National Security

Saudi Arabia Shows Attack Site Damage as Iran Pledges Tough Defense

Workers are seen at the damaged site of Saudi Aramco oil facility in Khurais, Saudi ArabiaKHURAIS, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Friday took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities.

U.S. Boots Cuban Diplomats for Running Spy Ops on American Soil

Members of Cuba's permanent mission to the U.N. will be restricted to traveling only in Manhattan

The United Nations headquarters in New YorkThe Trump administration on Thursday booted from the United States two Cuban diplomats who were found to be running spy operations on American soil, according to the State Department.

Intel: Iran Sought Nuclear Weapons Tech as Recently as 2018

Tehran warns U.S. of 'crushing' military response

Iranian president Hassan RouhaniIran sought to obtain illicit nuclear weapons technology as recently as 2018, according to new disclosures by German intelligence that reveal how Tehran tapped black weapons markets without the knowledge of international nuclear inspectors tasked with performing oversight on the Islamic Republic's weapons sites as part of the landmark nuclear agreement.

Dem Rep: Iran’s Attack on Saudi Arabia Was Trump’s Fault

'Iran needs to be checked' but 'we are where we are because of the actions of Donald Trump'

Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.) said during an appearance on Morning Joe Thursday morning that the attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia as an "act of war," but pushed back against U.S. involvement and said Iran was acting out because President Trump walked away from the nuclear agreement. 

Chinese National Pleads Guilty to California ‘Birth Tourism’ Plot

Company advertised that it had assisted more than 500 foreign nationals

A Chinese national pleaded guilty to running an illegal "birth tourism" scheme in California, where she charged clients thousands of dollars to help them give birth in the United States in order to obtain U.S. citizenship for their children.

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.