Barack Obama

  • US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid 5 hours 46 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other. "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes 6 days ago

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • Obama dispatches Kerry to Egypt to forge ceasefire on Gaza 1 week ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet with Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate cessation of hostilities. The announcement was made by Obama when he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • World in turmoil, but not because of Obama, says John Kerry 1 week ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday agreed that "the world is in turmoil" but that is "not the fault of President Barack Obama". "I agree with the analysis to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now, and the world is, because enormous...
  • France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions July 20, 2014

    Paris: The French and Ukrainian presidents on Saturday said that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated". Following a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, President Francois Hollande said the two had agreed "on the importance of establishing the facts"...
  • US lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown July 19, 2014

    Washington: The Afghan election crisis and unravelling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking US President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White House says Afghanistan is a different situation from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence...
  • Russia says will impose visa bans on US citizens in retaliation July 19, 2014

    Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Moscow would retaliate against the United States' most recent sanctions over Ukraine by denying entry to several US citizens. "Retaliatory measures definitely will be taken. First of all, a similar number of Americans will be prohibited from entering (Russia)," the ministry's spokesman Alexander Lukashevich was...
  • MH17 crash site looks like the biggest crime scene: Investigators July 19, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has called Malaysian plane crash a global tragedy. Obama said that an independent probe is essential. International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine on Friday said that the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by...
  • Obama reaches out to global leaders for investigation on MH17 July 19, 2014

    Washington: Hours after blaming Russia-baked Ukrainian separatists for the shooting down of a Malaysian Airline Plane that killed nearly 300 people, US President Barack Obama has called on his counterparts seeking an impartial international investigation. In separate phone calls with Obama British Prime Minister David Cameroon; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and...
  • Who shot the MH17 Malaysian Airlines plane? July 18, 2014

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to...
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  • Russia-backed separatists shot down MH17 plane: Barack Obama July 18, 2014

    Washington: The United States began building a case on Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said evidence so far indicates that Malaysia Airlines...
  • Malaysian plane hit by a ground-to-air missile over Ukraine war zone July 18, 2014

    In a major international incident a Malaysia Airlines plane with 298 on board was shot down on Thursday over Eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. All 298 passengers and crew members are feared dead. ...
  • Malaysian plane crash: Obama discusses situation with Malaysian, Ukrainian leaders July 18, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has called Malaysian Prime Minister and his Ukrainian counterpart to discuss the situation of Malaysian plane crash in the war-torn eastern Ukraine that killed nearly 300 people. Obama also had a teleconference with his national security team on Thursday to confer with them the crash of...
  • All about the Malaysian plane MH17 crash in Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Brussels: Here's what is known, and what has been claimed, about Thursday's crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 295 people in eastern Ukraine: THE PLANE A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, which the carrier said was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members on Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After...
  • Malaysian jet crash in Ukraine 'terrible tragedy': Barack Obama July 18, 2014

    Washington: Terming the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine as a "terrible tragedy", US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that officials were trying to establish if any Americans were on board. "The world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border, and it looks...
  • Barack Obama warns Vladimir Putin of more sanctions over Ukraine crisis July 18, 2014

    Wilmington: President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed a downed passenger plane along the Russian-Ukraine border on Thursday during a phone call prompted by a new round of US economic sanctions against Moscow. Obama doggedly went ahead with a day trip out of Washington as the Ukraine...
  • Gaza humanitarian truce goes into force, hours after tunnel clash July 17, 2014

    Gaza: Palestinians rushed to shops and banks on Thursday as a five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force, hours after the Israeli military said it had fought off gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza. During the ceasefire, air raid sirens went off briefly in southern Israel and the...
  • Texas actress sentenced to 18 years for ricin-laced letter to Obama July 17, 2014

    (Reuters) - A Texas actress was sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison on Wednesday on a biological weapons charge for mailing letters containing the toxic agent ricin to President Barack Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control advocate. Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, whose career included...
  • Lawmakers intensify campaign for Modi to address US Congress July 12, 2014

    Washington: Top American lawmakers have intensified their campaign to get Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to address a joint session of the US Congress when he visits the US in September. US President Barack Obama on Friday extended a formal invitation to Modi for a visit to the US, and expressed...
  • Barack Obama jumps queue at famous barbecue joint where no one cuts the line, but pays for the two people he jumped ahead of July 11, 2014

    US President Barack Obama apologetically jumped the queue at a famous barbecue joint in Austin, where no one cuts the line, so he could order takeout for his official travel party and paid for the two people he jumped ahead of. After a campaign-style speech in Austin yesterday to raise money...
  • Obama invites PM Modi to Washington in September July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama is likely to take place in September. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns who met Modi on Friday in New Delhi extended Obama's invitation to the Prime Minister. US Secretary of State John...
  • Obama looking forward to meet Modi in September: US official July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: President Barack Obama is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, which will be a "valuable opportunity" to renew the strategic partnership and spur trade between the two countries, a senior US official said on Thursday. US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns, who met...
  • US warns of more sanctions against Russia July 10, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to slap additional sanctions against Russia "very soon", should Moscow fail to "change course" in eastern Ukraine. "We're ready to impose more costs, including targeted sector- specific sanctions, very soon if Russia does not decisively change course and break its support for separatists,"...
  • Modi greets US on its Independence Day July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of US Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the country and said he envisions a "bright future" for the bilateral relations. "Independence Day greetings to the people of USA. I envision a bright future for India-USA relations that will benefit both...
  • US looking at 'reinvigorating' India-US relationship: Rhodes July 4, 2014

    Washington: The US is excited about the prospect of "reinvigorating" Indo-US ties under the new Indian government and is looking forward to a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a top White House official has said. Economy and trade, energy and climate change, counter- terrorism, regional security...
  • Russia's Putin tells Obama he wants better ties July 4, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin called for better relations with the United States on Friday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking US Independence Day. Relations are at their lowest ebb in years, soured by disagreements over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria and by differences on human rights...
  • Barack Obama under pressure to visit US-Mexico border July 4, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama is facing mounting calls from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the immigration emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting him on the spot concerning what he has called the "humanitarian crisis" of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children flooding in from Central America. "If he doesn't...
  • NY memorial service to honor life of actress, activist Ruby Dee July 2, 2014

    Reuters: Friends, family and fans of actress and activist Ruby Dee, who died last month at the age of 91, will honor her life and legacy at a memorial service in New York in September, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Dee, who won acclaim in films, theater and television and...
  • Photo: The iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right. July 1, 2014

    This is why the Internet is so cool. For people who live for strange things that go viral, the iPhone cover design of the year goes to the guy who thought Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un hugging would be great Photoshop. He was right of course. The hilarious image was...