America – A rare superpower, has been willing to think beyond narrow self-interest: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Staff We take it as a given that great powers no longer fight world wars; that the end of the Cold War lifted the shadow of nuclear Armageddon; that the battlefields of Europe have been replaced by peaceful union; that China and India remain on a path of remarkable growth. -Barack Obama New York:… Read More America – A rare superpower, has been willing to think beyond narrow self-interest: Barack Obama

I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: US President Barack Obama today said that he would not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack the United States of America again. Obama said the security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious and the Taliban remains a threat. Underscoring his decision on the US miission in… Read More I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again: Barack Obama

Gunman kills 50, injures 53 at Orlando-Florida

Newsroom24x7 Desk Orlando: A gunman used an assault rifle and killed 50 and injured 53 others at a Florida gay nightclub early Sunday. The gunman, identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in central Florida, early on Sunday, killing 50 people and wounding 53 others before he was killed in an… Read More Gunman kills 50, injures 53 at Orlando-Florida

State actors working with nuclear traffickers and terrorists present the greatest risk: Narendra Modi

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today made an intervention during the dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama, on the theme of nuclear security threat perceptions. Appreciating the US President for putting the spotlight on nuclear security, the Prime Minister said he had, by doing so, done great service to global security.… Read More State actors working with nuclear traffickers and terrorists present the greatest risk: Narendra Modi

Top priority is to defeat ISIL and eliminate the threat of terrorism: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: Speaking in Cuba on March 23, President Obama made a statement on horrific bombings at the Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station in Belgium. Obama has affirmed that his top priority now is to defeat ISIL and eliminate the threat of terrorism. Addressing the media in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Obama said:… Read More Top priority is to defeat ISIL and eliminate the threat of terrorism: Barack Obama

On India’s Century: How Narendra Modi can propel India to move forward as a global power

Thinking Beyond Anoop Swarup As we celebrate one year of Narendra Modi government, the May 18th issue of Time carries a portrait of Narendra Modi on its cover and the Editor Nancy Gibbs goes at length to state that though Barack Obama may be the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy, the distinction of… Read More On India’s Century: How Narendra Modi can propel India to move forward as a global power

US-GCC strategic partnership to confront common threats

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: US President Barack Obama and leaders of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states have underscored their mutual commitment to a U.S.-GCC strategic partnership and resolved to make progress on a shared set of priorities, confront common threats, and work to resolve, or at a minimum de-escalate, regional crises and provide humanitarian… Read More US-GCC strategic partnership to confront common threats

Kerry talks of effective diplomacy for potential solutions ahead of Camp David

Newsroom24x7 Desk Riyadh: Hectic discussions between the leaders of the five Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — are continuing ahead of Camp David Summit next week. After the Gulf Arab summit in Riyadh on May 5, the GCC foreign ministers are meeting in Paris today… Read More Kerry talks of effective diplomacy for potential solutions ahead of Camp David

Obama presses for reasonable deal with Iran, Kerry invokes “spirit of reconciliation” on Nowruz

Newsoom24x7 Desk Washington DC: In his message on Nowruz, US President Barack Obama has said that Iran’s leaders have a choice between two paths.  “If they cannot agree to a reasonable deal, they will keep Iran on the path it’s on today—a path that has isolated Iran.” US Secretary of State John Kerry, wishing the people… Read More Obama presses for reasonable deal with Iran, Kerry invokes “spirit of reconciliation” on Nowruz

US feels encouraged but maintains calculated silence on India-Pak talks

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: The US prefers to maintain a diplomatic silence or has nothing much to say when it comes to progress of talks between India-Pakistan or follow up action by the US visi-a-vis the Indian demand for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council. This is explicit from the reply to questions… Read More US feels encouraged but maintains calculated silence on India-Pak talks

U.S.-India Space Security Cooperation: A Partnership for the 21st Century

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary, US Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Thursday underscored a renewed U.S.-India Partnership and said ensuring the long-term sustainability and security of the outer space environment is one of the challenges that the United States and India are uniquely situated to address together. Rose, who… Read More U.S.-India Space Security Cooperation: A Partnership for the 21st Century

Iran, nuclear weapons, Netanyahu and the US

Newsroom24x7 Desk Us will have the military option if Iran fails to comply with an agreement on nuclear weapons Washington DC: Even as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went ahead and urged the US Congress Tuesday to block the signing of a deal to contain Iran’s ability to develop nuclear weapons coinciding with international negotiations… Read More Iran, nuclear weapons, Netanyahu and the US

US House gives one-week extension to Homeland Security funding

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: The US House of Representatives Friday approved a one-week extension to funding of Department of Homeland Security to prevent the shutting down of this crucial department at midnight. Earlier the House failed to pass a three-week extension of funding for the department responsible for domestic security Obama administration on Friday made… Read More US House gives one-week extension to Homeland Security funding

Obama is incapable of being Commander-in-Chief: Bobby Jindal

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: US president Barack Obama has come under frontal attack from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and a couple of other Governors over the authorization of force against the ISIL submitted to Congress. After meeting Obama for about 90 minutes, Jindal, who is likely to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, was joined… Read More Obama is incapable of being Commander-in-Chief: Bobby Jindal

Obama seeks authorization of military force against ISIL

 Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC: The US President Barack Obama submitted a draft proposal Wednesday to Congress that would authorize the continued use of military force against ISIL. Although the President already has the legal authority he needs to take action against ISIL, he has noted that we are strongest as a nation when the President and… Read More Obama seeks authorization of military force against ISIL

US and Germany are united to destroy ISIL: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC. Feb. 9: US President Barack Obama has reiterated that Germany and the United States remain united in their determination to destroy the barbaric organization ISIL. Obama, who was earlier engaged in a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in the White House was participating in a joint press conference.… Read More US and Germany are united to destroy ISIL: Barack Obama

Obama speaks of Budget, middle-class economics and job growth in America

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC, Feb.8: US President Barack Obama has highlighted the progress the US economy has made, with more than 3.1 million jobs created in 2014 – the best year for job growth since the late 1990s. In his weekly address this saturday, Obama focussed attention on more job avenues that have been created in… Read More Obama speaks of Budget, middle-class economics and job growth in America

Acts of intolerance in India would have shocked Gandhiji: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC, Feb 6: US president Barack Obama Thursday praised the Dalai Lama as “a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion,” and also talked of professions of faith used both as an instrument of great good, but also twisted and misused in the name of evil. Mr. Obama was addressing… Read More Acts of intolerance in India would have shocked Gandhiji: Barack Obama

World leaders condemn ISIL for the barbaric murder of Maaz al-Kasasbeh

Newsroom24x7 Desk World leaders have joined in condemning ISIL for the barbaric murder of Jordan’s Maaz al-Kasasbeh, who was captured by IS gunmen when his F-16 fighter jet crashed near Raqqa, their stronghold in Syria, in December. He was on a mission to support the US-led airstrikes. British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted a few… Read More World leaders condemn ISIL for the barbaric murder of Maaz al-Kasasbeh