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.
Many world leaders are criticising the torture methods of the CIA, revealed this week in a US Senate report, and they are calling for legal action.
A US Senate report found that the CIA misled the American public about its torture methods after 9/11 and were brutal and pervasive in their actions.
New York and New Jersey have agreed to impose even stricter measures on travelers from Ebola-hit West African countries.
United States President Barack Obama vowed to continue air strikes against Islamic State fighters and pledged to build more international support.
Air strikes won't solve anything in Iraq and Syria, where the West is the problem, not the solution.
President Barack Obama has called the Ebola crisis a threat to world security and has sent up to 3 000 US military personnel to the region.
SA's reaction to Kebby Maphatsoe’s CIA comments is a far cry from the tense relationship with the US under Thabo Mbeki, writes Verashni Pillay.
United States President Barack Obama has announced an open-ended bombing campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Nato and the US not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance, ahead of a Nato summit.
Ukraine's president has announced a ceasefire agreement with Russia, shortly before Nato's deadline for a decision on involvement in the region.
After criticism of authorities' use of military gear in Ferguson, Barack Obama has requested a probe into the battle-grade hardware sold to police.
The summit of African leaders was used by President Barack Obama as a platform for enthusiastic economic promises.
Recent events show that international and humanitarian law are often no more than forms of convenient discourse for those at war.
Many Africans feel America is lagging behind China and others in its engagement with their continent.
President Barack Obama will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.