What does Joe Biden's silence on the death penalty mean?
US president Joe Biden campaigned on a pledge to work toward abolishing federal capital punishment. But the Justice Department continues to press for the death penalty in certain cases — even as a moratorium means no federal executions are likely to happen anytime soon
Who is Alireza Akbari, ex-deputy Iranian defence minister, that Tehran plans to execute for espionage?
Alireza Akbari, a British-Iranian dual national, has been found guilty by Iran of spying for the UK. The former Iranian official – arrested in 2019 – has denied the charges, while Britain has called on Tehran to halt his execution
Young and Bold: The Iranians facing death over protests
According to rights groups, a doctor, rap artists, and a footballer are among the two dozen Iranians who face hanging as Tehran uses capital punishment as an intimidation tactic to quell protests
Taliban executes man convicted for murder; first death penalty after regaining power
The announcement in a way emphasized on the the intentions the Taliban to continue hardline policies implemented since they took over the country in August 2021 and to stick to their interpretation of the Islamic law, or Sharia
Iran executes four people accused of working for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency
Israel and Iran are regional arch-enemies and Iran occasionally announces the detention of people it says are spying for foreign countries, including the United States and Israel
Explained: The two-fold rise in executions in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has executed twice as many people in 2022 as it did last year. The most recent execution was of a Jordanian national convicted of smuggling amphetamine tablets, bringing the year's total to 138, up from 69 last year
A look back at historical events that took place on 15 October
On this day, while the exotic dancer Mata Hari was executed in 1917 by a French firing squad for espionage, in 1935 Emperor Haile Selassie waged a Holy War to recapture the sacred city of Aksum from the Italians
What is nitrogen hypoxia, the untried execution method that Alabama wants to use?
In 2018 Alabama became the third state — along with Oklahoma and Mississippi — to authorise the untested use of nitrogen gas to execute prisoners
19-year-old girl forced to execute her mother in revenge killing for father's murder
The girl was asked by authorities to kick the chair away from under the feet of her mother leading to her hanging, in line with one of the Iranian regime's most barbaric laws
Global criticism over Myanmar's execution of four political prisoners
Phyo Zeya Thaw, a 41-year-old former lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party, and Kyaw Min Yu, a 53-year-old democracy activist, were amongst the four who were executed
Convicted Malaysian-Indian death-row inmate not specifically targeted in scheduling process, says Singapore AGC
A spokesperson of the Attorney-General's Chambers noted that a Court of Appeal judgment on 30 May had stated that it appeared at the present stage that Datchinamurthy Kataiah, 36, had been 'singled out' by the decision to schedule him for execution on 29 April
Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest known mass execution in it's modern history
The state-run Saudi Press Agency announced Saturday's executions, saying they included those 'convicted of various crimes, including the murdering of innocent men, women and children'
2012 Delhi gangrape: All legal routes closed, four convicts set to hang at 5.30 am today
All legal routes to escape the noose closed on Thursday for the four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case who are now hours away from being hanged, seven years-three months after brutalising a young woman in a Delhi bus with a barbarity that shook the nation
Centre defends death by hanging in SC, says it's quicker and safer than other forms of execution
The Centre said it didn't want to make the execution "overly comfortable", since it's a punishment meant to be handed out only in the rarest of rare cases because the crime was barbaric and abhorrent in nature.
Islamic State militants behead three brothers in eastern Afghanistan, say officials
Three brothers have been beheaded in restive eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday, blaming the gruesome executions on Islamic State group fighters.
Iraq executes 13, including 11 convicted on charges relating to terrorism; killers of security forces personnel among those punished
Iraq has executed 13 people, including 11, convicted on charges relating to "terrorism", the justice ministry said on Monday.
Pakistan executes 465 people since lifting of death penalty ban, ranks fifth in the world
At least 465 people have been executed in Pakistan since the country lifted the ban on death penalty in December 2014, said a NGO working for prisoners' rights.
Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: A timeline of when to expect what as India, Pakistan spar at The Hague
The ICJ interim order that was passed on Thursday is just the beginning of a long legal battle. Here are some important dates and events that are crucial in the case
Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ: Key observations made in interim order by world court
Here are some key points from the ICJ interim order that not only told Pakistan to put on hold the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav but also rejected it claims of "no jurisdiction" of the world court in the matter
Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death: Subramanian Swamy says Pak should be ready for consequences
India should prepare for taking "stringent action" against Pakistan and warn it of negative consequences if Kulbhushan Jadhav is executed, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy said on Tuesday.