David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
05 September 2013 12:00 AM
World's two most powerful men set to face-off over military action in Syria as US President attempts to depersonalise his 'red-line' remarks regarding the alleged use of chemical weapons in the conflict
Syria crisis: US and Israel test defence missiles over Mediterranean as House backs military intervention
04 September 2013 12:00 AM
A missile defence test carried out by the United States and Israel in the eastern Mediterranean today escalated tensions across the region and triggered a military alert out of Moscow just as President Obama made fresh headway towards winning congressional approval for strikes on Syria.
03 September 2013 01:09 AM
On her fifth attempt and aged 62, the American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad yesterday finally achieved her nearly life-long quest of becoming the first person to swim 103 miles from Cuba to the United States without the protection of a shark cage.
02 September 2013 07:35 PM
With the fate of his plans to strike Syria for allegedly poisoning its own people in the hands of Congress, President Barack Obama leaves Washington today for a trip that will include a two-day summit with fellow leaders in St Petersburg. If Capitol Hill makes him nervous, wait until he gets to Russia.
02 September 2013 06:48 AM
While the president tries to win over lawmakers to his cause, the Syrian army has a message of its own for US Marines - in the form of a hack on their website
01 September 2013 12:00 AM
President makes strong case for air strikes – but there is no guarantee the legislature will back him
30 August 2013 07:29 PM
President Obama says Syria’s actions represent a 'challenge to the world' as Secretary of State, John Kerry, claims certain knowledge of chemical attack in which at least 1,429 died
30 August 2013 12:53 AM
After British Parliament rejects military intervention, there is growing irritation in Washington with David Cameron’s inability to deliver support
29 August 2013 09:17 PM
Dossier justifying a strike on Syrian regime ‘falls short’ of evidence needed to convince Congress and UN
29 August 2013 09:00 AM
King warned it would not be easy to “transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood” and he was right
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