BARACK OBAMA

  • Barack Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner Yesterday

    Washington: At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama's comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner included a sly dig...
  • US president Barack Obama briefed on Nepal earthquake 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama was on Saturday briefed on the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal and India, killing over 1000 people and flattening houses and buildings. "The President has been briefed (on the earthquake)," a White House official said when asked about the earthquake in Nepal and India. The quake measuring...
  • Barack Obama had a historic visit to India: US 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief...
  • US accidentally kills two al Qaeda hostages, Obama takes responsibility 3 days ago

    Washington: A covert US military operation in January targeting al-Qaeda leaders in the Afghan-Pakistan border region accidentally killed an American and an Italian, both aid workers who were hostages of the terror group, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. "Based on information and intelligence we have obtained, we believe that a...
  • American, Italian hostages inadvertently killed in US operation: Obama 4 days ago

    Washington: An American and an Italian who had been held hostage for several years by al-Qaeda were inadvertently killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. The operation in which American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid...
  • Indian-American Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General 4 days ago

    Fort Myer (USA): 37-year-old Indian-American Vivek Murthy was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony on Thursday, becoming the youngest-ever in-charge of the country's public health. Murthy, who took the oath on the Gita, is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the US...
  • New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities 4 days ago

    Redwood City (USA): A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the US military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies. The 33-page strategy says the Defense Department "should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an adversary's command and...
  • Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen despite calling off air campaign 4 days ago

    Cairo/Aden: Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president. The hostilities illustrated how difficult it will be to find a political solution...
  • Immediate steps needed to mitigate climate change impact: Barack Obama 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that climate change "can no longer be denied" and immediate measures are needed to mitigate its effects. Obama said during his Earth Day address on Wednesday at the Everglades National Park the largest subtropical wilderness in the US that global warming threatened the...
  • Rahul Gandhi refers to Obama, Gorbachev, praises Modi in Lok Sabha 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In a rare gesture, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. While addressing the House on the issue of net neutrality, Rahul said it is for the first time that a US President has praised an Indian Prime Minister. "I...
  • Snapshot: Sonia Gandhi sends Holy Cloth for offering at Ajmer Dargah 6 days ago

    A green coloured Chaddar (Holy Cloth), was handed over to a delegation by Congress President Sonia Gandhi which would be offered at at Ajmer Dargah Sharif in Rajasthan. On Monday, US President Barack Obama had sent a holy cloth to be offered at Ajmer Dargah on the occasion of 803th...
  • Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling 6 days ago

    California: A pilot Obama administration program to prevent radicalisation from taking root is creating suspicion that it's a plot to profile American Muslims. Local law enforcement officials have been doing such outreach for years. But now that federal officials are putting their stamp on it, some Muslims and others fear it...
  • Obama sends Holy Cloth for offering at Ajmer Sharif 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A red coloured Chaddar (Holy Cloth), which was sent by US President Barack Obama on the occasion of the 803th annual celebrations of Urs of Hz.Khawaja Moinudeen Chishty, would be offered at Ajmer Dargah Sharif in Rajasthan on Monday. The Chaddar with a message 'Greeting of Peace' from Obama...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan April 17, 2015

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan April 17, 2015

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • PM Modi thanks Barack Obama for writing article on him in Time magazine April 16, 2015

    Toronto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked Barack Obama for writing a profile on him in Time magazine, terming the US President's words as "touching and inspiring". "Dear Barack Obama your words are touching and inspiring. Thanks TIME," Modi tweeted and provided a link to the article in the magazine...
  • US President Barack Obama praises Narendra Modi, calls him India's reformer-in-chief April 16, 2015

    New York: In a sign of warm personal friendship, US President Barack Obama has written a profile for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Time magazine as it named the Indian leader among the 100 most influential people in the world. In the profile titled 'India's reformer-in-chief', Obama has described Modi's life...
  • Obama to honour Satya Nadella with 'Champion of Change' award April 16, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the 'Champions of Change' award for bringing about change within his company to support working families. "Microsoft recently announced that over the next year it will make changes to ensure that a wide variety of suppliers that...
  • Iran President dismisses US Congress pressure over nuclear deal April 15, 2015

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed pressure from the US Congress over a preliminary deal on the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program, saying that Tehran is dealing with world powers - not American lawmakers. In a speech to tens of thousands of Iranians in the northern city of Rasht,...
  • Barack Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list April 15, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced on Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalise relations between the two countries. The terror designation has been a stain on Cuba's pride and a major stumbling block for...
  • Barack Obama not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton in her US presidential poll bid April 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is not ready to formally endorse his ex-secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in her bid for the presidency because it is possible that other hopefuls for the post will appear, including other "friends" of the chief executive, the White House. A day after Clinton, who was...
  • Hillary Clinton will make an excellent president, says Barack Obama April 12, 2015

    Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016. Obama beat Clinton who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States for their party's nomination in...
  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet, launch new era of US-Cuba ties April 12, 2015

    US president Barack Obama met his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro for the first time after diplomatic relations between the two nations were restored earlier this year. Castro praised Obama, saying the US President is an honest man with humble roots. ...
  • Barack Obama says Hillary Clinton would make an 'excellent president' April 12, 2015

    Panama City: Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016. Obama beat Clinton who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States for their party's...
  • Barack Obama meets Raul Castro in highest level US-Cuba talks in decades April 12, 2015

    Panama City: President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together on Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations. In a small conference room in a Panama...
  • News 360: Naxals strike again, 7 policemen killed, 12 others injured in Chhattisgarh April 11, 2015

    Seven policemen were killed while 10 others were injured in an ambush by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of the district when a squad of state police STF was out on operations around noon. ...
  • Obama, Castro shake hands as US, Cuba seek better ties April 11, 2015

    Panama City: US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands on Friday at a summit in Panama, a symbolically charged gesture as the pair seek to restore ties between the Cold War foes. A photograph showed Obama and Castro, both wearing dark suits, chatting in a small group...
  • Barack Obama to meet Cuba President Raul Castro on Saturday April 11, 2015

    US President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Cuba President Raul Castro on Saturday at a historic Summit of the Americas. ...
  • Obama reiterates support for India as UNSC member April 8, 2015

    Washington: President Barack Obama has reiterated US support for India's membership of a reformed UN Security Council as he considers it a foreign policy priority to continue to strengthen India-US relationship. "What the President said was that he said in the context of a reformed Security Council that the President would...
  • Barack Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years April 8, 2015

    Washington: Iran could have the capabilities to build a nuclear bomb almost immediately after the first 13 years of the emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama acknowledged on Tuesday. The Republican leader of the US House reacted tersely, arguing that Obama had just confirmed what critics of the deal have...