Smoke rises after airstrikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, April 29, 2016.

    Russia: Talks Underway to Halt Syrian Attacks on Aleppo

    Announcement came as US Secretary of State John Kerry was set to travel to Geneva Sunday to discuss ongoing efforts to reaffirm a cessation of hostilities throughout Syria 

    Workers march in front of a banner with a message that reads in Spanish "The fist of unity, defeating the traitorous policies of MAS (ruling party)," during a May Day march, in La Paz, Bolivia, May 1, 2015.

    Photogallery Workers Rally for Rights, Higher Wages

    Workers across globe mark International Labor Day with demands for more job security as many countries battle economic uncertainty, high unemployment 

    A Greek Orthodox priest lights the candles of faithful with Holy Fire brought from Jerusalem outside a church in Athens, April 30, 2016.

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter

    In Greece, faithful attend Easter Mass holding candles lit with 'Holy Fire' from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem 

    FILE - Scars of the early days of the war in 2014 remain fresh, Donetsk region, Ukraine, March 6, 2016. (L. Ramirez/VOA)

    Video Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave

    In VOA interview, deputy speaker of Ukrainian parliament says elections in eastern Ukraine are only possible after Ukraine's sovereignty is renewed in region and Russia's presence is eliminated in those territories 

    FILE - Migrants receive medical treatment after being rescued at sea by the Libyan coast guard, in Tripoli, Libya, April 11, 2016.

    Scores of Migrants Reported Missing Off Libyan Coast

    84 missing, 26 rescued from boat that most likely left Libya Friday: spokesman for Italy's coast guard says they came from West African countries 


    Video Turkish Kurd Islamist Rally Stokes Tension

    In a sign of the rising power of Islamists in Turkey, more than 100,000 people recently gathered in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast, to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The gathering highlighted tensions with the pro-secular Kurdish nationalist movement. Dorian Jones reports from Diyarbakir for VOA.