Barack Obama

  • John Kerry says some nations offer ground troops to fight Islamic State 8 hours 55 minutes ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops. Kerry has been touring the Middle East to try to secure backing for...
  • Red carpet welcome awaits PM Narendra Modi in US 12 hours 47 minutes ago

    Washington: The Obama Administration is leaving no stone unturned to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to the US which is expected to take the strategic bilateral relationship to the next level and unleash the potential of economic and trade ties. The administration here is gearing up to...
  • Obama condemns 'barbaric murder' of British aid worker by ISIS 22 hours 42 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has condemned the "barbaric murder" of a British citizen by terrorist group Islamic State, which in the recent weeks has killed two American journalists. "The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group ISIL. Our hearts go out...
  • Combatting Islamic State not US fight alone: Obama Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says under US leadership more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists, who control up...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions Yesterday

    Washington: Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has...
  • Barack Obama points to 'silver lining' in IS mayhem in the region Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has pointed to a "silver lining" in the violence wrought by the Islamic State, saying it has brought "clarity" in the Muslim world in a long time about the need to snuff out this "brand of Islamic extremism". At a Democratic Party fund-raiser, Obama said the...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service Yesterday

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • Obama to discuss Ebola response with top medical experts 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama will meet leading US medical experts next week as he considers how to follow through on his pledge to step up aid to Africa over the Ebola epidemic. Obama will travel to the US headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta on...
  • China unlikely to join Obama's anti-ISIS coalition: Report 2 days ago

    Beijing: Though facing militancy in its restive Xinjiang province, China is unlikely to join the US- led campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but will provide moral support, the state media reported on Friday. China may not directly join the anti-ISIS coalition being cobbled by US President Barack...
  • White House insists Barack Obama authorized to strike IS 3 days ago

    Washington: The White House insisted that President Barack Obama was authorized to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria under a law passed by Congress after the September 11 attacks in 2001. Obama believes he can act under the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), despite previously calling...
  • US wins Arab support for Syria/Iraq military campaign 3 days ago

    Jeddah: The United States signed up Arab allies on Thursday to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier. After talks in Saudi Arabia's summer capital Jeddah, Secretary of State John...
  • US, EU to intensify sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, says Barack Obama 3 days ago

    Washington: The US and the European Union have decided to "intensify" their coordinated sanctions on Russia in the defence, finance and energy sectors as punishment for its illegal actions in Ukraine, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. "I have said from the very beginning of this crisis that we want to...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 3 days ago

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 3 days ago

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  • News 360: 200 dead, lakhs rescued, over 6 lakhs still stranded in J&K floods 3 days ago

    Even as relief and rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood- hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. ...
  • US marks 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks 3 days ago

    New York: Americans on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, with somber ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence on the White House south lawn, along with about...
  • India drops solar anti-dumping plan before Modi meets Obama 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India has dropped plans to impose an anti-dumping duty on solar panel imports, a move that is likely to help mend frayed commercial ties with the United States before Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama in September. Days before Modi took office in May, a quasi-judicial body...
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for the first time to root out ISIS 4 days ago

    Washington: Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized US airstrikes inside Syria for the first time on Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out the violent Islamic State militants whose reign of terror has...
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US 4 days ago

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • UN to hold high-level Ebola event on outbreak 4 days ago

    United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will hold a high-level event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • Barack Obama appoints India-American to key administration post 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed another Indian-American to a key administration post as member of prestigious J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Obama announced Maneesh K Goyal's appointment and other key administration posts, the White House said in a statement. "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout...
  • Barack Obama says he has authority to act against IS 5 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama told top lawmakers on Tuesday that he has the authority if he needs to take action against Islamic State (IS) militants. Obama, US Vice President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders had a "productive" discussion and the leaders expressed their support for efforts to degrade and ultimately...
  • Obama to address nation, spell out policy to tackle ISIS 5 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will address the nation on Wednesday night to spell out America's policy on ISIS terror group which has gained control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, threatening peace in the entire Middle East region. "What the President will talk about in the speech is...
  • US President Obama to announce new strategy to tackle ISIS 5 days ago

    US President Barack Obama is to announce on Wednesday the new strategy to tackle ISIS even as the group has released a new propaganda video. The video shows the capture allegedly of a key airbase in Syria. ...
  • Modi to visit White House on September 29-30: US official 6 days ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 29-30 during which the two leaders would discuss a wide range of bilateral and strategic issues including economic growth, a top Obama administration official said on Monday. "President Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime...
  • Obama to reveal strategy to tackle ISIS threat on Wednesday 6 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama will on Wednesday announce the US' strategy to tackle the threat posed by ISIS, the terrorist outfit which has gained control over a large part of Iraq and Syria, and has brutally killed two American journalists in recent past. "On Wednesday I'll make a speech and describe...
  • US air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam 6 days ago

    Baghdad: US warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama has branded Islamic State an acute threat to the West as well as...
  • Arabs vow to confront Islamic State, cooperate with international efforts 1 week ago

    Cairo: Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State and cooperate with international, regional and national efforts to combat militants who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria. The Arab League also endorsed in the closing statement of its meeting in Cairo a...
  • I would have done a better job than Obama: Mitt Romney 1 week ago

    Washington: Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says there is no question in his mind that he would have been more effective in the White House than President Barack Obama. But he reiterates he has no plans to run again. My time has come and gone, Romney told Fox News on...
  • Obama to give speech on Wednesday on Islamic State 1 week ago

    Washington: United States president Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday and giving a speech on Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Obama disclosed...