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Convicts in dark for hours about Indonesia execution reprieve

Ten drug convicts, including an Indian, spared during a chaotic execution in Indonesia were only officially informed they would not be shot hours after they had expected to face the firing squad, a lawyer said Wednesday.

36 ISIS militants killed by Afghan security forces

At least 36 Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed on Saturday by the Afghan security forces during a military operation in eastern Afghanistan.

Maldives to have first execution in 60 years in order to showcase 'Islamic credentials'

Maldives to have first execution in 60 years in order to showcase 'Islamic credentials'

Beleaguered Maldives President Abdulla Yameen is adamant that the first execution of a convict in sixty years will take place under his watch as a reiteration of Maldives' Islamic credentials.

Iraq justice ministry announces execution of 22 convicts

Iraq justice ministry announces execution of 22 convicts

Rights group Amnesty International said that Baghdad executed at least 26 people in 2015.

Afghanistan government executes six terrorists

Afghanistan government executes six terrorists

The Afghan government on Sunday executed six terrorists who were awarded capital punishment for their involvement in subversive activities, the Presidential Palace said.

Bangladesh clears execution of top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladesh clears execution of top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of top Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes, paving the way for his execution within days.

Islamic State executes 15 of its own near Raqqa, Syria: Monitor

The killings followed the arrest of 35 members on Saturday in Raqqa, according to Britain-based Observatory, which monitors the five-year-old Syrian conflict through a network of sources.

Bangladesh`s top court upholds Islamist leader`s death sentence

Bangladesh`s highest court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist leader and business tycoon for war crimes, clearing the way for his execution within months.

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.