Posted: Mar 29, 2014 1:24 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2014 1:24 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) President Barack Obama is wrapping up a week of international prodding, outreach and reassurance and returning to the United States to looming domestic and foreign challenges.
High on his list is a fast-approaching deadline for health care enrollment and renewed worries about Russia's intentions in Eastern Europe.
Obama is set to leave Saudi Arabia on Saturday, a day after a meeting with the country's aging monarch, King Abdullah. But tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to dog him, and his health care apparatus is dealing with an influx of last-minute sign-ups.
Before leaving Riyadh, Obama met with the Saudi winner of a State Department Women of Courage award, presented to a woman for her role in combating domestic violence and winning landmark legislation on protecting women.