Obama stays the course despite Islamic State militants group`s advance

President Barack Obama`s war strategy failed to stop Islamic State jihadists from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course despite the group`s advances on the battlefield.

Obama signs bill giving Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal

Though he once vigorously opposed its involvement, President Barack Obama has signed legislation that gives the US Congress the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.

ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'
ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'

In the latest issue of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIS) propaganda magazine Dabiq, the terror group has carried an article justifying rape and enslavement of Yazidi women and reportedly stated that US First Lady Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'.

US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama

The US Senate overcame bitter divisions on trade policy late Friday and passed legislation that gives President Barack Obama authority to swiftly conclude a landmark Pacific Rim trade accord.

Obama repeats commitment to Israel

US President Barack Obama repeated on Friday that his commitment to the security of Israel "is and always will be unshakeable", and that he will not accept a "bad deal" with Iran concerning its nuclear programme.

Iran nuclear deal 'will have my name on it': Obama

President Barack Obama says he has a personal stake in making sure that a nuclear agreement with Iran delivers on its promise.

US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.

Obama's favourable rating highest in 2 years: Gallup

Americans' favourable ratings of Barack Obama have touched 53 per cent, marking the US President's highest score since September, 2013.

Islamic State​ jihadists threaten ancient Palmyra ruins
Islamic State​ jihadists threaten ancient Palmyra ruins

The Islamic State group seized Syria`s Palmyra on Thursday, reportedly giving it control of half of the country as UNESCO warned the destruction of the ancient city would be "an enormous loss to humanity".

US, Cuba talks on normalising relations extended into Friday

The US and Cuba on Thursday ended their latest round of talks on normalising relations and reopening embassies without results, but agreed to continue the negotiations on Friday, a State Department spokesperson said.

US not losing fight against Islamic State: Obama

President Barack Obama said in an interview published Thursday that the US is not losing the fight against the Islamic State radical group in Iraq and Syria, but he acknowledged that it will be necessary to intensify the training of Sunni militias in some zones to support Iraqi military forces.

Obama's favourable rating highest in two years: Gallup

Americans' favourable ratings of US President Barack Obama now stand at 53 percent, which marks his highest score since September 2013, Gallup found in a poll released on Thursday.

Obama cites 'personal interest' in locking down Iran deal

President Barack Obama says he has a personal stake in ensuring that negotiations with Iran produce an agreement that keeps Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon over the long term.

Obama to designate Tunisia as major non-NATO ally

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he plans to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, recognising the country`s democratic progress after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

Watch: Michelle Obama's 'Gimme Five' fitness video

The first lady of USA sure knows how to set an example. On the fifth anniversary of the fitness campaign started by Michelle Obama called 'Let’s Move', the President challenged her to share her Top 5 work out moves with the world.

Climate change a top US security issue: President Obama

US President Barack Obama warned in a speech today that the threat from global warming poses a national risk rivaling that of terrorism, and should be seen as a top security priority.

Climate change a top US security issue: Obama

US President Barack Obama warned in a speech on Wednesday that the threat from global warming poses a national risk rivaling that of terrorism, and should be seen as a top security priority.

Michelle Obama packs a punch, accepts workout challenge
Michelle Obama packs a punch, accepts workout challenge

The first lady of USA sure knows how to set an example. On the fifth anniversary of the fitness campaign started by Michelle Obama called 'Let’s Move', the President challenged her to share her Top 5 work out moves with the world.

US upbeat on upcoming talks with Cuba

 A senior US official has expressed optimism about the upcoming talks here with Cuba, saying that the two sides are "closer" to restoring diplomatic ties.

Barack Obama, National Security Council assess strategies on Islamic State

US President Barack Obama met his National Security Council to discuss strategies for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist outfit in Iraq and Syria, Efe news agency reported.