In TOP STORY
Feb 1st, 2015
Raqqa , Syria ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Islamic State group posted a new video on the Internet Sunday claiming it has killed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and showing what appears to be the beheaded body of the freelance journalist who went missing in Syria last fall. The video — the authen...
In TOP STORY
Jan 28th, 2015
Amman , Jordan ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Jordan on Wednesday indicated it is willing to release a longtime prisoner if ISIS releases one of its pilots — one of the latest developments surrounding the terror group’s apparent threat to kill the pilot and a Japanese hostage. Jordan w...
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 26th, 2015
Tokyo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japan’s government promised Monday to keep using diplomatic channels to secure the release of an ISIS hostage — but admitted it yet to make direct contact with his “despicable” kidnappers. The country’s foreign minister traveled to Jorda...
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 24th, 2015
Tokyo (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State after a video surfaced claiming that a fellow Japanese captive had been executed. Japanese government officials said they had not confirme...
Jan 21st, 2015
Tokyo ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage? Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese [&he...