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The Islamic State: A year of death and destruction

The Islamic State jihadist group launched a sweeping offensive a year ago that overran large chunks of Iraqi territory, led to thousands of deaths and displaced millions of people.

Jun 08, 2015, 07:49 AM IST

Japan seizes passport of journalist trying to visit Syria: Reports

 Japan has seized the passport of a journalist planning to travel to Syria following the brutal killing of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group there, local media said Sunday.

Feb 08, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

Murdered Japanese journalist Kenji Goto's peace tweet goes viral

A poignant tweet by murdered journalist Kenji Goto on the virtue of being calm was spreading rapidly on social media today, days after he was apparently beheaded by Islamist militants.

Feb 03, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

Unesco condemns Japanese journalist's killing

Unesco director general Irina Bokova Tuesday condemned the murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State militants, urging mediapersons in Syria and neighbouring Iraq to take precautions for their personal safety.

Feb 03, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi condemns killing of Japanese hostages by ISIS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday strongly condemned the "gruesome" killing of two Japanese nationals by ISIS, a day after the terror group claimed the hostages had been beheaded.

Feb 02, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

Japan faces scrutiny over failed hostage negotiations

 Japan`s failure to rescue two hostages beheaded by Islamic State militants has raised doubts about its ability to handle an international crisis, as the country reels from news of journalist Kenji Goto`s killing.

Feb 02, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

UN council condemns 'heinous' Japanese hostage murder

  The UN Security Council has condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of a Japanese journalist, after Islamic State militants claimed his beheading.

Feb 02, 2015, 07:15 AM IST

World leaders condemn 'despicable' IS hostage beheading claim

  World leaders reacted with outrage Sunday after Islamic State militants announced they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, as Jordan vowed to do all it could to save a captured airman.

Feb 02, 2015, 01:29 AM IST

I will never forgive IS, says Japanese PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday vowed to "never forgive" the Islamic State (IS) terror group after a video purporting to show the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was uploaded online.

Feb 01, 2015, 21:33 PM IST

Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan on Sunday ordered heightened security precautions and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.

Feb 01, 2015, 19:37 PM IST

Japan condemns `despicable` IS hostage beheading claim

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday denounced as "heinous and despicable" the apparent beheading of a second Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group, as global leaders denounced the jihadists.

Feb 01, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

Japan mourns Kenji Goto: Mother heartbroken; Japan PM says won't forgive ISIS

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”.

Feb 01, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Barack Obama condemns Japanese hostage`s `heinous murder`

President Barack Obama condemned Saturday the "heinous murder" of a Japanese hostage after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading.

Feb 01, 2015, 05:53 AM IST

Japan PM vows to `never forgive terrorists` after IS hostage killing claim

A visibly upset Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday vowed to "never forgive terrorists" after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing the beheading of hostage Kenji Goto.

Feb 01, 2015, 05:05 AM IST

Japan `outraged` after IS claim hostage killing

Japan on Sunday said it was "outraged" after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Feb 01, 2015, 03:31 AM IST

IS claims beheading of second Japanese captive Kenji Goto

The Islamic State group released a video Saturday purportedly showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

Feb 01, 2015, 02:09 AM IST

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.

Jan 31, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo on Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.

Jan 30, 2015, 14:46 PM IST

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.

Jan 30, 2015, 06:27 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