Child killer Shafqat Hussain to be hanged ''finally'' in Pakistan
Child killer Shafqat Hussain to be hanged ''finally'' in Pakistan

A Pakistani court on Monday issued a fresh death sentence order for a convicted child killer whose execution has been postponed four times in the past.

Militants in minority in Pakistan execution drive, deterrent effect debated

When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants.

Amnesty protests `staggering execution spree` in Iran

Amnesty International on Thursday protested at what it called a "staggering execution spree" in Iran so far this year that has seen almost 700 people put to death.

Islamic State militants executes journalist in Iraq's Mosul

The Islamic State group has executed an Iraqi journalist in the northern city of Mosul on charges of spying, local officials and colleagues said on Saturday.

US state carries out first execution since Supreme Court ruling
US state carries out first execution since Supreme Court ruling

The US state of Missouri executed a death row inmate Tuesday, the first execution since the country`s Supreme Court backed the use of a contested lethal injection drug.

ISIS releases new video of massacre at Iraq's Air Academy
ISIS releases new video of massacre at Iraq's Air Academy

 The Islamic State terrorist group has released new video footage showing last year`s mass execution of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers in the northern city of Tikrit, media reported on Sunday.

Islamic State militants executes woman reporter in Iraq
Islamic State militants executes woman reporter in Iraq

Islamic State (IS) militants have executed a female journalist in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul for "spying" after holding her captive, local broadcaster Rudaw reported on Tuesday, citing an Iraqi media watchdog.

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.