Feb 03, 2015

Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has savagely driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the rising menace of terrorism. Until this crisis, Japan had not become directly embroiled in the fight against the militants, who now control...

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