The US state of Arkansas begins its bid to kill eight men on death row before a lethal injection drug expires in 10 days with the execution of Ledell Lee.
The Supreme Court of Arkansas has halted two executions mere hours before they had been scheduled to take place.
Campaigners aginst the death penalty for 36 years, Amnesty International's annual report says the number of executions has fallen around the world, but the number of people sentenced to death has jump
Amnesty International has released its global death penalty report, with China, Iran and Saudi Arabia the world’s top executioners.
As many as 13,000 people most of them opposition supporters have been executed at a military prison near Damascus.
Bangladesh has hanged an opposition party leader convicted of war crimes.
One of North Korea’s top ministers has been executed after showing a lack of respect at a meeting chaired by leader Kim Jong Un, the South said on Wednesday.
The Philippine president has threatened to quit the United Nations after it urged him to stop killing suspected criminals.
Iraq has executed by hanging 36 men who were convicted over the killings of up to 1,700 military recruits at former US base Camp Speicher near Tikrit in 2014.
One of the worst allegations of abuse by Mexican security forces has been revealed in a damning report by the country’s national human rights commission.
Indonesia went ahead with the execution of four drug offenders early on Friday morning. Last-minute petitions were denied. Another 10 more are due to
Jokowi on path to become 'most prolific executioner in recent Indonesian history' - Amnesty InternationalA local man and three Nigerians have been killed by firing squad in Indonesia for drug-related crimes.
A local man and three Nigerians have been killed by firing squad in Indonesia for drug-related crimes.
An Islamist leader has been hanged in Bangladesh for war crimes committed in 1971. Seventy three-year-old Motiur Rahman Nizami was executed on
North Korea is reported to have carried out the latest in a series of high-profile executions. Army Chief of Staff Ri Yong Gil is said to have been
The Iraqi foreign minister is in the Iranian capital meeting his counterpart there, amid fears of a new sectarian conflict
Saudi Arabian diplomats who had been based in Tehran have returned home to Riyadh’s with stories of mistreatment at the hands of Iranian officials
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Laurence Alexandrowicz, euronews: “Gilles Kepel, as you’re an expert on Islam and the Arab world, please give us your insight on the crisis between
The diplomatic rupture between Tehran and Riyadh – following the execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric by Saudi authorities – threatens world
The tension in relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia has reached new heights, amid violent protests and diplomatic rifts. We study the deepening
Two days after Sunni Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shi’ite cleric, thousands have marched in Baghdad and Iraq’s southern Shi’ite cities to
Hundreds of Shi’ite Muslims protested in Tehran on Sunday against Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Demonstrators
Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 47 men on terrorism charges has unleashed anger at home and beyond. Prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr was
Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr has unleashed anger at home and beyond. Dozens took to the streets of Al-Qatif in
Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday for terrorism, including the prominent Shi’ite Muslim cleric Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, the country’s interior
Two opposition leaders have been executed in Bangladesh for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and
Texas has executed a 33-year-old man, the 12th execution held in the state so far this year, more than any other in the USA. In total 24 people have