Barack Obama

Obama: ISIL still a threat despite coalition gains

KONFRONTASI-US President Barack Obama has touted gains in the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but cautioned that the group, also known as ISIS, can still direct and inspire damaging attacks.

Speaking after meeting with top aides at the Pentagon, Obama said on Thursday that ISIL will continue to be a threat, highlighting the group's ability to motivate so-called "lone wolf" supporters to launch small-scale attacks that are harder to detect and prevent.

Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ to be president

KONFRONTASI - US President Barack Obama has issued a sharp criticism of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling him “unfit” to be president.

Obama made the comments on Tuesday during a White House news conference with Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, after Trump criticized an American Muslim family whose son was killed in Iraq.

Obama also challenged Republican leaders to withdraw support for Trump for his criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who appeared at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last week.

Ejek Trump, Obama Puji Hillary

KONFRONTASI - Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama mengatakan calon presiden dari Partai Republik Donald Trump lebih memainkan ketakutan orang Amerika ketimbang menawarkan solusi bagi ketakutan yang dihadapi orang Amerika.

"Amerika sudah besar. Amerika sudah kuat. Dan saya berjanji kepada Anda bahwa kekuatan kita, kebesaran kita, tidak tergantung kepada Donald Trump," kata Obama pada Konvensi Nasional Demokrat di Philadelphia, AS, Rabu malam waktu setempat atau Kamis pagi WIB.

Ima, Wanita Indonesia Tak Tamat SMA Jadi Penasihat Presiden Obama

KONFRONTASI -   Perempuan asal Malang Jawa Timur, Imamatul Maisaroh (34), menjadi kepercayaan Gedung Putih Amerika Serikat (AS) sejak 2015.

Ima yang bekas pembantu rumah tangga (PRT) ini jadi anggota Dewan Penasehat tentang Perbudakan Manusia untuk Presiden Barack Obama.

Pada Selasa (26/7/2016) hari ini, Ima dijadwalkan bakal tampil di Konvensi Nasional Partai Demokrat AS yang akan digelar di Philadelphia.

Pidato Melania Trump Hasil Menyontek dari Pidato Michelle Obama?

KONFRONTASI-Setidaknya satu bagian dalam pidato istri kandidat calon presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump, Melania Trump, di Konvensi Nasional Republik, Senin malam (18/7), disebut mirip dengan pidato Michelle Obama saat mendukung suaminya Barack Obama di konvensi Demokrat tahun 2008.

Kontroversi mengenai kemungkinan plagiarisme itu dengan cepat membayangi pidatonya, yang seharusnya merupakan perkenalannya dengan para pemilih. Pidatonya fokus pada kepindahannya ke Amerika Serikat dan kecintaannya pada sang suami.

Obama condemns Nice attack

KONFRONTASI - US President Barack Obama has been briefed on a deadly attack in the French city of Nice, the White House says.

After a truck rammed into people celebrating the French National Day, commonly known as the Bastille Day, US National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said Obama had been notified of the attack.

Obama slams Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric

KONFRONTASI-US President Barack Obama has called the debate surrounding "radical Islam" a political distraction, stressing that calls for tougher talk on terrorism and a strict ban on Muslim immigration would make Muslim Americans feel betrayed by their government.

Obama told reporters after meeting with the US national security council on Tuesday that Orlando shooting that left 49 people dead, or any attack organised by groups like the ISIL, also known as ISIS, was not possible to prevent by using the label.

Penembakan Orlando, Adakah Kaitannya dengan ISIS?

KONFRONTASI-Omar Mateen diduga kuat sudah lama merencanakan aksinya di klub malam Pulse.

Beberapa pekan sebelumnya, pemuda 29 tahun keturunan Afghanistan itu berusaha membeli pelindung tubuh yang diperuntukkan untuk personel militer atau Level III di sebuah toko setempat. Namun, sang penjual menolak memberikannya.

Sebelumnya, ia telah membeli sebuah pistol Glock dan senapan laras panjang. Itu dilakukan secara legal.

Obama: Florida mass shooting ‘act of terror, hate’

KONFRONTASI - US President Barack Obama has denounced the Sunday mass shooting in Florida as an act of terror and hatred, ordering the American flag lowered to half mast to honor the victims.

At least 50 people were killed and 53 more were injured in a shooting at the Pulse Club in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.

“Today as Americans we grieve the brutal murder, a horrific massacre of dozens of innocent people,” Obama said during a White House address to the nation.

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