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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.

The Syrian ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari led the Syrian government delegation. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT

Syria peace talks ended in Moscow with little result. The parties agreed to reconvene for another round of talks, but did not set a date.

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.

The Israeli received training in weapons, preparing explosives and carrying out missions for the groups. (AFP/Guillaume Briquet)
11:09 GMT

Amin Ahmed Salah Snobar, age 24, traveled to Syria to train with two al-Qaeda affiliates before returning to Israel.

Abu Khaled of Australia speaks flanked by other Daesh jihadists in propaganda video. (Image: Screenshot)
10:28 GMT

20,730 foreign fighters, including about 11,000 people from the Middle East, went to Iraq and Syria.

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.

Last year, six senior Taliban commanders pledged allegiance to Daesh in Pakistan. (AFP/File)
06:41 GMT

A Pakistani militant affiliated with Daesh allegedly received funding from the US to sent recruits to Syria, according to a leading newspaper.

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

Earlier Wednesday, a UNIFIL peacekeeper was killed in cross border fire, while Israel's military said two soldiers were killed and seven wounded.
17:37 GMT

After a Hezbollah strikes on an Israeli military convoy in south Lebanon Wednesday, the Lebanese militant group receives mixed reactions from the international community.

Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
13:25 GMT

Hamas praised Hezbollah for their attack on Israeli soldiers earlier today.

A mortar shell sits in the center of the Syrian border town of Kobane, known as Ain al-Arab, on January 28, 2015. Kurdish forces recaptured the strategic town on the Turkish frontier on January 26 in a symbolic blow for the jihadists who have seized swathes of territory in a brutal onslaught across Syria and Iraq. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
12:45 GMT

The Kurds have reclaimed Kobani, a symbolic and strategic blow against Daesh, who lost numerous fighters in the battle.

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.