A video has surfaced showing Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive by the Islamic State. Jordan spent days trying to negotiate a prisoner swap with the militant group but requests for proof of life went unanswered, and now it is believed he was killed a month ago. King Abdullah called for unity against the group, and Jordan’s military vowed revenge. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading
For Jordanians wishing for the freedom of a pilot captured by the Islamic State, hope turned to despair and outrage when the militant group released a video of the man being burned alive. Gwen Ifill talks to Rod Nordland of The New York Times and Jordan’s former Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher about Jordan’s reaction and why the Islamic State is employing these tactics. Continue reading
LEMOORE, Calif. — Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway.
In other news, the U.S. Senate approved a $106 war funding bill, and a Pakistani intelligence official said a U.S. drone attack killed 13 people at a Taliban encampment. Continue reading
In Tuesday’s other news, Congress demanded that Northern Trust bank repay some of the funds it received in federal rescue money after organizing lavish events and the Senate confirmed Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary. Continue reading
To combat rising fuel prices and other economic woes, Delta and Northwest airlines have agreed to a merger that would create the planet’s biggest carrier, a move that could prompt similar proposals in the troubled industry. Continue reading