Ukraine wants to search Iran plane crash site for missile debris

World Jan 10, 2020

Ukraine wants to search Iran plane crash site for missile debris

Ukraine outlined four potential scenarios on Thursday to explain the deadly crash of one of its airliners in Iran, including a missile strike and terrorism, as Iranian investigators said the plane was on fire before it fell to the ground. Kiev said its investigators wanted ...

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker ends hunger strike in Iran

World Jun 29, 2019

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker ends hunger strike in Iran

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has ended a hunger strike in Tehran designed to push for her release, her husband told the BBC on Saturday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, began the hunger strike roughly two weeks ago. She was arrested ...

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump's 'blunder' at U.N.

World Jan 7, 2018

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump's 'blunder' at U.N.

Thousands of government supporters staged rallies in Iran for a fourth day on Saturday in a backlash against widespread anti-government protests that the clerical establishment has blamed on the country's enemies. Saturday's show of support took place a day after Iran's foreign minister said a ...

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

World Dec 4, 2016

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by Congress, saying Tehran will otherwise "firmly respond." In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for ...

Basketball Sep 15, 2016

Shinoyama sparks Japan past Qatar at FIBA Asia Challenge

Point guard Ryusei Shinoyama scored 16 points to lead Japan to its third win of the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran on Wednesday, beating Qatar 79-65 and in the process setting up a quarterfinal clash with Jordan. Shinoyama, 28, had his second standout performance of ...

Basketball Sep 9, 2016

South Korea tops Japan in FIBA Asia Challenge opener

Despite getting a 29-point performance from Makoto Hiejima, Japan was unable to beat South Korea in its FIBA Asia Challenge tournament Group D opener, losing 80-73 in Tehran on Friday. With a number of new faces wearing the Japanese colors in the 12-team tournament, including ...

World May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted after ...