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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008.

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Read More

Articles About Barack Obama

Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014. Picture taken on September 1, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS M
Nations Want UN Global Ban On Jihadi Fighters

By IBTimes AU

Global nations want a ban on the movement of jihadi fighters around the world. (3:48 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, PAKISTAN, UNITED NATIONS, TUNISIA

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags:
US-led Coalition Has Launched First Airstrike vs. ISIS in Syria – Pentagon

By IBTimes AU

Airstrikes against the ISIS in Syria have been launched by the United States and its coalition of ally nations. (1:58 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010. REUTERS/IRNA/Mohammad Babaie
Iran Wants Nuclear Flexibility Before It Works with US, Coalition Against ISIS

By IBTimes AU

It seems the United States conviction against Iran’s nuclear program will be tested in its fight against the ISIS. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, GERMANY, RUSSIA, NEW YORK

A Christian Woman, Who Fled From The Violence In Mosul Two Days Ago, Holds Her Daughter As Her Baby Sleeps At A School In Arbil, In Iraq's Kurdistan Region
‘UK Must Commit Ground Troops to Defeat Islamic State:’ Tony Blair

By IBTimes AU

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the Islamic State could be defeated only if there was a ground invasion. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, NEW YORK

Glee Star Lauren Potter Along With Her Co-Stars/ file photo/REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Glee Star Lauren Potter Serenaded By Flight Attendants

By IBTimes AU

Flight attendants gave a warm welcome to Lauren Potter on her visit to Australia. (Sep 20)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, QANTAS

The White House, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial are seen across Lafayette Park from atop the roof of the historic Hay Adams hotel in Washington, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
U.S. Congress Approves Arming, Training Syrian Rebels Against ISIS

By IBTimes AU

A divided U.S. Congress has voted to arm and train members of the Free Syrian Army against the militant ISIS. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, WHITE HOUSE, CONGRESS

U.S. President Barack Obama Speaks At A Meeting
Watch: ISIS Releases Hollywood-ish Trailer Of Warning To US [Video]

By IBTimes AU

The ISIS releases a film-like video warning the U.S. of an imminent war. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, GEORGE W. BUSH, AUSTRALIA, WHITE HOUSE, HOLLYWOOD, TONY ABBOTT

U.S. President Barack Obama Speaks At A Meeting
Obama Not Willing to Commit Deploying Ground Troops in Iraq

By IBTimes AU

U.S. President Barack Obama said that he would not like his ground troops to be deployed in Iraq. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, WHITE HOUSE

Health Workers Wearing Protective Clothing Prepare Before Carrying An Abandoned Dead Body Presenting With Ebola Symptoms At Duwala Market In Monrovia
Ebola Update: Australian Aid Worker Appeals For More Field Hospitals, U.S. Steps Up Efforts To Fight Virus

By IBTimes AU

An Australian aid worker from Sierra Leone has returned to Perth and launched a petition for the Abbott government to send military troops to help set up field hospitals. The current global response to Ebola remains inadequate. U.S. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Speaks At A News Conference at AUSMIN Meeting At Admiralty House In Sydney
Julie Bishop to Attend UN Climate Summit; Australia Pressured to Announce 'Bolder' Target

By IBTimes AU

Australia is feeling the pressure of committing to a new target to achieve its 2020 emissions reduction goal. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be representing Australia in the upcoming UN summit. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, CLIMATE CHANGE, NEW YORK, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT