World Bulletin / News Desk
The son-in-law of the late al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has been caught in Turkey and is to be deported to Iran, a news report has claimed.
Suleiman M., bin Laden's son-in-law, was captured in a joint operation carried out by Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and the Central Intelligence Agency of the US (CIA), the Milliyet daily reported on Friday.
After being informed by the CIA of the whereabouts of Suleiman, MİT captured him at a hotel where he was staying in the district of Çankaya. He reportedly came to Turkey from Iran using a fake Saudi passport.
Suleiman, who had formerly obtained Kuwaiti citizenship, was deported by Kuwait as he was wanted by the US on charges of being implicated in terrorist activities, the daily maintained.
According to the story, Suleiman, who was a stateless person, was taken before a court after being interrogated at the Security General Directorate (EGM). But he was released by the court into the custody of the Security General Directorate to be deported, as he had committed no crime in Turkey other than having entered the country with a false passport. The US, seeking to interrogate Suleiman regarding al-Qaeda, demanded that he be extradited, but Turkey will reportedly deport him back to Iran in accordance with Turkish laws on illegal entry.
Suleiman is reported to have disappeared from an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and to have been kept under control in a special camp in Iran. After having been removed by Iran from the camp, he arrived in Turkey, allegedly seeking political asylum, using a false passport. He reportedly wishes to go to Saudi Arabia, where his wife lives.
MİT and the EGM have reportedly informed İdris Naim Şahin, the former Turkish interior minister, and people close to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the case.
Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdish regional authorities are making progress to rescue a deal over crude oil exports, after it nearly unravelled due to Kurdish threats to halt shipments in protest over lack of payment.
U.S Led Coalition launches nine air strikes on ISIL targets
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni changed some ministries before elections next year.
Iran's foreign minister has accused Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to undermine Iran's negotiations towards a nuclear deal with world powers in order to distract from the Palestinian question.
Egypt's Sisi met new Saudia Arabia's King Salman to talk on regional issues
Qari Din Mohammad, who is one of the representatives of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar, says peace talks are expected to begin next week in Kabul.
Italy will begin annual naval exercises this week near the coast of Libya
Tension has been running high in Yemen since the Shiite Houthi group seized control of Sanaa in September and sought to extend its influence to other provinces.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala early on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A blind elderly man gets help while being led to a voting booth to mark his ballot during a parliamentary election at a polling station in the Tajik capital Dushanbe March 1, 2015.
Yemen's Hadi declares Sanaa occupied by the Shiite Houthi, saying that the government takeover is nothing less than a coup.
Aliyev had been due to testify at the trial of other inmates he said had threatened to kill him.
Egyptian court labels Hamas as terrorist organisation
White House says president would block legislation forcing him to submit text of any nuclear agreement to Congress
Egypt has been cracking down on militancy in Sinai