June 3, 2009
Posted: 1802 GMT
On the eve of his long-anticipated speech to the "Muslim world" in Egypt tomorrow, President Barack Obama made a stop today in Saudi Arabia. We'll have all the angles of the president's first leg covered at the International Desk, starting with a live report from our White House team on the ground.
We'll also cross live to Pakistan to speak with Reza Sayah about a presumed Osama Bin Laden audio message criticizing the U.S president and his support of a Pakistani operation against extremists in the Swat Valley.
Also, we'll chat with Saudi media personality Muna Abu Suleyman. I remember profiling her for Inside the Middle East a few years ago in Jeddah when she was one of the members of a popular TV show in the region. We'll ask her how Saudis are reacting to the Obama trip. He's popular in Saudi, for sure, but is there more hope that he will help end conflicts and find a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The latest on the Air France 447 disaster features high on our rundown today, as well. Brazilian aithorities say they have found more debris believed to be part of the doomed Airbus that went down into the Altantic Monday. The search to find the 2 black boxes has intensified. This could be the investigators' only chance to know for sure what cause the plane to drop out of the sky.
We're live in Brazil and France for the latest.
Plus, you'll be amazed to hear how much Manchester United's new sponsor is going to shell out to see their name printed on the players' jersey. The troubled and now government-owned AIG, unsurprisingly, did not renew its sponsorship deal with Man U. But despite the worldwide recession, another company stepped in with the largest sponsorship deal in club football history.
We'll reveal names and figures at the Idesk!
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