Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

Jan 28, 2015

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of King Abdullah, the first lady stepped off of ...

Obama meets new Saudi king, seeks to shore up ties

Jan 28, 2015

Obama meets new Saudi king, seeks to shore up ties

U.S. President Barack Obama led a heavyweight delegation to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet new King Salman and shore up ties that have suffered in recent years. The longstanding allies remain bound by shared interests in regional stability and oil. Since last year ...

Apr 24, 2014

Politician knocks Obama's marriage

President Barack Obama’s Tokyo visit may have generated the kind of media attention normally associated with a Paul McCartney concert. But one Japanese politician, at least, didn’t seem too excited. Kazuyuki Hamada, an Upper House member from the New Renaissance Party, attacked Obama earlier ...

U.S. first lady touts equality, education on China tour

Mar 25, 2014

U.S. first lady touts equality, education on China tour

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama promoted ethnic equality, the civil rights movement and religious freedom in China on Tuesday, raising the sensitive issues on a tour meant to avoid politics. “In America, we believe that no matter where you live or how much money ...

U.S. first lady promotes freedom of speech in China

Mar 22, 2014

U.S. first lady promotes freedom of speech in China

U.S. First lady Michelle Obama told students in China, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on the Internet, that freedom of speech and unfettered access to information make countries stronger and should be universal rights. Obama was speaking Saturday at Peking University ...

Michelle Obama dance on TV show goes viral

Feb 25, 2013

Michelle Obama dance on TV show goes viral

A video clip of first lady Michelle Obama grooving with a dressed-in-drag Jimmy Fallon on his late-night comedy talk show went viral on YouTube on Saturday. In the video, the pair, each clad in conservative slacks and a cardigan, and Fallon with a long ...