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.

Saudi Arabia executes four for drug possession

Saudi Arabia has executed four men for possession of hashish, domestic media reported, taking to 17 the number of people put to death in the conservative Islamic kingdom in two weeks and prompting disquiet from international rights groups.

Saudi beheads convicted Pakistani drug trafficker

Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani on Thursday after sentencing him to death for drug trafficking, the interior ministry said, taking to 25 the number of executions announced this year.

15 doses of drugs used in `botched` US execution: Documents

The two-hour-long execution of a US inmate last month required 15 doses of a relatively untested drug cocktail, according to documents, prompting renewed calls for an independent investigation.

China executes Japanese national over drugs

China executed a Japanese man for drug offences, according to Tokyo`s diplomats and media reports.

Arizona hits back at `botched` execution claims

Arizona authorities have hit back at criticism of the execution of a double murderer who took two hours to die by lethal injection, denying the procedure was botched.

US Supreme Court greenlights Arizona execution

The US Supreme Court gave the greenlight to Arizona to execute a murderer on Wednesday after he voiced concerns about secrecy surrounding the lethal injection process.

Mass prisoner deaths in Iraq point to police executions

It was supposed to be a routine job, police say. Move 69 prisoners from an outlying town to a jail in southern Baghdad. But before they arrived at their destination, every single prisoner had been killed.

US top court clears way for first execution since botched lethal injection

The US Supreme Court rejected two appeals for death row inmate Marcus Wellons late Tuesday, clearing the path for his execution in what would be the first since a botched lethal injection.