Police chief Oscar Albayalde said Monday that five suspected militants will be charged with murder for their role in the Jan. 27 bombing of a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sulu province's Jolo town that killed 23 people and wounded about 100
U.S. President Donald Trump announced during his State of the Union Address Tuesday when he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Analysts tell VOA the announcement did not come as a surprise, but other remarks were. VOA's Steve Miller reports from Seoul.
The United Nations is highlighting zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, or FGM. In a statement this week, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called it an "abhorrent human rights violation affecting women and girls around the world." FGM has sparked a global clash between those who define it as a cultural tradition and those who say it is a dangerous ritual that should end. Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick has more. But first a warning: Some may find the content of this report disturbing.
The greatest concentration of Muslims in China is in Xinjiang province, where 10 million Uighurs live. Repressed by the Chinese government, more than 1 million Uighurs are estimated to be held in detention camps, a U.N. report says. Beijing denies any human rights are being violated, but accounts of violations persist, including from a Uighur woman who journeyed from a detention camp to the United States. VOA's Saba Shah Khan has her story.