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Kim Jong Un `re-elected` as North Korean leader

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 14:41

Kim Jong-Un was today "re-elected" as North Korea`s leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle.

Iraq executes seven including three former Saddam officials

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 21:58

Iraq executed three former officials of ex-leader Saddam Hussein`s government and four others convicted of terrorism, the country`s justice ministry said Thursday, despite international calls to end death penalty in the country.

Chinese man executed for murdering parents

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 19:32

China today executed a man who clubbed his parents to death to claim insurance compensation.

Killer of Missouri schoolgirl executed after appeals dismissed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:31

A Missouri man was executed for raping and murdering a 15 year-old school girl, authorities said after the US Supreme Court dismissed a flurry of petitions seeking a stay.

Man convicted of raping, killing girl executed in US

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 13:15

The US state of Missouri executed early Wednesday a man convicted of abducting, raping and killing a teenage girl, US media reported.

Seven Egyptian Christians found shot execution-style on Libyan beach

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 14:11

Seven Egyptian Christians were found shot dead on a beach in eastern Libya after they were abducted from their apartments, security officials and local residents said.

Saudi executes 10th convict this year

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 16:03

A Saudi citizen convicted of murder was beheaded on Sunday, the interior ministry announced, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom this year to 10.

Executions on rise in Iran: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 00:55

At least 80 people have been executed in Iran so far this year, marking a rise in its use of capital punishment, the UN`s human rights office said on Friday.

US man executed in boy`s rape, murder

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 08:17

A man was executed in Florida for raping and killing a nine-year-old boy 18 years ago.

Kim Jong Un of North Korea executes entire family of `traitor` uncle

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 14:18

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has executed the entire family of his uncle, who was executed less than a month ago.

Iraq executes 11 more `terrorism` convicts: Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 19:54

Iraq executed 11 men convicted of charges related to "terrorism" on Thursday, the justice ministry said, just days after another mass execution of 26 convicts.

Ohio killer executed with new lethal drug combo

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 00:14

A condemned killer appeared to gasp several times during his prolonged execution with the first use of a lethal injection process never before tried in the US.