Daily Archives: January 3, 2017

Panama’s Strongman Surrenders to US

Panama’s Strongman Surrenders to US

Twenty-seven years ago on January 3, Panama’s General Manuel Antonio Noriega surrendered to the United States military to face charges of drug trafficking. The Panamanian military dictator finally…

January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

A look at the most interesting and the best news photos from around the world. http://www.voanews.com/a/january-3-2017-day-in-photos/3661522.html…

Few Kenyan Students Pass 2016 University Entrance Exam

Few Kenyan Students Pass 2016 University Entrance Exam

NAIROBI —  Kenyan parents and teachers are in shock after the education minister released results of the 2016 university entrance exam. Just 15 percent of the more than half-million candidates…

New UN Chief Touts Value of Multilateralism

New UN Chief Touts Value of Multilateralism

UNITED NATIONS —  New U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres says “we are facing very challenging times” which make it the right moment for the organization to “assert the value…

Indian Ministers Under Fire for Blaming 'Western Clothes' for Sex Attacks

Indian Ministers Under Fire for Blaming 'Western Clothes' for Sex Attacks

An Indian minister has received widespread criticism for suggesting that “western clothes” were responsible for a slew of sexual assaults which took place in the city of Bangalore…

Trump Slams General Motors for Making Cars in Mexico

Trump Slams General Motors for Making Cars in Mexico

WASHINGTON —  U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized General Motors, the country’s biggest automaker, for sending its Mexican-made Chevrolet Cruze compact models back to U…

115th US Congress Most Racially Diverse

115th US Congress Most Racially Diverse

The 115th Congress being sworn in Tuesday will be the United States’ most racially diverse congress in history. Most of the minority politicians in the 115th Congress are Democrats…

Malawi Tells Farmers Not to Panic Over Army Worms

Malawi Tells Farmers Not to Panic Over Army Worms

Officials in Malawi say they are on high alert for a possible invasion of army worms which have attacked crops in neighboring Zambia. The country is spraying pesticides in an…

No Talks Until Regime Stops Violating Cease-fire

No Talks Until Regime Stops Violating Cease-fire

Syria’s main rebel groups say they are suspending participation in preliminary Russia-brokered peace talks later this month in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, in protest of frequent violations…

Forced Far From Home, Syrians Struggle to Start Over in Idlib

Forced Far From Home, Syrians Struggle to Start Over in Idlib

BEIRUT —  The day he left the Damascus suburb of Daraya, Mohamad Abu Ammar took a photo in the graveyard to remember relatives he would be leaving behind, not knowing if…