Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

US President Barack Obama on Monday notified the Congress about his authorisation for conducting targeted airstrikes and humanitarian assistance to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Lawmakers: Islamic State group wants to hit US

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two US lawmakers are warning.

US senators urge aiding Ukraine with arms to fight “Russian invasion”
US senators urge aiding Ukraine with arms to fight “Russian invasion”

The American senators have urged the US to supply Ukraine with arms so that it can fight a “Russian invasion.”

Obama to spell out message to Putin on former Soviet land

Setting the stage for a NATO summit dominated by the worst East-West tensions in decades, President Barack Obama will go to Estonia this week with a simple message for Vladimir Putin -- don`t mess with NATO`s ex-Soviet members.

US airdrops aid, conducts airstrikes in besieged Iraqi town

The US military has conducted humanitarian air drop in the besieged Iraqi town of Amrili, home to thousands of Shia Turkomen who have been cut off from receiving food, water, and medical supplies for two months by the militants of the Islamic State, the Pentagon said.

White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan!

The White House on Saturday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tan-coloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine.

US Secret Service investigates potential threat against President Barack Obama

The US Secret Service, which is responsible for presidential security, has issued a statement stating that the agency is investigating a potential threat against President Barack Obama, as per reports on Saturday.

There is no competition to American leadership from China and Russia: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said American leadership was never more necessary in the world than now and there is no competition to it from countries like China and Russia.

White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan!
White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan!

The White House Friday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tan-coloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine.

'International community unwilling to tolerate Russian behaviour in Ukraine'

The United States today accused Russia of moving across the border and targeting the Ukrainian military positions.

'International community unwilling to tolerate Russian behaviour in Ukraine'
'International community unwilling to tolerate Russian behaviour in Ukraine'

The United States today accused Russia of moving across the border and targeting the Ukrainian military positions.

US negotiator gives no hard deadline for Iran deal

The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused on Friday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers' approval.

At least 100 immigration activists arrested in front of White House

Police arrested more than 100 immigration reform activists Thursday in front of the White House as they demanded the relief for the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners, who are at risk of being deported.

Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official has said, calling the matter "very serious."

No clear strategy to defeat Islamic State terrorists yet: Barack Obama
No clear strategy to defeat Islamic State terrorists yet: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama admitted Thursday he did not yet have a strategy to combat the Islamic State in Syria, quelling speculation he would unleash imminent US military strikes against the radical Sunni fighters.

Russia orchestrating violence in Ukraine: Barack Obama
Russia orchestrating violence in Ukraine: Barack Obama

Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Obama to meet top security aides amid Ukraine crisis, Syria deliberations

US President Barack Obama will meet top national security aides on Thursday, amid accusations Russia has sent troops into Ukraine and as he deliberates possible strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants.

Obama's friend Pras Michel heads to North Korea for wrestling match

American rapper Pras Michel, who topped the charts in the 1990s with his band the `Fugees`, and is a friend of President Barack Obama, heads to North Korea on Friday to watch a wrestling match hosted by a Japanese politician and former pro wrestler.

US air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles

American forces face formidable challenges as President Barack Obama considers an air assault on Islamist fighters in Syria, including intelligence gaps on potential targets, concerns about Syria’s air defenses and fears that the militants may have anti-aircraft weapons, current and former U.S. officials say.

Obama to travel to China, Myanmar and Australia in November

US President Barack Obama will visit China, Myanmar and Australia in November as part of his administration's Asia Pacific re-balance strategy and attend key regional summits and meet G-20 leaders, a senior US official said.