Hollande to press Obama on Russia co-operation in ISIS fight

2015-11-24 10:05

President Barack Obama will stand in solidarity with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, 11 days after the ISIS group launched a series of deadly attacks in Paris.

Trump wants waterboarding back

2015-11-23 06:19

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has called for the return of waterboarding, a near-drowning interrogation technique widely denounced as torture, saying it was "peanuts" compared to what ISIS is doing.

Obama vows US will welcome refugees

2015-11-21 12:08

Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the US, President Barack Obama has vowed that his country will be a welcoming place for those fleeing violence "as long as I'm president".

Obama to meet Malaysia PM with relations under scrutiny

2015-11-20 10:00

US President Barack Obama is set to meet Malaysia’s leader and is expected to strike a delicate balance between criticising alleged abuses while maintaining a relationship Washington considers strategically important.

Assad must go to end Syria civil war - Obama

2015-11-19 13:36

US President Barack Obama says Syria’s civil war would not end unless Bashar Assad leaves power, discounting suggestions the Middle Eastern leader could take part in future elections.

Protesters jostle with police, burn mock US flag in Philippines during Apec

2015-11-18 08:22

About 200 protesters trying to march on the venues for APEC meetings are blocked by riot police. Protesters jostled with police and burnt a mock US flag.

Obama stresses commitment to maritime security

2015-11-17 17:42

US President Barack Obamahas announced $250m in maritime security assistance for South-East Asian allies ahead of an international economic summit overshadowed by disputes in the South China Sea.

Zuma’s bulging cabinet. US – 6x bigger population, 1/4 the cost

2015-11-17 07:18

The numbers point towards a hugely inflated, overpaid South African cabinet, especially when compared against President Jacob Zuma's global counterparts.

Obama heads to Asia with 'pivot' again stymied

2015-11-16 14:18

US President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the Philippines with his much-vaunted "pivot to Asia" again overshadowed by events in Europe, the Middle East and politics at home.

Republicans criticise Obama, Clinton after Paris attacks

2015-11-15 14:03

Several Republican presidential candidates have accused President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton of failing in the fight against ISIS militants as the terrorist attacks in Paris became a focal point of the nomination race.


Australia PM: No global support for US-led troops in Syria

2015-11-24 09:26

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says there is no global support for a US-led ground force to destroy the ISIS group, while warning resolve to defeat jihadists has never been stronger.

Obama: US won't relent on ISIS campaign

2015-11-22 15:34

President Barack Obama says the US and its international partners "will not relent" in the fight against ISIS.

Obama calls on young people to reject extremism

2015-11-20 13:33

President Barack Obama is asking young people in Southeast Asia to reject violent extremism and embrace tolerance.

Canada will be 'strong' partner against ISIS, Trudeau tells Obama

2015-11-19 14:58

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau has vowed to remain a “strong” partner in the international fight against the ISIS group, while indicating he would make no u-turn on pulling fighter jets out of Iraq and Syria.

Obama enlists unlikely ally to safeguard climate deal

2015-11-19 13:05

Fearing a nascent global climate accord could be strangled at birth by sceptical US Republicans, President Barack Obama is wooing an unlikely ally – big business.

Running against Trump would be 'fun': Obama

2015-11-17 20:27

US President Barack Obama says running against Donald Trump would have been "fun," in a light-hearted remark that appeared to ridicule the Republican frontrunner's White House campaign.

Obama vows commitment to maritime security in Asia

2015-11-17 11:43

President Barack Obama has vowed to bolster security in the seas around the island nation, opening a six-day diplomatic tour in Asia that is likely to be divided between the region's long-simmering disputes.

Obama: Attacks 'terrible' setback in ISIS campaign

2015-11-16 20:00

President Barack Obama has conceded that the Paris terror attacks were a "terrible and sickening setback" in the fight against ISIS.

World leaders pressed for response to Paris attacks

2015-11-16 13:02

Pressed for a stronger answer to the ISIS group’s attacks in Paris, the world’s top nations are set to outline their co-ordinated response to what President Barack Obama has described as an “attack on the civilised world”.

Paris attacks may lead to US military anti-ISIS escalation

2015-11-15 12:49

The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the ISIS in Iraq and Syria, analysts say.

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