Multimedia Security, Economics Focus of US-Africa Summit

Over 50 heads of state expected to attend three-day summit hosted by President Obama in Washington DC, Aug. 4-6 More

US House Passes Border Security Bill

Measure passes 223 to 189, though the Senate is not expected to consider the bill More

Feature Story

FILE - Men read newspapers with headlines about the Ebola Virus in Lagos, Nigeria.

Photogallery Nigeria Using Facebook, Twitter to Inform People About Ebola

Nigerian government says communication is its first line of defense against Ebola More

Featured Videos

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
AIDS, Out of 'the Shadows' (VOA On Assignment Aug. 1, 2014)i
August 01, 2014 2:02 PM
VOA's Jeff Swicord talks with On Assignment's Lisa Vohra about his work on VOA's new documentary, "AIDS: Living in the Shadows".

Video AIDS, Out of 'the Shadows' (VOA On Assignment Aug. 1, 2014)

VOA's Jeff Swicord talks with On Assignment's Lisa Vohra about his work on VOA's new documentary, "AIDS: Living in the Shadows".

Video War in Gaza Also Waged on the Internet

The war in Gaza is being waged as much on the Internet as it is on the ground. Some people claim the increased use of social media in this conflict -- compared to past ones -- is changing the way the war and its two sides are being perceived. Ayesha Tanzeem reports from Washington.

Video In Thailand, Some Efforts to Improve Conditions For Migrant Laborers

Thailand has been facing increasing international scrutiny as a hub of human trafficking and slave labor. Some of the kingdom’s companies are striving to improve working conditions, especially for the millions of migrant laborers from surrounding countries. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Bangkok takes a look at one initiative for children at construction sites

Video How WWI Changed the Map of Europe

A century ago at the beginning of the First World War, the maps of Europe, Asia and Africa looked much different than they do today. Historians say many of the border changes - agreed upon after the war - were made for political rather than economic reasons, creating new problems whose impact can be felt even today. VOA’s George Putic has more.

Video People Rush to Testify on Climate Issues

Proposed rules to cut pollution from the nation’s 600 coal-fired power plants are generating a heated debate in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, charged with writing and implementing the plan, has already received 300,000 written comments. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, another 1,600 people are lining up this week at EPA headquarters and at satellite offices around the country to give their testimony in person.

Video Women Lead US Economic Recovery

The U.S. unemployment situation is improving gradually but unevenly, with women, especially, recovering the jobs they lost in the recession and adding more. Hispanic Americans were hit harder by the downturn and are recovering more slowly. VOA’s Jim Randle spoke with employment analysts to find out why.

Video Philadelphia Laundry Succeeds by Being Green

When Gabriel Mandujano opened Wash Cycle Laundry in Philadelphia four years ago, the 26-year-old social innovator had three goals in mind: making a profit, developing community and staying green. As Faiza Elmasry tells us, four years later, he has not only succeeded in achieving these goals, but he is expanding the business as well.

Video When Fighting Eases, Gazans Line Up at Bakeries

When there is a lull in the conflict in Gaza, residents who have been hunkered down in their apartments rush out to stock up on food and other necessities. Probably the most important destination is the local bakery. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from Gaza City.

Video Information War Rages Alongside Real One in Ukraine

The downing of the Malaysian airliner two weeks ago, and allegations that Russians are shelling Ukrainian troops across the border, have moved the information war swirling around the Ukrainian conflict to a new level. VOA's Al Pessin reports from Kyiv.

Video US-Funded Program Offers Honduran Children Alternative to Illegal Immigration

President Obama and Central American leaders recently agreed to come up with a plan to address poverty and crime in the region that is fueling the surge of young migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. VOA’s Brian Padden looks at one such program in Honduras - funded in part by the United States - which gives street kids not only food and safety but a chance for a better life without, crossing the border.


President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 1, 2014.

Obama Defends Handling of Gaza, Ukraine Conflicts

Obama said US diplomatic efforts will take time, and he pointed to European nations joining US this week in imposing tougher new sanctions on key Russian sectors More

Middle East

A still image from video taken by a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft shows the oil tanker Union Kalavryta, which is carrying a cargo of Kurdish crude oil, approaching Galveston, Texas, July 25, 2014.

Iraq Seeks Seizure of Kurdistan Oil in Tanker Sitting off Texas Coast

Vessel called United Kalavryta contains 1 million barrels of crude oil and a US judge had ordered it seized, though it's currently untouchable in international waters More


Investigators Finally Reach MH17 Crash Site

Video Investigators Finally Reach MH17 Crash Site

Parts of the plane are strewn across 50 square kilometers, and it’s believed that about 80 bodies are yet to be found More


FILE - Beats Audio equipment is arranged for a photo next to an Apple laptop at Best Buy in Boston.

Prolonged Exposure to Loud Noise Alters Speech Processing

New research suggests hearing damage also could affect your brain's ability to process sounds into speech and conversation More

News Alerts From VOA

New in Music Alley

Border Crossings

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Irene Diaz has a modern pop take on the jazz torch-song tradition. She sat down with Larry London on this edition of "Border Crossings" to perform and talk about her music.

Special Project


What Our Readers Are Saying

US Approves $225 Million for Israel's Iron Dome

Latest Comment (56 total)

Ara Boyardian: You're right. The world right now is surreal. The Arabs in Syria have ... More

Israel, Hamas Agree to 72-hour Ceasefire

Latest Comment (39 total)

micheal: will you allow terrorist to roam your street freely? That is what isreal ... More