The wife of a Japanese journalist thought to be held by
Islamic State insurgents in Syria urged the Japanese and
Jordanian governments to work for his release shortly before
a deadline set by his captors expired.
Malaysia has declared the
disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident,
clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to
victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes
Female protesters gathered in
downtown Cairo on Thursday demanding an investigation into
the deaths of activist Shaimaa Sabbagh and others they say
were killed by Egyptian security forces around the
anniversary of the 2011 uprising.