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Iran executes 12 inmates at prison in its southeast

NGO says 11 men and one woman were hanged in the main prison of Zahedan in Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Iran executes 12 inmates at prison in its southeast

Arizona: Son of Holocaust survivor offered death by gas chamber

Jewish groups have failed to stop Arizona from offering a gas chamber as an execution method.

Arizona: Son of Holocaust survivor offered death by gas chamber

Russian POWs: Our commanders kill own wounded soldiers

Captured Russian soldier: '...They could have been rescued, provided help, taken out of there. He just shot them dead.'

Russian POWs: Our commanders kill own wounded soldiers player

Saudi Arabia executes four more people

This brings to 100 the number of executions in the kingdom since the start of the year.

Saudi Arabia executes four more people

Iran suspends talks with Saudi Arabia

The decision comes a day after Saudi Arabia executed 81 suspected terrorists.

Iran suspends talks with Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia executes 81 suspected terrorists

Saudi Arabia executes a record 81 people in one day for terrorism-related offences.

Saudi Arabia executes 81 suspected terrorists

European official: Russia plans public executions in Ukraine

European intelligence official reveals Russian plans to demoralize Ukrainian population with severe measures, including public executions.

European official: Russia plans public executions in Ukraine

Jewish death row inmate granted new trial after claims of anti-Semitism

Dallas court rules Texas Jewish death row inmate Randy Halprin should be granted new trial due to claims of anti-Semitic judge.

Jewish death row inmate to get new trial over anti-Jewish bias

Iran rejects Swedish 'interference' in execution of accused spy

Iran says Sweden's call to stop execution of academic accused of spying is "unacceptable".

Iran rejects Swedish 'interference' in execution of accused spy

Sweden asks Iran to cancel execution of accused spy

Sweden's foreign minister speaks to Iranian counterpart about planned execution of Iranian-Swedish professor sentenced to death for spying.

Sweden asks Iran to cancel execution of accused spy

US sanctions Iranian judge who sentenced wrestler to death

United States imposes sanctions on Iranian judge who sentenced a wrestler to death over his role in protests.

US sanctions Iranian judge who sentenced wrestler to death

Iran executes champion wrestler convicted of murdering security guard

'Entire world should be shocked at execution' of Iranian wrestler Navad Afkari, Israeli judo chair says.

Iran executes champion wrestler convicted of murdering guard

Iran executes man accused of spying for Israel and the CIA

Alleged Mossad, CIA spy executed in Iran, after being convicted of aiding in targeted assassination of top Iranian general.

Iran executes man accused of spying for Israel and the CIA

Number of executions globally dropped significantly in 2019

Number of executions drops globally, but certain countries still see a rise.

Number of executions globally drops

Iran executes alleged US spy

Former Iranian Department of Defense contractor executed for spying for the US government.

Iran executes alleged US spy

Gaza sentences 6 people to hang for 'collaborating' with Israel

Court in Gaza City sentences six to death, weeks after Israeli undercover team found in southern Gaza Strip.

Gaza sentences 6 people to hang for 'collaborating' with Israel

'This is not a 'terror attack' - it's an execution'

Media personality: 'We did not come to Israel so that Jews would be tied and shot like dogs. That's why we left the Diaspora.'

'This is not a 'terror attack' - it's an execution'

Gaza family executes own member for collaborating with Israel

Gazan family says it killed a relative after being told by Hamas he had helped Israel track down and kill three senior Hamas members.

Gaza family executes own member for collaborating with Israel

Egypt hangs 15 convicted terrorists

Egyptian authorities execute 15 prisoners convicted of attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt hangs 15 convicted terrorists

Saudi Arabia executes four terrorists

Saudi Arabia executes four people convicted of terrorism in Qatif in the eastern part of the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia executes four terrorists

Hamas executes 3 men for assassination of terrorist leader

Hamas defies international pleas for mercy, executes suspects in assassination of top military leader in Gaza.

Hamas executes 3 men for assassination of terrorist leader

Hamas to execute top terrorist's 'assassins' on Thursday

Hamas announces the execution of three men found guilty of assassinating Mazen Faqha will take place on Thursday.

Hamas to execute top terrorist's 'assassins' on Thursday

Human Rights Watch blasts Hamas executions

Human Rights Watch on urges Hamas to stop barbaric practice of executing alleged collaborators.

Human Rights Watch blasts Hamas executions

ISIS conducts mass execution in Syria

Islamic terror group butchers 33 people with 'sharp tools' in mass execution in Syria.

ISIS conducts mass execution in Syria

Hamas hangs three Gaza 'collaborators' with Israel

Gaza's Hamas rulers hanged three men they accused of collaborating with Israel in the elimination of senior Hamas official Mazen Faqha.

Hamas hangs three Gaza 'collaborators' with Israel

EU condemns Hamas's death penalties

EU condemns Hamas for sentencing two men found guilty of drug trafficking to death.

EU condemns Hamas's death penalties

Jordan executes 10 convicted on terror charges

Jordan executes 15 people, including 10 terrorists, in the largest mass execution in recent history.

Jordan executes 10 convicted on terror charges

Hamas sentences 3 to death for 'collaboration' with Israel

Military court in Gaza sentences three to death by hanging for "collaborating" with Israel.

Hamas sentences 3 to death for 'collaboration' with Israel

PLO blasts Hamas decision to execute a Gazan woman

PLO's Hanan Ashrawi denounces Hamas’s decision to sentence a 26-year-old Gazan woman to death for killing her husband.

PLO blasts Hamas decision to execute a Gazan woman

Gazan woman sentenced to death for murdering her husband

Gazan woman convicted of murdering her husband. If executed, she will be the first woman executed in Gaza.

Gazan woman sentenced to death for murdering her husband

Iran executes nuclear scientist for 'spying'

Iran executes nuclear scientist convicted of handing over "confidential and vital" information to the United States.

Iran executes nuclear scientist for 'spying' for the U.S.

Hamas sentences three 'spies for Israel' to death

Military court in Gaza sentences three local residents to death after they were convicted of spying for Israel.

Hamas sentences three 'spies for Israel' to death

ISIS claims killing of five Syrian journalists

Jihadist group publishes video showing the execution-style killing of five journalists kidnapped in eastern Syria.

ISIS claims killing of five Syrian journalists

Hamas executes three men for murder

Hamas authorities in Gaza execute three men behind closed doors, security sources say.

Hamas executes three men for murder

Amnesty warns about executions in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International warns more than 100 people might be executed by Saudi Arabia in the first six months of 2016.

Amnesty warns of surge in executions in Saudi Arabia

Hamas: We can execute without Abbas's consent

Hamas claims that the death penalty in Gaza can be carried out without the consent of PA chairman.

Hamas: We can execute people without Abbas's consent

UN report blasts Hamas over executions

UN envoy takes Hamas to task over executions, while chiding Israel over terrorist deaths.

UN report blasts Hamas over executions - but raps Israel as well

UN envoy alarmed over Hamas's public executions

UN's Middle East envoy warns that Hamas's planned public executions are illegal.

UN envoy alarmed over Hamas's public executions

Hamas planning public executions of criminals

Hamas announces plans to carry out a series of public executions in Gaza.

Hamas planning public executions of criminals

Turkey nabs ISIS executioner

Seven ISIS members, including a senior leader and executioner responsible for several murders in Syria, arrested in raid.

Turkey nabs ISIS executioner