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    New Syria Plan Calls for Cessation of Hostilities, Humanitarian Aid

    Cessation will not apply to terrorist organizations; Humanitarian crisis in Syria has worsened as a result of recent bombings over Aleppo


    FILE - A Portuguese military fighter jet, left, and a Canadian military fighter jet participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operate in Lithuanian airspace, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Russia Bristles at NATO Expansion in Eastern Europe

    The United States is planning to quadruple military spending in Europe to $3.4 billion in 2017

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, speaks as Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee.

    Clinton and Sanders Face Off in Wisconsin

    Democratic candidates participate in their 6th debate as their race for the White House enters a new phase

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    As Refugees Perish, Greek Graveyards Filli
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    Hamada Elsaram
    February 11, 2016 8:01 PM
    Aid workers on the Greek island of Lesbos say they are struggling to bury the increasing number of bodies of refugees that have been recovered or washed up ashore in recent months.  The graveyards are all full, they say, yet as tens of thousands of people clamor to get out of Syria, it is clear refugees will still be coming in record numbers. For VOA, Hamada Elrasam reports from Lesbos, Greece.

    As Refugees Perish, Greek Graveyards Fill

    Aid workers on the Greek island of Lesbos are struggling to bury the increasing number of bodies of refugees that have been recovered or washed up ashore in recent months. The graveyards are all full, they say.


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    Gateway to Mecca: Historical Old Jeddahi
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    February 12, 2016 11:23 AM
    Local leader Sami Nawar's family has been in the Old City of Jeddah for hundreds of years and takes us on a tour of this ancient route to Mecca, also believed to be the final resting place of Adam's wife, Eve.
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    To Fight Zika, Scientists Target Mosquitoesi
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    February 12, 2016 12:22 AM
    Mosquitoes strike again. The Zika virus outbreak is just the latest headline-grabbing epidemic carried by these biting pests, but researchers are fighting back with new ways to control them. VOA's Steve Baragona takes a look.

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