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 ...

Iran missile test prompts new U.S. envoy to raise alarm at U.N.

/ Feb 1, 2017

Iran missile test prompts new U.S. envoy to raise alarm at U.N.

The United States on Tuesday raised the alarm at the United Nations over Iran’s test-firing of a medium range missile, calling it “absolutely unacceptable,” after Tehran warned the United States against fueling tensions. New U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley had requested the urgent consultations at ...