Sep 13, 2016

Furukawa lifts Japan past Iraq with late jumper

A clutch Takatoshi Furukawa corner jumper with just four seconds remaining capped off a big comeback and lifted Japan to a 67-65 win over Iraq in their second-round opener at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran on Monday. Furukawa’s game winner, which was assisted ...

Sep 1, 2016

Seven Arabs convicted of belonging to al-Qaida go to gallows in Iraq

Iraq on Wednesday hanged seven men of various Arab nationalities who were convicted of belonging to the al-Qaida network, officials said. The seven were detained more than four years ago and found guilty of terrorist activities with the organization that later formed the backbone ...

Aug 23, 2016

Iraq used torture to extract confessions from convicts, Amnesty says

Amnesty International on Monday condemned the hanging in Iraq of 36 men convicted of a mass killing of soldiers, saying some of their confessions were extorted under threats and torture. The watchdog called on the Iraqi authorities to establish a moratorium on executions and ...