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  • News Guide: The twists and turns of Japan and Jordan's hostage crisis with the Islamic State

    A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis. ___ SU An audio...
  • Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role

    Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role
    Nothing about Ichiro Suzuki suggests "minor signing." He is a 10-time All-Star with a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player award to accompany 10 Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. Nonetheless, Suzuki – one of the game's top leading men...
  • Islamic State releases new audio message, purportedly by Japanese hostage, extending deadline

    The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. The message, read by a voice claiming to be Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, was...
  • Islamic State group sets sunset deadline for hostage exchange

    BEIRUT The Islamic State group set a new deadline for Jordan to release a convicted terrorist, saying it would kill a Jordanian pilot it holds "immediately" if the Iraqi woman isn't handed over by sunset Thursday in Mosul, Iraq. A man purporting to be...
  • Abe calls deadline 'despicable' as time running short for hostages' release after death threat

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage. The...
  • Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears

    The mother of a Japanese hostage believed to be in the hands of Islamic extremists made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Wednesday, hours before a deadline set by his captors was to expire. In a statement read to reporters, Junko Ishido, the...
  • New Islamic State video sets 24-hour deadline for release of Iraqi bomber

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State on Tuesday gave the Japanese and Jordanian governments less than 24 hours to release a female militant who's been on Jordan's death row since 2005, in exchange for the release of a kidnapped Japanese journalist and the life...
  • Japan turns to 'I am Kenji' Facebook page, Twitter chatter to cope with hostage crisis

    The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji." The video, posted online last week,...
  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

    A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy...
  • Japanese envoy to Jordan voices hopes for release of Islamic State group hostage and pilot

    Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis. A Japanese envoy...
  • Japan working with Jordan, others to free Islamic State hostage

    Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. "We all have one unchanged goal and we will absolutely not give up until the end. And with that faith, we will...