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Did black wealth decrease under President Obama?

Former US Housing Secretary Julian Castro says Obama 'pushed for investment in urban communities throughout the US'.

Did black wealth decrease under President Obama?

United States

Obama lashes out at Trump and 'radical' Republicans

Former US president condemns 'politics of fear' in first direct attack on incumbent leader since 2016 election.

Obama lashes out at Trump and 'radical' Republicans

United States

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

Intellectual Cornel West discusses former US president Barack Obama's legacy and symbolism behind his rise to power.

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

South Africa

Mandela foundation urged to withdraw Obama invitation

Critics say former US president does not represent Mandela's legacy and should not be a guest lecturer at annual event.

Activists urge Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw Obama invite

Opinion

Fifty years and a Trump later: The promise of America 1968 - 2018

What was the promise of America in the bygone days of MLK and Robert Kennedy, and what is its promise today?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

United States

Obama on Iran deal: US turns its back on closest allies

Ex-US president says leaving Iran nuclear deal, which is clearly working, turns Washington's back on its closest allies.

Obama reacts to Trump's pullout from Iran nuclear deal

Barack Obama

Michelle Obama's memoir to be released in 24 languages

Michelle Obama’s book will chronicle her life from childhood through to her years inside the White House.

Michelle Obama's memoir to be released in 24 languages

Opinion

Trump's vulgarity points to a painful truth

To liberals, Donald Trump is detestable because his obscene behaviour reveals the truth about the US political elite.

Tony McKenna

by Tony McKenna

Tony McKenna

United States

'Trump looking to loosen Obama limits on drone strikes'

Rights group outraged as reports say president considering policy changes to expand CIA authority on attacks and raids.

'Trump looking to loosen Obama limits on drone strikes'

Asia

US reveals higher number of troops in Afghanistan

Pentagon says US troop level reached 11,000, exceeding previously stated 8,400 set under former President Obama.

US reveals higher number of troops in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

US in Afghanistan: America's longest war

Key developments of a 16-year conflict, from the 2001 US invasion after 9/11 to Trump's latest strategy reveal.

Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan 2001 to 2017

Middle East

Rouhani: 'Iran will never accept isolation'

President says nuclear deal is a sign of Tehran's goodwill as he is sworn in a day after US imposed fresh sanctions.

CIA

The ex-CIA officer who blew the whistle on torture

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou speaks to Al Jazeera about the US's use of torture and his time in prison.

John Kiriakou: The ex-CIA officer turned whistle-blower

Battle for Mosul

How the US destroyed Iraq: On Mosul's civilian deaths

Successive US administrations have and always will be oblivious to the effect that they have had in Iraq.

 Mosul's civilian deaths: How the US destroyed Iraq

Opinion

Should we be scared of Trump's drone reforms?

Trump's planned reforms on drone policy are problematic, but what he inherited from Obama was already concerning.

Rupert Stone

by Rupert Stone

Rupert Stone