Saudi Arabia executes royal prince for murder

A prince from the Saudi royal family was executed on Tuesday for murdering a man during a brawl in the capital Riyadh, the Interior Ministry announced.

Saudi Arabia executes Ethiopian maid for killing child

Saudi authorities on Monday executed an Ethiopian housemaid convicted of killing the child of her employer more than three years ago, the Interior Ministry said.

Bangladesh hangs Islamic party leader for 1971 war crimes

A senior Islamist party politician was hanged in Bangladesh for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence against Pakistan, an official said.

Seoul: North Korea "executes vice premier"

North Korea has executed one of its vice premiers by firing squad, a South Korean government official told dpa.

Iranian inquiry finds executions do not deter drug smuggling

An inquiry board from Iran's judiciary has concluded that executions do not deter drug smugglers, with the board head saying Saturday that the amount of such contraband has even increased.

Iraqi authorities execute 36 convicted in Islamic State massacre

Iraqi authorities on Sunday executed 36 men convicted of involvement in the massacre of hundreds of soldiers by the Islamic State extremist militia two years ago, state television al-Iraqiya...

Iran confirms nuclear scientist executed for spying for US

Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri has been executed, according to local media reports.

Iran defends mass execution, hits back at criticism from West

Iran defended its mass execution of criminals as a means of tackling terrorism on Saturday, days after 20 men described as members of an extremist and criminal Sunni group were hanged in a single...

Indonesia executes four convicted drug traffickers

Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers on Friday, a top prosecutor said, in the third such group execution since President Joko Widodo took office in October 2014. 

Executions feared in Indonesia despite outcry from rights groups

The executions of 14 people on death row for drug trafficking loomed Thursday in Indonesia despite outcry from the UN and rights groups and that have faulted the country's justice system in...

Man convicted of murdering 4-year-old girl publicly executed in Iran

A man convicted of murdering a 4-year-old girl was publicly hung at a bus terminal in western Iran on Monday, the Tasnim news agency reported.

Number of executions in Saudi Arabia crosses 100 this year

Four men were executed in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, taking the total number of executions so far this year in the kingdom to 102.

Govt. to discuss 2015 budget execution, fiscal rule application

The government will discuss on Wednesday a report on the execution of the 2015 state budget and a report on the application of fiscal rules in 2015 which says that Croatia met the fiscal rule.

Islamic State militant publicly executes own mother, monitor says

A young militant has executed his mother in public in Syria because she asked him to leave the Islamic State terrorist militia, a monitoring group reported Friday.

Outrage after Saudi Arabia executes top Shiite cleric

Saudi Arabia on Saturday came under blistering criticism from the region's Shiites after it executed a top Shiite cleric known for his activism against the Sunni government.