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Obama Quotes From The Quran As He Calls For New Muslim, US Relations

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Invoking the Quran and his rarely used middle name, Barack Hussein Obama declared Thursday that America has a common cause with Islam an...

Obama Finds Look-Alike Hieroglyph In Egypt

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pyramids outside of Cairo boast tombs, camels and relics thousands of years old. What about an image reminiscent of the 44th president? ...

Let Women Wear the Hijab: The Emptiness of Obama's Cairo Speech

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Daou

I know many will gush over President Obama's Cairo speech and I'm likely swimming against the tide of the media and my fellow Democrats and progressives.

Obama's speech bridges the Abrahamic faiths

Greg Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Barrett

Can you imagine President Bush delivering a speech to Muslims and quoting seamlessly from the Bible, the Quran and the Talmud? Any reconciliatory word...

Israelis Divided Over Obama Speech

AP | STEVEN GUTKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel said it hoped President Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world Thursday would help usher in a "new period of reconciliatio...

Obama Tours Pyramids: "Five Guys Was Good, This Was Better" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During his stay in Cairo, Egypt, where he gave his longest and arguably most anticipated speech yet, President Obama indulged in some tourism, visitin...

Obama Egypt Speech: VIDEO, Full Text

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Below, the full text of President Obama's speech in Cairo, Egypt, titled "A New Beginning." Watch video: * * * * I am honored to be in...

Arabic Newspaper Headlines Divided On Obama (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is in Cairo, Egypt, to give his first speech in the Middle East on Thursday. One question has driven pre-speech debate: how will Obam...

Obama's Cairo Guestlist Includes Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian Dissidents

McClatchy blog: Checkpoint Jerusalem | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

They are some of the most sought-after tickets in Cairo this week: Tickets for Obama's speech tomorrow at Cairo University....

Obama Egypt Speech: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In With Advice And Predictions (UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reviews and reactions around the world to President Obama's Cairo University speech vary from being laudatory to disappointed to downright caustic, de...

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...

Arabs Greet Obama With Mix Of Hope, Skepticism (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A driving question behind much of the anticipation for President Obama's Middle East trip is: how will he be received by the people? Naturally, the a...

Obama Should Remember James Baker When In Cairo: Roger Cohen | ROGER COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- I hope President Obama has been reading James Baker in preparation for his speech Thursday to the Muslim world. It was in the time of the ...

Obama Egypt Speech: Public Mood Depends On Cultural, Socioeconomic Status

Huffington Post Contributor | Noha Khattab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's Wednesday afternoon, and I'm stuck in traffic on my way to an event at the American University in Cairo (AUC). While the drive from Zamalek to AU...

EXCLUSIVE: Cairo Under Siege Ahead Of Obama's Speech

Huffington Post Contributor | Hossam el-Hamalawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Right before he took off from DC, on what the media has been depicting as some "odyssey," to address the Muslim World from Cairo, President Obama had ...

Obama Finishes 'Very Candid' Speech To Middle East

AP/Huffington Post | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- In his latest push for an open dialogue with the Muslim world, President Barack Obama on Wednesday sought the counsel of King ...

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 Faces Almost Impossible Task: How to Please Everyone, All the Time

Mirette F. Mabrouk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mirette F. Mabrouk

When Obama takes the podium at Cairo University, he's going to need to convince his listeners that he knows what they want -- they just need to give him a little time to deliver.

Obama Egypt Speech: Venue Choice Draws Fire

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Egypt has the least favorable approval rating compared to other Arab countries in the Middle East, which begs the question: is Egypt the right place to address the Muslim World?

Tuberculosis In Muslim World: A Chance For Cooperation

Huffington Post Contributor | Dr. Frederick Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hartman worked in Afghanistan from 1976 until the Soviet invasion in 1979; he returned in 2004, after the Taliban had been removed from power, and spe...

Ayman al-Zawahri To Egyptians: Reject "Criminal" Obama

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Al-Qaida's deputy leader on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama's upcoming speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, saying it will no...

Egyptians' Excitement for Obama's Speech Conceals Mistrust

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annelle Sheline

While some American pundits anticipate this address to the Muslim world as the symbolic 'book-end' to Bush's 'Axis of Evil' speech, Egyptians remain skeptical.

Obama In Cairo: Mission To 'Reshape US Image'

China View | Wael Naguib, Muhammad Yamany | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. President Barack Obama's Cairo speech will give another push to the image of the United States, which has improved relatively in the whole world ...

A Record That Can't Be Ignored

Sarah Leah Whitson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Leah Whitson

Egypt may be a more tolerant, moderate country, with some modicum of political dissent, compared with some other countries in the region. But freedom has a very short leash.

Obama In Egypt: Needs Magic To Reach Uncohesive Muslims

Bloomberg | Daniel Williams and Edwin Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama says he hopes his June 4 speech to the Muslim world will repair broken trust. He may find his audience disagrees on what needs ...