The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is holding them captive.
Japan said it was putting its trust in Jordan to help gain the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, after the latest message purportedly from his captors extended until sundown Thursday in the Middle East the deadline for the Jordanians to release an Iraqi prisoner.
Jordan confirmed on Wednesday that one of its warplanes crashed in Syria and that fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had captured its pilot.
Jordan’s King Abdullah believes battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups is “our third world war.”
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a tour of the Middle East with stops planned in Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.
Secret Service K-9s Hurricane and Jordan were treated by a veterinarian for minor bruising. Court records show the suspect, 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya, was previously arrested at the White House in July.
An extensive survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. found that a vast majority of Muslims in communities from the Middle East and Africa are concerned about Islamic extremism in their respective countries of residence. But while many majorities in different countries voices strong opposition to violence carried out in the name of Islam, a reported 62 percent of Palestinian Muslims told Pew that they feel suicide bombings are often – or at least sometimes – justifiable.
Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria’s opposition to help them “fight for the freedom of their country” if President Bashar Assad’s regime doesn’t engage in peace talks in good faith.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to make a trade mission to Israel and Jordan.
President Barack Obama says he hopes military action isn’t required to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon.