Jordan has pledged to save a Jordanian pilot held hostage by Daesh following an announcement by the terrorist group that it has beheaded a Japanese hostage.
As the sunset deadline given by Daesh to Jordan's government on Thursday passed, the fate of captured pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh remains unknown. Three days later, his family awaits in limbo.
January 31, 2015
Negotiations with Daesh over the fate of two hostages they are holding are "deadlocked", Japan's deputy foreign minister has said
January 30, 2015
Jordan's government on Friday threatened to hang Sajida al-Rishawi and other Daesh prisoners if the captured pilot is killed by the militant group.
January 29, 2015
The New York Times is reporting that negotiations between Jordan and Isis appeared to have collapsed, citing a source in contact with Jordanian officials.
The Hashemite Kingdom reacts as a new sunset deadline for Sajida Rishawi's release, and both hostages' lives, looms within hours.
Jordan's government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani announced the government demands proof of life for the Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh before they will consider a prisoner exchange for Sajida al-Rashawi.
Daesh militants set a new deadline to exchange Sajida al-Rishawi for captured Jordanian pilot Mu'ath Kasasbeh by sunset in a new audio recording released Thursday.
As a 24-hour deadline for the release of Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi closes without a swap deal, tensions run high in Jordan over fate of captive pilot Muath Kasasbeh, and Daesh releases a new audio recording promising "immediate" execution for both captives if new swap deadline is not met.
January 28, 2015
Despite claims made by media agencies, Nasser Judeh of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Sajida al-Rishawi has been returned to Iraq.
Jordan will release Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for the captured pilot, Mu'ath Kasasbeh, according to a government spokesperson.
Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi is due to be released within hours following last attempts by Jordan and Japan to free the two hostages being held by Daesh.
Thousands of protesters along with family members of the captured Jordanian pilot gathered in Amman and Karak late Tuesday after Daesh militants announced they would execute the hostage within 24 hours.
January 27, 2015
Unconfirmed reports on Arabic media perport Daesh militants have threatened to kill both Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto if Jordan fails to release Sajida al-Rishawi within 24 hours.
The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Jordan's parliament said Tuesday that the country would "likely" accept a deal to release a prisoner on death row in exchange for a Japanese hostage if the swap also included Jordan's captured fighter pilot.