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From president to Santa: Obama visits sick children in Washington

He brought a sack of gifts for young patients at the Children’s National hospital

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December 20, 2018


The Obamas’ first Netflix show will be about Trump’s government

The Obamas have acquired the rights to Michael Lewis’s latest book The Fifth Risk

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November 2, 2018


US authorities charge suspect in pipe bomb case

He is suspected of sending pipe bombs to 13 people, including former president Barack Obama

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October 27, 2018


Bomb threats sent to Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and CNN in the US

Six packages containing explosive devices were sent to high-profile US figures

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October 25, 2018


‘Homeland’ to end after eighth season

Award-winning US television drama “Homeland” will air its eighth and final season next year

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August 7, 2018


Barack and Michelle’s next act: TV deal with Netflix

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, have struck a deal to produce films and series for Netflix Inc, the streaming service said on Monday, giving the former first couple a powerful and unprecedented platform to shape their post-White House legacy. Under the name Higher Ground Productions, the Obamas have the option…

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May 22, 2018


Obama becomes first guest at new Letterman show

NEW YORK: Late night talk show host David Letterman is returning to television next week with an interview of former US president Barack Obama, streaming giant Netflix announced. Letterman, 70, who officially retired in 2015 after a 22-year run as the host of “Late Show with David Letterman” — a very American melange of celebrity…

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January 6, 2018


Ten memorable quotes of 2017

Year 2017 is coming to a close and it gave us many quotes to remember. From politics to entertainment to motivation and  entertainment, Samaa TV takes a look at some of the memorable statements by celebrities and world leaders this year. 1. “Mujhay Kyun Nikala?” — Current chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif…

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December 31, 2017


Will Prince Harry invite the Obamas and not Trump to his wedding?

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 28: U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Prince Harry in the Oval Office of the White House October 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Prince Harry is on a one day visit to the Washington DC area and met earlier in the day with wounded U.S. military personnel at Fort Belvoir, Virginia….

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December 28, 2017


Obama refused to answer this Indian journalist’s question

NEWS DESK: Former US President Barack Obama shot down an Indian journalist’s question at the Town Hall organised by the Obama Foundation in Delhi for about 300 young leaders in India. Why? Because she was a journalist. Later, the journalist, Nidhi Razdan, expressed her disappointment over Obama’s refusal to even hear her question in tweets and…

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December 3, 2017


Obama says ‘think before you tweet’

New Delhi: Former US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to “snap judgements to complex issues” and warned leaders to think before tweeting. Obama was repeatedly asked about his successor, President Donald Trump, at a New Delhi symposium but stuck to a general warning to…

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December 1, 2017


Obama reports for jury duty in Chicago and is dismissed

NEWS DESK: Former US President Barack Obama has turned up for jury duty at a Chicago courthouse, but was dismissed by the judge without being called on to serve, reported CNN. Crowds thronged the Daley Center municipal building to catch a glimpse of the 44th US president, who has a home in the Illinois city….

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November 9, 2017


All former living presidents of US appear together to raise cash for hurricane victims while Trump plays golf

NEWS DESK: All five living former presidents have appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a benefit concert for communities affected by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey, reported The Independent. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter appeared on stage together at the event promoting “The One…

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October 23, 2017


Obama slams ‘politics of division’ on return to campaign trail

NEWS DESK: Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the “politics of division” after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office, reported Reuters. Speaking at a rally in New Jersey to support the Democratic Party candidate for governor, the 56-year-old former president…

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October 20, 2017


Obama: ‘No One Nation’ Can Confront Global Development Challenges

Former U.S. President Barack Obama said nations must cooperate to confront some of world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, poverty, disease, and discrimination. “The biggest problems we confront—no one nation is going to be able to solve on its own—not even the United States of America,” Obama said before an international summit organized on…

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September 21, 2017


Obama calls Trump repeal of migrant amnesty ‘wrong’, ‘cruel’

Former US president Barack Obama decried his successor’s decision to end an  for 800,000 people brought to America illegally as children, describing it as “wrong,” “self-defeating” and “cruel.” In a rare re-entry onto the political stage, Obama used a Facebook post to slam Trump’s decision and call on Congress to step in. “To target these young people is wrong…

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September 6, 2017


Obama message goes viral after Charlottesville violence

WASHINGTON: A tweet from Barack Obama drew more than two million “likes” by Monday as the former US president offered a message of tolerance following a deadly weekend clash at a white supremacist rally.

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August 15, 2017


Trump slams Obama, demands ‘apology’ over Russia probe

US President Donald Trump on Monday demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow. In a storm of morning tweets, Trump charged that his predecessor “colluded and obstructed” by failing to act after…

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June 26, 2017


Obama to back healthy eating at Milan food conference

Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at a food innovation conference this month in Milan, the latest move by the former US president to help foster healthy eating. The third edition of “Seed & Chips: The Global Food Innovation Summit” will be held May 9-11, focussing on new technologies for feeding the globe, from…

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May 5, 2017


FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

WASHINGTON: The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress on Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and Mike Rogers of the National Security…

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March 20, 2017


Trump claims Obama wiretapped him during campaign

President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones during last year’s White House campaign, charges that his predecessor denied as “simply false.” “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” Trump wrote…

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March 5, 2017