Friday March 27, 2015
Japanese inflation stalled in February with a key measure of prices flat for the first time in nearly two years, data showed today.
Friday March 20, 2015
The two gunmen who killed 21 people in an attack on foreign tourists at a Tunis museum trained at a militant camp in Libya, Tunisia's secretary of state for security said.
Monday February 16, 2015
Japan's economy rebounded from recession in the final quarter of last year but growth was weaker than expected as household and corporate spending disappointed.
Sunday February 01, 2015
Jordan said it was still ready to hand over a jailed Iraqi militant to Islamic State in a swap deal if its captured pilot was released.
Saturday January 31, 2015
Japan Defence Minister Gen Nakatani has said a video purporting to show the death of IS captive Kenji Goto appears to be genuine.
Thursday January 29, 2015
The wife of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who is being threatened with execution by Islamic State militants, broke her silence today hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life.
Wednesday January 28, 2015
Jordan has said it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe, and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed.
Sunday January 25, 2015
The Islamic State group has confirmed its militants have executed Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese it has been holding hostage, following the release of a video announcing his death.
Saturday January 24, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by the Islamic State militant group, after a video surfaced claiming a fellow Japanese captive had been executed.
Friday January 23, 2015
Japan has said it is still trying to secure the release of two hostages held by Islamic State militants after a deadline to pay ransom for their release passed and there was no immediate word on their fate.