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Amman – Jordan Still Ready For Swap With Islamic State To Release Pilot

February 1, 2015 at 08:51 AM
Amman - Jordan said on Sunday it was still ready to hand over a jailed Iraqi militant to Islamic State in a swap deal if a captured Jordanian pilot was released even after a second Japanese hostage was beheaded by the hardline group. Jordan's security and military agencies were making constant checks to see whether the pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh, was still alive, government spokesman Mohammad...

Israel – Netanyahu Sends Condolences To Japanese PM After ISIS Beheadings

February 1, 2015 at 08:30 AM
Israel - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences on Sunday to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the death of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto at the hands of the Islamic State the previous day. "These loathsome acts of murder by ISIS are a bone-chilling reminder of the need for a united and uncompromising battle of all the free nations against the Islamist terror which is...

Tokyo – Shock And Sadness As Japanese React To IS Video

February 1, 2015 at 02:00 AM
Tokyo - The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation that has long held pacific views and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis, especially one that involved a...

Mexico – Helium Balloon Pilots Land After Historic Record-Breaking 7000-Mile Pacific Flight

February 1, 2015 at 01:30 AM
Mexico - A gas-filled balloon co-piloted by an American and a Russian touched down safely in the waters off Mexico on Saturday, completing a week-long trans-Pacific flight that unofficially broke two world records, a spokeswoman said. The balloon carrying Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his Russian co-pilot Leonid Tiukhtyaev landed near La Poza Grande in the Mexican State of Baja...

Damascus – Palestinians In Syria Cut Off From Aid Once More: U.N.

February 1, 2015 at 01:01 AM
Damascus - Tens of thousands of longtime Palestinian refugees in a camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital have been cut off from United Nations emergency aid for nearly two months by armed groups that are preventing access, a U.N. official said. Up to 18,000 people are living inside the devastated Yarmouk camp, which is caught between government forces and Syrian insurgent groups...

Washington – U.S. Regulators Recall 2.1 Million Vehicles In New Airbag Issue

February 1, 2015 at 12:23 AM
Washington - The auto industry’s air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supposed to. The vehicles involved in the recall announced by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are made by Toyota Motor Corp , Fiat...

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