Boko Haram kill 11 in Nigeria who `escaped forced conscription`: Residents

Suspected Boko Haram militants executed 11 men overnight Friday in northeastern Nigeria, dragging them out of their homes and shooting them for escaping forced conscription by the armed group, residents said.

ISIS executed 74 children in one year: Report
ISIS executed 74 children in one year: Report

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants "executed" more than 3,000 people, including 74 children in Syria, over the last one year, said a report by a group monitoring the Syrian conflict.

Colombian generals implicated in civilian killings: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused some of Colombia`s top generals Wednesday of links to the "generalized and systematic" execution of civilians, who were then presented as felled FARC guerrillas.

Pakistan suspends execution of death penalty during Ramadan

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered suspension of executions of death penalties during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning in the country on Friday, officials said on Thursday.

ISIS barbarism hits a new low, disturbing video shows Iraq spy's limbs being hacked
ISIS barbarism hits a new low, disturbing video shows Iraq spy's limbs being hacked

The ISIS devilry hit a new low with the release of a video that shows an alleged Iraqi spy being crucified.

Saudi beheads murderers, adding to 'campaign of death'

 Saudi Arabia beheaded two of its citizens for murder today, adding to what a rights group calls a "campaign of death" in which more than 100 people have been executed.

Pakistan executes seven prisoners: Officials

Pakistan Tuesday hanged seven prisoners, bringing the total number put to death since executions resumed last December to 160, officials said.

Pak imposes moratorium on executions during Ramzan

Pakistan has imposed a ban on executions during Ramzan after hanging about 150 convicts in nearly six months since it lifted the moratorium on death penalty, giving a temporary reprieve to a death-row prisoner who rights groups say was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Pakistan imposes one month moratorium on executions: Official

Pakistan has imposed a one month moratorium on executions during Ramadan, officials said Sunday, providing temporary reprieve for a death row prisoner whose lawyers claim he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

I have died many times before death, wrote 'innocent' Christian man hanged in Pak jail
I have died many times before death, wrote 'innocent' Christian man hanged in Pak jail

A Christian man who was arrested, tortured into confessing the crime and sentenced to death was executed in Pakistan's Lahore in early hours of Wednesday morning after 23 years of languishing in jail.

Pakistan hangs Christian man `tortured` into confessing murder at 15
Pakistan hangs Christian man `tortured` into confessing murder at 15

 Pakistan on Wednesday executed a man who rights groups say was tortured into confessing to a murder committed more than two decades ago, when he was still a minor, prison officials said.

Saudi Arabia beheads Pakistani drug trafficker in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a convicted Pakistani drug trafficker, adding to what a United Nations rapporteur called a "very disturbing" surge in the kingdom`s use of the death penalty.

Saudi execution surge `very disturbing`: UN rapporteur

A surge in executions by Saudi Arabia is "very disturbing" and bucks the global trend, a UN special rapporteur told a news agency on Wednesday.

Saudi beheads murderer in 89th execution this year

Saudi Arabia beheaded a convicted murderer on Wednesday in its 89th execution this year, adding to a toll that has already overtaken the total for all of 2014.

Four Pak murder convicts hanged

 At least four death-row prisoners were executed today in different jails of Punjab province in Pakistan, the government said.

Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

 Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014.

Egypt executes six militants for attack on soldiers

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year, their lawyer said on Sunday.

IS jihadists execute 26 civilians near Syria's Palmyra

Jihadists from the Islamic State group executed 26 civilians on Thursday after overrunning their villages near Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Questions over North Korea defence chief execution

Doubts surfaced Thursday over the reported execution of North Korea`s defence chief as South Korea`s spy agency clarified that it had been unable to verify he had been put to death.