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Trump names US hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as national security adviser



WASHINGTON—President Trump named Robert C. O’Brien as his new national security adviser, picking a top hostage-affairs official for the high-profile White House role at a time when the U.S. is weighing how to respond to attacks on Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Trump tweeted the announcement Wednesday morning, writing: “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!”

In his State Department position, which he held from May 2018, O’Brien worked closely with families of American hostages and advised the Trump administration on hostage issues. He previously helped lead the agency’s initiative for justice reform in Afghanistan during the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

O’Brien’s appointment comes as Trump is confronted with multiple challenges in the Middle and Near East, including how to respond to weekend attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, and how to negotiate peace agreements in Afghanistan’s civil war and between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Trump administration also faces what it sees as increasing regional aggression from Iran, the target of new sanctions Trump announced just moments before tweeting about O’Brien’s appointment.

O’Brien was a major in the U.S. Army Reserve. After graduating from the University of California-Berkeley School of Law, he founded a law firm in California that focused on international arbitration issues.

As national security adviser, O’Brien will be the highest-ranking Mormon in the U.S. government, a notable development for a church that has shown some wariness of Trump. The religious community is also expected to be a significant voting demographic in certain states in the 2020 presidential election.


PM Modi addressed countrymen through radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’




Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the countrymen on Sunday through the radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’. PM Modi said that the last time I spoke to you, then the passenger trains were closed, the buses were closed, the air service was closed.

This time, a lot has been revealed. Workers’ special trains are running, other special trains have also started. With all the precautions, airplanes have started flying, gradually the industry has started running, that is, a large part of the economy is now running, has opened up. In such a situation, we need to be more vigilant.

In his address he further said that in the country, the fight against Corona is being fought very strongly due to the collective efforts of all. Our population is many times more than most countries, yet Corona did not spread in our country as fast as it spread in other countries of the world.

Due to the collective efforts of everyone in the country, the fight against Corona is being fought very strongly. Our population is more than many countries, yet the corona in our country did not spread as fast as it spread in other countries of the world.

PM further said that the death rate from corona is also very low in our country. We all have grief for the loss that has been done, but whatever we are able to save, it is definitely a result of the collective determination power of the country.

In the last few days, the speed of corona virus has increased in India. Every few days, 7-8 thousand cases are coming up. At the same time, if we talk about the total infected people, then this figure has now crossed 1 lakh 83 thousand. So far 5164 people have died due to this dangerous virus in the country.

Lockdown extended till June 30, will be opened in a phased manner

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