Conflict in Syria
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.
A Pakistani militant affiliated with Daesh allegedly received funding from the US to sent recruits to Syria, according to a leading newspaper.
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
After a Hezbollah strikes on an Israeli military convoy in south Lebanon Wednesday, the Lebanese militant group receives mixed reactions from the international community.
Hamas praised Hezbollah for their attack on Israeli soldiers earlier today.
The Kurds have reclaimed Kobani, a symbolic and strategic blow against Daesh, who lost numerous fighters in the battle.
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.
Israeli forces overnight Wednesday hit Syrian army positions in the occupied Golan Heights, hours after rockets had been fired from the area.
The UN food agency has warned of a looming refugee crisis across the relatively peaceful southern regions of Iraq.
US State Department officials said it was too early to consider the "mission accomplished" in Kobani
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.
Syrian media has reported Israeli artillery fire at a Syrian military based in Golan Heights.
According to a report, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to accept the idea of a Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.