Japan says hostage negotiations 'deadlocked'

2015-01-31 08:35

Japan's deputy foreign minister says negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked".

Jordan still awaiting proof over pilot

2015-01-30 13:17

Jordan's military chiefs say they are still awaiting proof that a warplane pilot threatened with execution by ISIS is alive.

ISIS threat: Jordan wants proof pilot is alive

2015-01-29 17:00

Jordan says it will consider releasing an Iraqi prisoner once it has proof that a Jordanian pilot is still alive.

Japan says it trusts Jordan to help ISIS hostage

2015-01-29 12:43

Japan says it is putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by ISIS, after the latest message from ISIS.

ISIS releases new message by Japanese hostage

2015-01-29 07:35

ISIS has released a message purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaeda.

Analysts: ISIS demand a bid to sow dissent

2015-01-27 22:48

The Islamic State's demand that a jihadi on Jordan's death row be exchanged for a Japanese hostage is an attempt to chip away at the US-led coalition against extremism.


Japan, Jordan continue worry over nationals

2015-01-30 14:53

Japan and Jordan are working closely to find out what has happened to two of their nationals being held by ISIS.

ISIS hostage swop hopes fading

2015-01-30 08:33

A possible prisoner swap deadline reportedly set by the Islamic State group holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian military pilot has passed with no sign of whether the two men are still alive.

New deadline looms in ISIS crisis

2015-01-29 14:40

Japan and Jordan are facing a new deadline for a hostage swop between Jordan and the Islamic State group.

Japan studying latest message by ISIS

2015-01-29 10:38

Japan is studying the latest message purportedly from ISIS, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the group.

Japan PM: New ISIS video is despicable

2015-01-28 07:31

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a new video appearing to show Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is 'despicable', saying he could be killed in 24 hours.

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