BARACK OBAMA

  • Barack Obama to announce major immigration reform on Facebook 20 hours 7 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has opted for Facebook as a platform to inform Americans about his executive actions on fixing the country's "broken" immigration system. The executive actions, to be announced on Friday, is expected to benefit millions of the estimated 11 million undocumented workers. According to Pew Research Center, those...
  • PM Modi crosses 25 million followers on Facebook, becomes second most followed after Obama Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crossed 25 million (2.5 crores) followers on Facebook, making him the second most followed politician in the world after the United States of America President Barack Obama. In a statement, the Facebook has confirmed it. PM Modi also have over eight million followers on...
  • Barack Obama will not change policy against paying ransom for hostages Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama, who has ordered a comprehensive review of US policy governing efforts to free American hostages, still opposes the payment of ransoms, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama ordered the review last summer in light of the increasing number of US citizens taken hostage by the Islamic...
  • West Africa nowhere near end of Ebola crisis: Barack Obama Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that West Africa was still "nowhere near out of the woods" in its fight against Ebola. Obama spoke on Tuesday at the White House while meeting with his national security and public health teams on Ebola, Xinhua reported. "As long as the outbreak continues...
  • Grand welcome for US President Obama while Russia's Putin leaves G20 hastily 3 days ago

    The G20 summit concluded on Sunday. While a grand welcome was accorded to US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left earlier than expected after getting snubbed by other countries over the Ukrainian affair. ...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine 3 days ago

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • ISIS beheads another American 3 days ago

    ISIS on Sunday released a video showing the brutal execution of US aid worker Peter Kassig. US President Barack Obama has confirmed the killing and termed it as 'pure evil'. ...
  • Barack Obama grieves death of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig 3 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama has grieved the gruesome murder of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig by the dreaded IS terrorist group and termed his beheading as an act of pure evil. "ISIL's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own," Obama said in...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine: Barack Obama 4 days ago

    President Barack Obama said that Russia would face isolation if it continues to violate international law. "Russia is providing heavy arms to the separatists in Ukraine," said Obama. ...
  • G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Isolated at G20, Putin leaves Summit mid-way 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Putin gets cold shoulder at G20 Summit, likely to leave Brisbane early 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Western leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit on Saturday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine. Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been...
  • In veiled message to China, Barack Obama renews commitment to Asia-Pacific pivot 5 days ago

    Brisbane: US President Barack Obama sought on Saturday to reassure Asia-Pacific allies about Washington's strategic shift toward the region as he sent a veiled message to a rising China with a vow to "deepen our engagement using every element of our power". Speaking in Australia on the final stop of a...
  • Barack Obama warns of dangers of outright conflict in Asia 5 days ago

    On the sidelines of G-20 summit, US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia. In a speech at Queensland University in Brisbane, Obama said, "Asia's security order must not be based on coercion or intimidation, where big nations bully the small, but on alliances for...
  • Watch: PM Modi's lavish barbecue with Tony Abbott 5 days ago

    Before the summit, G20 leaders enjoyed a lavish barbecue. Australian Minister Tony Abbott who was playing host tweeted about the lunch saying it was an opportunity to speak to leaders like Narendra Modi and Barack Obama in a relaxed atmosphere. ...
  • Ahead of G20 summit, leaders indulge in lavish barbeque hosted by Tony Abbott 5 days ago

    Ahead of the G20 summit, leaders indulged in a lavish barbeque. Prime Minister Tony Abbott who was playing host - tweeted about the lunch - saying it was an opportunity to speak to leaders like Narendra Modi and Barack Obama in a relaxed atmosphere. ...
  • Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at G20 Summit 5 days ago

    Addressing the G20 Summit for the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that reform has to be driven by the people and cannot be implemented by stealth. Catch all the updates of Modi's three-nation tour on IBNLive.com. ...
  • Obama commends Modi's 'personal leadership' in resolving the WTO impasse 6 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has commended the "personal leadership" role provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in finding a path forward on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) reached between the two countries, a presidential spokesperson said. "The President had extensive discussions with Prime Minister Modi on this issue and...
  • Baghdadi not dead? Islamic State releases audio recording 1 week ago

    Beirut: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks in Saudi Arabia, said his caliphate was expanding across the Arab world, and called for "volcanoes of jihad" in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday. Baghdadi also said a US-led military campaign against his group in Syria...
  • World must reject linkage between religion, terror: Narendra Modi 1 week ago

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that the world community must reject any linkage between religion and terrorism while formulating a "genuinely international" partnership in the fight against all forms of terror acts. In his intervention at the East Asia Summit, the prime minister also said...
  • Watch: Vladimir Putin got flak for what he put on the first lady's shoulders November 13, 2014

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Putin are getting lampooned on social media for their antics. ...
  • Barack Obama meets PM Modi in Myanmar; calls him a 'man of action' November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a brief interaction on Wednesday with Barack Obama during which the US President called him a "man of action". Modi and Obama met each other for the second time in six weeks at a Gala Dinner in Myanmar capital after the President...
  • US, China sign symbolic emissions plan, play down rivalry November 12, 2014

    Beijing: The United States and China announced a largely symbolic plan on Wednesday to implement new limits on carbon emissions, the highlight of a summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which both leaders played down suggestions of differences and rivalry. US officials said the commitments by the world's two...
  • Vladimir Putin's gallantry upstages Chinese host at APEC summit November 12, 2014

    Beijing: It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama. The only problem: Putin came off looking gallant, the Chinese summit host gauche and inattentive. Worse still were off-color jokes that...
  • Barack Obama urges China to be partner in ensuring world order November 10, 2014

    Beijing: US President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it. Speaking to growing concerns among US and other companies about the Chinese business environment...
  • Obama defends his decision to deploy forces to Iraq to fight against ISIS November 10, 2014

    US President Barack Obama is defending his decision to deploy more forces to Iraq to fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. US has recently approved additional 1,500 troops. Obama said, "What hasn't changed is our troops are not engaged in combat." ...
  • Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wounded in airstrike: Officials November 10, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials said on Sunday that the head of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such an attack or on the militant leader being injured. Iraq's Defense and Interior ministries both...
  • Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wounded in airstrike November 10, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials said on Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded. Iraq's Defense and Interior Ministries issued statements saying al-Baghdadi had been wounded, without elaborating. An Interior...
  • Barack Obama writes secret letter to Khamenei on Islamic State terrorists November 7, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has written a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to seek his support for the military campaign against the Islamic State, drawing sharp reaction from Republican lawmkers who blame Tehran for the rise of the dreaded militant group. Obama wrote the letter to...