Beijing and Ottawa have exchanged accusations after convicted drug smuggler Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s 15-year jail term in China was replaced with the death penalty.
A region in Germany has this week formally abolished the death penalty and with it fixed a quirk of history.
German pharma company fails to block US execution
Britain's home secretary has said that the UK will not oppose the use of the death penalty if two alleged Islamic state members were extradited to the US.
Seven members of a Japanese doomsday cult were hanged for a deadly attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 that killed 13 people
The number of executions it could confirm was lower in 2017 than the previous year. The figures do not include China, where Amnesty said the number of deaths could run to thousands
Joseph Poni Tselayarona, 28, was executed on Saturday after the 2010 murder of his girlfriend and her three-year-old son, the Botswana Prison Service said.
Prime Minister Netanyahu says capital punishment may be appropriate "in certain cases".
Linda Wenzel, 17, was briefly reunited with her mother and sister as she awaits for trial in Baghdad.
A Mexican national on death row in the US, has been executed despite Mexican authorities pleading for his life to be spared
On September 10, 1977, 40 years ago this week, France conducted its last execution. Four years later capital punishment was abolished, thus ending
The US state of Alabama has executed a 75-year-old man who had been on death row for more than three decades.
Tommy Arthur was convicted of killing
India’s top court has upheld death sentences for four men convicted in the gang-rape and torture of a woman on a moving bus in New Delhi.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves Saudi Arabia after a delicate balancing act of talks on economic relations and human rights.
A fourth inmate has been executed in just a week in the US State of Arkansas after weeks of controversy about plans for a high number of executions in a short space of…
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.
What critics branded an ‘assembly line of executions’ by the US state of Arkansas has been put on hold after separate court rulings.
Tension is rising in Arkansas as it prepares to put seven prisoners to death over an 11 day period starting from Monday.
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.
The court of cassation overturns the death sentence pronounced in June against former president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood
Carlos Alberto, captain of Brazil's 1970 World Cup winners, has died of a heart attack.
The Philippine president has threatened to quit the United Nations after it urged him to stop killing suspected criminals.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin will focus their talks on the Syria conflict, trade, energy and the resumption of Russian charter flights to Turkey.
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