Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have posted an online warning that the “countdown has begun” for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages.
The “My son is not an enemy of the Islamic State,” pleaded the mother of one of two Japanese hostages being held for ransom by ISIS as the deadline for payment nears.
Lacking strong clout and diplomatic reach in the Middle East, Japan scrambled Thursday for ways to secure the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate.
A video released online Tuesday by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shows two purported Japanese hostages on their knees, as a man wielding a large knife says they will be executed unless the group receives $200 million in ransom in the next 72 hours.
United States officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
A video has emerged purporting to show the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, pledging allegiance to ISIS and defending the attacks on the satirical newspaper and the Jewish store.
During Friday prayers at a mosque in Iraq, Abu Asaad al-Ansari warned European nations that the Islamic State is planning more terror strikes on the continent.
Paris police say three gunmen attacked the office of a French satirical newspaper in Paris on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and leaving at least as many more injured.
Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group hijacked the website and Twitter feed of a Maryland news station, and the Twitter feed of The Albuquerque Journal in New Mexico, according to the outlets and federal authorities.
The mother of a 3-year-old boy is pleading with Islamic State militants to return her son after she discovers the boy on ISIS propaganda images being circulated online.