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Amid rising encounters in Kashmir, jihadists resort to Islamic State-like tactics to instil 'fear', command deference
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Amid rising encounters in Kashmir, jihadists resort to Islamic State-like tactics to instil 'fear', command deference

jihadists in Kashmir Valley have began filming executions and sharing them on social media like Islamic State, to terrorise civilians and put down stirrings of rebellion against militancy

Indonesia president Joko Widodo tells police to shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest
World

Indonesia president Joko Widodo tells police to shoot drug traffickers who resist arrest

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country.

Pakistan executes 4 militants convicted by Army military court
World

Pakistan executes 4 militants convicted by Army military court

Pakistan's Army says authorities have executed four Islamic militants convicted of terrorism by military courts.

Highest recorded number of executions since 1989; Iran, Pakistan top list: Amnesty
World

Highest recorded number of executions since 1989; Iran, Pakistan top list: Amnesty

The number of known executions worldwide went up by more than 50 percent last year to at least 1,634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in single month
World

Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in single month

Saudi Arabia on Monday executed a Saudi tribesman convicted of murder, the interior ministry said, raising the number of death sentences carried out by the kingdom in January to 53.

Pakistan resumes capital punishment after Ramadan break
World

Pakistan resumes capital punishment after Ramadan break

Pakistan on Monday resumed executions by hanging two murder convicts following a one-month break during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that ended last week.

Australia recalls ambassador as Indonesia defends executions as part of 'war' on drugs
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Australia recalls ambassador as Indonesia defends executions as part of 'war' on drugs

Indonesia's attorney general on Wednesday defended the execution of seven foreign drug convicts, saying that the country was facing a "war" against drugs.

Pakistani court stays executions of 6 convicted militants
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Pakistani court stays executions of 6 convicted militants

Pakistan's top court has halted the executions of six suspects sentenced by military courts on charges ranging from terrorism, murder to suicide bombing and kidnapping for ransom, after allegations that the legal proceedings against them were unlawful.

Saudi court gives death penalty to man for renouncing from Islam
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Saudi court gives death penalty to man for renouncing from Islam

An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday.

Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas
World

Indonesia says executions won't be delayed despite mercy pleas

Indonesia's president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed.

Indonesia moving 2 Aussies, 5 other foreigners for execution
World

Indonesia moving 2 Aussies, 5 other foreigners for execution

Indonesian officials said on Monday that eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, would be transferred to a prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.

Moratorium on executions is Pakistan's internal matter, says US
World

Moratorium on executions is Pakistan's internal matter, says US

The US has termed lifting of the moratorium on executions as an internal matter of Pakistan but expressed concern over granting of bail to the Mumbai terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

Prisons across Pakistan on high alert ahead of executions
World

Prisons across Pakistan on high alert ahead of executions

All prisons across Pakistan went on high alert Friday, with officials preparing to start executing prisoners jailed for terrorist crimes from dawn Saturday.

Tihar to approach HC to block revealing Afzal Guru's execution records
India

Tihar to approach HC to block revealing Afzal Guru's execution records

he records of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging are unlikely to be made public soon as Tihar prison has decided to challenge the Delhi HC.

Machete wielding groups execute 70 in Congo: UN peacekeepers
World

Machete wielding groups execute 70 in Congo: UN peacekeepers

Millions of people have died from violence, disease and hunger in eastern Congo since 1996 in conflict fuelled by foreign powers.

US, UN 'horrified' at report of 11,000 being tortured, executed in Syria
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US, UN 'horrified' at report of 11,000 being tortured, executed in Syria

The US and UN have reacted with "horror" to allegations in a new report that states Syria systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the beginning of the uprising, BBC reported Tuesday.