Southern US state executes first inmate in two years

Southern US state executes first inmate in two years

 The southern US state of Alabama on Thursday put to death a man convicted of murder, the first execution in the state since 2013.

ISIS militant Ali Saqr al-Qasem publicly executes own mother – Read why?

ISIS militant Ali Saqr al-Qasem publicly executes own mother – Read why?

In a new low, a militant of the dreaded Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) publicaly executed his own mother after accusing her of apostasy.

Iran summons Saudi envoy over execution of Shi'ite cleric

Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Saudi Arabian charge d'affaires to Tehran on Saturday to protest the execution of prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia.

Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Somalia Islamist militants publicly execute two

Islamist militant group al Shabaab publicly executed a Somali military officer and the leader of a small town in the southern Somali region.

Islamic State executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate': Monitor

In the last month alone IS executed 53 people -- including 35 civilians -- in areas it controls in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Disabled man to be hanged as Pakistan's 300th execution

Disabled man to be hanged as Pakistan's 300th execution

Abdul Basit, 43, who is paralysed from the waist down, was convicted in May 2009 of murder and is scheduled to be hanged on Wednesday.

Florida executes man convicted of fatally stabbing 4

A Florida man has been executed nearly three decades after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife, young daughter and two in-laws.

IS blows up columns in Syria's Palmyra to execute 3: Monitor

The Islamic State jihadist group executed three people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by binding them to three historic columns and blowing them up, a monitoring group has said.

Pakistan execute 'minor' for murder

Pakistan on Tuesday executed a man who was reportedly a minor when he was arrested for murder, the latest case that has put the country's justice system in spotlight and drew criticism from rights groups.

Pakistan hangs man who had said he was 15 at time of crime he didn't commit

Pakistan on Tuesday hanged a man who said he was 15 when he was arrested for a murder he did not commit in the latest case to shine a spotlight on Pakistan`s haphazard justice system.

Saudi Arabia carries out 130th execution this year

Saudi authorities put to death a convicted murderer on Thursday, bringing to 130 the number of executions in the kingdom so far this year, according to an AFP tally.

IS in Syria executes over 90 people in month: Monitor

The Islamic State group has executed more than 90 people, a third of them civilians, over the past month in areas of war-torn Syria it controls, a monitor said Sunday.

Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

Saudi authorities executed a Pakistani man on Sunday for attempting to smuggle drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said.

British forces hunt for Jihadi John in 'combat burqas'

British forces hunt for Jihadi John in 'combat burqas'

British special forces are reportedly using stealth clothing dubbed as "combat burqas" in their hunt for feared Islamic State executioner Jihadi John in Syria.

Pakistan executes man convicted for killing policemen

Pakistan today executed a death row prisoner convicted of killing four policemen in 1997, taking the number of convicts executed to 211 since the country lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in March this year.

Saudi executes Chadian Qaeda militants for murder of Frenchman

Saudi authorities executed two alleged Chadian militants Thursday for murdering a French engineer in the Red Sea city of Jeddah 11 years ago, the interior ministry said.

Texas inmate who `wished to die` executed by lethal injection

 A Texas inmate convicted for killing a police officer was executed Wednesday, after he waived his appeals, saying he wanted to die, prison officials and local media said. 

Saudi beheads citizen for murder

Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens today after he was convicted of murdering a relative, the interior ministry said, adding to a sharp increase in executions this year.

Pakistan `teen` convict faces gallows despite protests

 Pakistan is preparing Tuesday to hang a convicted killer whose case has attracted international protests because family members say he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Saudi beheads murderer in 110th execution since January

 Saudi Arabia on Monday beheaded one of its citizens convicted of murder, adding to a sharp increase in executions this year.