Barack Obama

Obama to outline strategy against Islamic State

US President Barack Obama will on Wednesday spell out his strategy to destroy the Islamic State, the Sunni rebel group that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria. “What I’m going to be asking the American people to understand is, number one, this is a serious threat,” Obama told broadcaster[…]

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Obama says beheadings will not intimidate US

US President Barack Obama has condemned the beheading of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist killed by the Islamic State group. Obama issued the statement on Wednesday, after the US National Security Council confirmed the authenticity of an online video showing the killing of Sotloff. “Whatever these murderers think they[…]

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Obama calls for calm in Ferguson

US National Guard troops were deployed Monday after unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, as President Barack Obama called for calm. A clearly uncomfortable Obama said there was no excuse for local police to employ “excessive force” and urged the[…]

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Obama authorises air strikes in Iraq

US President Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Sunni fighters in Iraq, saying the measure was meant to avert “genocide” in the country. “We can act, carefully and responsibly to prevent a potential act of genocide,” Obama said on Thursday, referring to the Yazidis, a religious minority group[…]

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Obama could’ve done more for Africa: Zuma

United States of America president Barack Obama could have done more for the African continent especially because of his African descent, President Jacob Zuma said in Washington on Monday. “[This African descent] has made him tread very carefully and I think that is a reality,” he told a National Press[…]

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Obama calls for Gaza truce

US President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas on Sunday, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476. The United Nations Security Council opened urgent talks on efforts to strike a ceasefire deal as Israel ramped up[…]

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Obama host iftar, defends Israel

Amid wide calls for boycotting the annual event, US President Barack Obama has hosted a White House iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, using the meal to discuss the crises unfolding in the Mideast. “Even as we celebrate all that we have in common, we know that in[…]

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When is Abduction kosher?

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat – President Obama’s decision to release five detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for an American POW held by the Taliban in Afghanistan, has sparked outrage in certain quarters. His Republican opponents have attacked him by claiming that the release of the detainees, violates congressional restrictions and[…]

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