US studying Turkey's demands to extradite preacher

The United States is studying Turkey’s demands for the extradition of preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt, the State Department said on Thursday. READ MORE: Ranieri confident he can Fulham out of relegation But spokesperson Heather Nauert rejected the allegation in an NBC report that the White House …

Kidman: I'm not a celebrity

LOS ANGELES-Nicole Kidman doesn’t view ‘herself as a celebrity’. READ MORE: Sikh pilgrims visit Lok Virsa The 51-year-old actress – who is married to country star Keith Urban, with whom she has two daughters, Sunday, 10, and Faith, seven – never refers to herself as a ‘’movie star’’ or anything other label for famous people as …

India's military modernization and balance of power in South Asia

Since 1974, India has set its course to achieve the status of a hegemonic power, turning it into a provocateur in the South Asian region. The Indian quest for a Ballistic Missile Defense shield (BMD) is an exemplar of Indian military modernization to achieve such belligerent ambitions. This BMD is a bicameral offensive system consisting …

Defaming Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) not free expression: European court

Defaming the Prophet Muhammed “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace” and thus exceeds the permissible limits of freedom of expression, ruled the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), upholding a lower court decision, reported  Anadolu Agency. READ MORE: FIFA put plans for lucrative …