Source : AFP | 12 Sept 2013
Russia issued a stark warning Thursday that unilateral U.S. military action could destroy world order, as the rival great powers discussed a plan to remove Syria's chemical weapons.
In a bid to appeal directly to U.S. voters and policy-makers over the head of President Barack Obama, Kremlin leader President Vladimir Putin penned a commentary in the New York Times.
By Samer Araabi | IPS | 25 Mar 2013
As the Syrian uprising enters its third year, the United States and its allies are preparing to materially increase their support of the armed opposition in Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry pledged an additional 60 million dollars in direct aid to the rebels, marking the first time Washington will directly supply rebel forces, but the administration appears as wary as ever to get more directly involved.
Source : AFP | 15 Nov 2012
President Barack Obama will discuss the deadly sectarian violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state during his historic visit to the country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.
She will accompany Obama next week when he makes the first visit to Myanmar by a sitting US president, during which he will meet both President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Clinton said unrest between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists in the western state of Rakhine would “of course” feature in Obama’s talks.
Source : AFP | 07 Nov 2012
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat on Wednesday said he hoped that US President Barack Obama’s reelection would mean the creation of a Palestinian state in the next four years.
“We hope that a Palestinian state will be implemented in Obama’s next term,” he told AFP, without specifically welcoming Obama’s reelection.
Erakat pointed out that Israel had announced new settlement tenders as Americans were going to the polls on Tuesday, and called on Obama to take swift action to prevent continuing Israeli settlement activity.
Source : Agencies | 11 Oct 2012
Obama has a military option plan against Iran -- a "joint U.S.-Israeli surgical strike," and he should communicate it to diffuse comments from Romney that he has not been tough enough on Iran and has not issued a "red line," according to a report published Monday in Foreign Policy.
Source : Agencies | 07 Sep 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blew up at the U.S. ambassador last month because he was "at wits' end" over what he sees as the Obama administration's lack of clarity on Iran's nuclear program, a U.S. congressman who was at the meeting said.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican, made his first public comments about the late August meeting in Israel in an interview with Michigan's WJR radio on Tuesday.
Source : Agencies | 03 Aug 2012
US President Barack Obama has signed a secretive order authorizing US financial and military support for Syrian rebel forces, effectively taking sides in what many observers say has become a full blown civil war between the opposition forces such as the Free Syria Army and the ruling government of President Bassar al-Assad and its military.
By Carey L. Biron | IPS | Washington | 27 Jun 2012
As President Barack Obama’s administration becomes further enmeshed in what many are calling an undeclared war in Yemen, observers here are urging the government to broaden its policy approach to the country beyond counterterrorism.