James Foley

US should do more: Parents of slain journalist

The parents of the first American killed by Islamic State radicals say the U.S. government failed them during their son’s long capture. Diane and John Foley spoke before a large crowd at the University of Arizona on Thursday. The panel included Terry Anderson, the former Associated Press bureau chief who[…]

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Foley killing raises journalist safety concerns

The beheading of US journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State (IS) righters has sent shockwaves across the media landscape, bringing into question the safety of journalists in such conflict zones. Foley’s murder echoed the similar killing of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in 2002, and highlighted[…]

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U.S hostage freed in Syria

An American held hostage for 22 months by an Islamic rebel group in Syria was freed Sunday, just days after a video showed the slaying of a fellow US journalist at the hands of rebels. “Finally he is returning home,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said, confirming the release[…]

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Foley execution ‘not new’

Despite universal outrage at the beheading of American journalist, James Foley, a Turkish based freelance reporter has suggested that such incidents have been taking in the Middle East for a number of years already. A video of Foley’s execution was posted to the internet by the Islamic State (IS), nearly[…]

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Foley case raises ransom debate

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with radicals, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of captives[…]

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UK Muslims condemn journo beheading

Shocked by the barbaric murder of James Foley, British Muslims have vowed to work with police and security services to root out radicals for betraying Islam teachings. “As Muslims we reject terrorism and the evil ISIS – they do not act in our name and we abhor anyone who supports[…]

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Slain US journalist praised as “fearless”

Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State fighters, with his parents praising their “fearless” son. Condolences and shocked messages poured in after the group released a video of Foley’s beheading late Tuesday, including from French journalists who revealed they had been held[…]

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Muslims condemn journalists beheading

The cruel beheading of US photo journalist James Foley claimed by the Islamic State in Syria has sparked angry condemnations for the self-claimed Caliphate, fearing it will spark a backlash against local Muslim communities. “These guys are lunatics,” Dr Ameer Ali, former chairman of the Federation of Islamic Councils in[…]

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