Trump’s Top Sanctions Official Will Depart

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s top sanctions official will depart the Treasury Department this month, leaving…

U.S. Seeks More Sanctions on Venezuela’s Leaders and Faults Europe’s Inertia

The Trump administration opened a double-barreled critique on Monday of what it described as a limp…

Trump’s Deference to Saudis in Setting Terms for How U.S. Should Respond to Attacks Touches a Nerve

WASHINGTON — After oil installations were blown up in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, President Trump…

World Bank to Investigate if China Loan Funded Muslim Detention Camps

WASHINGTON — The World Bank is investigating whether a $50 million loan it granted in 2015…

To Gain Leverage in China Trade Talks, Trump Shows Solidarity With Hong Kong

WASHINGTON — President Trump has shifted his stance on the unrest in Hong Kong in recent…

Trump’s Hong Kong Caution Isolates Him From Congress, Allies and Advisers

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s cautious distance from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has left him politically isolated…

‘Hong Kong Thing’ Is ‘Very Tough,’ but Trump Doesn’t Criticize China

WASHINGTON — President Trump, presenting himself as a neutral observer of the mass protests in Hong…

House Overwhelmingly Condemns Movement to Boycott Israel

WASHINGTON — The House, brushing aside Democratic voices of dissent over American policy in the Middle…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iraqi Militia Leaders and Ex-Governors

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is imposing economic sanctions on two former provincial governors and two…

House Votes to Block Arms Sales to Gulf Nations, Setting Up Trump’s Third Veto

WASHINGTON — The House gave final passage on Wednesday to a series of measures that would…

State Department Creates Advisory Panel on Human Rights

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the creation of a commission to…

A Breakfast Invitation Helps Rebuild a Crown Prince’s Standing

OSAKA, Japan — Barely a week ago, he was in theory a marked man, fingered by…

Emergency Aid for Migrants Badly Divides Democrats

WASHINGTON — Congress is trying to rush $4.5 billion in emergency humanitarian aid to the southwestern…

U.S. Yet to Find Evidence of New Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

WASHINGTON — The United States has found no evidence so far that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces…

‘Nothing Has Been Done’: Khashoggi’s Fiancée Urges Action Against Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of slain columnist Jamal Khashoggi, implored lawmakers in wrenching testimony…