Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable

US President Barack Obama urged Myanmar`s government to make every effort to conclude a national ceasefire and protect the rights of minorities, just hours before the country`s president and the military chief met opposition political parties and ethnic minority groups.

Barack Obama calls for 'inclusive' vote process in Myanmar

US President Barack Obama has called for an "inclusive and credible" elections process next year in Myanmar, where President Thein Sein was set to hold an unprecedented political summit today with his rivals.

Insults against Israel PM `disgraceful, damaging`: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Thursday at reported insults by an American official against the Israeli prime minister, saying it was "disgraceful, unacceptable and damaging."

Barack Obama lauds US health workers; cautions against restrictions

Lauding the heroism of US health workers battling Ebola, President Barack Obama has cautioned against discouraging them with restrictive measures upon their return from the West African region.

Zambia in mourning for President as US urges peaceful transition

Zambia holds a second day of mourning Thursday for president Michael Sata, who died in a London hospital, as his deputy Guy Scott becomes, pending elections, Africa`s first white leader since South Africa`s apartheid era.

China shuts down 375 polluting factories

China has shut down 375 polluting factories this year as a part of clean air action plan ahead of APEC summit that would be attended by US President Barack Obama among others.

Barack Obama defends new Ebola directives

 US President Barack Obama has defended the government`s new directives regarding monitoring of people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus, asking the public not to let themselves be influenced by "fear", since progress is being made in halting the spread of the disease.

Costly US nuclear arms revamp, tight cash call for tough choices

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel grabbed a ladder extending through the sleek black hull of the USS Tennessee at a Navy submarine base here and disappeared down the hatch for a close look at one of the Pentagon`s most daunting budget issues.

Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

Obama defends US Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

As the second of two nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient left an Atlanta hospital, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said policies adopted in the United States should not discourage Americans willing to fight West Africa`s outbreak.

Obama to make statement on US fight against Ebola in Africa

US President Barack Obama wll make remarks at the White House today on US efforts to aid in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Obama congratulates Ukrainians for 'successful' elections

US President Barack Obama congratulated the people of Ukraine on holding "successful" parliamentary elections, the White House said Monday.

Barack Obama congratulates Dilma Rousseff on re-election

President Barack Obama today pledged to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the US and Brazil as he congratulated his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff on her re-election.

Concerns mount over US Ebola quarantine

New mandatory Ebola quarantine measures in three US states came under fire Sunday, with President Barack Obama`s administration said to pressure their governors to reverse their decision.

Obama hails `milestone` Tunisia vote

Barack Obama hailed a milestone after Tunisians voted Sunday in an election seen as pivotal to establishing democracy, in what the US president called a "historic political transition."

Sudan condemns extended US sanctions on the country

Sudan Sunday condemned US President Barack Obama`s decision to extend America`s economic sanctions on the African nation for another year.

Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms

Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.

Woman isolated in NJ under Ebola rules tests negative

 The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to the deadly disease needed to be based on "facts, not fear".

US leading global fight to stamp out Ebola: Obama

As New York City reported its first Ebola case, US President Barack Obama on Saturday asked the Americans not to give into fear as the country is well equipped to deal with the deadly virus and is leading the global fight to stamp it out.

US leading global fight to stamp out Ebola: Obama

 As New York City reported its first Ebola case, US President Barack Obama today asked the Americans not to give into fear as the country is well equipped to deal with the deadly virus and is leading the global fight to stamp it out.