Barack Obama: 'Now is the moment' for US police to make changes

US President Barack Obama said today that the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, with a White House task force recommending independent outside investigations when police use deadly force.

'Short -tempered' Azealia Banks considers running for White House

 Azealia Banks has revealed that she is working on her anger as she desires to become the next America's first female presidents.

Netanyahu takes off on `historic` US mission

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington Sunday on what he said was a "historic" mission to try and stop a nuclear deal with Iran, an AFP correspondent said.

White House condemns `brutal` Nemtsov murder, urges probe

The White House condemned what it called the "brutal" murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin who was shot dead in Moscow on Friday.

Netanyahu speech to US congress will harm ties with US: Rice

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s acceptance of an invitation to address the US Congress, without the blessing of the White House, is destructive to US-Israeli ties, a senior official said Tuesday.

 Obama endorses India's bid for permanent UNSC membership
Obama endorses India's bid for permanent UNSC membership

US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN security council, the White House has said.

US will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapon: White House

The US will make sure that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon as it would trigger a nuclear arms race and "destabilise" an already volatile region, the White House has said.

Obama's India visit helped boost bilateral ties: White House

US President Barack Obama's visit to India provided an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries and America is willing to work together with Indian government, the White House has said, a month after the historic trip.

US not negotiating 10-year nuclear deal with Iran: White House

Reports that the United States was negotiating a 10-year nuclear deal with Iran are not true, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.

US Prez Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths
US Prez Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths

US President Barack Obama has welcomed the recent remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he condemned religious based violence and gave an assurance that his government will give equal respect to all religions.

US committed to work with India on diversity issue: White House

 

Washington: Amid the flak generated by President Barack Obama`s recent comments about religious intolerance in India, the White House has said it`s committed to working with India to reaffirm the principle of diversity around the world.

US, Pakistan discuss methods to mutually support regional stability

Top officials from US and Pakistan have discussed methods to work together as partners and mutually support regional stability in the near term in order to fight against terrorism, the White House has said.

Obama to host Emir of Qatar at White House

US President Barack Obama will host the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the White House on February 24, officials said Friday.

Exclusive: US lawmaker pushes White House to aid allies in Islamic State fight

A senior Republican lawmaker warned President Barack Obama she would do "everything within my power," including holding up money, to push the United States to provide fighter jets and weapons to Egypt and other allies fighting Islamic State militants.

Pakistan presents anti-terrorism strategy at US summit

Pakistan has presented a five-point anti-terrorism strategy before a White House summit, a media report said on Friday.

Indian-American DJ Patil named as first US chief data scientist

The White House has named Dhanurjay 'DJ' Patil as its first chief data scientist to help shape policies and practices to help the US remain a leader in technology and innovation.

White House denies US scheduled to meet with Taliban on peace deal

The White House denied reports that US officials planned to meet with the Taliban on Thursday, a spokeswoman said.

Osama bin Laden wanted to rebrand al Qaeda: White House
Osama bin Laden wanted to rebrand al Qaeda: White House

Frustrated over al Qaeda's recognition as a global terror outfit, its chief Osama bin Laden wanted to change the name of the group to identify it more closely with Islam before he was killed by US special forces in Pakistan, the White House has said.

Reports of US not sharing info with Israel on Iran untrue: WH

The White House today refuted reports that the US is not sharing information with Israel over its negotiations with Tehran on the controversial nuclear programme.

Judge stalls Obama immigration orders; White House to appeal

The White House promised an appeal today after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration and gave a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit aiming to permanently stop the orders.