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.

Obama breaks Guinness record with new Twitter account

 US President Barack Obama broke a Guinness record by becoming the fastest person to garner one million followers on Twitter, a feat he accomplished in less than five hours with his new account @POTUS, Efe news agency reported.

Obama meets with advisers on Iraq, reaffirms support for Abadi

President Barack Obama was briefed by his top national security advisers on Tuesday on the situation in Iraq and the strategy to counter Islamic State militants, the White House National Security Council said in a statement.

ISIS' takeover of Ramadi a setback indeed: White House

The Islamic State taking control of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province, is "indeed a setback" in the campaign against the terrorist outfit, the White House said as it vowed to help the Iraqi forces to reverse the IS gains.

President Obama finally given personal Twitter handle, Bill Clinton pokes fun
President Obama finally given personal Twitter handle, Bill Clinton pokes fun

With just two years to go before his tenure comes to an end, US President Barack Obama was finally given his personal Twitter account on Monday.

PM Narendra Modi has successfully used social media: Study

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the most popular politician on Twitter after US President Barack Obama, has successfully used social media to shape his public image as a tech savvy leader, according to new study.

Barack Obama moves to demilitarise US cops

President Barack Obama plans to bar police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that US law enforcement has become too militarised.

Tweeter-in-chief Obama gets own account

"Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account."