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Obama congratulates Pakistan on vote
Obama congratulates Pakistan on vote

President Barack Obama congratulated Pakistan Sunday on its parliamentary elections and said Washington was ready to work "as equal partners" with the government that emerges.

Obama congratulates Pakistan on vote
Obama avoids recognizing Maduro as Venezuelan president
Obama avoids recognizing Maduro as Venezuelan president

US President Barack Obama would not say Friday whether the United States recognizes Nicolas Maduro as the winner of last month's Venezuelan presidential election.

Obama avoids recognizing Maduro as Venezuelan president
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Obama eyes Guantanamo envoy but closure path thorny

President Barack Obama may name a new envoy as a first step toward honoring his renewed pledge to close Guantanamo Bay, but the path to shuttering the "war on terror" camp seems as intractable as ever.

Obama eyes Guantanamo envoy but closure path thorny
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HRW urges Obama to address Mexico drug war abuses

US President Barack Obama should address human rights violations related to Mexico's Washington-backed war on drugs when he visits the country this week.

HRW urges Obama to address Mexico drug war abuses
US President Barack Obama. ©REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Obama tells Putin concerned over Syria chemical arms

President Barack Obama stepped up pressure on Russia over Syria on Monday, telling President Vladimir Putin of his concern about the reported use of chemical weapons by the Damascus regime.

Obama tells Putin concerned over Syria chemical arms
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Obama warns, but urges prudence on Syria arms

US President Barack Obama issued a new warning to Syria Friday that using chemical weapons would be a "game changer" as he faced rising pressure at home and abroad to intervene in the civil war.

Obama warns, but urges prudence on Syria arms
Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush
Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush

President Barack Obama lauded George W. Bush Thursday as resolute in the face of terrorism, putting ideology aside at the opening of a library which makes his predecessor's case for history.

Obama, ex-presidents praise 'resolute' Bush
Hermes golf bag, statues among Obama gift list
Hermes golf bag, statues among Obama gift list

A luxury golf bag, a statue of Abraham Lincoln and an Australian rules football jersey formed part of a treasure trove given to US President Barack Obama in 2011.

Hermes golf bag, statues among Obama gift list
Obama eulogizes victims of tragic Texas blast
Obama eulogizes victims of tragic Texas blast

President Barack Obama on Thursday eulogized 12 firefighters who were among 14 people killed in a massive blast at a fertilizer plant in a small Texas town, during a week of tragedy in America.

Obama eulogizes victims of tragic Texas blast
Hackers cause panic with 'Obama injured' AP tweet
Hackers cause panic with 'Obama injured' AP tweet

Hackers spooked markets Tuesday after breaking into the Associated Press's Twitter account and falsely reporting President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House.

Hackers cause panic with 'Obama injured' AP tweet
Obama, Putin cooperate on terror after Boston bombings
Obama, Putin cooperate on terror after Boston bombings

US President Barack Obama spoke to President Vladimir Putin on Friday and thanked him for Russia's anti-terror help after bomb attacks in Boston blamed on two men of Chechen origin.

Obama, Putin cooperate on terror after Boston bombings
Suspect arrested in US over Obama ricin letter
Suspect arrested in US over Obama ricin letter

A letter addressed to President Barack Obama tested positive for ricin, and authorities arrested a suspect, stoking alarm in Washington on Wednesday after an earlier scare over poisoned mail.

Suspect arrested in US over Obama ricin letter
Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform
Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform

Bristling with anger, President Barack Obama branded Wednesday's defeat of his gun reform drive in the US Senate as "shameful," and accused lawmakers of caving in to the powerful firearms lobby.

Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Tengrinews.kz
Nazarbayev sends condolences to Obama over Boston blasts

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent his condolences to U.S. President Barack Obama over the terrorist attack in Boston.

Nazarbayev sends condolences to Obama over Boston blasts
Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig
Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig

US President Barack Obama paid homage on Tuesday to Memphis soul and the role the music style played in advancing civil rights at a star-studded White House concert celebrating the genre.

Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig
Obama speaks to Karzai, days after strike kills civilians
Obama speaks to Karzai, days after strike kills civilians

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, for what officials said were regular consultations, three days after a NATO air strike killed 11 Afghan children.

Obama speaks to Karzai, days after strike kills civilians
Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'
Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts Monday to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'
Assad warns of instability, Obama to host Syria talks
Assad warns of instability, Obama to host Syria talks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that the fall of his regime would destabilise the region "for many years", as US President Barack Obama announced talks with Middle East allies over the crisis.

Assad warns of instability, Obama to host Syria talks
Obama more optimistic on immigration than gun control
Obama more optimistic on immigration than gun control

US President Barack Obama said Thursday he was more upbeat about the prospects of immigration reform making it through Congress than tougher gun control legislation.

Obama more optimistic on immigration than gun control
Palestinians want Obama to end 'passivity' on peace
Palestinians want Obama to end 'passivity' on peace

Palestinians want President Barack Obama's milestone visit this week to lead to a more active US approach to resolving the conflict with Israel.

Palestinians want Obama to end 'passivity' on peace