Islamic State's 'business model' is near collapse, report says

Feb 18, 2017

Islamic State's 'business model' is near collapse, report says

The Islamic State group is hemorrhaging money with every piece of territory it loses, according to a new analysis that found that the group’s “business model” is on the path to failure. The analysis, released Saturday by the International Centre for the Study of ...

Fetal surgeon abandons lifesaving trip to Iran due to Trump's travel ban

Feb 11, 2017

Fetal surgeon abandons lifesaving trip to Iran due to Trump's travel ban

A Houston surgeon has canceled a trip to Iran to perform lifesaving surgeries because of uncertainty over the future of President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration travel ban. Dr. Alireza Shamshirsaz, who specializes in fetal surgery, is an Iranian-born professor of obstetrics and gynecology ...

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

Feb 10, 2017

Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener

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The Japan men’s national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo. Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic’s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) ...

Feb 8, 2017

Iran 'thanks' Trump, rebuffs U.S. warning on missiles

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday dismissed the U.S. decision to put Iran “on notice” over its missile tests and called President Donald Trump the “real face” of American corruption. In his first speech since Trump’s inauguration, Iran’s supreme leader called Iranians to take part ...

Iraqi forces wage psychological war using jihadi corpses

Feb 7, 2017

Iraqi forces wage psychological war using jihadi corpses

The flyblown corpses of Islamic State group militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passers-by. Suicide bombers’ belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby. But the Iraqi Army has no ...