WASHINGTON: The US state of Oklahoma plans to become the first in the country to use nitrogen gas to execute condemned prisoners, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The state intends to adopt the new execution method as prison officials are unable to acquire the necessary drugs for lethal injections -- the method currently employed by all American states that carry out the death penalty. States have struggled to obtain lethal injection drugs as manufacturers and suppliers increasingly have shunned them…
ISLAMABAD: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq on Sunday said if the Pakistan government took up the issue at the world level, the executions of JI leaders in Bangladesh could be stopped even now.
RIYADH: A Pakistani national was among two men executed by Saudi authorities on Tuesday, bringing to 98 the number of executions carried out in the ultra-conservative kingdom so far this year.
JAKARTA: Indonesia plans to put 16 convicts to death after next month's Eid holiday, an official said Tuesday, confirming executions were set to resume after a hiatus.
RIYADH: A Qatari and a Jordanian were among five people executed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, bringing to 69 the number of people it has put to death this year.
CAIRO: The Egyptian branch of the Islamic State group has posted pictures online of what it says was the execution of two men caught spying for the army in the Sinai.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan announced this week that authorities have executed 332 criminals and militants since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, marking the first time an official tally has been released.