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If Obama Can Embrace the Saudi Monarch, Why Can't Putin Greet the North Korean Ruler?

Artyom Lukin | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK -- The experience of dealing with Pyongyang shows that the more you pressure and penalize it, the more aggressive it becomes. Rather than trying to isolate North Korea, it may be just the right time to engage it

Pilgrimage to Riyadh

Michael Brenner | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Michael Brenner

Never in the course of American diplomacy have so many travelled so far for so little. The enormous entourage of dignitaries accompanying Barack Obama to Saudi Arabia last week broke all records.

Obama Surprise Visit to the Knesset

Gerald Sindell | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy
Gerald Sindell

Although he didn't have a formal invitation to address the Israeli Parliament, when the motorcade whipped through Jerusalem and pulled up at the Knesset, President Obama was greeted by a huge crowd of both citizens and legislators from the full spectrum of parties, and the President was whisked inside.

Obama, World Leaders Head To Saudi Arabia To Offer Condolences

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

RIYADH, Jan 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predece...

Obama Ends Overseas Trip In Diplomatic Limbo

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

* US officials wary of Putin's assurances on Ukraine * Kerry, Russia's Lavrov to meet again soon * Obama says Putin grie...

What Obama Might Do About Saudi Arabia's Unbelievably Offensive Textbooks

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Citing paragraphs that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex, some Americans a...

Dear President Obama: Freedom and Democracy Must Come First in Egypt

Emad Shahin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Emad Shahin

If the United States does not take an unambiguous position and demonstrate unmistaken resolve against Egypt's current undemocratic path, and if your administration decides to resume suspended aid programs in the face of growing repression and brutality, your words on democracy and human rights will ring hollow.

Obama Heads To The Middle East, Seeks To Reassure The Saudis

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACE | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a U.S. off...

What Awaits Obama in Riyadh?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

All eyes are definitely going to be on Riyadh this week, where U.S. President Barack Obama will be meeting with the Saudi leadership on March 28.

Obama Plans To Visit Middle East Ally In March

AP | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans a trip to Middle East ally Saudi Arabia next month amid tension in the region. The White House annou...

U.S. Allies Frustrated With Obama's Aversion To Mideast Conflicts

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginnin...

Al-Qaeda's New Tactics Leaves Saudi Scared | Sudarsan Raghavan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The bomb was hidden inside the al-Qaeda assassin's body, and he arrived on his target's personal plane. ...

Jason Linkins

Drudge Concerned Over Suspicious Mustache (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Seems like it was only yesterday that I, along with the rest of the world, were setting our hair on fire in panic at the news on the Drudge Report tha...

Obama Lands In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYDAH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama is in Saudi Arabia after an overnight flight from Washington. Obama is planning to meet with Saudi...

White House: Bin Laden Timing Not Surprising

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The White House says it's not surprised that Osama bin Laden has released a new audio recording threatening America just ...

Obama's Mideast Trip: Follow It Live On Twitter

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Check out the Twitter module below to see the latest tweets from reporters traveling with President Obama on his Mideast trip, who have been using the...

Obama In Riyadh: Arabs Likely To Say No To More Concessions To Israel | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAIRO President Obama started his much anticipated Middle East tour on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to press the Arab nations to o...

Jason Linkins

Obama Mideast Trip Exposes The Secret Muslimness Of Brian Williams (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sweet Golly Goshens but does Matt Drudge have the scooplet of the century! He's got a picture of NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams -- who was...

Obama To Kick Off Mideast Trip

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

* Scroll down for a slideshow President Obama leaves tonight for his third major international trip, stopping first in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a recent...

Journalists Traveling With Obama Warned By Saudis: Report Only On Obama Or Else [UPDATED]

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: A Saudi government spokesman tells Ben Smith that the White House warning about journalist restrictions in Saudi Arabia is "inaccurate." "Jou...

Obama, Abbas Meeting Will Discuss Plans For Pan-Arab Peace With Israel

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged Israel to stop settlement construction in t...

Obama Visiting Saudi Arabia June 3

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to visit Saudi Arabia next week. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that Obama will meet...