As China presses forward with its anti-graft effort, authorities are targeting corrupt officials who have sent family members and assets overseas. The efforts have stirred up a debate at home on exactly how many officials take that route and how likely it is they will be caught.
Televised talks in Hong Kong Tuesday between the government and pro-democracy activists brought the two sides no closer to resolving the nearly month long demonstrations that have shut down parts of the city. VOA's Brian Padden is in Hong Kong and reports that many of the student protesters are tryi
In the final days of the midterm campaign, Democrats and Republicans alike try to tap into what polls suggest is growing anxiety and apprehension
The embattled city of Kobani in northern Syria is beginning to receive weapons and ammunition from the U.S.-led coalition and is hoping for ground reinforcements for Kurdish militias battling fighters of the self-proclaimed Islamic State group. Meanwhile, one young Kurd is trying to help the best wa
Residents of Kobani in northern Syria have welcomed the airdrop of weapons, ammunition and medicine to Kurdish militia who are resisting the seizure of their city by Islamic State militants. The Turkish government, however, has criticized the operation.
Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have agreed to a cease-fire. The Nigerian government issued an order Friday, telling all military chiefs "to comply with the cease-fire agreement in all theaters of operations.
People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real earthquake strikes.
Every able-bodied South Korean male between 18 and 35 must serve for 21 to 36 months in the country’s armed forces, depending upon the specific branch. For many, service is a rite of passage to manhood.
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The United States has stepped up its aerial bombardment of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and the military says it has slowed their advance for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani.
US military officials say hundreds of Islamic State fighters have been killed in recent airstrikes on their positions in and near the embattled city of Kobani, in northern Syria. VOA’s Scott Bobb reports from just across the border in Turkey.
The huge number of cases of undocumented children who entered the U.S. illegally is straining immigration courts around the country, especially in Miami, Florida, which has 13,000 cases pending.