Full text: Obama’s interview with Al-Arabiya

Hisham Melhem’s interview with President Obama on Al Arabiya TV:

Tuesday, 27 January 2009
President gives first interview since taking office to Arab TV
AlArabiya.net

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Q: Mr. President, thank you for this opportunity, we really appreciate it.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Continue reading

Video: Obama’s interview with Al-Arabiya

Hisham Melhem’s interview with President Obama on Al Arabiya TV:

Tuesday, 27 January 2009
President gives first interview since taking office to Arab TV
AlArabiya.net

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Article: India lobbies against inclusion in Richard Holbrooke’s brief

India’s stealth lobbying against Holbrooke’s brief

Foreign Policy magazine

Fri, 01/23/2009 – 7:12pm

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — flanked by President Obama — introduced Richard Holbrooke as the formidable new U.S. envoy to South Asia at a State Department ceremony on Thursday, India was noticeably absent from his title.

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