Barack Obama hosts annual Ramadan Iftar at White House
Barack Obama hosts annual Ramadan Iftar at White House

US President Barack Obama has said Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious group as he opened the White House to Muslim Americans for a traditional Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Donald Trump enters US presidential race, says Obama is a 'bad negotiator'
Donald Trump enters US presidential race, says Obama is a 'bad negotiator'

Apparently one of the least politically correct US presidential hopefuls, billionaire tycoon Donald Trump jumped into the presidential fray on Tuesday, with a speech that was full of self-aggrandisement, but poked fun and scoffed at America's current leaders and policies.

Obama says will keep pushing to fix US immigration system

President Barack Obama said on Monday he is frustrated by U.S. federal court rulings that have stalled his immigration executive orders and will continue to push to fix the system.

Obama vows to boost US cyber defences amid signs of China hacking

President Barack Obama vowed on Monday that the United States would aggressively bolster its cyber defences, as U.S. officials said the probe into a massive breach of federal government networks has yielded growing signs of a direct Chinese role.

Obama nominates Syria envoy as Tunisia ambassador

US President Barack Obama on Monday tapped Syria envoy Daniel Rubinstein to become the next ambassador to Tunisia, a sign of the North African country`s growing strategic importance.

US lacks ''complete strategy'' to help Iraq fight ISIS: Obama
US lacks ''complete strategy'' to help Iraq fight ISIS: Obama

President Barack Obama, reprising a phrase that caused uproar in Washington last year, said on Monday the United States does not yet have a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi security forces to reconquer territory seized by Islamic State fighters.

Barack Obama heads for G7 summit focused on Ukraine

President Barack Obama left Washington late Saturday headed for a G7 summit in southern Germany focused on violence in eastern Ukraine.

US to press European allies on sanctions against Russia

US President Barack Obama is going to urge European Union (EU) leaders to continue sanctions against Russia at the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) meeting, officials said.

Obama, Merkel to meet Bavarian small town citizens

Close allies US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will confer ahead of a G7 summit and meet local residents on a stroll through a small Bavarian town.

Obama urges Congress to stop security measures lapsing

US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to prevent key national security surveillance measures from lapsing on midnight Sunday, warning inaction could hamper counterterrorism efforts.

Obama meets family of journalist slain by Islamic State

US President Barack Obama met Thursday with the family of Steven Sotloff, who was abducted in Syria and beheaded by the Islamic State group in September.

US court rejects Obama`s appeal on immigration

A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama`s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Obama urges NATO member states to help stabilise Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama urged all NATO member countries to play a role in helping stabilise Afghanistan.

Kenyan lawyer offers livestock to wed Obama`s daughter: Report
Kenyan lawyer offers livestock to wed Obama`s daughter: Report

A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia`s hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday.

Fallen US soldiers "a debt we can never fully repay" says Obama
Fallen US soldiers "a debt we can never fully repay" says Obama

The US President Barack Obama called the fallen US soldiers "a debt we can never fully repay" during a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery.

Nick Nolte to play disgraced US president in new series
Nick Nolte to play disgraced US president in new series

Actor Nick Nolte will play a disgraced former US president in one of EPIX's first two scripted series.

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.

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.

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.