UN chief asks Pakistan to end executions

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Pakistan government to bring an end to the executions of convicts and re-impose a moratorium on the death penalty.

Egypt jihadists release video of `executions`

An Egyptian jihadist group released video footage on Tuesday that it said showed the execution of two army informants in the insurgent flashpoint of the Sinai Peninsula.

Three Indians saved from execution in Saudi Arabia

Three Indians on death row in Saudi Arabia for the murder of their compatriot have been saved from being executed after an Indian businessman paid nearly USD 133,200 in blood money on their behalf.

Pakistan executes two militants after lifting ban on death penalty

Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty.

Execution rules changed in Pakistan's Punjab

 With the Pakistan government deciding to end the moratorium on death sentence in terrorism cases following Tuesday`s tragedy in Peshawar, the rules for carrying out the death sentence have been changed in Punjab province in an effort to expedite the execution process.

Iraq jihadists release pictures of mass execution

The Islamic State (IS) group on Monday released pictures of the execution of 13 men described as anti-jihadist Sunni tribal fighters near the northern city of Tikrit.

IS executes senior member for conspiracy, corruption

 The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has executed one of its own leaders after finding him guilty of financial corruption, conspiracy and negligence in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Execution of schizophrenic inmate suspended in US

 Schizophrenic murderer Scott Panetti`s execution at Huntsville prison has been suspended by a US court just hours before he was to be put to death by lethal injection.

Quamruzzaman's execution 'matter of time', says Bangladesh AG

The execution of Bangladesh's 1971 war crimes convict and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamrazzaman is now "only a matter of time," the country's top law officer today said.

Texas executes 10th death row inmate this year

A man convicted of three murders was put to death in Texas, in the state's tenth execution this year, after the US Supreme Court rejected a final appeal, authorities have said.

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign
Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life.

China `executed 2,400` last year: Rights group

The world`s top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

SC stays execution of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli for one week

The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of Nithari serial killings convict Surinder Koli for a week in a decision taken late on Sunday.

Threatening letter, knife sent to South Korea minister

South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to "execute" the country`s defence minister, officials said on Friday.

ISIS executes 'dozens' of captured Syrian soldiers: NGO

Islamic State fighters have executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers fleeing Tabqa military airport in the north, a monitor said Thursday, with the jihadists boasting on Twitter they had killed 200 troops.

Hamas executes 18 informers for Israel as fighting continues

Israel pressed ahead with its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, killing at least four Palestinians, even as the militant group executed 18 suspected informers for the Jewish state following the killing of its three top commanders.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty said it highlighted the country`s descent into lawlessness.

Hamas executes 3 for `collaboration` with Israel

The armed wing of Hamas has executed three Palestinians and arrested seven others for allegedly collaborating with Israel during the Gaza war, a website close to the movement reported.

Bombay High Court to decide on Kolhapur sisters` plea against execution

The Bombay High Court will on Wednesday decide on the petition filed by two Kolhapur-based sisters Renuka Shinde (45) and Seema Gavit (39) for commuting their death sentence to life.