The Times is reporting that the deadline set by the Swords of Truth for killing the four hostages (including American Tom Fox - see previous post) has been extended to Saturday. The kidnappers had originally threatened to kill the members of the Christian Peacemakers Taskforce on Thursday. This change came after a plea from an Iraqi prisoner held in England.
It's hard to find news stories on this (wonder why?), but I'll keep you updated as I discover anything new.