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Obama – Iran deal is only alternative to more Mideast war

President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to sceptical U.S. lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark...

Obama, Nigeria’s Buhari to meet July 20, discuss Boko Haram

U.S. President Barack Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on July 20 to discuss fighting the Boko...

Obama boosts support, elevates status for ally Tunisia

President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged to elevate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, a gesture that recognizes...

U.S. nominates first ambassador to Somalia since ill-fated intervention

President Barack Obama has nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia since the early 1990s, when the United States pulled its diplomatic...

Obama asks Congress to authorise U.S. war on Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent Congress his long-awaited formal request to authorise military force against Islamic State, meeting swift resistance...

Obama to bring back most U.S. troops fighting Ebola in Africa

President Barack Obama is set to announce on Wednesday that he will bring back nearly all of the 1,300 U.S. troops deployed...

Kerry calls for flexibility in US war powers against Islamic State

Any congressional authorisation of US military force against Islamic State should be flexible and not limit the fight to Iraq and Syria,...

US, Arab partners launch first strikes on IS in Syria

The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria on Tuesday US...

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion...

U.S. says forms “core coalition” to counter Iraq militants

The United States said on Friday it was forming a "core coalition" to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq, calling for broad...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...