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  • Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani vows new chapter in US ties Yesterday

    Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani professed deep gratitude to the American people for their service and sacrifice in a protracted war in Afghanistan, but warned of extremism's persistent threat in a speech to US lawmakers. Addressing a rare joint meeting of Congress one day after President Barack Obama...
  • India under Modi's leadership driving optimism across South Asia: US Yesterday

    Washington: The US has said India's resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now "indispensable partners" in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. "If there is one overarching positive trend that is driving the energy and optimism...
  • Barack Obama to host Iraq PM on April 14, discuss ISIL campaign: White House 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will host Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi next month and discuss political and security issues, including the campaign against militant group ISIL in the violence-torn country. Obama and Abadi's meeting would take place on April 14, the White House said. "The Prime Minister's visit underscores the...
  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani admits ISIS gaining influence in his country 3 days ago

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has admitted that in an attempt to takeover, the ISIS is gaining influence in his country. The Afghan President will meet with US President Barack Obama on Monday. ...
  • Architect of modern Singapore and its first PM Lee Kuan Yew dies at 91 4 days ago

    Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state's rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial center. US President Barack Obama described Lee, who ruled Singapore for three...
  • Barack Obama says it is now 'hard to find a path' on Israeli-Palestinian peace 4 days ago

    Washington: In a fresh rebuke to Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama said the Israeli leader's pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it "hard to find a path" toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Obama also scolded Netanyahu over...
  • Obama hosts student film festival at the White House 5 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama said the film festival he hosted at the White House Friday is probably the only one ever featuring a director with a loose tooth. The 15 films featured at the second annual event were made by students age 6-16 who were chosen from among some 1,500 entries...
  • Mr Obama, India has shown the world its diversity is the essence of its unity 1 week ago

    Recently the President of the USA Barack Obama in a 25 minute speech at a National Prayer breakfast while praising India as an incredibly beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity, lamented it was also a place where in past years religious faiths of all types have on occasion, been targeted...
  • It's a ritual that US President travels to Pakistan if he visits India: Wajid Shamsul Hasan March 17, 2015

    Longest serving Pakistan envoy to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan said that it has been a ritual for US President to visit Pakistan whenever he visits India to pacify the feelings of political masters. ...
  • 'Obama committed to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians' March 14, 2015

    Egypt: US President Barack Obama is "committed" to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday on the stalled Middle East peace process. "The position of the United States with respect to our long expressed hope, the Republicans and the Democrats alike (and) many...
  • Michelle Obama shows off her dance moves on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' March 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: US First Lady Michelle Obama showed off her moves on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' as she danced to Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk'. Michelle, 51, was appearing on the show to mark the fifth anniversary of her 'Let's Move!' initiative, which aims to encourage people to get out and...
  • President Obama reads out mean tweets about him on the latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live and it is epic! March 13, 2015

    US President Barack Obama is perhaps one of the coolest politicians we have seen in recent times. After featuring in the popular Buzz Feed video, Obama has now featured in Jimmy Kimmel Live and gone ahead and read out few mean tweets that the Twitterati has tweeted about him. All...
  • Obama banters with Kimmel, reflects on Ferguson March 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: President Barack Obama read 'Mean Tweets' on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Thursday night, but he was unfazed. After enduring the routine - in which celebrities read hostile Twitter comments about themselves - Obama told Kimmel, "You should see what the Senate says about me." The president also joked about the...
  • Univision star fired for 'Planet of Apes' quip about Michelle Obama March 13, 2015

    Miami: Spanish-language U.S. television network Univision fired presenter Rodner Figueroa after he likened first lady Michelle Obama to a cast member of the film 'Planet of the Apes,' the network said on Thursday. Figueroa made the comment during an appearance on the popular talk show "El Gordo y La Flaca" on...
  • Barack Obama says doesn't text, tweet, or have a smart phone that records March 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama doesn't send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn't allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. And don't ask him for Hillary Clinton's email address. He won't give it to you. "I do not physically tweet...
  • Actress Emma Watson urges more men to fight for gender equality March 9, 2015

    London: British actress Emma Watson urged more men and boys on Sunday to take a stand for women's rights and be proud to be feminists in a bid to add momentum to a global campaign to unite men and women for gender equality. Watson, 24, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women,...
  • Bloody Sunday 50th Anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge March 9, 2015

    Selma: Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act. A day after President Barack Obama had walked atop the...
  • White House on lockdown after loud bang is heard: Report March 7, 2015

    Washington: The White House was put on lockdown on Saturday after a loud noise was heard on the South Lawn moments before President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday. It said the noise prompted Secret Service agents...
  • Ohio man accused of plotting Capitol attack says would have shot Barack Obama March 7, 2015

    Washington: An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants and charged with plotting to attack the US Capitol said in a television interview that he would have shot President Barack Obama in the head. Christopher Cornell, 20, told Cincinnati's FOX 19 WXIX TV that if he had not been arrested...
  • PM Modi among 30 most influential people on internet: Time magazine March 6, 2015

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time magazine in a list which also features US President Barack Obama. The list, which analysed social-media followings, site traffic and overall ability to drive news, also includes British author of the...
  • Barack Obama re-nominates Indian-American to key administration post March 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has re-nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian-American investor, to a key administration post as Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. First nominated in April 2014 to the position of Alternate Executive Director of the IMF, Sabharwal has been an independent investor in the payments...
  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • Pollution in Delhi rakes up demand for air purifiers March 2, 2015

    Thanks to worsening air quality in India and specifically Delhi, sales of air purifiers have shot up. After American President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi, the city is being labelled as the world's pollution capital by researchers. Air purifiers are in demand ever since his visit, with now even many...
  • British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' February 28, 2015

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down terrorists such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad terrorist brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown...
  • Amazon hires Barack Obama's former spokesman Jay Carney: Report February 27, 2015

    Washington: Amazon.com has hired President Barack Obama's former spokesman Jay Carney as senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs, Politico reported on Thursday. Carney stepped down as Obama's press secretary in June after more than three years in the high-profile job. Since then, he has been a political commentator on CNN,...
  • US to allow work permits for spouses of some foreign high-tech workers February 25, 2015

    Washington: The US government will allow spouses of certain high-tech foreign workers to apply for work permits, an accommodation designed to make things easier for families waiting in long lines for green cards. The regulation for spouses of H-1B visas, first proposed last year and finalised as part of President Barack...
  • Barack Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's visit to India provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries and America is willing to work together with Indian government, the White House has said, a month after the historic trip. "There is an opportunity for us to try to advance the...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • Barack Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths February 21, 2015

    Washington: US President Obama has issued a statement welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurances given to the minority communities. "The President welcomed Prime Minister Modi's February 17 condemnation of religious-based violent acts, and his assurance that his government will give equal respect to all religions," the White House said on...