Trump Taps Robert O’Brien for National Security Adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump faces reporters with U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'BrienWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump picked U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien on Wednesday as his fourth White House national security adviser, turning to a low-key choice for the position after the boisterous tenure of John Bolton.

Saudi Oil Attacks Came From Southwest Iran, U.S. Official Says

Fires burn in the distance after a drone strike by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saudi company Aramco's oil processing facilities, in Buqayq, Saudi ArabiaWASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.

U.S. Targets Three People, 16 Groups in New Venezuela Sanctions

Venezuela's President Nicolas MaduroWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on three people and 16 groups it says helped Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government profit from food aid in the economically struggling country, the Treasury Department said.

Activists Push U.S. Congress to Pass Hong Kong Bill

Joshua Wong, secretary-general of Hong Kong's pro-democracy Demosisto party and leader of the 'Umbrella Movement' / ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement in another country's affairs.

Trump Administration Reinstates Military Aid for Ukraine

Money is intended for use by Ukraine in its struggle with pro-Russian separatists

FILE PHOTO: Trump heads to FayettevilleWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has released $250 million in military aid for Ukraine, U.S. senators said on Thursday, after lawmakers from both parties expressed anger that the White House had held up money approved by Congress.

Iran Further Breaches Nuclear Deal, Says It Can Exceed 20% Enrichment

'We have started lifting limitations on our Research and Development imposed by the deal'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it was now capable of raising uranium enrichment past the 20% level and had launched advanced centrifuge machines in further breaches of commitments to limit its nuclear activity under a 2015 deal with world powers.