Obama lifts block on delivery of F-16s to Egypt: White House

US President Barack Obama told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday he will allow the delivery of a dozen F-16 aircraft which had been blocked following alleged abuses.

Obama honours two South Asian science, math mentors

An Indian-American and a Sri Lankan-origin scientist and teacher are among fourteen individuals and one organization named winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of US government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters. 

India, US to jointly develop defense tech projects: US official

India and the US will jointly work on several defence technology projects in an effort to develop a "vibrant science and technology cooperation" to strengthen national, regional and global security, a senior White House official has told American lawmakers.

White House concerned about `Iranian activities` in Yemen

 The White House on Thursday voiced concern about "Iranian activities" in Yemen, where Huthi Shiite rebels have taken control of several cities and are assaulting the port of Aden.

Obama to host Pope Francis on September 23: White House

US President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis at the White House on September 23, following their talks at the Vatican last year.

US to give `logistical, intelligence` support to Yemen offensive: White House

 The United States is coordinating closely with Saudi Arabia and Arab allies in the military action against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the White House said Wednesday.

White House seeks tangible, specific commitments from Iran

 The United States is seeking concrete commitments from Iran in order to reach a nuclear deal that can be shown to the US Congress and public, the White House said Wednesday.

Netanyahu set for go-ahead to form Israel's next government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, grappling with fierce White House disapproval, was poised to win the nod from Israel`s president on Wednesday to try to form a new coalition government.

Key crises in US-Israel ties

The current diplomatic crisis between Israel and the United States is the most vicious and public yet among only a handful of crises that have marred the close, long-running relationship.

Secret Service personnel save life of Indian-American journo

An Indian-American journalist suffered a heart attack inside the White House, but a prompt response by US Secret Service personnel saved his life.

Obama and Hillary Clinton meet at White House

 US President Barack Obama chatted with his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the White House on Monday, in a previously unannounced meeting.

White House warns Netanyahu that `occupation must end`

 The White House on Monday bluntly warned Israel that its occupation of Palestinian land must end, dismissing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges. 

Situation in Yemen dangerous: White House

 The situation in Yemen is a dangerous one, the White House said today adding that this is the reason why the US decided to relocate its military personnel from the country.

Ted Cruz, heavy on faith, launches White House bid

 Ultra-conservative Republican US Senator Ted Cruz launched his White House quest on Monday, invoking his abiding faith in God as he effectively kick-started the 2016 presidential race.

US lawmakers seeking answers in Secret Service incident

Lawmakers say the Secret Service won't let them hear from four employees who witnessed an episode outside the White House in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area without authorization.

Netanyahu allies blame White House criticism on misunderstanding

Benjamin Netanyahu`s allies acknowledged on Sunday that his election-eve disavowal of a Palestinian state had caused a rift with the White House, but blamed U.S. President Barack Obama`s unprecedented criticism on a misunderstanding.

Obama orders reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent

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.

Netanyahu backs away from rejection of Palestinian state; White House unmoved
Netanyahu backs away from rejection of Palestinian state; White House unmoved

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Thursday abandoning his commitment to the eventual creation of a Palestinian state, backing away from pre-election comments that deepened a rift with Israel`s chief ally the United States.  

Obama congratulates Netanyahu on election win: White House

US President Barack Obama on Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his recent election win, after a campaign that soured relations between the two allies.