Obama warning over Netanyahu unjustified - Israeli official

2015-05-22 15:24

A senior official in Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's rightwing Likud party rejected fresh US criticism of the premier as unjustified and hypocritical.

Obama, Tunisia's new president to meet at White House

2015-05-21 10:16

President Barack Obama is showing support for Tunisia’s transition to democracy by opening the Oval Office to the North African country’s newly elected president.

Barack Obama gets his own Twitter account

2015-05-18 19:33

"Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." With that inaugural Tweet, President Barack Obama cast off security and bureaucratic chains in place since he was elected.

Netanyahu: Not too late to stop Iran nuclear deal

2015-05-17 22:49

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said there was still time to stop an Iranian agreement with world powers that he says would give Tehran nuclear arms.

US, Cuba to meet on reopening embassies

2015-05-14 12:50

The US and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement.

US urged to put anti-slavery icon on $20 bill

2015-05-13 14:06

Campaigners urge US President Barack Obama to put anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman on the country's $20 bill, after an online petition to choose a new female face.

Obama picks Marine general as top military advisor

2015-05-05 21:11

President Barack Obama nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford as chairman of the joint chiefs Tuesday, choosing an officer with battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan for the military's top job.

Kerry in Kenya calls for unity to defeat terrorism

2015-05-04 15:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry has held talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on security co-operation, after calling for unity in the face of terror attacks.

US famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson running for president

2015-05-04 09:38

Ben Carson, who became a conservative US political star after a career as a neurosurgeon is planning to formally announce that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Most Americans support drone strikes on terrorists

2015-05-01 16:14

Most Americans support drone strikes against terrorists overseas, a new poll has revealed.


Obama looks to anchor Tunisia's democratic gains

2015-05-21 11:24

Barack Obama and Tunisia’s president are set to discuss increased military and economic aid designed to ensure the brightest democratic light to emerge from the Arab Spring is not extinguished by jihadists.

Obama tweets, and a million follow

2015-05-19 07:56

US President Barack Obama has sent his first tweet from his very own account on Twitter, quickly amassing a million followers in five hours.

Obama bans military-style equipment for police

2015-05-18 17:26

Barack Obama is banning the government from providing some military-style equipment to local police departments, nine months after officers in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests.

US oil production 'important' : Obama

2015-05-15 10:15

President Barack Obama has called US oil production an 'important' source of energy as America transitions towards cleaner resources.

US House passes bill to end bulk collection of phone records

2015-05-14 11:47

The House of Representatives have voted by a wide margin to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.

Obama sees 'difficult path' on Israel-Palestinian conflict

2015-05-13 12:50

President Barack Obama says he has not given up hope for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict but says tension in the region and “serious questions about overall commitment” have made progress difficult.

Obama says inequality facing minority men behind US protests

2015-05-05 12:01

Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, US President Barack Obama says that the residual effects of racism have built up over time and created inequality.

Kerry honours victims in Kenya as talks focus on Shabaab

2015-05-04 12:13

In Kenya, Kerry honors terror victims and talks with government about combating al-Shabaab

Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

2015-05-03 13:21

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to have talks with Kenyan officials ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country.

Bid to end collection of phone data advances

2015-05-01 14:20

A bill to end spy agencies' mass collection of Americans' telephone data advanced in the US House of Representatives.

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