Saturday, February 7, 2015
Islamic State extremists claimed that an American woman held hostage by the group was killed Friday in a Jordanian airstrike in northern Syria, but the government of Jordan dismissed the statement as "criminal propaganda" and the U.S. said it had not seen any evidence to corroborate the report.
A prominent jihadi preacher lashed out Friday against Islamic State (IS) militants for burning to death a Jordanian pilot, saying the action was, “not acceptable in any religion.”
Friday, February 6, 2015
Jordanian fighter jets have carried out new air strikes, the military said Thursday, a day after the country's king vowed to wage a “harsh” war against Islamic State (IS) militants who control parts of neighboring Syria and Iraq.
The only al-Qaida plotter convicted over the 9/11 attacks has told American lawyers that members of the Saudi royal family donated millions of dollars to the terror group in the 1990s.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Jordan called Wednesday for a decisive battle against the Islamic State group, declaring "this evil can and should be defeated," after the militants burned a Jordanian pilot to death in a cage and gleefully broadcast the horrific images on outdoor screens in their stronghold.
Jordan executed two death-row Iraqi jihadists, including a female, on Wednesday after vowing to avenge the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots by the Islamic State (IS) group.
An Egyptian court sentenced 230 people, including one of the leading activists behind the country's 2011 uprising, to life in prison after finding them guilty on Wednesday of taking part in clashes between protesters and security forces.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has renounced his Egyptian citizenship, his family said Tuesday, in a bid to follow his Australian colleague Peter Greste in being released from a Cairo jail.
An Egyptian court Monday confirmed death sentences against 183 men convicted of killing 13 policemen, in a verdict the European Union denounced as a violation of the country's human rights obligations.