Barack Obama

  • White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan 2 days ago

    Washington: The White House on Saturday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tan-coloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine. It not only went viral on the social media, but Obama also faced some criticism for it...
  • Barack Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State 3 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group. Obama's comment during a White House news conference before a...
  • A clear strategy needed against Islamic State terrorists, says Obama 3 days ago

    Even as US continues airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, President Barack Obama admitted that they need a clear strategy against the group. He also agreed to be prepared to offer support to Iraq. ...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Barack Obama 3 days ago

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama 3 days ago

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US president Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by...
  • Barack Obama to travel to China Burma and Australia in November 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will visit China, Burma and Australia in November as part of his administration's Asia Pacific re-balance strategy to attend key regional summits and meet G-20 leaders, a senior US official said. In Beijing Obama will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit on November...
  • Obama looks forward to meet Modi: White House 4 days ago

    Washington: India and the US share a rich and robust relationship and President Barack Obama looks forward to building on that when he meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said on Thursday. "As you know, the President after the election of Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, invited him to...
  • Obama, Merkel warn of dangerous escalation in Ukraine August 23, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have warned that the presence of Russian military personnel and its shelling in Ukrain's territory was triggering a "dangerous escalation" of the conflict in the region. Obama spoke with Merkel over phone on Friday, regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, which...
  • US launched operation in Syria to free American hostages August 21, 2014

    Washington: The US had staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue American hostages held in Syria by the militant group ISIL, the Pentagon has said. The disclosure came a day after ISIL released a disturbing video showing a member of the extremist group beheading Foley. "This operation involved air...
  • When Americans are harmed, we do what is necessary: Obama on Foley beheading August 20, 2014

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to continue air strikes against ISIS which released a video showing a militant beheading US journalist James Foley ...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • ISIS releases video of beheading US journalist, threatens to kill another August 20, 2014

    ISIS has released a gruesome video that shows the beheading of US journalist James Foley. ISIS has threatened to kill another American journalist if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq. ...
  • US teen death: Obama appeals for calm as Ferguson remains tense, assures probe August 19, 2014

    Police on Monday enforced a curfew against protesters angry at the death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson. US President Barack Obama said, "The Justice Department has opened an independent federal civil rights investigation into the death of Michael Brown. They are on the ground...
  • US working on ambitious roadmap for Modi-Obama meeting: Biswal August 15, 2014

    New York: The US is looking forward to a "very substantive and consequential" visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Washington later in September and is working on a "pretty ambitious roadmap" for his bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama, a top American official said. "We have a pretty ambitious roadmap...
  • Robin Williams dead at 63: Tributes pour in from President Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg and Steve Martin August 12, 2014

    Reuters: Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, authorities said. Hollywood celebrities and many others who knew him paid tribute to Williams: His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "This morning, I lost my...
  • Barack Obama's great-uncle Charles Payne dies at age 89 August 12, 2014

    Chicago (US): US President Barack Obama's great-uncle, World War II veteran Charles T Payne, has died. Payne's wife of 50 years, Melanie, says her husband died on August 1 in Chicago of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 89. Payne helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp during the war, and he later became a...
  • Barack Obama offers no time limit on Iraq military action August 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Saturday refused to give a time limit on America's renewed military involvement in Iraq, saying he doesn't think "we are going to solve this problem in weeks" as the country struggles to form a new government. "I think this is going to take some time,"...
  • Barack Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time August 9, 2014

    Baghdad: President Barack Obama said on Saturday US airstrikes had destroyed arms that Islamic State militants could have used against Iraqi Kurds, but warned there was no quick fix to a crisis that threatens to tear Iraq apart. Speaking the day after US warplanes hit militants in Iraq, Obama said it...
  • Stronger India-US defence ties are essential for peace around globe: Chuck Hagel August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: US defence secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed the Indian government's decision to raise the FDI cap in defence sector. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee function of the Observer's Research Foundation (ORF), Hagel said that increased investment towards defence and an industrial partnership with India is the way to going...
  • How US President Barack Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq August 9, 2014

    Washington: For much of the summer, US President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaeda-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn't until Thursday, when Obama learned that genocide could be imminent, that the President decided the US military had to act. The...
  • America re-engages in Iraq as Obama authorises targeted airstrikes in the region August 8, 2014

    Washington: US fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there. Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said that...
  • Obama authorises air strikes in Iraq but says won't drag US into war August 8, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq for the first time since troops withdrew three years ago. However, he said that the US will be not be dragged back to war. ...
  • Toddler squeezes through White House fence, causes brief commotion August 8, 2014

    Washington: A toddler squeezed through the White House fence, resulting in lock down of the residence of US President Barack Obama and a brief commotion among the Secret Service agents. The incident occurred on Thursday at around 8 pm (local time) when the toddler got away from his parents, squeezed...
  • US President Barack Obama authorises airstrikes in Iraq August 8, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday night that he had authorised the Pentagon to launch targeted airstrikes if needed to protect Americans from Islamic militants in northern Iraq and help Iraqi security forces protect civilians under siege, threatening to revive US military involvement in the country's long sectarian...
  • No country would tolerate terror attacks on it: Barack Obama August 7, 2014

    Washington: Strongly defending US' ally Israel, President Barack Obama has said no country would tolerate launching of rockets and terror attacks on its cities, as he called for the extension of a ceasefire in Gaza. "I have no sympathy for Hamas. I have great sympathy for ordinary people who are struggling...
  • Premature to fast track Ebola drug: Barack Obama August 7, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has said it would be "premature" for him to comment on whether the Ebola drug developed by the US scientists and used for the treatment of some patients should be fast tracked in the country if proved effective against the deadly disease. "I think it's premature for...
  • Sanctions putting enormous pressure on Russian economy: Barack Obama August 7, 2014

    Washington:US President Barack Obama has said the tough sanctions imposed on Russia by his administration and the European Union are putting enormous pressure and strain on Russian economy. "Sanctions are working as intended in putting enormous pressure and strain on the Russian economy," Obama said on Tuesday. "That's not my estimation, if...
  • PM Modi unlikely to address joint session of US Congress August 5, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to address a joint session of the US Congress when he travels to Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House in late September mainly because of the general elections in November More than 80 members of the House of Representatives...
  • All-clear given after security alert at White House entrance August 4, 2014

    Washington: The US Secret Service cleared Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House earlier on Monday and closed one of its gates for more than an hour after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted them to a car in a nearby garage. A USSS spokesman later said the all-clear was given at...
  • Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks' August 2, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques." "We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some...