Could a prisoner swap free a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot held hostage by ISIS?
Jordan’s government says it’s willing to hand over a convicted would-be suicide bomber in exchange, as ISIS has demanded. But a deadline set by the Islamist terror group has already passed, and it’s unclear whether a deal could still be in the offing.
It’s a complicated crisis with dizzying developments involving several countries. Here’s a look at the key people involved: