Editorials Dec 20, 2015

How to combat the Islamic State

Islamic State and other radicals must be confronted, contained and destroyed, and how modern societies go about this effort will determine its success or failure.

Syrian ex-captive says he was with Goto, Yukawa

National Apr 8, 2015

Syrian ex-captive says he was with Goto, Yukawa

A Syrian man held in northern Syria by the Islamic State group has said he was with the two Japanese hostages killed by the militants and delivered food to them in a cell for foreign captives. In an interview, the 45-year-old man, who declined to ...

Editorials Feb 24, 2015

An objective probe is needed

The Abe administration's management of the Islamic State hostage crisis must be investigated in an objective manner to provide lessons that will help guide the government in future crises.

Qatar tried to help free Japanese hostages

National Feb 22, 2015

Qatar tried to help free Japanese hostages

Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah said Saturday during a visit to Japan that Qatar's government tried to mediate the release of Japanese hostages before they were killed by the Islamic State group. In an interview with Kyodo News, al-Attiyah said, "The Japanese government ...