Congress may not vote until next year on authorizing air strikes against Islamic State militants, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.
President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to deepen their countries' strategic partnership.
Afghanistan will sign a crucial security agreement allowing the U.S. to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year.
U.S. intelligence underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide.
The Nusra Front is facing pressure to reconcile with its rival Islamic State and confront a common enemy after U.S.-led air strikes hit both groups this week.
The President called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus.
U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions again, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area.
This week's campaign opens a new front in Syria and thrusts Washington into the country's 3-year-old civil war.
The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.
Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets.
ISIS urged its followers to attack citizens from the U.S. and other countries that joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.
Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.
The U.S. Congress approved plans to train and arm moderate rebels to battle Islamic State.
Hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping counter-terrorism operation after Australian officials uncovered a plot to behead a member of the public in Australia.
The U.S. House approved Obama's plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels - now it's the Senate's turn.
Support for ISIS increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages, senior officials say.
While Americans support the campaign of airstrikes against militants, they have a low appetite for a long campaign against the group.
The U.S. announced a ramped-up plan to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, including a major deployment in Liberia.
Lawmakers began debating legislation to arm and train rebels who oppose both ISIS militants and Syria's government.