Italy said on Friday it wanted more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a US drone strike on the Afghan-Pakistan border as officials sought to explain why it took three months to be told about the "tragic error."
Al-Qaeda extremists are ultimately to blame for the tragic death of Warren Weinstein, an American hostage who was killed accidentally in a US counter-terrorism strike, the hostage`s wife said Thursday.
Turkey`s justice minister said on Wednesday two militants who seized an Istanbul prosecutor had "held a gun to the nation" and vowed to find the "dark forces" behind them, after all three died in a police rescue attempt.
Two members of a banned leftist group who had held a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a courthouse in Istanbul were killed today in a shootout with police that left their captive seriously wounded, police said.
Two Bangladeshi citizens, among a group of foreign workers taken hostage by the Islamic State militant group in an attack on a Libyan oilfield, have been released after more than two weeks, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.