U.S. ties in gulf at risk as Obama backs off

Sep 12, 2013

U.S. ties in gulf at risk as Obama backs off

The United States risks damaging relations with Persian Gulf states as it warily embraces a Russian initiative for Syria to relinquish its chemical arsenal, analysts say, with Sunni monarchies fearful that the U.S. pullback from military strikes will bolster President Bashar Assad and the ...

Japan men, women spikers earn victories in Asian qualifying

Sep 5, 2013

Japan men, women spikers earn victories in Asian qualifying

The Japan men’s volleyball team defeated Qatar in straight sets on Thursday in its opening match at the Asian qualifying round for the FIVB World Championships, while Japan’s women improved to 2-0 Tatsuya Fukuzawa was the match’s top scorer, netting 12 points as the ...

Aug 31, 2013

Middle Eastern nations' support for military strikes notably muted

Middle Eastern nations that desperately want to rid the region of Syrian President Bashar Assad have been notably muted as the United States pushes forward with plans for military action against the Syrian government. Despite throwing their own weight behind efforts to oust Assad ...

Aug 1, 2013

Qatar edges Japan in FIBA Asia opener

by Ed Odeven

The Qatar men’s national team outscored Japan 22-13 in the fourth quarter en route to a one-point victory in the teams’ 27th FIBA Asia Championship opener on Thursday in Manila. Japan will look to rebound from its 75-74 Group B loss in a Wednesday ...