News reports say President Barack Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry to be the next U.S. secretary of state. Mr. Obama is expected to announce the selection later Friday. Hillary Clinton has served as the top U.S. diplomat since January 2009, when Mr. Obama took office, but she has said she will astep down early […]
Egypt announced Wednesday a cease-fire in Israel-Gaza hostilities to take effect at 9 p.m. local time. (19 UTC)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Americans serving accross the world are a “force for peace and progress in the world” that believe “these aspirations are worth fighting for.” She said the questions arise, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?” She says […]
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned “in strongest terms” the mob attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other members of the embassy staff. She says “heavily armed militants” set fire to the consulate building, and the attack should “shock the conscience” of all faiths. In an address […]
Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda has won the 2012 Olympic men’s marathon in London. Kiprotich finished the course Sunday in two hours, eight minutes, and one second, 26 seconds ahead of runner-up Abel Kirui of Kenya. Kiprtoch surged ahead of Kirui and Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at mile 23 to take a lead he never relinquished. […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate element of President Barack Obama’s health care plan, with Chief Justice John Roberts ruling with the more liberal justices. The individual mandate requires Americans to purchase heath insurance or face a financial penalty.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down much of the state of Arizona’s tough immigration law, which was designed to make it easier for state police officers to arrest illegal immigrants.
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi has been declared the winner of Egypt’s presidential run-off. A huge cheer went up from Tahrir square where supporters of Mr. Morsi gathered. Mr. Morsi defeated former Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the man long seen as the symbol of stability in the Middle East but who was ousted in a popular uprising, has died after suffering a stroke in prison. He was 84. Egypt’s state news agency announced his death late Tuesday. Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years until he […]
Mali’s interim president has been rushed to a hospital after being attacked by protesters who entered the presidential palace. VOA correspondent Anne Look in Bamako reports that interim president Dioncounda Traore was taken away in an ambulance after the incident Monday. The extent of Mr. Traore’s injuries was unknown. Look reports the protesters forced their […]