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.
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.
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.
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.
Obama called the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate "deeply troubling" and announced that he`s going to ask the attorney general to analyse problems surrounding the application of the death penalty in the United States.
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 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.