Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said the US would be a "respectful and constructive partner" in confronting the Islamic State militants through force.
The Blair House is the designated guest house of the US president where all his state guests are traditionally known to have stayed.
Japan will not restart closed-down nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100 percent, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.
US President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the US leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior US official said on Thursday.
UN's Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict adding that the deaths have shamed the world.
Prince Zeid al Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human rights chief from the Muslim world.
UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon "very much" hopes that Narendra Modi attends the UN General Assembly here later this year and particularly participate in the climate change summit, a top official of the world body said today.
A draft U.N. resolution that some diplomats said suggested spying in foreign countries could be a human rights violation...
Over the last 20 years the UN's two-year budget increased by an average of 5 percent which means the new budget represents savings to American taxpayers of as much as $100 million.