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Tag: Barack Obama

Barack Obama Administration Knowingly Funded Al-Qaeda Affiliate: US Report

New Delhi/Washington: Former US President Barack Obama’s administration knowingly funded a sanctioned affiliate of the pan-Islamist banned terror outfit al-Qaeda, as per a recently released report of a US Senate committee. The report is based on a probe by the office of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) into the Obama administration’s approval […]

Spent Childhood Listening To Ramayana And Mahabharata, Reveals Barack Obama In Memoir

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama said that he has always held a special place for India due to his childhood years spent in Indonesia listening to the epic Hindu tales of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Maybe it was its (India’s) sheer size, with one-sixth of the world’s population, an estimated two thousand distinct […]

Millions Of Young Men In Pakistan 'Stunted' By Religious Fundamentalism: Obama's Memoir

New Delhi: Former US President Barack Obama does not have a single positive view on Pakistan in his latest memoir ‘A Promised Land’. Instead, Obama has lumped Pakistan with countries like Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq where millions of young men are “stunted” by religious fundamentalism. Published by a division of Penguin Random House, ‘A Promised […]

'Rahul Gandhi Has Nervous, Uninformed Quality': Former US Prez Barack Obama In His Memoir

New York: Former US president Barack Obama’s new book ‘A Promised Land’ lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi’s “nervous, uninformed quality” while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Rahul’s mother Sonia Gandhi, according to a book review Thursday in the New York Times. The first rush of book excerpts swirling on the internet point […]

Former US President Barack Obama Joins Biden At Michigan Rally

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama joined his former Vice President and the incumbent Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden at a campaign rally for the latter in the state of Michigan, just three days ahead of Tuesday’s election. The joint appearance at the drive-in rally in Flint, Michigan, on Saturday, was the first since Biden […]

Barack Obama To Campaign For US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden
Barack Obama To Campaign For US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden

Macon: Former US President Barack Obama will campaign for Democratic party presidential candidate Joe Biden in Pennsylvania next week, the Biden campaign has said. President Donald Trump, however, told his supporters here that Obama was an “ineffective” campaigner and this was good news for him as in 2016 “they did a lousy job and that’s […]

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Ex-US Prez Barack Obama Endorses Indian-American Candidate In Senate Race

Washington: Sara Gideon, an Indian-origin Democratic senatorial candidate in the state of Maine, has won the endorsement of former US President Barack Obama for her November contest against incumbent Republican Senator Susan Collins, the media reported. Daughter of an Indian immigrant father, 48-year-old Gideon figured in the list of candidates endorsed by Obama nationwide, the […]

Twitter Accounts of Barack Obama, Bill Gates And Several Others Hacked

Washington: Unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies Wednesday in an apparent Bitcoin scam. The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and […]

Barack Obama criticises US COVID-19 response in virtual graduation speech

Washington: Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticised some officials overseeing the coronavirus response, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” a two-hour live-streaming event for historically black colleges and universities broadcast […]

Barack Obama slams US admin for COVID-19 response

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the incumbent administration of President Donald Trump for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster.” A tape recording of Obama’s remarks, rendered during a chat with members of the Obama Alumni Association on Friday, revealed that the former President said that Trump has […]

When Indian YouTuber Anisha Met Ex-US President Barack Obama

Singapore: Indian YouTuber Anisha Dixit, who is popularly known as Rickshawali, recently met former American President Barack Obama in Singapore. She was part of a panel discussion and Meet and Greet session with Obama. According to Anisha, meeting Obama “in person was an opportunity of a lifetime”. “The moment I saw him I told him […]

Women Are Indisputably Better Than Men: Barack Obama

Singapore: Former US President Barack Obama said on Monday that if women ran every country in the world, there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes. Speaking at a private event on leadership here, Obama said while in office he had mused what a world run by women would look like, reports […]

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Trump Admin Notifies UN Of Withdrawal From Paris Agreement On Climate Change

Washington: The United States has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, a global agreement in which President Donald Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had played instrumental roles. Although Trump had announced his decision to withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change on […]

9/11 turning point in Indo-US counter-terror cooperation

New Delhi: The September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the US, which killed 3,000 people and brought home to America the horror that other countries, especially India, were facing with regular terror attacks, also served as a turning point in India-US counter-terrorism cooperation. Over the last two decades, India and the US have strengthened their […]

Image: U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while addressing news conference in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington
Obama shares African Americans' letter slamming Trump for racism

Washington: In an unexpected endorsement, former US president Barack Obama has shared on his Twitter handle a letter by former members of his administration that rebuked racism in American politics and called out President Donald Trump for his racist comments made against four Congresswomen of colour. The letter, co-signed by 149 African Americans, appeared as […]

Trump cancels Obama plan to reduce carbon emissions

Washington: The Donald Trump administration has rolled back former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan to limit carbon emissions and force the transition toward less polluting forms of energy. The new directive, dubbed “Accessible Clean Energy” and announced by Environment Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday, instructs the individual states to develop their own […]

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year’s Pride Month with a rainbow turban. Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation — his turban that featured the colours of the LGBT […]

Trump compares US-Mexico border wall with protection at Obamas' home

Washington: President Donald Trump compared the wall he wants to build along the US-Mexico border with the protection at the Washington DC home of his predecessor, Barack Obama. “President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their DC mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The US needs the same […]

Image: U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while addressing news conference in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington
Obama dons Santa hat to cheer sick kids

Washington DC: Former Us President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to the Children’s National Medical Center here, bringing with him a sack of presents for the young patients. The 44th President was given a rock star’s entrance as he entered the hospital, with his swagger giving way to dance moves as he neared the […]

Obama slams Trump for withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama criticized the decision made on Tuesday by President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, calling the move a “serious mistake”. “I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) at risk without any Iranian violation of […]

Obama named most admired man in Gallup poll

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were named respectively the most admired man and woman in the new Gallup poll. Obama, who has held the title for 10th year in a row, was named by 17 per cent of those polled as the man they admired most, compared […]

Image: U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while addressing news conference in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington
Think before you tweet: Obama's advice apparently to Trump

New Delhi: When it comes to tweeting, former US President Barack Obama has some advice for all, including the current President Donald Trump — think hard before you tweet and don’t just post thoughts as they appear in your mind. According to Obama, you must think before you open your mouth, you must ponder over […]

US to announce repeal of clean power plan

Washington: The US government on Tuesday will formally announce a repeal of the Clean Power Plan, a signature effort by former US President Barack Obama to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the media reported. Scott Pruitt, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced at an event in Kentucky that he will sign a proposed […]

Obama warned Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook last year

Washington: As Facebook faces intense fake news scrutiny after disclosing the details about the presence of Russian political ads worth $100,000 on its platform during the 2016 US presidential election, it was none other than former President Barack Obama who had warned CEO Mark Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook. According to a report in The […]

Obama's tweet in response to Charlottesville breaks record

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama’s response to the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville in US state of Virginia, has broken the record for most Twitter likes, with a number of over 3 million on the social media platform. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background […]