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Obama considering more sanctions against Syria

US President Barack Obama is considering more sanctions against Syria that could target lower-level military officers, following the failure of US and Russian efforts to revive a failed ceasefire in the country.

Obama set to veto 9/11 victims’ statutory right to sue Saudis

US President Barack Obama is set to veto legislation which gives the families of 9/11 attack victims a civil cause of action against Saudi Arabia in American courts.

Obama slams Trump’s trade, immigration policies at UN

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly for his eighth and final time as head of state, US President Barack Obama argued against the immigration and trade policies of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

'Obama’s statement on Israel is understatement of the century'

US President Barack Obama’s statement that Israel should withdraw from the occupied Palestinian land is the understatement of the century, an American author and political commentator says.

Obama calls on black voters to rally around Clinton

US President Barack Obama has called on the African-American community to rally around Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an effort to defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the November election.

Obama to veto 9/11 victims’ bill: White House

US President Barack Obama will veto a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 attacks victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the White House says.

Obama hopeful of closing Guantanamo before leaving office

US President Barack Obama says he remains hopeful of being able to fulfill his eight-year-old promise of closing the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before his term ends in January.

Pence accepts Obama’s birthplace, Carson calls for apology

Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, acknowledges that President Barack Obama was born in the US after the GOP nominee’s advisor, Ben Carson, urges him to apologize over years of questioning the commander-in-chief’s birthplace.

Obama says Trump's 'wacky ideas' make him unqualified

US President Barack Obama has lambasted Donald Trump, saying the Republican presidential nominee has “wacky ideas” that make him unqualified for the White House.

Obama, Putin meet in China; Syrian truce talks fail again

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met in China, after American and Russian diplomats failed to reach an agreement over easing the fighting in Syria.​

Obama says US to help Turkey bring coup plotters to justice

US President Barack Obama says his administration will help Turkey bring to justice those who attempted to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Obama faces tense meetings at G20 summit in China

US President Barack Obama has arrived in China to attend his final Group of 20 (G20) summit and hold tense meetings with several world leaders, including with the summit's host, Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Why Obama refers to Daesh as ISIL, Trump explains

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says President Barack Obama calls the Daesh terrorist group “ISIL” to annoy everyone.

Obama rebukes Trump over Khan comments

US President Barack Obama has rebuked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his comments against the Muslim parents of a slain Army soldier.

I will not apologize for Hiroshima, Nagasaki atomic bombings

US President Barack Obama says he will not apologize to Japan over the 1945 US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, emphasizing that improving mutual ties will instead be the focus of his upcoming trip to the country.

Obama lampoons Trump at White House correspondents dinner

US President Barack Obama has mocked Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, poking fun at the billionaire businessman for lack of experience in foreign policy.

Obama, Putin agree to implement Syria agreement

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to cooperate to implement the Syria agreement reached during talks in Munich, Germany, the Kremlin says.

US to 'vigorously' pursue new Iran sanctions, Obama says

US president Barack Obama says Washington will vigorously pursue enforcing new sanctions against Iran.

Obama’s SOTU, 'implicit acknowledgment of failure'

US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, his last before leaving office, was an “implicit acknowledgment” of failure on his campaign message of hope and change, said an American historian.

Obama slams politics of divisiveness in State of Union address

US President Barack Obama has delivered his last State of the Union address, trying to sell optimism to a frustrated nation and warning Americans not to pick Donald Trump as his successor.

Obama won’t endorse any presidential candidate: White House

US President Barack Obama will not publicly endorse a Democratic presidential candidate before the 2016 primary election, says the White House.

GOP senators urge Obama to impose more sanctions on Iran

A group of Republican senators has accused US President Barack Obama of failing to punish Iran over its ballistic missile tests, and called for more sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Americans lost faith in Obama’s war on Daesh: Rep. King

Republican Representative Peter King, a key figure in Congress, has said Americans have lost faith in President Barack Obama’s policy against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group.

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