Under heavy criticism from Arab and majority Muslim countries for a decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Trump administration says it is committed to the Middle East peace process. VOA diplomatic correspondent Cindy Saine looks at the broader contours of what administration officials describe as a new approach to peace and stability in the region.
Imagine the day you board a bus and it starts moving. It obeys all traffic signs and stops at signal lights. All without a driver. That’s the future, happening right now at a business park in Northern California. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti takes us on what’s probably your first ride on a driverless shuttle bus.
Both the House and Senate have passed massive tax bills that would provide steep tax cuts for businesses and more modest tax breaks for families and individuals,The tax cuts in both bills add up to about $1.5 trillion over the next decade
U.S. President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a speech Wednesday. During his presidential campaign Trump has promised to make that move. The Palestinians, the Arabs and the United Nations warned Tuesday that making a unilateral decision would undermine the Middle East peace process. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
The holiday season is in full swing. With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, festive Americans turn their sights to the December holidays. Lights decorate houses, trees fill living rooms, and candles burn on windowsills. VOA's Arash Arabasadi spent an evening on the Potomac River as part of a decades-old holiday tradition in suburban Northern Virginia.
Fueling the increase in opioid addiction and overdoses in the U.S. is a little known synthetic opioid called fentanyl. In this segment of the series “State of Emergency – America’s Opioid Crisis,” we take a look at what the introduction of fentanyl into the drug supply has done to the community of Louisville, Kentucky. Jeff Swicord reports.
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a resolution this week condemning the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Burma, also known as Myanmar. VOA’s Congressional reporter Katherine Gypson has more on the U.S. Congress’ efforts to stop the crisis, including a tough sanctions bill cracking down on the Burmese military responsible for the violence.