Aug 13, 2015

Japan, Iran to play friendly in Tehran

Japan will play Iran on Oct. 13 in a friendly at Tehran, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. The game, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. local time (10:30 p.m. in Japan), will come five days after Japan faces Syria in Oman for its ...

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Aug 4, 2015

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a repeat of Ahmadinejad’s surprise victory in the 2005 elections, ...

Despite bombing campaign, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

Aug 1, 2015

Despite bombing campaign, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

American intelligence agencies have concluded that despite billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago. U.S. military commanders on the ground ...