A man was executed Wednesday in the US state of Missouri for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, authorities said.
Saudi Arabia Tuesday executed a Pakistani national in Medina city for trafficking heroin.
China executed three Taiwanese drug smugglers on Tueday as UN observed International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Iraq executed 230 people from 2005
to 2009 and a further 1,200 have been sentenced to death, a
government spokesman said on Tuesday.
A 78-year-old ailing French aid worker
was executed "in cold blood" by al Qaeda`s North African
branch three months after his capture.
Suicide bombers struck near three hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen Monday just as Iraq announced the execution of Saddam Hussein`s notorious cousin known as "Chemical Ali."
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