U.S. Strike Silences Prominent Al-Qaida Voice

Radical cleric and wanted terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki was killed Friday in Yemen in what news reports say was a coordinated air strike by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. This U.S. government-funded Voice of America report takes a look at the life of the American citizen who became a prominent al-Qaida figure.

U.S. Military’s Brass Monkey Clearance Operation in Afghanistan

This report produced by the U.S. Defense Department offers a slice of life look at U.S. military operations in Afghanistan through Operation Brass Monkey, a recent mission in the remote Saygal Valley in the eastern part of the country.

Chavez Singing, Khrushchev Banging Shoe — Best in UN History

If only UN walls could talk, center stage drama would be their story. ¬≠From the confrontational, to the surprising, to the outright wacky — the UN General Assembly pilgrimage never fails to impress.

China Condemns U.S. Upgrade of Taiwan F-16 Jets

China has strongly condemned US plans for a $5.3bn upgrade to Taiwan’s US-built F-16s, calling it a “grave interference” in its internal affairs and threatened to undermine relations with the United States.

Europe Accused of Ignoring Libya’s Refugees

European countries have been accused of ignoring the refugee crisis on Libya’s borders. This report produced by the U.S. government-owned Voice of America explores the fate of hundreds of thousands of mainly sub-Saharan migrants who were forced to flee Libya following the brutal crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this year.

Sudan and South Sudan Sign Border Deal

Sudan and South Sudan have signed a border security agreement taking a step towards improving ties. Tensions between the two countries have built up in recent weeks over the sharing of oil revenues and increased frontier violence.

Political Turmoil in India as Oil Prices Rise

India’s government is defending its decision to raise fuel prices for the twelfth time in two years. It says the hikes are needed to ease its budget deficit, but the main opposition party says the latest five percent increase will harm the budget in the long run.

Nigeria Hunts al-Qaida Affiliated Terrorists Behind UN Bombing

This report by the U.S. government-funded Voice of America explores the hunt by Nigerian security services for those behind last month’s bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Abuja that killed 23 people.

Erdogan Says Palestinian Statehood an “Obligation”

Turkey’s prime minister has addressed a meeting of the Arab League’s foreign ministers in Cairo, saying recognition of a Palestinian state is an “obligation, and not an option.”

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