excited about the new situation-comedy Fresh Off the Boat, on the ABC network. As VOA's Carolyn Weaver reports from New York, the show is about a Taiwanese-American boy and his family.
Case raises possibility of Republicans gaining 55th Senate seat to strengthen hand in policy fights with president
Stockton, California is a mix of scenic communities and troubled neighborhoods, plagued by gang violence
Relations are tense between minority communities and police departments around the United States following police shootings that have generated widely-publicized protests. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports from Stockton, California, where police and community groups are working toward solutions, with backing from Washington.
In six years in office, President Obama is not known to have forged many close friendships with world leaders
Allegations have already resulted in resignation of Rep. Aaron Schock and indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez
Latin American music groups played all over Austin, Texas, during the recent South by Southwest festival, and some made fans out of locals as well as people from around the world who had come to hear music. Such exposure can boost such groups' image back home. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
Democratic senator's indictment on corruption charges Wednesday raises possibility of Republicans gaining a 55th Senate seat
The rift between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put a spotlight on the importance of the American leader’s personal relationships with other world leaders and what role such friendships play in foreign policy. VOA's Aru Pande reports.
Probable frontrunners with last names of 'Bush' and 'Clinton' are not deterring others from considering White House runs in 2016
Solar energy production in the U.S. continues to grow at a rate of 60 percent a year. But as more and more homeowners adopt solar energy, some others are complaining that the trend unfairly shifts the cost of maintaining the nation's electrical grid to nonsolar customers. VOA's Jeff Swicord reports.
It's set to begin at 4:58 a.m. PDT, but it won't last very long
Kim Ki-jong faces attempted murder charges for slashing Mark Lippert's face and hand in Seoul last month; Kim was angry over joint US-South Korea military drills
While John Boehner and Israel's Netanyahu don't discuss nuclear negotiations, analysts say timing of visit is a reminder of strong opposition in US, Israel to possible deal
First-ever sanctions program would financially punish individuals and groups outside US who are engaged in malicious cyber attacks
The case centers on a shell company allegedly controlled by the daughter of Uzbekistan's long-ruling president, Islam Karimov
Aid was suspended in Oct. 2013 after current president, then-army-chief Sissi toppled first freely-elected civilian President Mohamed Morsi
There are expectations Shinzo Abe will use address to US Congress as occasion to answer regional demands for public apology for Tokyo's wartime atrocities
Indiana’s state government has triggered a nationwide controversy by approving a law that critics say is aimed at allowing discrimination against gays and lesbians. The controversy stems from divergent notions of religious freedom in America. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.