Women in Syria's Raqqa Enjoy Freedom After IS
Women in the Syrian city of Raqqa say their lives have changed dramatically after U.S.-backed forces freed their city from the Islamic State terror group.
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July 11, 2019
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets President Donald Trump, center, and first lady Melania Trump, left, with Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during a ceremonial welcome in the garden of Buckingham Palace in London, June 3, 2...
U.S. President Donald Trump is in Britain for a visit that includes meeting with the royal family, a state dinner and talks with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.Britain's Queen Elizabeth greeted Trump and his wife Melania after they arrived at Buckingham Palace by Marine One…
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June 02, 2019
El Salvador's newly sworn-in President Nayib Bukele and his wife, Gabriela, wave during inaugural activities in Plaza Barrios in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 1, 2019.
El Salvador’s new President Nayib Bukele took office Saturday pledging to cure the Central American country that he described as a “sick child” following years of violence and migration that has strained relations with the United States.The 37-year-old former mayor of San Salvador, who won more votes than all other candidates in the February presidential election, brought an end to a two-party system that has held sway over…
Members of the U.N. Security Council gather inside the United Nations Security Council chambers for a meeting on Syria, April 30, 2019.
South Sudan's government is reacting angrily to the United Nations Security Council's move to renew sanctions on that country for another year, including an arms embargo. A South Sudan official warned continuing sanctions would weaken the government and embolden holdout groups that refused to sign the revitalized peace deal.After repeated failed attempts, the Security Council imposed sanctions on South Sudan last year following five years of fighting that caused hundreds of…
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May 31, 2019
Members of the U.N. Security Council gather inside the United Nations Security Council chambers for a meeting on Syria, April 30, 2019.
The U.N. Security Council renewed sanctions on South Sudan Thursday for another year, including an arms embargo. But none of the council’s three African members supported the measure. Last year, after earlier failed attempts, the Security Council imposed sanctions, including an arms embargo, against South Sudan, where political violence has caused a massive humanitarian disaster, including deaths, displacement and widespread food insecurity. Five of…
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May 30, 2019
FILE - Yasir Arman speaks during joint news conference in Khartoum, Dec. 22, 2010.
A Sudanese rebel leader has returned home despite a 2014 death sentence given in abstentia, saying he will stay even though Sudan's military junta has asked him to leave.Yasir Arman told VOA's South Sudan in Focus that he is in Sudan to help resolve the ongoing standoff over who should lead Sudan's transitional government for the next three years.Arman, deputy chairman of a faction of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N), flew into Khartoum on…
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May 29, 2019
The Trump administration said on Tuesday that no major trading partner met its currency manipulation criteria but nine countries, including China, required close attention as Washington presses tariffs and negotiations to address trade deficits. The Treasury Department, in a semi-annual report to Congress, said it reviewed the policies of an expanded set of 21 major U.S. trading partners and found that nine required close attention due to currency practices: China,…