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Obama's Kenyan 'granny' dies aged 99

Obama's Kenyan 'granny' dies aged 99

Sarah Obama, the grandmother of former US President Barack Obama, has died aged 99 in western Kenya, her daughter told AFP Monday.

Obama says book coming in November two weeks after election

Obama says book coming in November two weeks after election

Former US president Barack Obama today announced the publication in November of the first half of his memoirs, "A Promised Land" – two weeks after the election pitting Donald Trump against Joe Biden.

Bush, Obama to eulogise McCain at US senator's final farewell

Bush, Obama to eulogise McCain at US senator's final farewell

Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama will deliver remarks honouring their friend and former White House challenger, at a memorial service in Washington.

Obama launches Kenya youth centre, dances with his step-grandmother

Obama launches Kenya youth centre, dances with his step-grandmother

Barack Obama visited his father's ancestral village in Kenya's south-western Siaya county on Monday and danced to some traditional music with his step-grandmother in his first trip to the country since leaving office.

Obama 'warned Trump against hiring Flynn'

Obama 'warned Trump against hiring Flynn'

Former US President Barack Obama warned then-President-elect Donald Trump not to give the post of national security adviser in his administration to Michael Flynn, a former Obama aide said.

Barack Obama to receive Kennedy Foundation award

Barack Obama to receive Kennedy Foundation award

Former US President Barack Obama is expected in Boston on Sunday to receive the John F. Kennedy Foundation's annual "Profile in Courage Award."

Arab youth disapprove of Trump, see him as anti-Muslim

Arab youth disapprove of Trump, see him as anti-Muslim

A majority of young Arabs see Donald Trump's election as the factor most influencing their region in the next five years, a survey showed, and they expressed concern that the US president was anti-Muslim.

Trump says Obama wiretapped him during campaign

Trump says Obama wiretapped him during campaign

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign, but offered no evidence to support the allegation.

Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed

Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed

WikiLeaks said Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the whistleblowing site's main sources was given clemency -- but only if his rights were "guaranteed".

Netanyahu seeks to rally Israelis around him in anti-Obama assault

Netanyahu seeks to rally Israelis around him in anti-Obama assault

Benjamin Netanyahu has been unrelenting in his criticism of the Obama administration over what he condemned as its "shameful" decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a halt to Israeli settlement-building.

Obama praises Greece, raps EU austerity on final foreign trip

Obama praises Greece, raps EU austerity on final foreign trip

US President Barack Obama cautioned European leaders on Tuesday against relying only on austerity to tackle the debt woes of struggling economies and also urged greater solidarity with Athens on the migrant issue.

World leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.