Obama and Putin's frosty meeting at the United Nations this week gives little hope of an end to the brutal conflict.
The most dangerous activity a sitting United States president is usually allowed to do is drive a golf cart.
President Barack Obama has told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the US would increase its support to Kenya to help smother al-Shabab.
Pushed a tough message on corruption, the civil war in South Sudan, controversial elections in Burundi and the fight against al-Shabaab.
"People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology."
It goes against conventional thinking, but an imperceptible shift in US foreign policy could cement Obama's legacy. The clue? Follow the money.
The anti-Obama sentiment of former ambassador Michael Oren lays bare Israel's feeling of betrayal by the US.
In this week's episode we look at Eskom’s latest tariff hike; the president announces plans for a new mall and the Charleston shooter is forgiven.
Greece faces a week of urgent diplomacy to free up bailout aid and avert a potential default as world leaders press for a resolution to the standoff.
President Barack Obama has signed into law new legislation which greatly reforms the US's much-criticised state surveillance programme.
The US president says discrimination by law enforcement officers in Ferguson, Missouri, showed a lot of work needed to be done on race in America.
Netanyahu condemned US nuclear talks with Iran, but Obama hit back at his empty rhetoric.
The White House is making its anger clear about the Israeli leader's intention to attack US-Iran policy.
The US, it seems, couldn't care less if it causes a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, one of the world's poorest countries.
In the first round of historic talks between the two countries, the US vowed to continue giving Cubans safe haven, despite Cuba's objections.
North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the US for shutting down its internet amid the row over "The Interview".
The Senate report on CIA detention and interrogation found that detainees subjected to torture produced no intelligence or "fabricated information".
US President Barack Obama could have taken action but did not want to weaken the intelligence services.
Al Qaeda says Obama signed the death warrant of American photojournalist Luke Somers who was killed in a rescue operation along with Pierre Korkie.