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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | World
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

Saudis Snub Obama Amid Growing Tensions

CNN | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.20.2016 | World

President Barack Obama received a chilly reception from Saudi Arabia's leaders as he landed in Riyadh Wednesday, a clear sign of the cooling relations...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Saudi King Salman May Visit Washington After All | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, whose absence at the Obama administration's just-concluded summit with Sunni Arab leaders pro...

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

Artyom Lukin | Posted 05.30.2015 | 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.

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.

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...

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 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...

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 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...