ARTICLES RELATING TO BARACK OBAMA

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.

I instil fear in Western leaders, says Mugabe

2014-09-08 12:30
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe claims the reason he is barred from attending international summits is because Western leaders are afraid of him.

Obama to outline strategy as US expands Iraq strikes

2014-09-08 08:04

US President Barack Obama has announced he will unveil a strategy to defeat Islamic State as the US expands its air campaign against the jihadists.

Obama regrets golfing after Foley death

2014-09-07 19:22

US President Barack Obama now admits that his decision to play a vacation round of golf immediately after addressing the murder of US journalist James Foley by ISIS was a mistake.

Clinton: No decision yet about presidential bid

2014-09-06 15:59

Ex-US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says she will decide early next year about joining the 2016 US presidential race.

Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State

2014-09-06 10:10

US President Barack Obama outlined plans on Friday for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, but they received a cautious response from European allies.

US, UK will 'not be cowed' by militants

2014-09-04 12:15

Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron have declared that their nations will 'not be cowed' by extremists.

Obama says Russia a threat to Europe

2014-09-03 19:43

Lashing out at Russia, Obama has assured allies that Nato will defend their independence.

US says Sotloff beheading video is authentic

2014-09-03 13:08

The US says that the video showing the beheading of a second US journalist by Islamic State militants is authentic.

Obama sends 350 more troops to Baghdad

2014-09-03 08:05

US president Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to safeguard American diplomats in the Iraqi capital, increasing the US military presence to more than 1 000 forces.

Obama heads into European maelstrom

2014-09-02 23:16

US President Barack Obama has flown directly into the worst East-West storm since the Cold War, where he will warn Russia to keep its hands off former Soviet states.

Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine

2014-09-01 13:52

Moscow and Kiev representatives are set to meet in Minsk after Russian raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state.

 

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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Arab League chief: Confront ISIS group

2014-09-08 10:50

The head of the Arab League has urged its members to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically", issuing an apparent call to arms.

Obama says US military to help Ebola effort

2014-09-07 21:01

The US military will join the fight against fast-spreading Ebola in Africa, President Barack Obama has said, but warned it would be months before the epidemic slows.

Obama to delay immigration action

2014-09-06 19:03

US President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections.

Ukraine guard: Cease-fire is holding

2014-09-06 13:45

The cease-fire in Ukraine's rebellious east appears to be holding, despite some violations early on, the head of the country's national guard says.

In Syria, Islamic State builds a government

2014-09-04 14:47
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In the cities and towns across the desert plains of northeast Syria, the ultra-hard-line al-Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has insinuated itself into nearly every aspect of daily life.

Obama calls for anti-jihadist front

2014-09-04 07:45
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US President Barack Obama has called for an international front against jihadists in Iraq and Syria after they beheaded a second American reporter.

Obama says beheading videos won't intimidate US

2014-09-03 15:56

President Obama says that the US will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to 'degrade and destroy' the group.

ISIS raises stakes with beheading of 2nd hostage

2014-09-03 10:00
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The Islamic State militant group has raised the stakes in its confrontation with the US after the apparent beheading of a second American hostage, with a chilling warning should air strikes continue.

UN chief 'outraged' at beheading of US journalist

2014-09-03 06:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world was "outraged" at what appeared to be the beheading of a second US journalist in a video released by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

Obama notifies Congress of air strikes in Iraq

2014-09-01 21:29

US President Barack Obama has formally notified Congress that he has authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq to help deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli.

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