Questions have emerged in Washington over the future of America’s role in Syria after President Donald Trump noted progress in the fight against Islamic State and predicted a U.S. withdrawal from the Syrian conflict “very soon.” VOA’s Michael Bowman has this report.
There are fewer than 2,000 wild pandas in the world. However, as VOA's David Byrd reports, a new documentary opening in IMAX theaters in the U.S. April 6 tells how scientists are working to introduce captive-bred panda cubs into the wild.
The fallout continues for Facebook over how it handles user data and privacy. U.S. and European lawmakers are calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify, and regulators have opened investigations. Michelle Quinn reports on how the social media giant is facing a tipping point when it comes to dealing with user privacy.
You may have heard the term "think tank," which usually refers to a policy or research institute where scholars provide insight and advice on political, social or economic issues. Such institutions have been criticized in the past for their outsized influence on U.S. policy formulation. But there's new research showing that, compared to previous administrations, the Trump White House is far less dependent on so-called think tanks. VOA Nadeem Yaqub reports.
Thousands of fans gathered in Washington for the city's comic convention, called Awesome Con. During the three-day event, they meet their favorite artists and actors, have their comic books autographed, and do a little shopping. Many also dress up in costume. From Washington, VOA's Jill Craig has more.