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In Jordan and Japan, an anxious wait for word on Islamic State hostages
In Jordan and Japan, an anxious wait for word on Islamic State hostages

Government officials and family members waited anxiously Friday for word on the fate of a Jordanian air force pilot and a Japanese journalist after the latest deadline for a proposed prisoner swap passed with no further contact from their Islamic State captors. Jordanian officials are demanding proof that the pilot, Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh, is alive before releasing Sajida Rishawi, who sits on death row in Jordan for her role in a series of hotel bombings in 2005. A Jordanian military spokesman, Mamdouh Ameri, said the government was working around the clock on the case. “We will inform you of any developments in due time,” he said in a statement. A recording purportedly released...

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