ARTICLES RELATING TO BARACK OBAMA

Gaza travel restrictions eased for Muslim holiday

2014-10-02 09:17

In a rare step Israel says it will let 500 Palestinians living in Gaza pray at a Jerusalem holy site during the Eid al-Adha feast at the weekend, and allow Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel more freely.

Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

2014-09-30 16:12

President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are joining together to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the US.

Turkey mulls joining anti-ISIS coalition

2014-09-30 08:03

Islamic State fighters have closed to within a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey, as Ankara mulls joining the anti-ISIS coalition.

Obama: US intel underestimated ISIS

2014-09-28 18:50

US intelligence agencies underestimated ISIS activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama says.

California burns - and there's worse to come

2014-09-26 10:38

Wildfires are nothing new in California. But in the third year of a historic drought, the tinder-dry western US state is battling near-record numbers of blazes.

World must stop Ebola now, says UN chief

2014-09-26 08:21

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the world must stop Ebola now, as he opened a high-level meeting to tackle the worst-ever outbreak.

US strikes ISIS oil refineries in Syria

2014-09-25 11:33

The United States has bombed ISIS-controlled oil refineries in Syria as president Barack Obama recruited more allies to fight the jihadist "network of death".

Venezuela calls jihadists a Western 'Frankenstein'

2014-09-25 08:39

Venezuela's leftist president Nicolas Maduro has accused Western powers of helping create the jihadist crisis in the Middle East and said that the only solution involved respecting regional governments.

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

US bombs ISIS in Syria - Pentagon

2014-09-23 05:46
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The United States and its "partners" have launched a barrage of bombs and Tomahawk cruise missiles on ISIS extremists in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

2014-09-19 14:03

Legislation requested by President Obama authorising the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting Islamic militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

2014-09-19 09:18

US president Barack Obama says $46m in new assistance that the US will provide to Ukraine's military will help the country defend against Russian aggression.

Iran rules out co-operating with US in Iraq

2014-09-18 08:12

Iran's foreign minister ruled out co-operating with the US in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader threat that needs new thinking.

SA negating Ebola role - expert

2014-09-17 21:08

SA should have played the leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, Frans Viljoen, director of the University of Pretoria's centre for human rights, says.

Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiralling out of control'

2014-09-17 07:47

President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak is unprecedented and "spiralling out of control".

China ups medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

2014-09-16 13:58

China is set to send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN says.

US set to send troops to build Ebola clinics

2014-09-16 07:28

US President Barack Obama is set to announce that the US will send thousands of troops to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by building clinics and training healthcare workers.

Obama war plan rattles Senate nominees

2014-09-13 08:35

US President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide control of the US Senate.

13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Up to 31 500 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria - CIA

2014-09-12 05:58

Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20 000 to 31 500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency says, much higher than a previous estimate of 10 000.

Obama, victims' families pause to remember 9/11

2014-09-11 15:48

Politicians, dignitaries and victims' relatives are gathering in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania to commemorate the nearly 3 000 people killed in al-Qaeda's attack on the United States 13 years ago on 9/11.

Aussie police arrest 2 men on terror charges

2014-09-10 14:25

Australian police arrested two men for allegedly preparing to fight in Syria, recruiting jihadists and raising money for an al-Qaeda offshoot group.

Sotloff not 'sold' to ISIS - US

2014-09-09 22:35

The US has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels.

Michelle Obama campaigns in Georgia Senate race

2014-09-09 10:32

First lady Michelle Obama has debuted on the 2014 campaign trail in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

 

US sharply criticises new Israeli housing project

2014-10-02 05:45
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The US has sharply criticised a new Israeli construction project following President Barack Obama and Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting.

Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

2014-09-30 23:32

There are few signs that US President Barack Obama and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, who is in Washington, have solved any of the issues often keeping the two countries at arm's length.

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

2014-09-30 10:43

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process.

Air strikes intensify against ISIS in Syria

2014-09-29 08:44

US-led coalition warplanes have pounded the oil sites that fund the Islamic State fighters in Syria, as air strikes intensify against the jihadist group.

Liberia welcomes UN pledges on Ebola

2014-09-26 14:38

Liberia has welcomed global pledges of action on the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, admitting that the government is losing the trust of its people with the outbreak still out of control.

Ebola worse than terrorism - Sierra Leone leader

2014-09-26 09:36

The president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma says the deadly Ebola virus is "worse than terrorism", as President Barack Obama urged the world to do more to tackle the disease.

Ukraine prepares to close Russia border

2014-09-25 19:05

President Petro Poroshenko has instructed his government to consider temporarily closing Ukraine’s porous border with Russia to help halt its “intervention” in the Westward-leaning former Soviet state's affairs.

US to create world's largest marine sanctuary

2014-09-25 10:29

President Barack Obama will create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean in a bid to protect sea life from climate change, the White House says.

Obama may lift sanctions if Russia agrees to peace

2014-09-25 07:22

US President Barack Obama slammed Russia's 'aggression' in Ukraine but has offered to lift sanctions against Moscow if it threw its weight behind a peace deal with Kiev.

Rockefellers to divest from fossil fuels

2014-09-23 06:33

The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, say they will divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost for the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit.

Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

2014-09-22 08:05

President Barack Obama will seek to galvanise international support in the fight against climate change when he addresses the UN, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.

Modi says al-Qaeda will fail in India

2014-09-19 12:56

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

2014-09-18 12:35

In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama will host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office after the leader speaks to a joint session of Congress.

Liberia hopes US Ebola pledge will spur others to act

2014-09-18 07:29

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she hopes President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3 000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help.

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Syrian war plane crashes near ISIS-held city – resident

2014-09-16 13:59

A Syrian war plane has crashed near the Islamic State-controlled city of Ragga, a resident says, and a group that tracks violence in the war says a number of people have been wounded on the ground.

US open to talks with Iran on ISIS - Kerry

2014-09-16 12:36

As more than two dozen nations pledged to help Iraq fight ISIS militants, the US says it is open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

Obama aide: US goal to neutralise ISIS threat

2014-09-14 17:35

Success of the US campaign against ISIS militants will come when the group no longer poses a threat to the US and its allies in the Middle East, a top US official has said.

Obama Iraq plan 'a good starting point'

2014-09-12 11:37

President Barack Obama’s decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired General David Petraeus says.

In US, calls mount for major scale-up to Ebola crisis

2014-09-12 07:56

The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors say.

No need for urgent Opec meet - Kuwait

2014-09-11 16:30

Opec member Kuwait says there was no need to call an emergency meeting for the producers' cartel to discuss sliding oil prices after crude hit a 17-month low.

Syria opposition backs US anti-ISIS plan

2014-09-11 12:37

Syria's opposition national coalition has welcomed a US plan to tackle the jihadist Islamic State group, but also urged action against President Bashar Assad's regime.

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

2014-09-10 09:16
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President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorise the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces, administration officials say.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on IS

2014-09-09 16:18

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State jihadist group.

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2014-09-09 08:35

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