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NBA star Enes Kanter’s passport cancelled after declaring support for Fethullah Gulen accused for inciting coup in Turkey

An NBA basketball player from Turkey, Enes Kanter, has been stopped at a Romanian airport, after Turkey cancelled his passport. Kanter, an Oklahoma City Thunder star, posted a video on Twitter saying this was due to his political views. He blamed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who he called “a bad, bad man”, and a “dictator”. Kanter, who turned 25 ...

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Iran spearheading global terrorism since Khomeini revolution in 1979 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday accused regional rival Iran of exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world and vowed to eliminate the Islamic State group.   US President Donald Trump (C-L), Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C-R), Jordan’s King Abdullah II (3-R), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (2-R) and other officials pose for a group photo during ...

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Stories of Saudi women inspire me to believe in the possibility of women’s empowerment – Ivanka Trump

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka said Sunday that ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has made encouraging progress in empowering women but more freedom is needed.   “Saudi Arabia’s progress, especially in recent years, is very encouraging,” Trump’s eldest daughter told a group of Saudi women she met in Riyadh while accompanying her father on a visit to the Muslim kingdom.   ...

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Trump tells leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries he is not in Saudi Arabia to impose the American way of life [READ]

US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia. “Drive them out of this earth,” he told regional leaders in Riyadh, as part of his first official trip abroad. Mr Trump blamed Iran, Saudi Arabia’s rival, for instability in the region. His speech is seen as an ...

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Former rebel warlord and Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused for kidnapping and raping political rival

Afghanistan’s Vice-President, Abdul Rashid Dostum, has left the country amid claims that he ordered his men to kidnap, beat and rape a political rival last year. Afghan officials confirmed he had left Kabul for Turkey on Friday night. General Dostum has not been charged with any offence, and the incident is under government investigation. His spokesman said he had travelled ...

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ISIS surrounded by coalition force of countries with no way for escape – U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis

The military campaign of Coalition of Countries Working to Defeat ISIS has surrounded the terrorist group with no way for its fighters to escape, U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis said. Mattis said the onslaught approved by President Donald Trump would defeat the terror group and crush the idea that ‘ISIS is invincible’, according to the Department of Defence.   ...

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US: 52-year-old Ex-congressman pleads guilty for exchanging explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl [LOOK]

Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has tearfully pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor. He must register as a sex offender and faces a possible prison term for exchanging explicit texts with a 15-year-old girl last year. The 52-year-old’s estranged wife, Huma Abedin, filed for divorce on Friday after seven years of marriage. Weiner quit Congress in ...

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Trump tells Russian officials that his sacking of former FBI boss eased great pressure on him

Mr Trump reportedly called the former FBI chief a “real nut job” US President Donald Trump told Russian officials that firing FBI director James Comey eased great pressure on him, US media report. The New York Times, citing a document summarising last week’s meeting, says he called Mr Comey a “real nut job”. Mr Comey had been running an inquiry ...

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Despite mounting trouble for Trump in the US, Saudi king Salman hopes his visit will strengthen their strategic co-operation

Multi-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia will be signed on Saturday as US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip begins in Riyadh. Mr Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on Saturday morning local time. The eight-day trip will also take in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Brussels, the Vatican, and ...

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Trump arrives Saudi Arabia marking his first foreign tour

US President Donald Trump landed in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Saturday for the start of his first foreign tour since taking office. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN     Trump will ...

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