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Obama administration has been in the news in 14 countries in the past week:

Country Articles Coverage Population Distance Rating
Lebanon 4 1.52% 4822000 0km 0.73
Japan 2 0.72% 127310000 0km 9.13
United Arab Emirates 4 1.47% 8264070 0km 1.21
China 2 0.69% 1359680000 0km 94.1
Malaysia 2 1.96% 29786600 0km 5.84
Russia 1 0.41% 143400000 0km 5.95
Hong Kong 1 0.19% 7173900 0km 0.14
Thailand 1 0.87% 65926261 0km 5.73
United States 2 0.51% 316570000 0km 16.15
Pakistan 1 0.63% 184113000 0km 11.65
Australia 1 0.37% 23167742 0km 0.86
Armenia 1 0.69% 3024100 0km 0.21
Israel 1 0.72% 8051200 0km 0.58
Taiwan 1 0.63% 23349724 0km 1.48
World Coverage Rating 153.76

World View:

Apr 19, 2014
Lebanon - Has the Obama administration really found the famous “exit ramp” in Ukraine that will provide an eventual diplomatic resolution of the crisis? full story »
Taiwan - It says the Obama administration has made the TPP the principal focus of US trade policy in the region and a “cornerstone” of the rebalance. full story »
Apr 18, 2014
Israel - But the Obama administration says that the Russian intelligence agency has fomented tension in eastern Ukraine, with unmarked agents operating throughout the region, attacking outposts and disseminating Russian propaganda. full story »
Apr 17, 2014
Japan - “I think we still have a chance to de-escalate the situation using the diplomatic means,” Ukraine’s foreign minister, Andrii Deshchytsia, told reporters late Wednesday ahead of the talks “And we are trying hard” However, Deshchytsia said the diplomatic discussions also must be tempered with efforts “to look for a more concrete and adequate response to Russia’s plans and actions” Obama administration officials tamped down any expectations that t... full story »
China - The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities. full story »
United States - And recently, Pelosi was asked by reporters if she thought race factors into how Republicans deal with the Obama administration. full story »
Armenia - But the genocide of April 24th, 1915, when the Turks massacred 15 millions of our Armenian people and the first world Holocaust happened, is still not acknowledged by the Turkish government, nor by the Obama administration, for that matters full story »
Australia - Russia lashed out at the White House ahead of the summit, claiming the Obama administration was backing Kiev's “war on its own people” in strident language that makes any concession at the talks seem unlikely. full story »
Apr 16, 2014
Pakistan - He shocked the Obama administration last month, declaring that the US was conspiring with the Taliban to destabilise his government. full story »
United Arab Emirates - National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said the Obama administration was giving support she did not define. full story »
Apr 15, 2014
Thailand - Except, that is, for the one issue on which the candidate remains perilously vulnerable: how the Obama administration and especially Clinton's State Department handled the deadly militant attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. full story »
United States - This is enough added pollution to erase as much as 70% of the carbon pollution reductions from the Obama administration's recent motor vehicle emission standards. full story »
Apr 14, 2014
United Arab Emirates - He further suggests that the Obama administration misled the public by claiming the Syrian army was the only party with access to sarin gas “On 20 June, analysts for the US Defence Intelligence Agency issued a highly classified five-page ‘talking points’ briefing … which stated that Al Nusra maintained a sarin production cell …” He reminds us that in May “more than ten members of the Al Nusra Front were arrested in southern Turkey” with two kilog... full story »
Malaysia - The three sources said the Obama administration had been hesitant to impose the sectoral sanctions but that events over the weekend in eastern Ukraine had clearly tilted the debate in the direction of doing more, rather than less. full story »
Hong Kong - "[Sending McCarthy] could alleviate US domestic pressure on the [Barack] Obama administration to strengthen strategic security relations with Taipei. full story »
Apr 13, 2014
United Arab Emirates - Polarising attitudes On Thursday, the Obama administration itself came under fire. full story »
Lebanon - Republican Senator John McCain, a frequent critic of US policy on Ukraine, said on CBS that the Obama administration's failure to punish Russia over Crimea has only emboldened Putinc full story »
Malaysia - Republican Senator John McCain, a frequent critic of US policy on Ukraine, said on CBS that the Obama administration's failure to punish Russia over Crimea has only emboldened Putint full story »
Russia - The Obama administration has tried to present a unified front with Europe and does not want to go after Russian trade alone. full story »
China - WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Xinhua) -- In the past four months, about 33 million Americans have signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature comprehensive healthcare reform, the Obama administration announced Wednesdays full story »
Apr 12, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration said Friday that the US had informed Iran it would not grant a visa to Hamid Abu Talebi, a member of the group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. full story »
Japan - Lew on Thursday had raised the possibility in a meeting with Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov on Thursday that the Obama administration was willing to impose “additional significant sanctions” if Russia escalates the Ukraine situation. full story »
Lebanon - In late February, a senior White House official said the Obama administration was intensively studying both issues. full story »
Saudi Arabia - "We're glad the Obama administration made this choice, and Iran should stop playing these games." full story »
Apr 11, 2014
United States - Still, former American hostage Barry Rosen said it would be a "disgrace" if Washington gave a visa to Aboutalebi, and he called on the Obama administration to deny his application. full story »
Cyprus - The enrollment period was ultimately successful, surpassing the 7 million figure the Obama administration had predicted. full story »
Japan - Orszag is vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and chairman of the financial strategy and solutions group at Citigroup and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration. full story »
Apr 10, 2014
United States - According to senior Obama administration officials, Sebelius told the President in early March that she thought the enrollment period would end well and, after that, she planned to step down. full story »
Israel - The Obama administration is warning the state legislatures of Maryland and New York that legislation aimed at a French railway carrier over its Holocaust-era activities was jeopardizing its negotiations with the French government over reparations. full story »
Malaysia - Two US officials familiar with the matter said the ban could be announced soon and was being debated by top Obama administration policymakers full story »
Apr 09, 2014
United Arab Emirates - Secretary of State John Kerry took an unprecedented step for any US administration in directly blaming Israel for the near failure of the eight-month-long Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations sponsored by the Obama administration. full story »
Cayman Islands - (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the US government secretly funded were overtly political, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, even though the Obama administration has said the program had a more-neutral purposet full story »
Lebanon - Fast-forward to today, the Obama administration faces a stark choice: expend more energy on a faltering peace process or absorb the hit to an already-troubled record in the Middle East and walk away from negotiations. full story »
United States - The justification to not include DACA grantees is still unclear to Huerta, especially since the Obama administration fought to keep them from being deported. full story »
Apr 08, 2014
United States - Kerry pushed back, at times accusing senators of uninformed or short-sighted assessments, and the sometimes sharp exchanges showed a rising skepticism in Congress for the policies and pronouncements of the Obama administration as it approaches the midpoint of a second term. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has previously called Mr Aboutalebi's appointment "extremely troubling". full story »
Canada - As CBC News reported last week, the Canadian government has been urging the Obama administration to pay for its share of the costs of building a customs plaza on the US side of a planned bridge linking Detroit and Windsorl full story »
Israel - “The process has hit a point where some decisions that have to be made can only be made by the parties, and that it’s a moment where they’ve really got to hear from [Kerry] that he’s willing to walk away if they can’t make those choices,” one senior Obama administration official told the Post on Saturday. full story »
United Arab Emirates - One cannot mock the strategic ineptitude of the Bush administration’s Iraq war while urging the Obama administration to commit an even greater mistake by bombing Iran. full story »
Saudi Arabia - For the Obama administration, it has been a continuous firefighting mission since George W. full story »
Apr 07, 2014
United States - She acknowledges that the Obama administration's proposal to cut the popular Medicare Advantage is a major worry among older voters, who she says will make up half of the electorate in the race. full story »
Israel - While Menendez holds the respect of the Obama administration, the senator is keen on proving the worth of the Senate on foreign policy, and considers the legislature an equal branch of government on affairs abroad. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The news came just hours after Kerry — who has made several trips to the region to meet both Abbas and Netanyahu — hinted that the talks were close to collapse and said the Obama administration would reassess its participation in them. full story »
Apr 06, 2014
Russia - Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday also commented on sanctions against Russia, saying the US restrictions announced Thursday would not achieve the Obama administration's goal "It is clear that no sanctions, not those already imposed, not the ones which may be introduced in the long run as part of new legislation, will have no desirable effect for Washington," he said, the Foreign Ministry's website reportedn full story »
Israel - It is reality check time, and we intend to evaluate precisely what the next steps will be," Kerry said, adding he would return to Washington on Friday to consult with the Obama administration. full story »
Apr 05, 2014
Saudi Arabia - A UN human rights watchdog last month called on the Obama administration to limit its use of drones targeting suspected Al-Qaeda and Taleban militants. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Fortunately, the Obama administration seems aware of this peril. full story »
Japan - The Obama administration project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. full story »
Apr 04, 2014
United States - (CNN) -- Talks will resume next week on the future of Iran's nuclear program with the goal of beginning to draft a comprehensive agreement in May, a senior Obama administration official said on Friday. full story »
Cyprus - It is reality check time, and we intend to evaluate precisely what the next steps will be,” Kerry said, adding he would return to Washington on Friday to consult with the Obama administration. full story »
Cayman Islands - Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, commented on the creation of a secret “Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, The Obama administration project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba's stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. full story »
Lebanon - In this Sept 20, 2009 file photo, a person holds a banner with an image of of Argentine-born revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, among a crowd of cheering fans at the "Peace Without Borders" concert in Revolution square in Havana, Cuba(AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File) WASHINGTON: The Obama adm... full story »
Russia - "The president of the US and the Obama administration is firmly committed to honoring our defense commitments to our allies," he saidl full story »
United Arab Emirates - By summer 2012, the Obama administration had begun easing sanctions on Myanmar, waiving bans on US investment and the export of financial services to the country. full story »
Apr 03, 2014
United Kingdom - In a daily news conference at the White House, Obama administration spokesman Jay Carney confirmed US involvement in the project, saying it was neither "covert nor an intelligence programme". full story »
Russia - The Obama administration's reaction to Moscow's proposals, which it has barely acknowledged publicly, is less than adequate. full story »
United Arab Emirates - In Algeria for strategic security talks after travelling to the Mideast twice in the past 10 days to rescue the peace process, Kerry said there are limits to what the Obama administration can do to push the parties together. full story »
United States - No doubt to Iran's delight, Riyadh's displeasure at the Obama administration's refusal to get directly involved in Syria has caused a rift between the two long-time allies. full story »
Pakistan - In the end, the party praised its workers for standing firm on the anti-drone issue which, it claimed, had compelled the Obama administration to stop drone attacks. full story »
Apr 02, 2014
Malaysia - RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Obama administration scrambled on Wednesday to rescue faltering Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations after what it called "unhelpful, unilateral actions" by both sides. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling". full story »
United States - In other words, the Obama administration's celebration might be legitimate, but it could be premature as the long-term viability of the Affordable Care Act unfolds. full story »
Canada - The Canadian government is urging the Obama administration to pay for its share of the costs for building a customs plaza on the US side of a planned bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, says Transport Minister Lisa Raitt full story »
Japan - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, keystone of US and European security since the end of World War II, is facing its most acute geopolitical crisis in years: the fallout from Moscow’s unilateral annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which the Obama administration and its allies condemn as a brazen, illegal land grabe full story »
Lebanon - REUTERS/Files WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is bringing the US closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talksk full story »
Saudi Arabia - The same paper reported last week that her imminent departure was “an attempt by the Obama administration to ‘clean the slate’ with India” The reasons for her exit have been explained by the US State Department as her simply deciding to end her distinguished career early and retire to her home in Delaware statef full story »
Apr 01, 2014
Cayman Islands - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, keystone of US and European security since the end of World War II, is facing its most acute geopolitical crisis in years: the fallout from Moscow's unilateral annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, which the Obama administration and its allies condemn as a brazen, illegal land grabn full story »
Guam - The Obama administration says it is on track to meet the original estimate of 7 million enrollees set by the Congressional Budget Office despite the rocky roll-out of Healthcaregov, the federal health exchange siteo full story »
United Kingdom - Final enrolment figures for 2014 will not be available for some time as the Obama administration has allowed those who had technical difficulties to continue to sign-up. full story »
Armenia - WASHINGTON, APRIL 1, ARMENPRESS: House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) has been joined by the panel's Ranking Democrat, Eliot Engel (D-NY), in introducing bipartisan religious freedom legislation (HR4347) that would require the Obama Administration to submit annual reports on the status of stolen Christian churches and properties in Turkey and occupied Cyprus, a move welcomed by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA)... full story »
Pakistan - Reports said the announcement of her resignation to her colleagues in the US mission here came a week after media reports that she may be shipped out by the Obama Administration to “clean the slate” with India. full story »
United States - The Obama administration is touting the enrollment numbers as a successful first year, but Republicans think voter anger over the law is here to stay. full story »
Israel - He said his focus was on military to military relations, when asked by reporters about recent criticism directed at Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon over comments he made about the Obama Administration's role in international relations. full story »
Japan - Many critics charge that the Obama administration has been blind to the harsh realities of the world because it believes, as a Wall Street Journal editorial opined, in “a fantasy world of international rules” John McCain declared that “this is the most naive president in history” The Washington Post’s editorial board worries that President Obama misunderstands “the nature of the century we’re living in” Almost all of these critics have ridiculed... full story »
Mar 31, 2014
United States - Still, former American hostage Barry Rosen said it would be a "disgrace" if Washington gave a visa to Aboutalebi and called on the Obama administration to deny his application. full story »
United Kingdom - One Indian newspaper recently reported that the Obama administration was planning to replace Nancy Powell as part of an attempt "to clean the slate", citing US and Indian sources. full story »
United Arab Emirates - To Hawaii — for a meeting with defence ministers from Asia, the region the Barack Obama administration still considers its top foreign policy priority “Asia is one of the great success stories of the world,” Hagel told me in an interview in his Pentagon office last week “There is really today in Asia, in the Asia Pacific region, no open conflict? full story »
Israel - Ya’alon thanked Dempsey for being a “true friend of the State of Israel and the IDF” The defense minister had in recent weeks come under fire from the Obama administration for criticizing what he described as its feeble image in the world full story »
Lebanon - The Obama administration, stung by reversals in Ukraine and Syria, appears to have decided to expand its covert program of training and assistance for the Syrian opposition, deepening US involvement in Syria’s brutal and stalemated civil warn full story »
Guam - WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and its allies are making a last-minute push to persuade Americans to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. full story »
Mar 30, 2014
United States - At the federal level, the Obama administration has called for additional funding for climate resilience and just unveiled a climate data initiative to arm communities with better information about climate change. full story »
Malaysia - The DOJ had not responded at the time of publication  National Security Council spokesman Caitlin Hayden told The Intercept that the Obama administration was "not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of Chancellor Merkeli" full story »
Cyprus - The Obama administration’s reset – the fourth since the Soviet collapse – was the most successful, at least during the president’s first term in office. full story »
Mar 29, 2014
Saudi Arabia - Referring to the talks with King Abdullah, US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that the issues at the heart of Obama’s meetings with King Abdullah include “Gulf security, Middle East peace, Syria, Iran and Egypt” He said: “The United States and Saudi Arabia have been working together closely to coordinate their assistance to the (Syrian) rebels” Rhodes said that coordination has helped put the US relationship with Saudi ... full story »
Hong Kong - Responding to public outrage over the National Security Agency programme, the Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new programme that it said would address privacy concerns and preserve the government's ability to fight terrorism. full story »
Mar 28, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration has been critical of Israel for continuing to press forward with Jewish colonies in the West Bank while Kerry has been brokering peace talks over a future Palestinian state. full story »
United States - The Obama administration has unleashed two Cabinet departments to get tough on teachers and other school personnel who -- through so-called "zero tolerance" policies -- often refer disciplinary cases to police. full story »
United Kingdom - The first "open enrolment" period during which Americans can sign up for a health insurance plan through one of the exchanges comes to an end on 31 March, although the Obama administration has extended the deadline for some people who continue to have trouble signing up. full story »
Mar 27, 2014
Barbados - NEW YORK (AP) – Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was convicted yesterday for his role as al-Qaida’s fiery chief spokesman after 9/11 – a verdict prosecutors said vindicated the Obama administration’s strategy of bringing terror suspects to justice in civilian court. full story »
United States - The case presents a dilemma for the Obama administration as the President travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah amid a time of strained relations between the close allies. full story »
Lebanon - The Obama administration had no choice but to push its ally Hosni Mubarak out of office, or risk finding itself “on the wrong side of history” in Egypt, to borrow a sentence American officials seem to use indefatigably these days. full story »
Antigua And Barbuda - GENEVA (Reuters) – A UN human rights watchdog called on the Obama administration on Thursday to review its use of drones to kill suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants abroad and reveal how it chose its targets full story »
Nigeria - US bishops have clashed with the Obama administration over its healthcare reform, which provides public funding for abortion and family planning. full story »
Canada - To be sure, the relationship between the Obama administration and the Catholic Church is a fraught one. full story »
Israel - Obama administration officials, in turn, conducted an expedited policy review on Syria leading up to the visit. full story »
Mar 26, 2014
Pakistan - Another Western security official, however, said: “At this stage, it’s a lot less organised than a directed plansome fighters are going to Syria, but they’re going on an ad hoc basis, not at an organised level” The report said that the development raises the possibility that Syria could become the next Afghanistan and despite the new assessment, American policy toward Syria is not likely to change any time soon, but it does put pressure on the Ob... full story »
United States - (CNN) -- When President Barack Obama and Pope Francis meet for the first time on Thursday, the Vatican tete-a-tete will provide an opportunity for a reset of sorts between the Obama administration and Catholic leadership following several years of strained relations. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Indeed, it was the sum total of these modifications that led Saudi Arabia to walk away from a prestigious UN Security Council seat in October 2013, as King Abdullah voiced his deep frustration with the Obama administration’s policies. full story »
China - The Obama administration has pushed the Congress several times to approve a shift of 63 billion dollars from an IMF crisis fund to its general lending fund to give a green light to the reform package, but efforts stalled in the Congress due to political dispute. full story »
Canada - That of course is more or less the same position the Obama administration had consistently taken on the NSA. full story »
Mar 25, 2014
United States - Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration will give more time to people who try to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by Monday but encounter difficulty, administration officials said Tuesday evening. full story »
Israel - WASHINGTON  — Discrimination against visiting Arab-Americans is the primary reason Israel is not eligible for a program allowing Israeli tourists in to the United States without visas, the Obama administration said. full story »
Cayman Islands - Some US lawmakers are calling for sanctions against oil-rich Venezuela, but the idea has yet to win the support of the Obama administration full story »
United Kingdom - Exercising beliefsThe arguments on Tuesday were something of a re-match for US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, representing the Obama administration in defence of the law, and lawyer Paul Clement, who represented the companies. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Gulf officials said there was now a sense that deeper US engagement in Syria’s crisis may become possible with time, citing Washington’s frustration at Al Assad’s slowness in surrendering chemical weapons, even though the Obama administration has made clear it will not intervene militarily. full story »
Malaysia - Gulf officials said there was now a sense that deeper US engagement in Syria's crisis may become possible with time, citing Washington's frustration at Assad's slowness in surrendering chemical weapons, even though the Obama administration has made clear it will not intervene militarilya full story »
Nigeria - A senior Obama administration official, not speaking for full attribution, said Obama and other leaders agreed that further steps to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin could include sanctions on energy, banking and defense sectors — all areas where Europe is deeply engaged economically with Russia. full story »
Mar 24, 2014
United States - December 15, 2009 - The Obama administration announces that between 70-100 detainees will be moved to an empty prison in Thomson, Illinois. full story »
Cyprus - The Obama administration has overseen several political and diplomatic blunders that have hurt its credibility not only with Karzai, but also with the people of Afghanistan. full story »
United Arab Emirates - We’re going to do major things to try to prevent that from happening” One reason they will make that effort is because of the importance the Obama administration accords to initiatives like bringing peace to Syria and to halting Iran’s nuclear weapons development programme full story »
Malaysia - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. full story »
Mar 23, 2014
Japan - One reason for this skepticism is the mixed messaging from the core of the Obama administration. full story »
Russia - Congress urged the Obama administration to send small weapons and other military aid to Ukraine so that it could defend itself against Russian troops that had amassed at the eastern border. full story »
Lebanon - Secretary of State Since the Ukraine crisis began, Obama administration officials have talked about pushing Russia toward the “offramp” and de-escalationa full story »
Israel - Citing Western diplomatic sources, Israel Radio reported that Obama administration officials have not ruled out Netanyahu’s proposal that Pollard be released in exchange for Israel’s agreement to free Israeli Arabs convicted of terrorist acts, as has been demanded by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Ford’s assessment was starkly different from one the Obama administration presented as recently as last year, when it insisted that Al Assad’s days were numbered and that he was losing a battle of attrition with the moderate opposition. full story »
Mar 22, 2014
Australia - Pushing back against demands to supply arms to Ukraine, Obama administration officials said yesterday that economic sanctions would remain the primary weapon as the US and its European allies seek a diplomatic solution to Russia's aggression. full story »
Mar 21, 2014
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration’s diplomatic opening with Iran and its reluctance to intervene in the Syrian conflict have frustrated the Saudi leadership and caused serious tensions in the decades-long strategic alliance. full story »
United States - Pallone said he was told by the Obama administration that the issue was being examined. full story »
Canada - McCain says Syria's agony could have been prevented, had only the Obama administration sought out and armed "moderates" among the rebels. full story »
Mar 20, 2014
Yemen - Senate is preparing to hold its first-ever hearing today on the Obama administration’s drone and targeted killing program. full story »
Russia - Senior Obama administration officials also said the action on Thursday paves the way for President Barack Obama to broaden sanctions beyond individuals and target various sectors, including financial services, energy, mining, engineering and defense sectors. full story »
United States - The sanctions announced by the Obama administration and our European allies not only fail to measure up to those new standards, but this rap on a few knuckles will surely encourage the Russian aggressors and alarm its neighbors. full story »
Nov 06, 2013
Taiwan - Kerry, the most senior Obama administration official to visit Europe since revelations of NSA spying sparked major outrage across the continent, emphasized that the US understood its allies’ concerns. full story »
Nov 05, 2013
United States - The Obama administration says the website will work smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by November 30. full story »
Nov 04, 2013
United Arab Emirates - The secretary arrived for his visit here amid indications of strains in relations between Riyadh and Washington over the Obama administration’s policy toward war-torn Syria, its movement toward a possible dialogue with Iran, a regional rival of the Saudis, and its stance on Egypt. full story »
United States - Some Democrats facing tough re-election battles next year also have proposed a delay to allow people more time to sign up and avoid the fine, but the Obama administration opposes such a step because it would undermine the immediate creation of large new markets needed to keep costs down. full story »
Nov 03, 2013
Guam - The Obama administration was caught in a bind over whether to condemn the ouster as a coup and cut the annual $13 billion in US military assistance that such a determination would legally requirer full story »
Nov 02, 2013
Singapore - WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Several Republican-led US states on Friday rejected Pentagon demands that their state militias issue identity cards to same-sex spouses and accused the Obama administration of using the military as a pawn in its bid to force social change. full story »
Israel - We’ve seen in the Middle East especially a set of developments in recent months… of the reassertion or reenergizing of al-Qaida” Cheney said the Obama administration has made efforts to convince the public that terrorism is no longer an issuew full story »
Nov 01, 2013
Singapore - Mr Kerry says that because of modern technology, some NSA activities have been happening on "automatic pilot" without Obama administration officials knowing. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration refused to honour its own ‘red line’ after Bashar Al Assad’s government gassed its own people, and the Americans did not follow through with the promised military strikes on Syrian military targets. full story »
Israel - Obama administration official confirms to CNN that Israel attacked missiles and equipment it felt might be transferred to Hezbollah. full story »
China - In nine previous such reports from the Obama administration, the US government has declined to label China as a "currency manipulatort" full story »
Armenia - "We want to thank Congressman Pallone for pressing the Obama Administration to do the right thing," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian "It is a truly tragic testament to the depths of our Administration's deference to Ankara's angry and irrational genocide denial campaign that our White House - having been gagged into silence by Turkey on the Armenian Genocide - is now allowing this foreign government to dictate which works of art - US p... full story »
United States - But, after the countless times in which I have found myself defending the Obama administration to colleagues and peers, I've reached a limit to the explanations that I can provide. full story »
United Kingdom - Mr Kerry is the most senior Obama administration official to have commented directly on an issue that has upset America's European allies. full story »
Canada - An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike late Thursday, but provided no details. full story »
Guam - White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday that the Obama administration believes "continued assistance is necessary and that denying the assistance would be contrary to our interests." full story »
Pakistan - An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike overnight, but provided no details. full story »
Saudi Arabia - An Obama administration official confirmed the attack happened overnight Thursday but provided no details(AP) AMMAN/JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON: Syrian rebels and a US official said on Thursday Israel had mounted a new attack on a Syrian military base but the Israeli government declined to confirm any strike full story »
Nepal - They also said Democrats want to turn that court, considered second in power only to the Supreme Court, into a rubber stamp for Obama administration policies. full story »
Taiwan - The Obama administration has now declined to brand China as a manipulator for 10 straight reports. full story »
Oct 31, 2013
Cayman Islands - Republicans criticized the Obama administration for closing access to the open-air World War II Memorial on the National Mall after the government closed on Oct 1c full story »
United States - The Obama administration initially blamed a mob inflamed by a US-produced movie that mocked Islam and its Prophet Mohammed, but later said the storming of the consulate appears to have been a terrorist attacke full story »
Egypt - Merkel’s case seemed to have opened a can of worms, overwhelming the Obama administration. full story »
Canada - An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike overnight, but provided no details. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Prince Bandar threatened that relations between Riyadh and Washington, already badly strained over the Obama administration’s policies toward Syria, Egypt, and Iran, are poised to get worse. full story »
Israel - Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials are now publicly lobbying against a bill in the US Senate that would double down on sanctioning Iran just as bilateral negotiations have resumed between the two nations. full story »
Russia - The Obama administration appears to have failed to ask itself some basic questions. full story »
Armenia - "We want to thank Congressman Pallone for pressing the Obama Administration to do the right thing," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian "It is a truly tragic testament to the depths of our Administration's deference to Ankara's angry and irrational genocide denial campaign that our White House - having been gagged into silence by Turkey on the Armenian Genocide - is now allowing this foreign government to dictate which works of art - US p... full story »
Hong Kong - US lawmakers have voiced bipartisan support for the Obama administration's strategic pivot to Asia but stressed the need for partner nations to strengthen their own military capabilities and to contribute more to their own defence. full story »
Oct 30, 2013
United Kingdom - He spoke at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, a state that in 2006 introduced a groundbreaking healthcare law that was the model for the Obama administration's own nationwide overhaul. full story »
Israel - In recent days a number of leading Jewish groups, including AIPAC, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish Federations of North America, have reiterated support for advancing through Congress new and enhanced Iran sanctions, although the Obama administration has made clear publicly that it would prefer Congress put off dealing with the legislation until after the next round of talks in mid-November. full story »
Cyprus - According to the way the Obama administration chooses to measure things, it’s making significant strides in the “War on Terror” Its inability either to acknowledge or manage the negative outcomes of its tactical successes, however, has both immediate and long-term consequenceso full story »
Pakistan - The Democrat Congressman from Florida also said that he had received no evidence from the Obama administration to suggest that there would be a drop in drone strikes carried out in Pakistan by the end of this year. full story »
United Arab Emirates - That is what is happening in America since the Obama Administration took over the wars of the Bush era. full story »
Canada - Lawmakers also want to know how many people have enrolled in plans through the health exchanges, a number the Obama administration has so far refused to divulge, instead promising to release it in mid-November. full story »
Oct 29, 2013
Taiwan - US President Barack Obama may ban US spying on allied leaders as part of a review of the country’s intelligence gathering, a senior Obama administration official said yesterday amid a diplomatic uproar over the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance ability. full story »
Cayman Islands - WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers voiced bipartisan support Tuesday for the Obama administration's strategic pivot to Asia but stressed the need for partner nations to strengthen their military capabilities and contribute more to their own defense. full story »
United States - Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Since I wrote that column, however, one event outside the Obama administration’s control has complicated the equation: the latest revelations about the extent and the depth of America’s overseas spying programmes. full story »
Saudi Arabia - WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama may ban US spying on allied leaders as part of a review of intelligence gathering, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday amid a diplomatic uproar over the National Security Agency’s surveillance ability. full story »
India - The United States has historically resisted such agreements, even with friendly governments, though it explored a similar arrangement with France early in the Obama administration. full story »
Hong Kong - Still, the Obama administration is well into a review of its intelligence-gathering procedures. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has spent nearly $200 million to shield the lakes, focusing primarily on an electrified barrier and other measures in Chicago-area waterways that offer a pathway from the carp-infested Mississippi River watershed to Lake Michigan. full story »
Singapore - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is considering ending spying on allied heads of state, a senior administration official said, as the White House grappled with the fallout from revelations that the US has eavesdropped on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. full story »
Oct 28, 2013
United States - Public criticism persists as she prepares to testify on Wednesday before a Congressional committee heatedly demanding answers about ongoing problems with the Obama administration's health care enrollment website. full story »
Lebanon - The Obama administration has approved, in principle, a plan to train 6,000 to 8,000 Libyans outside the country. full story »
Oct 27, 2013
United Arab Emirates - Bush administration’s detention policy — bear some moral responsibility for creating incentives for the Obama administration to kill rather than capture. full story »
Hong Kong - The Obama administration and many lawmakers have defended the NSA programmes as crucial in protecting US national security and helping thwart past militant plots. full story »
United States - Still, it remains to be seen if citizens and leaders in Europe will accept such explanations -- and whether recent efforts by the Obama administration to address their concerns will be successful. full story »
India - The Obama administration and many lawmakers have defended the NSA programs as crucial in protecting US national security and helping thwart past militant plots. full story »
Malaysia - The Obama administration and many lawmakers have defended the NSA programs as crucial in protecting US national security and helping thwart past militant plotsg full story »
Oct 26, 2013
United Arab Emirates - By rejecting a seat on the Security Council, the kingdom has sent a powerful message about the effectiveness of the UN and the Obama administration’s Middle East policy Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry announced that the kingdom would not join the UN Security Council until the council “reformed so it can... full story »
Saudi Arabia - WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is asking Congress to hold off on enacting new sanctions against Iran. full story »
United States - She accuses the Obama administration of failing to honor its pledge to make parents like the Sozas less likely to be deported. full story »
Israel - Rhodes made clear the Obama administration wanted some flexibility from the US Congress to explore such a deal, saying the White House would like lawmakers to consider the progress of negotiations as they contemplate any new sanctions. full story »
Oct 25, 2013
Cayman Islands - Scott Applewhite, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into the dysfunctional rollout, the Obama administration acknowledged the wide extent of its health care website's problems Friday and abruptly turned to a private company to oversee urgent fixes. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The Guardian approached the Obama administration for comment on the latest document. full story »
United States - But Snowden's NSA documents, published recently in the Guardian, Der Spiegel and other publications, also describe spying on foreign leaders and that has now complicated US diplomacy, the Obama administration acknowledgesn full story »
Saudi Arabia - BRUSSELS: European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread US spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship. full story »
Armenia - Kennicott described the controversy as "a sign of the Obama administration’s dismal reputation in the Armenian American community that everyone assumes must be yet another slap in the face for Armenians seeking to promote understanding of one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century history” The White House response thus far has been vague - with National Security Staff Assistant Press Secretary Laura Magnuson offering the following comment to t... full story »
China - The Obama administration's focus on immigration reform has been distracted for months following turmoil in Washington over the National Security Agency's secret intelligence surveillance, the Syria chemical weapons crisis, the Iran nuclear issue and the recent 16-day partial government shutdown. full story »
Israel - Adelson, who donated tens of millions of dollars to defeated Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the most recent campaign, criticized the Obama administration's willingness to engage the Iranians diplomatically. full story »
Oct 24, 2013
United States - The US Embassy in Cairo is closed and the Obama administration urges Morsy to hold early electionsy full story »
Egypt - The Obama administration acted on this philosophy in its handling of the Libyan civil war. full story »
United Kingdom - 24 October 2013 Last updated at 17:41 One contractor said many of the bottlenecks could be attributed to a late decision on the structure of the site Contractors who worked on the much-maligned US healthcare website have told lawmakers the Obama administration must share the blame for its glitches. full story »
Guam - The Obama administration has made clear in the past that they believe the Pakistanis have not done enough to help the situation in Afghanistan during the course of the war. full story »
Oct 23, 2013
India - A senior State Department official said Kerry made it clear the Obama administration's goal was to strike the right balance between security needs and privacy expectations. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has launched what senior officials called a "tech surge," with senior economic aide Jeffrey Zients tasked with analysing and repairing the problems. full story »
United States - Neither answer bodes well for Americans or for the Obama Administration as hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are wasted and Americans stand to be penalized for the Obama Administration's failures. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The bill fully reopened the government after a 16-day partial shutdown brought on by a spending impasse between the Obama administration and Congress. full story »
Saudi Arabia - HRW urged the Obama administration to explain in detail the legal basis for its targeted killings and ensure they conform to international law. full story »
Oct 22, 2013
United States - Despite the issues, the Obama administration went forward with the website. full story »
Qatar - The Obama administration has reduced the pace of drone strikes in Pakistan in light of the uproar, but US officials argue that such attacks are a useful tool against extremists and are precise enough to avoid most civilian casualties. full story »
United Arab Emirates - The bill fully reopened the government after a 16-day partial shutdown brought on by a spending impasse between the Obama administration and Congress. full story »
Hong Kong - Two influential human-rights groups say they have documented dozens of civilian deaths in US drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, contradicting assertions by the Obama administration that such casualties are rare. full story »
Oct 21, 2013
Israel - Araqchi praised the United States for bringing one of the Obama administration's leading sanctions experts to the Geneva talks. full story »
United States - It appears that the Obama administration has learned its lesson. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Araqchi praised the US for bringing one of the Obama administration’s leading sanctions experts to the Geneva talks. full story »
United Kingdom - About 890 of those killed were civilians and the vast majority of strikes were carried out by the Obama administration, research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism said. full story »
Oct 20, 2013
India - WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Sunday said there has not been an "iota of change" in its policy on Kashmir which considers it a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, dismissing the latest Pakistani efforts to seek US intervention in this regard. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Presumably they believe that those US oil companies would lobby the Obama administration, hard, to lift sanctions altogether. full story »
Israel - On Thursday, The New York Times quoted a senior Obama administration official as saying the US was weighing the possibility of unfreezing billions of dollars of Iranian assets in response to potential concessions by Tehran on its nuclear program discussed at the recently concluded nuclear talks in Geneva. full story »
United States - Battles between police and protesters left more than 50 dead in early October, spurring the Obama administration to cut off significant military aid to a leading Arab ally. full story »
Cayman Islands - Despite the widespread problems, the Obama administration has yet to fully explain what went wrong with the online system consumers were supposed to use to sign up for coverage. full story »
Oct 19, 2013
Cayman Islands - In her first public political event since departing the Obama administration, Clinton noted the end of the 16-day partial government shutdown, which affected many Virginians. full story »
United States - (CNN) -- The Obama administration has decided to release more than $16 billion in aid to Pakistan, a senior administration official saido full story »
India - Sharif is arriving in Washington on Saturday on the first official visit of a Pakistani leader in the Obama administration. full story »
Israel - On Thursday, The New York Times quoted a senior Obama administration official as saying the US was weighing the possibility of unfreezing billions of dollars of Iranian assets in response to potential concessions by Tehran on its nuclear program discussed at the recently concluded nuclear talks in Geneva. full story »
Oct 18, 2013
Israel - The statements from the Obama administration and the EU following the closing of the first round of talks all made clear that Geneva 2013 is Munich 1938. full story »
Cayman Islands - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif briefs the media after the two days of closed-door nuclear talks, during a press conference at the CICG, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct16, 2013 (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to offer Iran the chance to recoup billions of dollars in frozen overseas assets if it takes steps to scale back its nuclear program, US officia... full story »
Malaysia - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A US appeals court showed a potential willingness on Friday to intervene in the forced feeding of Guantanamo Bay hunger strikers, which the Obama administration says is necessary to keep order but that critics call inhumaneh full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration's policy of using drones in places such as Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen - chiefly to carry out deadly missile attacks against suspected militants - has come under increasing criticism. full story »
Hong Kong - Sam Rainsy is on a visit to Washington where he has been lobbying the Obama administration, lawmakers, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. full story »
Oct 17, 2013
United Arab Emirates - The Barack Obama administration made significant success in that. full story »
United States - Conservatives had been pushing for insurance marketplaces to confirm the income of those requesting health care subsidies since the Obama Administration scaled back the requirement months ago. full story »
Oct 16, 2013
Israel - Iranian Americans protest Photo: Reuters WASHINGTON – Obama administration officials entered talks with the Iranians in Geneva this week, carrying notable leverage courtesy of the US Congress. full story »
Japan - The civilian court prosecutions have continued before and after the Obama administration was forced to reverse its plans to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and several others in federal court in Manhattant full story »
United Arab Emirates - The Obama administration has no intention to intervene dramatically, but it can at least be on the side of the activists who are struggling desperately to sustain a democratic vision of a wrecked country It is all too easy to tick off the things the US and other western nations might once have done, but no longer can, to help th... full story »
United Kingdom - Asked if the bill, which contained few concessions to Republicans, represented a win for the Obama administration, Mr Carney said, "There were no winners here." full story »
Hong Kong - And it likely would require the Obama administration to certify it can verify the income of people who qualify for federal subsidies for medical insurance under the 2010 health care law. full story »
United States - These petitions pit the Obama administration and its environmental allies against a range of business and "limited government" interests. full story »
China - He also says the latest plan would not include previous efforts to delay a tax on medical devices, but would include new changes to the "Obamacare" health reforms for Congress and high-ranking Obama administration officials. full story »
Armenia - A recent gala dinner in Washington, hosted by the Azerbaijan America Alliance, was attended by 700 guests, including Obama administration officials, members of congress, and foreign diplomats. full story »
Canada - And it likely would require the Obama administration to certify that it can verify the income of people who qualify for federal subsidies for medical insurance under the 2010 health care law. full story »
Oct 15, 2013
Taiwan - Separately, if Congress does not approve a measure increasing the amount of money the government is allowed to borrow, the Obama administration says it will not be able to pay the US’ bills on time, risking a default that analysts say could prove catastrophic for the economy. full story »
Cyprus - Senate signs off on a plan, senators said, close to a Thursday deadline when the Obama administration says it will reach its borrowing limit and risk default. full story »
Cayman Islands - The civilian court prosecutions have continued before and after the Obama administration was forced to reverse its plans to prosecute 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and several others in federal court in Manhattan. full story »
Singapore - WASHINGTON (AP) - The US Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration's plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. full story »
United States - In the House, a Republican counterproposal floated Tuesday morning would have suspended a tax on medical devices for two years and removed federal health care subsidies for legislators and top Obama administration officials. full story »
Canada - Separately, if Congress doesn't approve a measure increasing the amount of money the government is allowed to borrow, the Obama administration says it will not be able to pay America's bills on time, risking a default that analysts say could prove catastrophic for the economy. full story »
Hong Kong - The Obama administration has tried to downplay this possible strategy, saying the government’s payment systems weren’t designed to decide who gets paid and who doesn’t. full story »
Pakistan - The Obama administration is against using coal for power generation because it pollutes the environment. full story »
United Arab Emirates - And if Congress doesn’t approve a separate measure increasing the debt ceiling — the amount of money the government is allowed to borrow — the Obama administration says it will not be able to pay its bills, risking default. full story »
Oct 14, 2013
Malaysia - The US official said the Obama administration was encouraged that Rouhani, who avoids the strident anti-Western and anti-Israeli rhetoric of his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had a mandate to "pursue a more moderate course"e full story »
Taiwan - The Committee to Protect Journalists conducted its first examination of US press freedoms amid the Obama administration’s unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources and seizures of journalists’ records. full story »
United States - Despite the improved climate, a senior Obama administration official told reporters in Geneva that Washington is "not expecting a breakthrough overnight," given the history of mistrust between Iran and the West and the myriad of technical issues involved. full story »
Botswana - The move by the US raises expectations that the Obama administration will describe Mr Morsi's ousting as a coup. full story »
Saudi Arabia - More ominously, Thursday’s deadline to raise debt ceiling drew another day closer, the day the Obama administration has warned the US will deplete its borrowing authority and risk an unprecedented federal default. full story »
Oct 13, 2013
United States - Under pressure from several governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen, as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Stock markets around the world are on edge and anxiously watching the standoff between the Obama administration and the Republicans who shut down the federal government in an embarrassing spectacle for the whole world to see and deride. full story »
Cayman Islands - More ominously, Thursday drew another day closer, the day the Obama administration has warned the US will deplete its borrowing authority and risk an unprecedented federal default full story »
Oct 12, 2013
Japan - Finance ministers and central bank leaders for the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up two days of discussions in Washington with a joint statement expressing concern about the ongoing budget stalemate between Congress and the Obama administration. full story »
United Kingdom - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said: "I'm gratified the Obama administration agreed to reverse its policy and allow Arizona to reopen Grand Canyon, Arizona's most treasured landmark and a crucial driver of revenue to the state." full story »
Canada - At the same time, some states have begun putting up their own funds to temporarily reopen national parks after the Obama administration gave them permission to do so without promising any reimbursement. full story »
Cayman Islands - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, whose country currently holds the rotating chair of the G-20, told a news conference Friday that the budget stalemate between Congress and the Obama administration was discussed at the meeting. full story »
Israel - At the same time, many Brotherhood members believe the Obama administration was behind what it calls a military coup. full story »
Oct 11, 2013
United States - "I'm gratified the Obama administration agreed to reverse its policy and allow Arizona to reopen Grand Canyon, Arizona's most treasured landmark and a crucial driver of revenue to the state," said Brewer. full story »
Cyprus - The Obama administration seems willing to recognize Iran’s right to enriched uranium so long as it is below weapons grade and peacefully purposed. full story »
Hong Kong - The row is one of the region’s biggest flashpoints amid China’s military build-up and the US strategic “pivot” back to Asia signalled by the Obama administration in 2011. full story »
Canada - Finance ministers and central bank leaders for the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up two days of discussions in Washington with a joint statement expressing concern about the ongoing budget stalemate between Congress and the Obama administration. full story »
United Arab Emirates - Turkish officials this year have used meetings like this to tell the Obama administration that its insistence on a smaller-scale effort to arm the opposition hobbled the drive to unseat Al Assad, Turkish and US officials say. full story »
India - "I thought I may caution you, lest you waste too much time," he said, amidst laughter from the audience which included officials from the Obama administration, think-tanks, academicians and corporate executivess full story »
Malaysia - The Obama administration says it will be unable to pay all of its bills if Congress does not raise the $167 trillion debt ceiling by October 17t full story »
Lebanon - Reports that the United States will significantly cut aid to Egypt are the latest worrying sign of the Obama administration’s shortsighted and misguided policies in a turbulent Arab world. full story »
Oct 10, 2013
Hong Kong - The US government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information is having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, says a report released yesterday on US press freedoms under the Obama administration. full story »
Taiwan - The US official also said the agreement “will also strengthen the Obama administration’s long-standing policy of limiting the spread of [nuclear] enrichment and reprocessing capabilities around the world” Asked whether the provisions of the deal would ward off any concern that Vietnam might someday seek nuclear weapons capability, the official said: “That certainly would close off one path toward that” full story »
Japan - The Obama administration has said that unless Congress acts, it expects to have an estimated $30 billion in cash left by Oct 17t full story »
Cyprus - Republicans say the Obama administration would be able to keep up with its bond payments at the expense of other obligations if that deadline was missed. full story »
Russia - Nonproliferation Policy Education Center added, “In theory everyone can say the ideal number is zero, but in practice no one is willing to take that risk” The Obama administration used the UN nuclear agency’s annual member state gathering in September to underline its commitment to “pursuing the peace and security” of a world without nuclear weapons, saying it had taken significant steps toward that goale full story »
Thailand - Home � business � IMF chief welcomes Yellen's nomination International Monetary Fund chief welcomed the Obama administration's nomination of Janet Yellen as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve. full story »
Armenia - Nearly 700 were invited guests from the Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, the Diplomatic Corps and the think tank and academic communities. full story »
Canada - Though the Republican proposal could avert an unprecedented federal default that the Obama administration has warned could occur as early as Oct 17, it would not necessarily bring a quick end to the separate 10-day partial federal shutdowne full story »
United Arab Emirates - Obama administration officials said on Wednesday that in an effort to press Egypt’s military leaders to pursue a democratic transition they were postponing hundreds of millions of dollars in shipments of military equipment and directing $260 million (Dh954 million) in cash to aid programmes in the country rather than the government. full story »
Cayman Islands - Bedeviled by technology glitches that frustrated millions of consumers, the Obama administration is taking down its health overhaul website for repairs this weekend. full story »
Malaysia - "I assure you that these events in Washington are a moment in politics and not more than that," Kerry said "The partnership that we share with ASEAN remains a top priority for the Obama administrationf" full story »
Lebanon - File - Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles to guard an entrance of Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Aug 16, 2013(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) Reports that the United States will significantly cut aid to Egypt are the latest worrying sign of the Obama... full story »
Oct 09, 2013
Saudi Arabia - The Obama administration has said that unless Congress acts, it expects to have an estimated $30 billion in cash left by Oct 17e full story »
Hong Kong - But the Obama administration would like to resolve tensions with Iran through negotiations and avoid military action, while Israel has warned that Iran may be trying to buy time for developing a nuclear weapon. full story »
India - The transition comes at a delicate moment for the Obama administration, which, on top of a government shutdown, will have trouble paying its bills after October 17 because a legislative ceiling on government's debt, currently capped at $167 trillion, will prevent it from borrowing more unless the Republican Congress increases the limitl full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration has said that unless Congress acts, it expects to have an estimated $30 billion in cash left by Oct 17x full story »
Malaysia - That such a bargain has never been publicly mooted from within the Obama administration has not stopped Saudis voicing their concerns. full story »
United States - Washington (CNN) -- In a dramatic shift toward a major Arab ally, the Obama administration announced a suspension of significant military aid to Egypt on Wednesday over the bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. full story »
Cuba - Kimber writes, "The closest the US government has come to prosecuting Posada was in 2009, when the Obama administration charged him — not for his role in the Havana bombings but for lying about his role on an immigration formh full story »
Israel - After Morsi's ouster, the Obama administration said it would suspend about $585 million in military assistance to Egypt pending a wider policy review. full story »
Pakistan - BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: US officials said Wednesday that the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. full story »
Japan - Initially, the Obama administration considered the joint Air-Sea Battle (ASB) doctrine, which involves attacks launched from military bases outside the range of China’s missiles and fighter planes. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration had already suspended the shipment of four F-16 fighter jets and cancelled joint exercises by the US and Egyptian militaries. full story »
United Arab Emirates - There could be worse to come if this impasse between the Obama administration and House Republicans is not resolved soon. full story »
Qatar - A major goal of the Obama administration, deal will tear down trade barriers in areas such as government procurement and set standards for workers’ rights, environmental protection and intellectual property rights The US maintained it hopes to seal an ambitious trade pact on schedule by year-end despite resistance in some countries and the absence of President Barack Obama from a regional summit that was to iron out differences on the pact. full story »
Oct 08, 2013
Hong Kong - Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA "black" sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard US naval vessels. full story »
United States - The Obama administration withheld some military aid to Egypt in August. full story »
Australia - A report by the Inspector-General of the US State Department says the Obama administration's "rebalance" towards Asia has increased American engagement in regional institutions but this has "not been matched by additional financial or human resources". full story »
United Kingdom - Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr, who argued in favour of the limit on behalf of the Obama administration, told the court on Tuesday that if the limit were overturned, donors "could potentially funnel massive amounts of money to a favoured candidate". full story »
Canada - Although nothing concrete has been offered, House Republicans did float broad hints Tuesday that they might be willing to pass short-term legislation to reopen the government and avert the default in exchange for immediate talks with the Obama administration on reducing deficits and changing the three-year-old health care law. full story »
Oct 07, 2013
Yemen - With the Obama administration still refusing to divulge the most basic details about its targeted killings, it’s impossible to know if and when elasticity may simply be a euphemism for illegality, and how many civilians are among the several hundred people killed in Yemen by drones and other US air strikes since the US began regularly targeting militants there in 2009u full story »
Japan - The raid in Somalia reflected the importance the Obama administration attaches to combating Al-Shabab, whose leaders are believed to be collaborating more with other Al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic insurgent groups across Africa. full story »
Cayman Islands - McClellan, who ran Medicare during the prescription program rollout in 2006, said that during that time he had detailed daily tracking stats, and he’s sure the Obama administration must have at least the same level of information (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law has opponents crowing: "Told you so," full story »
United Arab Emirates - Obama administration officials have long expressed a preference for prosecuting terrorists in US courts. full story »
United States - The Obama administration has not publically stated if such operations continue. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has said it can hold high value detainees on a ship for as long as it needs to. full story »
Oct 06, 2013
United Kingdom - While the Obama administration has sought to avoid or extract itself from big, costly theatres of conflict like Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria, it has invested heavily in the joint counter-terrorism and special operations sphere, to go after what the US calls "high-value targets". full story »
United States - (CNN) -- House Republicans won't support raising the federal government's borrowing limit without new spending cuts from the Obama administration, and the White House risks an unprecedented US default by refusing, House Speaker John Boehner said Sundaye full story »
Canada - Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it. full story »
Hong Kong - Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it. full story »
Cayman Islands - Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it. full story »
Afghanistan - The Obama administration has many reasons for hurrying to conclude the agreement as quickly as possible. full story »
Oct 05, 2013
Cayman Islands - Bedeviled by technology glitches that frustrated millions of consumers, the Obama administration is taking down its health overhaul website for repairs this weekend. full story »
Oct 04, 2013
Hong Kong - They may also seek to gain the Obama administration's approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the US, as well as pursue smaller changes to the health care law, including repeal of the tax on medical-device makers and an end to the individual patient advisory board. full story »
United States - Obama administration lawyers have been working to interpret how much leeway they were given by Congress over personnel in a measure approved just before the shutdown took effect that ensured troops would continue to be paid during a government closure. full story »
Canada - "Included in the original list of House Republican demands was that the Obama administration grant approval for the building of the Keystone XL pipeline." full story »
Malaysia - Lew repeated the Obama administration's position that it will not negotiate with Republicans over the debt ceiling. full story »
China - The Obama administration and Democrats keep blaming the Republicans in Congress for the government shutdown by insisting on binding the government funding bill with defunding or delaying Obama's signature Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. full story »
Armenia - The ANCA has long pressed for a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, a Double Tax Treaty, and a range of other accords in its relations with the Obama Administration and also the US full story »
Thailand - Bangkok Bank president Chartsiri Sophonpanich predicted that the Obama administration would eventually succeed in ending the stalemate on the budget and move on to resolve the debt-ceiling issue, curtailing economic impact. full story »
Japan - In the case of East Asia, the Obama administration’s major policy initiative has been the so-called “pivot to Asia,” and the centerpiece of that has been negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. full story »
Oct 03, 2013
United States - In at least 45 states, officials have said recipients of deferred action -- the Obama administration's program for young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children -- are eligible for driver's licenses, according to the National Immigration Law Center. full story »
Nepal - The Obama administration has said Congress must renew the government's authority to borrow money by Oct 17 or risk a first-ever federal default, which many economists say would dangerously jangle the world economy full story »
Malaysia - There was also optimism in Washington on Thursday about the plan's prospects, with some US senators saying they felt encouraged after top Obama administration officials spent three hours briefing them on the situation in Syriag full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration has said Congress must renew the government's authority to borrow money by Oct 17 or risk a first-ever federal default, which many economists say would dangerously jangle the world economy2 full story »
India - The Obama administration has said Congress must renew the government's authority to borrow money by October 17 or risk a first-ever federal default, which many economists say would dangerously jangle the world economy. full story »
Canada - The Obama administration has said Congress must renew the government's authority to borrow money by Oct 17 or risk a first-ever federal default, which many economists say would dangerously jangle the world economyg full story »
Israel - "Without a continuing resolution or a full-year appropriation," Harf added, "fiscal year 2014 security assistance funding for Israel will be delayed” The Obama administration had requested $31 billion for Israel for the 2014 fiscal year that began on Oct 1, the day US political stalemate forced a partial shutdown of governmentc full story »
Cyprus - But no, the Obama administration has put barricades around it,” said Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho. full story »
Oct 02, 2013
Taiwan - The Obama administration hopes to sign up 7 million people during the first year and has a goal of eventually signing up at least half of the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans through an expansion of Medicaid, the government-funded program that provides healthcare coverage for poorer Americans, or government-subsidized plans provided by private insurers. full story »
India - Asserting that India has been brought at part with closet of its allies, Carter said the Obama Administration has now included India in the list of "so called Group of Eight" that receives the best of the technologies without export control. full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration hopes to sign up 7 million people during the first year and aims to eventually sign up at least half of the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans through an expansion of Medicaid or government-subsidized plans. full story »
Oct 01, 2013
United Kingdom - The Obama administration said it would veto any bill to fund the government in part. full story »
Cayman Islands - The Obama administration needs millions of Americans — mostly healthy, younger people — to enroll to keep costs low for everyone. full story »
Armenia - The ANCA has long pressed for a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, a Double Tax Treaty, and a range of other accords in its relations with the Obama Administration and also the US full story »
Sep 30, 2013
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has vowed to continue challenging the new voting restrictions in court, arguing they effectively disenfranchise minorities, poor people and students, who disproportionately lack identification cards required by the laws. full story »
Sep 29, 2013
China - The Obama administration has responded to Iran's move with welcoming tone and cautious optimism, acknowledging it an important opportunity in decades that will face plenty of challenges as well. full story »
Sep 27, 2013
United Kingdom - The Obama administration has come under increasing criticism for using drones overseas - chiefly to carry out deadly missile attacks against suspected militants in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Iraq. full story »
Sep 26, 2013
China - BEIJING, Sept 26 (Xinhuanet) -- White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Obama administration is interested in "testing the assertions" that Iran is serious about using diplomacy to resolve the ongoing dispute over its nuclear programa full story »
Sep 24, 2013
India - The move comes after a series of campaign urging the Obama administration to press India on addressing concerns over several Indian trade and business policies. full story »
Russia - As the Obama administration navigates its perilous path forward, its actions will have consequences that will reverberate far beyond the Syrian civil war, the chemical weapons disarmament plan and even dealing with Iran. full story »
Sep 23, 2013
India - NEW YORK: The Obama administration is edging closer to direct, high-level talks with Iran's new government. full story »
Russia - As the Obama administration navigates its perilous path forward, its actions will have consequences that will reverberate far beyond the Syrian civil war, the chemical weapons disarmament plan and even dealing with Iran. full story »
Sep 20, 2013
India - As the US looks toward the end of war in Afghanistan in 2014, the Obama Administration has made clear that one of the pillars of their strategy is a regional stability, Rhodes said. full story »
Sep 18, 2013
United States - Plan envisions US forces training and equipping only certain members of the Syrian opposition The idea surfaced after August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria the US blames on regime No specifics on troops or other aspects, but officials envision any training taking place near Syria Though, plan has run into trouble as emphasis shifts from military response to diplomatic effort Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon has "put a proposal on the... full story »
Sep 16, 2013
Japan - Ryan Gallagher / SlateLONDON—Fresh from releasing a trove of documents about the NSA’s massive phone records database, the Obama administration is gearing up to reveal more secret files. full story »
United States - An Obama administration onslaught to persuade senators and congressmen to vote for strikes was met with skepticism last week. full story »
Sep 15, 2013
India - "It requires a willful suspension of disbelief to see this agreement as anything other than the start of a diplomatic blind alley, and the Obama Administration is being led into it by Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin," they said. full story »
Sep 14, 2013
United States - December 15, 2009 - The Obama administration announces that between 70-100 detainees will be moved to an empty prison in Thomson, Illinois. full story »
United Kingdom - The Obama administration for its part has signalled its willingness to compromise on a possible UN resolution punishing Syria. full story »
Sep 13, 2013
India - WASHINGTON: The United States does not expect a UN Security Council resolution on Syria's chemical weapons to include a potential use of military force due to Russian opposition , senior Obama administration officials said on Friday. full story »
United States - The Obama administration has argued for carrying out limited military attacks to hinder al-Assad from using chemical weapons, after accusing his troops of gassing 1,400 civilians to death. full story »
Sep 12, 2013
United States - Congress "recognizes one of their leverages is the power of the purse," Ellis said, adding that politicization of the budget process has become more polarized during the Obama administration. full story »
Sep 11, 2013
United States - UN report: Abuses on both sides of Syrian civil war The Obama administration has asked Congress to delay voting on authorizing military action in Syria, but the White House will still push the idea in case diplomacy failse full story »