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Obama approves drone surveillance over ISIS in Syria
Washington, Aug 26 : United States President Barack Obama has reportedly authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria despite President Bashar al-Assad demanding that the U.S. seek permission before launching any air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants ...
Obama approves air surveillance of IS in Syria
Washington, Aug 26 : US President Barack Obama has authorised surveillance flights over Syria in a move to gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State (IS) Sunni militant group, BBC reported Tuesday.
Todd Park planning to step down as America's Chief Technology Officer
Washington, Aug 24 : The White House's Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, is reportedly planning to step down from his position as an advisor to President Barack Obama by the end of the year.
World appalled by American journalist's beheading: Obama
Washington, Aug 21 : The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
White House says beheading video authentic
Washington, Aug 20 : The Barack Obama administration Wednesday confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the decapitation of a US journalist who was abducted in November 2012 while covering the civil war in Syria.
Iraq reclaims strategic Mosul dam from ISIS: Obama
London, Aug 19 : United States President Barack Obama has said that Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have reclaimed the Mosul dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.
US attorney general to visit riot-hit town
Washington, Aug 19 : US President Barack Obama has announced that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson in the state of Missouri Wednesday to carry out a federal investigation into a shooting incident.
Obama vows long-term strategy against Islamic State
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS US President Barack Obama Monday vowed to pursue a long -term strategy to turn the tide against the Islamic State (IS), as Iraqi and Kurdish forces retook the Mosul Dam from the group under US air cover.
Obama hails destruction of Syrian chemical weapons
Washington, Aug 19 : US President Barack Obama Monday lauded the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiled in Syria, urging Damascus to fulfill its commitment to destroy its remaining production facilities.
Obama to U.S. Congress: Air strikes in northern Iraq to safeguard ...
London, Aug.18 : The United States air strikes to support Iraqi Kurdish forces to recapture the country's largest dam were aimed at safeguarding American interests there, claimed President Barack Obama.
Obama to visit Estonia to reassure Baltic allies
Washington, Aug 16 : President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia in September for a visit aimed at reaffirming US commitment to its Baltic allies amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the White House said Friday.
Obama appeals for peace in US town rocked by shooting
Washington, Aug 15 : US President Barack Obama has criticised the recent looting and the "excessive force" used by police in Ferguson in Missouri state after a fourth night of protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed African American man.
Obama talks to Liberia, Sierra Leone leaders on Ebola
Washington, Aug 15 : US President Barack Obama spoke to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone separately over the current Ebola outbreak, the White House said Thursday.
Modi not to address US Congress
By Arun Kumar, Washington, Aug 14 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be addressing the US Congress when he comes calling September end for a summit with President Barack Obama.
Obama considers option to evacuate trapped Iraqi civilians
Washington, Aug 14 : The establishment of humanitarian corridors and airlifts are among options being considered by the US President Barack Obama to evacuate the Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain to avoid Islamist militants' onslaught, the White House said Wednesday.
Kennedys dare Obama to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during Martha ...
Washington, Aug 12 : President Barack Obama has been nominated for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during his Martha's Vineyard holiday by the Kennedy family.
Obama urges Iraqi PM-designate to form inclusive government
Washington, Aug 12 : US President Barack Obama Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to form an inclusive cabinet as quickly as possible.
Hillary Clinton faults Obama's foreign policy
Washington, Aug 11 : Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview published Sunday, blamed President Barack Obama's faulty foreign policy for the rise of Islamic militants in both Syria and Iraq.
US air strikes in Iraq successful: Obama
Washington, Aug 9 : President Barack Obama said Saturday that the US air strikes have "successfully destroyed arms and equipment" that terrorists with Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) could have used against the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil in Iraq.
Toddler breaches security at White House
Washington, Aug 9 : A security breach by a toddler at the White House Thursday forced delay of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Iraq.
Experts fear US airstrikes may not be sufficient to combat militancy ...
Washington, Aug 9 : Analysts are concerned that US President Barack Obama's authorization of air strikes in Iraq may not be sufficient to control the incessant al Qaeda-inspired militancy in the volatile country.
Obama sanctions airstrikes in Northern Iraq
Wellington, Aug 8 : United States President Barack Obama has sanctioned airstrikes in Northern Iraq against the Islamic State fighters to avoid a possible 'genocide'.
Obama authorizes targeted air strikes in Iraq
Washington, Aug 8 : US President Barack Obama has authorized targeted air strikes and air drops for Iraq's aid amid a humanitarian crisis.
Obama authorizes airstrikes, airdrops of aid in Iraq
Washington, Aug 8 : US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he has authorized targeted airstrikes and airdrops of aid in Iraq amid a humanitarian crisis.
Obama signs veterans' health care bill into law
Washington, Aug 8 : US President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care.
Video of Obama 'rapping Azalea's 'Fancy'' goes viral
Wellington, August 7 : A Youtube video of Barack Obama rapping Iggy Azalea's hit song 'Fancy' has created a lot of buzz online.
Michelle Obama claims women are smarter than men
Washington, Aug 7 : Michelle Obama, wife of US President Barack Obama, recently expressed her views and said that women were "smarter" than men.
US back Egypt's truce efforts over Gaza conflict
Washington, Aug 7 : US President Barack Obama stressed that the US will continue supporting Egypt's efforts to reach a long-term ceasefire in Gaza.
US should be objective on China-Africa investment: Beijing
Beijing, Aug 6 : The US needs to reconsider its attitude to Chinese investment in Africa, the foreign ministry said here Wednesday after President Barack Obama claimed his country would be a better partner for Africa than China.
Russian publication mocks Obama by comparing him to Putin
Melbourne, August 2 : A picture of Barack Obama with a poodle posing alongside Vladimir Putin with a leopard was recently published by the Kremlin to show which President was stronger.