Foley family says was 'threatened' by US official over ransom: Report

The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a US official who warned that family members could be charged with supporting terrorism if they paid a ransom to his Islamist captors, ABC News reported on Friday.

Hundreds attend memorial service for slain US journalist

Murdered American journalist Steven Sotloff urged his friends and family to live life "to the fullest," in a letter penned during his captivity and read Friday at a memorial service in his honor.

Sotloff family mourns, challenges Islamic State leader to debate
Sotloff family mourns, challenges Islamic State leader to debate

The family of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants, said on Wednesday he was "a gentle soul", and challenged the group`s leader to a debate on the peaceful teachings of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.

British `close` to identifying Foley killer: Envoy

British authorities are "close" to identifying the hooded Islamic State jihadist who beheaded American journalist James Foley, the British ambassador to the United States said on Sunday.

James Foley killing an `utter betrayal`: British foreign secretary

Britain`s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday that the killing of US journalist James Foley by a man speaking with an English accent was an "utter betrayal of our country".

Iraq works to ease tensions after mosque attack kills 70

Iraqi officials worked Saturday to calm soaring tensions after the killing of 70 people at a Sunni mosque, as Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack."

American journalist execution video `authentic`: White House

The disturbing video released by jihadist militants showing American journalist James Foley being brutally executed is authentic, the White House said on Wednesday.

Turkey detains US journalist, Syrians after illegal river crossing

Turkish security forces on Sunday detained an American journalist and two Syrians as they tried to cross a river flowing from Syria into southern Turkey by raft, the army said. 

Top LeJ commander arrested in Pakistan

A top commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was arrested in this Pakistani city.

China expels Al Jazeera correspondent

Al Jazeera closed its bureau in Beijing after Chinese authorities refused to renew Melissa Chan`s press credentials.

Details of American journalist`s `sexual assault` emerge

US journo Lara Logan was stripped, punched and hit while reporting in Egypt.

American journalist claims police beat him up

An American journalist claimed that the police beat him up in Delhi after they mistook him for a car-thief, an allegation denied by law enforcers who said the foreign national beat up an elderly driver and two police personnel.