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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said on Wednesday
'Qadri, your blood will bring the revolution': Islamist supporters during the funeral of Salman Taseer's killer
Tens of thousands of Islamist supporters of Mumtaz Qadri chanting provocative slogans on Tuesday attended his funeral, a day after the ex-police commando was executed for killing liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer who sought reforms in Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law.
'We will make the earth shake under your feet': Outrage against Saudi Arabia after Shiite cleric's execution
Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric and 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay a "high price".
All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing
There are several versions of what happened minutes before Yakub Memon was hanged and the latest reports suggest that he had told the jail officials that he would forgive them because they were only doing their duty.
Under attack over his tweets after Yakub Memon's execution, Shashi Tharoor on Sunday stuck to his opposition to death penalty even for terrorists.
A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a split verdict on a plea by Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, seeking stay of his scheduled execution on July 30 and referred the matter to the Chief Justice to take call on it.
After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execution targets, what will slowly grip the country in the next couple of weeks are the creepy details of his execution.
Amid reports that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who is on death row, will be hanged this month end, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said his government would follow the directives of the Supreme Court on the issue.
British bank HSBC fired six staff after they filmed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.
The Andhra police version of events with regards to the killing of 20 red sanders smugglers in Chittoor district has received a crippling blow
Japan was working on Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.