Produced by Arash Arabasadi
December 03, 2023
US Funding May Dry Up Despite NATO's Support for Ukraine
U.S. funding for Ukraine may soon come to an end. A divided Congress has so far failed to approve a long-term budget for the U.S. government, let alone new money for aiding allies mired in conflicts abroad. The country’s top defense official says that’s a mistake. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
November 30, 2023
The Inside Story - A Fragile Pause | Episode 120
This week on The Inside Story, a temporary break in the relentless Israeli military offensive in Gaza. What will happen when the temporary truce expires? Plus, an update on the continuing war in Ukraine. Join us this week on The Inside Story, A Fragile Pause.
November 26, 2023
Russia Launches Largest-Yet Wave of Drone Strikes on Kyiv
Russia launched its largest drone strike to date on Ukraine over the weekend. Kyiv says it destroyed all but one, but falling debris caused several injuries and damaged buildings. A top U.N. official called for continued solidarity with Ukraine. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
November 19, 2023
Possible Peace Deal Could Bring Pause in Fighting to Gaza
A deal between Israel and Hamas to free dozens of hostages held in Palestinian territories may be underway, according to a new report. Such a deal would likely bring at least a temporary pause to the fighting in Gaza and much-needed aid across the border. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
November 12, 2023
In Iceland, Evacuations Underway as Fears Grow of Volcanic Eruption
Evacuations are underway in Iceland as civil defense authorities prepare for a possible volcanic eruption. The decision follows increased seismic activity indicating the flow of partially melted rock now underneath a fishing community. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
November 05, 2023
EU Commission President to Request Additional $53 Billion in Ukraine Aid
The European Union Commission has proposed another $53 billion in aid for Ukraine. The announcement came as Ukraine’s military readies for another winter at war with Russia and Ukrainians brace for another season of cold weather and possible attacks on the power grid. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports.
November 02, 2023
The Inside Story - Israel at War | Episode 116
This week on The Inside Story, our continuing coverage of the situation in Gaza and the West Bank. Plus, Israel's Prime Minister has rejected calls for a cease-fire, while President Biden faces domestic pressure regarding his support for Israel’s retaliation.
October 29, 2023
Residents of Hurricane-Hit Mexican Region Desperate for Aid
In the Mexican resort town of Acapulco, a desperate dash for basic needs is underway in the days since Hurricane Otis slammed ashore. The strength of the storm caught forecasters by surprise as area residents now seek food, fuel, and water to survive. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
October 15, 2023
Tremor-Prone Afghanistan Suffers 3rd Earthquake in About a Week
Another six-point-three magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, killing a handful of people and injuring scores more. This latest disaster follows a pair of equally strong earthquakes and aftershocks that killed thousands recently. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
October 08, 2023
Earthquakes Rock Afghanistan as Death Toll Climbs
More than two thousand people have died in western Afghanistan following earthquakes and aftershocks. The United Nations says hundreds of homes have been destroyed. As VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports, those numbers are expected to rise. Warning: This report contains some graphic content.
October 01, 2023
Suicide Bomber Strikes in Turkish Capital
No group has yet claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Sunday in the Turkish capital. The attack in Ankara came hours before parliament was scheduled to reopen after a recess. The Turkish president described the attack as a failure. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
September 25, 2023
Possible Government Shutdown Looms over Washington Amid House Republicans' Infighting
Funding for the federal government runs dry at midnight, September 30. Far-right members of the House Republican caucus threaten to sink negotiations and expel House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from leadership
September 24, 2023
Possible US Government Shutdown Looms Amid Republican Infighting
The U.S. government is less than one week away from a shutdown if the Republican-controlled House of Representatives can’t coalesce around a dozen spending bills that have so far divided the party. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
September 17, 2023
House Impeachment Inquiry Looms Over Spending Battle on Capitol Hill
President Joe Biden says he’s “focused on the things the American people want” and not political theater after the House of Representatives opened an impeachment inquiry into allegations that he had benefited from his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
September 10, 2023
Massive Earthquake Hits Morocco, Death Toll Tops 2,000
The death toll in Morocco has climbed past 2,000 following a massive earthquake late Friday. Buildings are reduced to rubble, and survivors sleep outside for fear of damaged dwellings collapsing. Help in many forms is on the way. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
September 07, 2023
The Inside Story - The Price of Learning | Episode 108
Is higher education worth the cost? We will explore whether pursuing a higher education genuinely results in a lucrative career in today's rapidly evolving and technology-driven society. This week on The Inside Story, The Price of Learning.