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Obama decides to resume military aid to Egypt
Washington, April 1 : US President Barack Obama told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday that he will allow the delivery of F-16 aircraft as well as request annual military aid to Egypt, a media report said on Wednesday.
Email accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at G20
London, March 30 : An email by the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leading British daily reported on ...
Obama is a rabid fan of hit TV show 'The Wire'
Washington, Mar 28 : President Barack Obama is a huge fan of the popular TV show 'The Wire' and thinks that the HBO series is "one of the greatest television shows" ever.
Obama expresses support for Yemen action with Saudi King
Washington, March 28 : US President Barack Obama spoke with Saudi King Salman, discussing recent developments in Yemen and emphasised the US support for the action taken by Saudi Arabia and Gulf Cooperation Council members, the White House has said in a statement.
Venezuelan president ready for dialogue with US
Caracas, March 27 : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said Venezuela is ready to initiate dialogue with the US based on mutual respect and equality, and that he is prepared to speak directly with US President Barack Obama on this basis, Spanish news agency Efe reported.
Atul Keshap named US envoy to Sri Lanka, Maldives
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 27 : After Richard Rahul Verma, who is the US ambassador to India, yet another Indian American has been named the country's envoy by President Barack Obama. Atul Keshap, a senior Indian-American foreign service official, has been named as ambassador to Sri Lanka and ...
Obama touts success of healthcare reform despite partisan division
Washington, March 26 : US President Barack Obama has claimed the health-care law which took effects five years ago worked "better than expected."
Obama calls prospects of peace, two-state solution between Israel, ...
London, March 25 : United States President Barack Obama has said that prospects of peace and a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine are "dim" following Israeli's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to oppose a Palestinian state.
Kerry urges US Congress to support free trade talks
Washington, March 25 : US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Congress on Tuesday to grant the Barack Obama administration the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to finalise ongoing free trade talks in a more efficient manner, media reported on Wednesday.
Obama sees creation of Palestinian state sabotaged by Netanyahu ...
Washington, March 25 : US President Barack Obama has said that "it's hard to envision" the creation of a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent remarks rejecting the idea, and that the possibilities of a lasting peace right now are "very dim."
Obama puts US troop drawdown in Afghanistan on hold
Washington, March 25 : US President Barack Obama has announced no drawdown of the current 9,800 US troops stationed in Afghanistan will occur through the end of 2015.
Madonna wishes to marry Jay-Z only to score invitation to meet Obama
Washington, Mar 24 : Madonna has said that she would have been invited to meet the US President Barack Obama is she was married to rapper Jay-Z.
Denial of L-1B visa applications highest for Indians: Study
New Delhi, March 24 : Even as President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he would reform the L-1B visa regime that allows global companies to temporarily shift their workers to the US, a study released last week finds that Indians faced the maximum rejections under this category.
Obama praises Indian-American kids, extols 'power of ideas'
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 24 : President Barack Obama praised the work of young Indian-Americans as he exhorted budding American scientists to "keep exploring...keep dreaming" and use the power of their ideas to change the world.
Obama to host Iraqi PM in mid-April
Washington, March 23 : US President Barack Obama will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on April 14, the White House said on Monday.
Obama, UN chief offer condolences over death of ex-Singapore PM
Washington, March 23 : US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday mourned the death of former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and offered their condolences to his family.
Obama seeking n-deal with Iran within weeks
Washington, March 22 : US President Barack Obama has voiced optimism about a nuclear deal likely to be reached with Iran within weeks.
Obama says Netanyahu's 'pre-election stance on Palestinian state' ...
Washington Post, March 22 : Day after re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backtracked from his pre-election stance on the creation of a separate Palestinian state, U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly gone on record to say that he took Netanyahu "at his word" that he cannot ...
Obama to announce 'modified plan for troop withdrawal in Afghanistan' ...
Washington, March 22 : United States President Barack Obama is expected to announce a modified plan on troop withdrawal in Afghanistan in order to help the nation's new dispensation fight the Taliban and other insurgent groups.
Exploring other options in Middle East peace effort: Obama
Washington, March 22 : The United States is exploring other options in its efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace in light of the Israeli prime minister's recent harmful campaign statements, President Barack Obama said.
Indian-Americans kids showcase their inventions at White House ...
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 21 : Several Indian-Americans are among over 100 students from across the country who would showcase their inventions, and innovative science projects at the fifth White House Science Fair hosted by President Barack Obama Monday.
American teens' film on India trip leads to global clean-up project
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 21 : "It's like the Sundance or Cannes of film festivals that are open to the public through a government website," joked President Barack Obama as he welcomed young filmmakers to the second annual White House Film Festival. Among the 15 official selections screened ...
Obama urges Iran to release detained Americans
Washington, March 20 : US President Barack Obama on Friday called on Iran to release three detained Americans and help find a missing retired agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Charlie Sheen makes racist comment against Obama
Los Angeles, March 20 : Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has posted a racist comment on US President Barack Obama, calling him "Barry Satera Kenya".
Obama to 'reassess' Israel ties
Washington, March 20 : The US will "reassess" aspects of its relationship with Israel after Benjamin Netanyahu's provocative statements leading up to Tuesday's Israeli elections, President Barack Obama told the Israeli prime minister during a phone call.
Obama urges Iran to grab 'historic chance' for n-deal
Washington, March 20 : US President Barack Obama called on Iranian leaders not to miss a "historic opportunity" to reach a reasonable nuclear deal, saying such a moment "may not come again soon".
Obama offers support to Tunisia following museum attack
Washington, March 20 : US President Barack Obama called Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to offer condolences and support following the terrorist attack that left 23 people dead at a museum in Tunis.
Obama orders reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent
Washington, March 20 : President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, a move made as part of his administration's efforts to fight climate change.
Obama phones Netanyahu to congratulate him on election victory
Washington, March 20 : President Barack Obama on Thursday telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory earlier this week, a call that had been delayed after new tensions surfaced between Washington and Tel Aviv over recent comments the premier had ...
Netanyahu: Israel has no greater ally than US
Washington, March 20 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday defended the strength of relations between his country and the US despite the fact that President Barack Obama still has not telephoned him to congratulate him on his reelection, and he emphasised that Israel "has no ...