The dreaded Sunni jihadi group Islamic State has been receiving significant financial backing from oil-rich Arab sympathisers outside Iraq and Syria where it controls large swaths, a media report said on Sunday.
A meal to die for! A death row US woman, convicted for killing her husband, has submitted a lengthy list for her last feast before execution -- from cheeseburgers to cherry vanilla ice cream -- she wants it all.
Indonesia`s attorney-general declared Friday "nothing whatsoever" could stop the execution of two Australians from going ahead, promising the drug smugglers will face the firing squad as soon as possible.
Indonesian officials on Monday said that eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, would be transferred to a prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.
Two Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, convicted for the sectarian murder of a Shiite doctor, were hanged here on Tuesday, taking the number of those executed in Pakistan since it lifted a moratorium on death penalty to 22.
Afghanistan`s main intelligence agency said on Wednesday it had arrested a commander of a militant group known as the "Suicide Front", that claimed responsibility last year for the execution-style killing of a Swedish journalist.
The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly carried out an "unprecedented" string of public executions in a 48-hour period by crucifying 17 young men, throwing men, accused of being gay, off towers and stoning a woman charged with adultery.
Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed six convicted drugs offenders by firing squad, including two of their citizens.
A decorated Vietnam War veteran convicted of murdering a Georgia sheriff`s deputy in 1998 was put to death on Tuesday, state officials said, becoming the first death row inmate executed in the United States this year.