Mohammed bin Salman likely approved an operation to kill or capture a U.S.-based journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report.
Blinken has pledged to rebuild American alliances and reinvigorate a State Department beset by low morale.
The incoming Biden administration plans to restructure and expand the operations of the White House National Security Council, signaling a sweeping shift in priorities, according to a senior adviser to the Biden transition.
The men, all military veterans working in Iraq for the private security contractor Blackwater, were convicted of massacring 14 civilians in an unprovoked and unjustified rampage of gunfire and grenades in Baghdad.
The sanctions were mandated under a 2017 law requiring them against any country that purchases “significant” material from Russia’s defense industry.
Deaths related to the virus in the United States account for more than a quarter of all fatalities worldwide, as confirmed cases in the country top 892,000.
The actions are the latest move in President Trump’s efforts to roll back the Obama administration’s openings to Havana, and to punish Cuba for its support for the Venezuelan government.
The administration canceled a four-month-old deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation Monday, saying that the federation was part of the Cuban government and trade with it was illegal under current law.
When the Republican foreign policy elite gets together these days, conversation quickly focuses on two questions. How has Donald Trump come so close to becoming the party's standard-bearer? If Trump were elected president, would any of them serve in his administration?
President Barack Obama landed in Cuba Sunday afternoon, a trip that took more than half a century to arrive only 90 miles from U.S. shores.
Officials will create a new counterterrorism task force and enlist dozens of federal and local agencies. Other moves include revamping a State Department program that was created to serve as an information war room to challenge the Islamic State online and erode its appeal.
President Obama vowed Friday "to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people" after gruesome attacks in Paris jolted the White House just as Obama was preparing to rally world leaders behind his latest plans to combat radical Islamist fighters.
Three dozen retired generals and admirals released an open letter Tuesday supporting the Iran nuclear deal and urging Congress to do the same.