Jordan vows to do `everything` to save life of IS-held pilot

Jordan vowed Sunday to do all it could to save an airman held by the Islamic State group after the jihadists killed a Japanese journalist they had been holding.

ISIS beheads Japan's Kenji Goto, threatens carnage; no word on fate of Jordanian pilot
ISIS beheads Japan's Kenji Goto, threatens carnage; no word on fate of Jordanian pilot

Nearly a week after beheading Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, the Islamic State has released a new video purportedly showing the killing of freelance journalist Kenji Goto” and threatened to carry out carnage whenever Japanese are found, saying, “Let the nightmare begin”.

Japan says hostage negotiations `deadlocked`: Report

Japan` deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked," local media reported on Saturday.

Jordanian army 'working round the clock' for info on captured pilot

Jordan`s army said on Friday state agencies were working to get information on an air force pilot held by Islamic State militants, after a deadline passed for a proposed prisoner swap, but offered no new word on his fate.

Jordan still awaiting proof pilot held by IS safe

Jordan`s military said on Friday that it was still awaiting proof that a warplane pilot threatened with execution by the Islamic State group is safe.

Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes

Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.

IS captive Goto's wife urges Jordan, Japan to work for his relief

The wife of a Japanese journalist thought to be held by Islamic State insurgents in Syria urged the Japanese and Jordanian governments to work for his release shortly before a deadline set by his captors expired.

Jordan demands proof pilot alive as IS deadline passes
Jordan demands proof pilot alive as IS deadline passes

Jordan demanded proof Thursday that a pilot threatened with execution by the Islamic State group was alive, as a deadline set by the jihadists to free a female militant expired.

IS threatens to kill Jordanian pilot by sunset

The Islamic State group threatened to execute a captured Jordanian pilot "immediately" unless Amman frees an Iraqi female jihadist by sunset Thursday in exchange for a Japanese hostage.

White House says ISIS is a terror organisation, not Taliban
White House says ISIS is a terror organisation, not Taliban

Differentiating between Afghanistan Taliban and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the White House has said that while the ISIS comes under the ambit of a terrorist organistaion, the Taliban does not and has instead referred to it as an “armed insurgency”.

Will Jordan save pilot under ISIS captivity by releasing jailed female bomber?
Will Jordan save pilot under ISIS captivity by releasing jailed female bomber?

In a new audio message released by the Islamic State, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto said that the extremists will kill the captured Jordanian pilot if Amman doesn't release an Iraqi al Qaeda female bomber by sunset on Thursday.

Anxious wait as Jordan offers to exchange jihadist for pilot

Jordan offered Wednesday to exchange a female jihadist for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State group, whose deadline for executing the airman and a Japanese journalist is thought to have passed.

Jordan offers to free jihadist in exchange for pilot

Jordan offered Wednesday to free a female jihadist in exchange for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State group, which is threatening to execute the airman and a Japanese journalist.

Jordan offers to free militant if IS releases pilot

Jordan said Tuesday that it was willing to free an Iraqi female jihadist from prison if the Islamic State group releases a Jordanian pilot unharmed.

Japan urges Jordan's help in IS hostage crisis after video

Japan pressed Jordan for help in securing the release of Kenji Goto, a Japanese hostage of Islamic State militants, after a video on Tuesday appeared to show him saying he could be killed in 24 hours.

Japanese officials meet after new video purportedly from hostage: Report

 Senior Japanese officials met on Tuesday to try to authenticate a video that purportedly features the voice of Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto, public broadcaster NHK reported.

Islamic State threatens to kill Japan hostage, Jordan pilot in 24 hours

 The Islamic State jihadist group threatened on Tuesday to kill a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot within 24 hours if Amman refuses to free a jailed female jihadist.

Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as questions rose on Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.

Failed Iraq woman bomber wanted by IS in Japan hostage case

Sajida al-Rishawi, whose release is demanded by the Islamic State jihadist group that claimed the murder of a Japanese hostage, is a would-be Iraqi female suicide bomber on death row in Jordan.

Japan vows to 'never give up' search for IS hostages

Japan on Saturday vowed to "never give up" its struggle to save two Japanese hostages held captive by Islamic State militants after the deadline to pay their ransom passed in agonising silence.