Obama to host Gulf leaders in May

US President Barack Obama will welcome the six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdoms in mid-May for talks on Iran`s nuclear program and the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq and Syria.

Barack Obama backs taking Cuba off terror list: White House
Barack Obama backs taking Cuba off terror list: White House

US President Barack Obama has agreed to take Cuba off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, a key step toward normalizing ties.

Obama hails progress in fight against Islamic State in Iraq

President Barack Obama hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Tuesday and hailed the US-backed Iraqi forces` progress against the Islamic State group.

Islamic State battle to dominate US-Iraq White House talks

Iraq`s prime minister will plead for more US military support in the war against insurgent Islamic State jihadists during a first White House meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Obama`s endorsement of Hillary Clinton `not automatic`: White House

Barack Obama will not automatically endorse Hillary Clinton`s presidential bid, the White House said Monday, indicating he will wait until the general election before formally backing a candidate.

Republican Rubio makes leap into 2016 White House race

US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported.

Hillary Clinton enters White House race, seeks to be first female US Prez
Hillary Clinton enters White House race, seeks to be first female US Prez

Hillary Clinton promised to be a champion for everyday Americans on Sunday as she kicked off a long-awaited second run for the White House as the commanding Democratic front runner.

No decision on removing Cuba from terror sponsors list yet

US President Barack Obama said Saturday he has not yet decided on whether to remove Cuba from State Sponsors of Terrorism List and that he has held "candid and fruitful conversation" with Cuban leader Raul Castro on the sidelines of a regional summit.

Iran deal requires phased sanctions removal: White House

The White House pushed back on Friday against declarations from Iran's leaders that any nuclear deal must include an immediate lifting of sanctions, indicating President Barack Obama will walk away from negotiations unless sanctions are removed over time.

Calls mount for US police to wear body cameras

 From the White House to local communities, Americans are pushing for more police to wear body cameras after an officer shot dead an unarmed man running away from a traffic infraction.

Obama touts clean energy in bid to restore US leadership in Caribbean

President Barack Obama met with Jamaica`s prime minister on Thursday, announcing a major clean energy partnership ahead of a Caribbean summit where he hopes to reassert U.S. leadership in the region at a time when oil-producing Venezuela`s economic clout may be receding.

Barack Obama calls for stop to gay 'conversion' therapies

US President Barack Obama is calling for an end to so-called conversion therapies that seek to change sexual or gender orientation of young homosexuals or transgenders.

White House will not name those behind 2014 cyber attack

 The White House said Wednesday it would not name those behind a cyber attack on official Washington targets last October, after reports blamed Russia.

Former White House aide Emanuel re-elected Chicago`s mayor

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won re-election Tuesday as Chicago`s mayor in the city`s first runoff vote, news reports said.

Rand Paul criticizes fellow Republicans as he launches White House bid

 US Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington`s dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms.

White House says secure systems not hacked

 US officials insisted Tuesday that a cyber attack last year did not compromise White House classified systems, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the breach.

Widespread power cut leaves White House in dark

 Widespread power outages on Tuesday swept Washington D.C. area, causing blackouts at White House, State Department, Capitol and other government buildings.

Benjamin Netanyahu wants Iran deal to cover missile capacity

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept up his offensive against the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, saying it fails to address Tehran`s long-range missile arsenal.

White House plays down summit spat with Venezuela

The White House said on Tuesday Venezuela is not a security threat, in a disavowal aimed at defusing a controversy just days before Presidents Barack Obama and Nicolas Maduro come face-to-face at a regional summit.