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.
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.
France has unveiled a short video and web site designed to
dissuade potential jihadists from joining Islamist fighting
groups in Syria and Iraq, where recruiters have lured
hundreds of Westerners using slickly produced clips and