President Barack Obama

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

Obama to make first visit to US mosque

President Barack Obama will make his first visit as president to a US mosque next week in a defence of religious freedom, the White House said, following a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Demographics as Destiny: The Republican Conundrum

The Republican dominance in the House has been fuelled by the spectacular rise of conservative media which directly helped the rise of the Tea Party movement, a grassroots, non-college white protest against President Barack Obama's healthcare programme.

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

Iran's re-entrance in the global economy

One should not be surprised if Washington re-establishes diplomatic ties with Tehran before the end of President Barack Obama's term in November 2016. However, what will be the fate of the JCPOA after the November 2016 US presidential elections is anyone's guess, particularly if a Republican is elected to the White House.

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
USA

Embrace time of 'extraordinary change': Obama

President Barack Obama told Americans nervous about terror and the changing economy that they should not fear the future, in a farewell State of the Union address that drew sharp contrast with Republicans.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

Why did US govt suddenly ban a bunch of soaps and bodywashes?

United States President Barack Obama approved a bill on Monday banning soaps, toothpastes, and bodywashes that contain a harmful ingredient.

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

US 'will not be terrorised': Obama

President Barack Obama says the US "will not be terrorised" by Wednesday's mass shootings in San Bernardino, California.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Fight against IS dominates as world leaders meet in Turkey

Barack Obama and other world leaders arrive in Turkey on Sunday for a summit after attacks in Paris pushed the fight against IS to the top of the agenda.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Paris attacks may lead to US military anti-IS escalation

Paris attacks seem likely to compel President Obama to consider military escalation against IS in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic moves like launching US or international ground offensive or accelerating aerial bombing in hopes of eliminating the global threat of violent extremism.

October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015

Obama welcomes trick-or-treaters at Halloween event

The White House welcomed flocks of costumed children to its annual Halloween event where President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, gave out candy and fruit bars.

October 4, 2015
October 4, 2015

US investigates Afghan hospital bombing

President Barack Obama says the US has launched a "full investigation" into air strikes that killed 19 people at an MSF-run Afghan hospital.