Trump: "Terrorists Do Not Worship God, They Worship Death: Drive Them Out Of This Earth"

In today's most watched political event, Donald Trump, who earlier this year sought to impose a travel ban targeting mostly-Muslim nations, will deliver a speech on Islamic tolerance and confronting extremism in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest importer of weapons, biggest exporter of global terrorism, and biggest violator of human rights.

How Presidential Scandal Endangers Global Stability

If past is prologue,  as Trumpgate thickens we suspect the world may become more unstable.  As an example,  the behavior of, say,  North Korea may become more nefarious as they perceive the U.S. administration weakened and distracted.  This already seems to be the case, no?

Is Trump About To Flip-Flop On "Radical Islamic Terrorism"?

"The president will call it whatever he wants to call it. But I think it's important that, whatever we call it, we recognize that [extremists] are not religious people. And, in fact, these enemies of all civilizations, what they want to do is to cloak their criminal behavior under this false idea of some kind of religious war."

"We Did Not Touch On That At All": Lavrov Denies Trump Said "Comey Is A Nut Job"

Russia's foreign minister Lavrov denied the NYT's report that he had discussed the dismissal of the former FBI director Comey with Donald Trump in a meeting in which Trump allegedly said that he had "just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job" adding that “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

Rouhani Re-elected Iran President In Landslide Victory

Iran's moderate leader Rouhani secured a second term with a landslide victory in Friday's presidential election, winning 57% of the vote and giving a decisive victory to pro-reform groups eager to open up the Islamic republic and re-engage with the outside world, Reuters reported. Rouhani's hardline opponent, senior cleric Ebrahim Raisi who was running for office for the first time, a protege of Iran's Supreme Leader and the custodian of a religious charity worth tens of billions, came in second with 38.5%.

Unnamed White House Official Under FBI Investigation In Russia Probe: NBC

Following up on a previous report by the WaPo, NBC reports that according to 2 US officials, an "unnamed current White House official" is under FBI investigation related to Russia collusion. While there is no concrete further information, some pundits have tossed around the name of Jared Kushner as a potential target of the probe.