U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egyptian civilian and military leaders Sunday in the highest-ranking U.S. visit to Cairo since the coup against President Mohamed Morsi. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, Kerry called for transparent justice a day before the start of the trial of the former president.
Theater has been used to help people learn about everything from AIDS to mental health issues. Now a there's a play to help doctors and nurses understand their patients with breast cancer. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is scheduled to meet Friday at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama, where VOA correspondent Meredith Buel reports Maliki is expected to seek help in fighting insurgents in his violence-plagued country. In an address Thursday, Maliki said terrorist groups are taking advantage of power vacuums created by revolutions in the Arab world.
Reports from Beijing say Chinese authorities believe a car crash that killed five people in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Monday was a deliberate act by people from the troubled region of Xinjiang, home to a mostly Muslim Uighur minority. A spokesman for the main exiled Uighur opposition group tells VOA it is premature to blame the incident on Uighurs. He also warns that Beijing may use this to justify a policy of suppressing the Uighur people - an allegation China denies. VOA's Michael Lipin reports