Reinvigorated after a spell of the "diplomacy of ubuntu", our man in Washington is coming home.
From January 1, cannabis growers can legally trade marijuana in parts of the United States. The legalisation of pot is expected to boost US tourism.
After freezing financial aid to Kigali, Washington has indicted it is ready to lift sanctions against Rwanda if it severs ties with rebel group M23.
Aaron Alexis's mother has said sorry to the victims caught up in the shooting spree by the former navy reservist.
Bashar al-Assad has denied that his forces used chemical weapons on civilians, warning the US that a military intervention in Syria would fail.
Despite global criticism of Egypt's security crackdown on protesters, the US has not pledged to put a ban on its $1.3-billion in annual aid to Egypt.
Washington's marriage law has kicked in and more than 800 couples state-wide have received marriage licenses on the first day.
Washington says it's deploying forces to cope with violence in as many as 18 different locations as deadly Muslim anger spreads over a US-made movie.
Many HIV survivors did not expect to live to become elderly, and their retirement years are bleak and lonely, writes Sarah Bosely.
US President Barack Obama has called for negotiations between the leaders of the two countries to settle their conflict and end fighting.
When President Barack Obama criticised Mitt Romney by name this week, he worded his attack carefully and with bite.
In a five-event, two city, 1 700 mile fund-raising odyssey, US President Obama managed to amass over $5-million in funding for his electoral campaign.
As Republicans feud, President Barack Obama this week takes his re-election blueprint of economic justice, direct and unfiltered, to the voters.
Oil prices fell to near $101 a barrel on Monday in Asia amid investor concern over the outcome of a meeting between the leaders of Germany and France.
Having said no to taxes for months, Republicans now are saying maybe in the face of public disgust over a deadlock in the US Congress.
Rifts between the United States and Pakistan over the Osama bin Laden killing have been mended during CIA meetings in Washington.
President Obama has commited the US to promoting reform in the Arab world, but his "Arab Spring" speech had stern words for Israelis and Palestinians.
The US has promised it was not seeking to halt China's rise, but nevertheless said human rights and economic reforms would serve Beijing's interests.
US President Barack Obama threatened to veto a short-term spending Bill put forward by Republicans to avoid a government shutdown on Friday.