Tuesday 2015/09/01

Video Nobel Prize Winner Malala to VOA: Women Need to 'Come Forward'

Since being shot three years ago by Taliban for pursuing education in her native Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai has traveled world, advocating for empowerment of women and girls More

Relatives and onlookers watch as the body of South Sudanese journalist Peter Moi is taken into a mortuary in Juba, South Sudan, Aug. 20, 2015.

S. Sudan Journalist Killed After Threat From President

Peter Moi of 'The New Nation' newspaper shot dead three days after Salva Kiir threatened to kill reporters who ‘work against the country’ More

Thai rescue workers transport an injured person after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on Aug. 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more.

Video Bomb Explodes in Downtown Bangkok

At least 12 killed, 87 wounded near Hindu shrine, marking worst bombing in Thai capital in more than a decade More

Myanmar's Parliament speaker Shwe Mann leaves after a press conference at the Union Solidarity and Development Party headquarters in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Aug. 12, 2015.

Myanmar Ousts Top Party Officials

Parliament speaker among those who lost positions in President Thein Sein's major political purge ahead of November elections More

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015.

Video Analysts: Obama’s Africa Trip Underscores Drive for Foreign Policy Legacy

Many analysts wonder what space Barack Obama will occupy in pantheon of 43 presidents — and that will depend on more than his foreign policy legacy More

The latest images from Syria

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  • Men check a damaged vehicle as a Free Syrian Army fighter, carrying his weapon, walks by in the besieged area of Homs, Syria, May 27, 2013.
  • The inside of a damaged mosque in Dahra Abd Rabbo village, Aleppo, May 27, 2013.
  • U.S. Senator John McCain meets with U.S. troops in southern Turkey, May 27, 2013.  During the trip he made a visit to meet with rebels in Syria.  This picture was released on his Twitter account.
  • Syrians participate in the funeral prayer for Youssef Ghazi al-Sarmani, who was killed in fighting between rebel and government forces, May 27. The logo in red reads "Talbiseh".
  • A boy makes pastry at a shop in Darkush town, Idlib province, May 26, 2013.
  • A group of men smuggle diesel fuel from Syria to Turkey hoping to sell it at a higher price, across the Al-Assi River in Idlib, May 26, 2013.
  • Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad during clashes against Syrian rebels in Aleppo, May 26, 2013.
  • Supporters and relatives of Hezbollah members attend the funeral of a Hezbollah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict. The funeral took place in the Ouzai district in Beirut, May 26, 2013.
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds pigeons in Homs, May 26, 2013.
  • Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad take their position during a clashes against rebels, Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013. (SANA).

Kim Jong Un Hails Chinese Role in Korean War

Some analysts believe the gesture is part of an attempt to mend relations with Beijing

Myanmar's Suu Kyi Registers for Nov. 8 Election

Aung San Suu Kyi, her National League for Democracy will contest almost all 498 parliamentary seats in November election, challenging ruling military-backed party

Video Critics of Japan Defense Policy Focus on Okinawa

Anti-war activists have camped out in front of US Marine Corps base Camp Schwab for more than a year to protest construction of new airfield

Iran Slaps Import Duty on Wheat, Barley

Move hurting hope for more trade after country's historic nuclear deal

India, Pakistan Trade Accusations Over Kashmir Violence

Fresh violence in contested Kashmir region has left several people dead in past two days

Seoul: N. Korea's Kim Has So Far Executed 70 Officials

South Korean official compares Kim Jong Un's 70 executions with those of his late father, Kim Jong Il, who he said executed about 10 officials during his first years in power

India, Pakistan Set for Full Membership in Shanghai Group

Regional cooperation organization comprises Russia, China and four Central Asian republics; New Delhi and Islamabad have had observer status

Multimedia Greece to Offer New Bailout Proposal to Lenders

Proposals to be submitted at EU summit Tuesday, following Greece's vote Sunday against lenders' demand for new financial restrictions in exchange for more bailout money

Video Final Iran Deal Faces Potential Stumbling Block

In Vienna, foreign ministers remain locked in intense negotiations with key disputes unresolved - including a push by Tehran to have UN arms embargo lifted

Video Mountaineers Factor in Risk of Terrorism Two Years After Nanga Parbat

In 2013 armed men in paramilitary uniforms stormed climbers' base camp on Pakistan’s second highest peak, slaughtered 10 foreigners, 1 Pakistani national

Freedom House Says Liberty Under Attack in Europe, Central Asia

Russia earned its largest rating decline in a decade in 2014 because of suppressing dissension at home and seeking to destabilize Ukraine

Bashir Back in Sudan After Defying SA Court Order

ICC has charged Sudanese president with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for sending army and backing Arab militias to put down armed uprising in Darfur

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