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Moaz al-Kassasbeh was captured by Daesh on December 24. (Photo: AFP/File)
15:18 GMT

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.

Jordan's government said it would exchange Sajida al-Rishawi (right), for captured pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh. (AFP/File)
11:09 GMT

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

Japan's deputy foreign minister said there had been no progress in securing the release of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian pilot. (Photo: YouTube)
07:51 GMT

Negotiations with Daesh over the fate of two hostages they are holding are "deadlocked", Japan's deputy foreign minister has said

January 30, 2015

The father of captured pilot Mu'ath Kasasbeh protests outside the Royal Court in Amman, January 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT

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

Muath Kasasbeh and Sajida al-Rishawi (File photo).
16:36 GMT

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 situation began Tuesday when Daesh released an audio recording purporting to be the voice of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto asking for the release of Iraqi prisoner Sajida Rishawi, who faces the death penalty for her involvement in hotel bombings in 2005 in Amman.
15:03 GMT

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 addressed the press earlier today. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
14:44 GMT

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.

The wife of captured Jordanian pilot Mu'ath Kasasbeh, is comforted by a relative outside the King's palace, January 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

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.

Safi al-Kaseasbeh, father of captive Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh, exits a royal palace in Amman  Wednesday, January 29 after a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah to discuss ongoing negotiations for his son's release from Daesh militants. (Al Bawaba/Alisa Reznick)
02:07 GMT

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

A Daesh militant holds the remains of Muath al-Kasasbeh's plane, which was shot down over the militant's unofficial capital, Raqqa. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT

Despite claims made by media agencies, Nasser Judeh of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Sajida al-Rishawi has been returned to Iraq.

Daesh militants kidnapped Jordanian pilot Mu'ath Kasasbeh in December, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT

Jordan will release Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for the captured pilot, Mu'ath Kasasbeh, according to a government spokesperson.

Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi was jailed in 2005 after a failed suicide bombing attempt in Amman. (Image: 9 News)
09:56 GMT

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.

Father of the pilot, Safi al-Kasasbeh called on Jordan's government to help free his son before the Daesh deadline passes. (Al Bawaba/File)
08:44 GMT

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.(Image:YouTube)
15:44 GMT

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.

Muath Kasasbeh has been held by Daesh since his plane went down more than a month ago. (File photo)
11:31 GMT

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.