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Honoring Holocaust heroes, Obama warns against rise of intolerance

Honoring Holocaust heroes, Obama warns against rise of intolerance

WASHINGTON, January 28 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned on Wednesday against the rise of religious intolerance in veiled criticism of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an event to honor men and women who helped save Jews from peril…

Fight against Islamic State not World War 3, says Obama in last State of the Union address

Fight against Islamic State not World War 3, says Obama in last State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, January 13 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama knocked Republican presidential candidates for anti-Muslim rhetoric and accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech aimed at setting an optimistic tone for his last…

Obama praises families of San Bernardino victims

Obama praises families of San Bernardino victims

SAN BERNARDINO, December 19 (AP): Opening Christmas vacation on a somber note, President Barack Obama said meeting with the loved ones of 14 holiday revelers who were fatally shot two weeks ago in Southern California was a reminder “of what’s…

Obama on Thanksgiving urges generosity to Syrian refugees

Obama on Thanksgiving urges generosity to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON, November 26 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution.   “Nearly four…

Obama visits refugees in Malaysia to highlight global crisis

Obama visits refugees in Malaysia to highlight global crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, November 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama visited a refugee centre in Malaysia on Saturday to highlight his call for more compassion at home to deal with a global migrant crisis, as Republicans seek to block U.S.…

Obama says summit to focus on Islamic State militancy

Obama says summit to focus on Islamic State militancy

KUALA LUMPUR, November 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said summit meetings among world leaders this weekend in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur will focus on the global fight against Islamic State militancy and on the disputed South…

Obama says stands with France in hunting down those behind Paris attack

Obama says stands with France in hunting down those behind Paris attack

BELEK, Turkey, November 15 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama described the killings in Paris claimed by Islamic State as an attack on the civilised world and said on Sunday the United States would work with France to hunt down…

In policy shift, Obama to send U.S. special forces to Syria

In policy shift, Obama to send U.S. special forces to Syria

WASHINGTON, October 31 (Reuters) – The United States will deploy dozens of special operations troops to northern Syria from next month to advise opposition forces in their fight against Islamic State, a major policy shift for President Barack Obama and…

Obama urges Pakistan to avoid raising nuclear tensions with new weapons

Obama urges Pakistan to avoid raising nuclear tensions with new weapons

WASHINGTON, October 23 (Reuters) – At a time of heightened tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama urged Pakistan on Thursday to avoid developments in its nuclear weapons programme that could increase risks and instability.  …

Obama to discuss nuclear security concerns with Pakistan

Obama to discuss nuclear security concerns with Pakistan

WASHINGTON, October 16 (Reuters) – The United States will discuss concerns about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal during a visit to Washington next week by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the White House said on Thursday.   The News…

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