Barack Obama says that the US would focus its attack on al-Qaeda-linked groups in Africa but had no intention of going to war on the continent.
US President Barack Obama and his aides have attempted to convince a doubtful Congress that the country needs to intervene - with force - in Syria.
"We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," Obama said during a somber televised appearance in the White House briefing room.
US President Barack Obama came out with guns blazing at the final presidential debate on Tuesday but Republican Mitt Romney held his own just as well.
Dirty Harry himself nearly hijacked Mitt Romney's presidential nomination with a rambling diatribe against Barack Obama - addressed to an empty chair.
US President Barack Obama has urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behaviour" in a nuclear standoff with the West.
US President Barack Obama painted himself as a champion of the middle class during his State of the Union, demanding higher taxes for millionaires.
A gunman has ambushed and killed a campus cop and was later found dead at Virginia Tech, the site of one of the worst shooting rampages in US history.
President Barack Obama on Friday hailed the drone strike on Anwar al-Awlaki as "another significant milestone" in efforts to defeat al-Qaeda.
United States President Barack Obama has travelled to flood-stricken New Jersey to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.