A photo of the two Islamic State hostages, Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad (left) Fan Jinghui, who were reported on Wednesday to have been killed by the extremist group. Photo: AP

China’s plan to rescue Islamic State hostage Fan Jinghui ‘foiled by Russian and French air strikes’

France and Russia got in way of attempt by Beijing to pay ransom, says former reporter

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A photo of the two Islamic State hostages, Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad (left) Fan Jinghui, who were reported on Wednesday to have been killed by the extremist group. Photo: AP
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