A screen grab from the video purporting to be from the Islamic State group. The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the US that fighters await in Iraq if Obama sends troops there.

The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the US that fighters await in Iraq if Barack Obama sends troops there.The video was rele(...)

People suspected of having Ebola wait in ambulances to be admitted at Redemption Hospital, a makeshift Ebola holding facility in Monrovia, Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times 2:05

US president Barack Obama has called West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and has announced a major expansion of th(...)

Obama’s legacy of war
  • US
  • September 12, 2014, 01:00

President Barack Obama, who came to office promising to end his predecessor George W Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this week ensured that he to(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers a televised address from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Saul Loeb/Pool via The New York Times

US president Barack Obama sought to make up some lost ground with a confident, uncharacteristically belligerent speech televised to the American peopl(...)

German media conglomerate Axel Springer will partner with Politico, the Washington political news publication, to create a European edition of the online publication. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Politico, the online Washington political news publication, is to partner with the German media conglomerate Axel Springer to create a European editio(...)

US president Barack Obama, center, talks with House Speaker John Boehner, before a meeting with Congressional leaders including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC.  Photograph: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

US secretary of state John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to(...)

His speech on the Islamic State represents a critical moment for US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

In January, United States president Barack Obama dismissed the possibility of militant Islamic fighters in Iraq striking the US, saying their capacity(...)

US president Barack Obama  had promised  to overhaul the immigration system by the end of the summer. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

President Barack Obama has parked the possibility of taking executive action on the issue of US immigration reform fearing the effect on the Congress(...)

US president Barack Obama: said that goal was to “degrade and destroy” Islamic State forces. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The words “Obama” and “gaffe” rarely appear together. The US president’s statements are carefully crafted, his words precisely chosen. He is as pol(...)

Too close for comfort: Kay Hagan’s opponents have used her kiss from Barack Obama last week against her. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
Obama: kiss of death?

High on a shelf above a counter in the Raleigh Times Bar is an empty pint glass, sitting encased in front of a US presidential seal. This is the glass(...)