Obama Avoids Discussing Punishment Received by Dissident Saudi Blogger

January 27th, 2015 6:00 PM
During an interview with the Cable News Network's Fareed Zakaria in India on Tuesday, Barack Obama avoided directly addressing the severe punishment of 1,000 lashes -- 50 at a time -- received by Raif Badawi, a blogger who criticized the government of Saudi Arabia even though that nation has been a longtime ally of the U.S. When asked by Zakaria why Saudi Arabia remains a close partner with…

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April 3rd, 2009 5:00 PM
President Barack Obama bows to Saudi King Abdullah at the G-20 conference in London.  Photo AFP.