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.

Twitter storm follows Yakub Memon's execution

 Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site to express their individual views about the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon`s execution on Thursday.

Here's how Yakub Memon will be sent to the gallows: The last moments
Here's how Yakub Memon will be sent to the gallows: The last moments

After all his legal options were exhausted following President Pranab Mukherjee's rejection of mercy plea, it's a given that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memom will be hanged to death on Thursday morning.

SC to decide fate on Yakub Menon's execution today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether death row convict Yakub Memon will be hanged on July 30.

Child killer Shafqat Hussain to be hanged ''finally'' in Pakistan
Child killer Shafqat Hussain to be hanged ''finally'' in Pakistan

A Pakistani court on Monday issued a fresh death sentence order for a convicted child killer whose execution has been postponed four times in the past.

Militants in minority in Pakistan execution drive, deterrent effect debated

When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants.

Amnesty protests `staggering execution spree` in Iran

Amnesty International on Thursday protested at what it called a "staggering execution spree" in Iran so far this year that has seen almost 700 people put to death.

Islamic State militants executes journalist in Iraq's Mosul

The Islamic State group has executed an Iraqi journalist in the northern city of Mosul on charges of spying, local officials and colleagues said on Saturday.

US state carries out first execution since Supreme Court ruling
US state carries out first execution since Supreme Court ruling

The US state of Missouri executed a death row inmate Tuesday, the first execution since the country`s Supreme Court backed the use of a contested lethal injection drug.

ISIS releases new video of massacre at Iraq's Air Academy
ISIS releases new video of massacre at Iraq's Air Academy

 The Islamic State terrorist group has released new video footage showing last year`s mass execution of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers in the northern city of Tikrit, media reported on Sunday.

Islamic State militants executes woman reporter in Iraq
Islamic State militants executes woman reporter in Iraq

Islamic State (IS) militants have executed a female journalist in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul for "spying" after holding her captive, local broadcaster Rudaw reported on Tuesday, citing an Iraqi media watchdog.

Boko Haram kill 11 in Nigeria who `escaped forced conscription`: Residents

Suspected Boko Haram militants executed 11 men overnight Friday in northeastern Nigeria, dragging them out of their homes and shooting them for escaping forced conscription by the armed group, residents said.

ISIS executed 74 children in one year: Report
ISIS executed 74 children in one year: Report

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants "executed" more than 3,000 people, including 74 children in Syria, over the last one year, said a report by a group monitoring the Syrian conflict.

Colombian generals implicated in civilian killings: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused some of Colombia`s top generals Wednesday of links to the "generalized and systematic" execution of civilians, who were then presented as felled FARC guerrillas.