Voice of America

Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government. VOA provides programming for broadcast on radio, TV, and the Internet outside of the U.S., in English and some foreign languages.

"Afghanistan's Taliban has cast further doubt on prospects for peace talks with the Kabul government."

"Several mass executions by the IS in Syria and Iraq suggest the terror group is encountering more dissent or at least fears losing its grip on the territory it controls."

"The cease-fire in Syria that began Saturday has mostly held, but there have been some incidents of violence."

President Obama says although the U.S.-led effort to combat Islamic State has made progress, the fight “remains difficult” and he has instructed his security team to ramp up efforts.

VOA explains who is fighting in the Syria conflict, who the outside influencers are and what their allegiances are.

"Syrian rebel commanders acknowledge they are in an existential, make-or-break moment of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad."