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Video apparently of Japanese hostage surfaces with message to family

A video surfaced on Thursday appearing to show a missing Japanese journalist, reportedly held by an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, reading a message to his family and country.

Mar 17, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

Jordan renews its swap offer to free pilot held by IS militants

Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al Qaeda prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by the Islamic State group, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese hostage.

Feb 02, 2015, 03:50 AM IST

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.

Jan 29, 2015, 23:21 PM IST

Father of Jordan pilot urges Amman to save son `at any price`

The father of a Jordanian pilot facing execution with a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group has urged authorities to save his son "at any price".

Jan 28, 2015, 14:46 PM IST

IS video reminder of group`s `murderous barbarity`: Cameron

The apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State was a reminder of the group`s `murderous barbarity`, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday, as Japan scrambled to verify an online video.

Jan 25, 2015, 02:26 AM IST

US condemns `brutal murder` of Japan hostage by IS: Obama

US President Barack Obama strongly condemned Saturday the killing of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group, though the execution has not yet been independently confirmed.

Jan 25, 2015, 02:24 AM IST

ISIS video claims execution of Japanese hostage, Japan PM expresses anger

A picture and a video released by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday claimed that the jihadist group had beheaded Haruna Yukawa — one of the two Japanese nationals it held hostage, reports said.

Jan 24, 2015, 22:54 PM IST

Colombian rebels release Japanese hostage

Colombia`s FARC rebels had demanded a $540,000 ransom for Tsutsui`s release.

Aug 16, 2010, 09:41 AM IST

Japanese hostage in Yemen freed: Governor

A Japanese engineer kidnapped by tribesmen near the Yemeni capital on November 15 was released on Monday, Sanaa`s governor Numan Duid announced.

Nov 23, 2009, 23:52 PM IST

Japanese hostage in Yemen still with tribesmen: Embassy

The Japanese engineer kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen earlier this month is not being held by al Qaeda, the Japanese embassy in Yemen said on Monday.

Nov 23, 2009, 15:55 PM IST