The strikes of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, also locally known as Daesh, in Syria are "ineffective" in halting the progress of the terror group, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi has said.
US President Barack Obama said Sunday that he regards the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) as an "act of cyber vandalism" rather than an "act of war", while reiterating the US will respond proportionately.
A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty early Sunday by a man described as transient, according to law enforcement officials, who gave no motive for the suspect now charged with murder.
US President Barack Obama called New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton on Sunday to express his condolences for the Saturday killing of two New York police officers and to offer any needed assistance.
President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the US economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.