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White House defends release of Guantanamo detainees

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 03:24

The US administration defended the release of five Guantanamo detainees in exchange for a US soldier held by the Taliban, but also ruled out similar swaps for civilian prisoners.

Qatar gave security guarantees on transferred prisoners

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:14

President Barack Obama said Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan.

Obama: when it comes to head injuries in sports, don`t just ``suck it up``

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:59

President Barack Obama said on Thursday more effort is needed to prevent concussions in young athletes, including greater awareness of the severity of head injuries, which are too often dismissed as headaches instead of serious brain trauma.

White House rules out clemency for Snowden

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 08:52

The White House has said that "clemency is not on the table" for whistleblower Edward Snowden and asserted that the former CIA contractor ought to return to the United States and face charges against him.

Obama has lunch with Hillary Clinton at White House

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 08:45

US President Barack Obama had lunch with his former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential front runner Hillary Clinton at the White House.

Russia troops pulling back, but `danger` remains: Kerry

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:04

Russian troops massed on Ukraine`s borders are moving back toward Moscow, but there are still "danger signs," US Secretary of State John Kerry said late Thursday.

Downing of Ukraine helicopter `disturbs` US

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:44

The White House expressed concern Thursday that pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were using advanced weapons "from the outside" after they shot down an army helicopter killing 12 soldiers.

Science not only for men, says Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 03:43

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday launched a push to get girls interested in science and technology, warning the country would miss out if it did not attract women to those fields.

Obama says it`s not U.S. responsibility to make Afghanistan a perfect place

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 01:29

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday in announcing a plan to leave 9,800 troops in Afghanistan in 2015 that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place and it is not up to the United States to make it one.

White House reveals name of CIA chief in Kabul

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 08:09

The White House inadvertently revealed the name of the Central Intelligence Agency`s top officer in Kabul during President Barack Obama`s weekend trip to the Afghan capital.

White House blows cover of CIA chief in Afghanistan: Report

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 21:06

In a rare gaffe, the White House inadvertently blew the cover of the CIA chief in Afghanistan.

Top CIA officer in Afghanistan mistakenly named by White House: Report

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 09:50

The White House inadvertently included the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan on a list of participants in a military briefing with President Barack Obama that was distributed to reporters on Sunday, the Washington Post reported.