Reported by VOA News The Syrian conflict has uprooted more than five million Syrians who have fled to neighboring states and Europe to maintain resistance against President Bashar al-Assad or to escape the airstrikes and barrel bombs, as well as fighting in their war-torn country. With the balance of battlefield power.. »more
Thirty-two people have died in an explosion in a coal mine in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to state media. The explosion happened Saturday at the Baoma Mining Company in the city of Chifeng, Xinhua reports. A gas explosion has been confirmed as the cause of the accident...
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is dead at the age of 90. His communist government survived a U.S.-backed invasion of Cuban exiles, a superpower missile crisis, assassination plots and decades of U.S. economic sanctions. But Castro lived long enough to see Washington announce the re-establishment..
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's phone conversation with the Taiwanese leader was simply a "courtesy call," and not necessarily a shift in American policy toward China, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday. Pence told news shows that Trump's acceptance Friday of a call from Taiwan President..
Former U.S. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is turning to a federal court in her effort to recount the state of Pennsylvania's ballots from the recent presidential election that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was widely expected to win, but lost to billionaire businessman..
Austrians prepared to go to the polls Sunday in an election that could see the country, one of Europe's most stable democracies, get its first far-right president since World War II. Analysts said the race between far-right candidate Norbert Hofer of the anti-Islamist Freedom Party and his opponent,..
Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied Sunday in the center of the capital Jakarta, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor. The crowds filled a major traffic circle in the heart of the city and sprawled into..