Obama administration moving to create 2 marine sanctuaries

2015-10-05 08:24

President Barack Obama's administration will announce steps to create marine sanctuaries in Maryland and Wisconsin and will take further action to combat illegal fishing, the White House says.

MSF leaves Afghan city after hospital bombing

2015-10-04 11:30

International medical charity MSF says it has withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital, killing 19 people.

Obama warns Putin on 'recipe for disaster'

2015-10-03 15:01

US President Barack Obama has warned that Russia's aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Bashar Assad is a "recipe for disaster".

India unveils climate target to cut energy intensity

2015-10-02 11:44

India has promised to make its economy more energy efficient and to cut emissions intensity of its GDP by 30-35% by 2030 from 2005 levels, in a climate change policy statement released ahead of a UN summit in Paris in December.

WATCH: Obama slams 'routine' after US mass shooting

US President Barack Obama slammed the 'routine' the happens in America after a mass shooting before using the incident as evidence that stricter gun laws were the only way to stop a series of mass shootings. Watch.

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Trump would send Syrian refugees home

2015-10-01 09:07

Republican US presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he would send thousands of Syrian refugees back to their home country if he is elected in November.

Trump gives Putin an 'A' on leadership

2015-09-30 12:01

One day after President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin made little headway in their standoff over Syria at their first formal meeting in more than two years, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is agreeing with Putin on his backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Obama says fight against ISIS will take time

2015-09-30 05:19

Obama says the fight against ISIS will take time, but is ultimately optimistic.

Razak: No gain from golf with Obama

2015-09-29 18:59

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says his golf game with US President Barack Obama during a visit to Washington last year, did not yield the expected political benefits.

Obama, Putin trade barbs over support for Assad regime

2015-09-28 21:45

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have taken aim at each other's involvement in Syria at the United Nations General Assembly.


Obama calls airstrike on Afghan hospital ‘tragic incident’

2015-10-04 11:30

US President Barack Obama has extended condolences over the killing of medical professionals and other civilians at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Afghan bombing: Patients burned to death in their beds, says MSF

2015-10-04 07:24

MSF says patients burned to death in their beds during a bombing raid that continued for half an hour after US and Afghan authorities were informed about the hospital bombing in Kunduz.

US to curb smog but stops short of toughest limits

2015-10-02 23:09

The Obama administration has trimmed the amount of ozone allowed in the air, issuing a regulation to fight smog that will prevent hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks buts cost businesses and utilities billions of dollars.

HEADLINES: Madonsela, SA citizen faces death in Malaysia & Oregon shooting

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela called to probe Eskom, Chancellor House and the ANC; a Joburg father faces death in Malaysia for drug smuggling; 15 killed in US college shooting.

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Obama: US gun laws responsible for mass shootings

2015-10-02 06:01

US President Barack Obama has blamed pro-gun lobbies for the latest gun massacre in which 10 people died, calling for "common-sense" gun control laws.

Zuma, Obama and that phone call

2015-09-30 12:16

President Jacob Zuma and that phone call not even US president Barack Obama could interrupt.

Obama says Assad must go, revs up coalition against ISIS

2015-09-30 08:43

US President Barack Obama says that Syrian leader Bashar Assad must go if ISIS is to be defeated, as he rallied world leaders to revitalise the coalition campaign against the jihadists.

Obama: Struggle must continue to stop ISIS ideology

2015-09-29 20:00

US President Barack Obama says countries will need to continue the long-term struggle against ISIS and other violent extremist groups by defeating them not only on the battlefield, but also ideologically.

Obama admits mistakes in Libya, says West should have done more

2015-09-29 12:25

President Barack Obama says the international community should have done more to avoid a leadership vacuum in Libya, which has been in disarray since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.

Obama attacks support for child-killing 'tyrant' Assad

2015-09-28 17:03

US President Barack Obama has taken the podium at the UN General Assembly to denounce those who support leaders like Syria's Bashar Assad, accusing him of slaughtering children.

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