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US government death penalty move draws sharp criticism
The US federal government's move to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups and leading Democrats.
Saudi public prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in a case that has strained the kingdom’s ties with key Western allies, his office said on Thursday.
Vatican changes teaching to oppose death penalty in all cases
The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance, a move that is likely to be viewed askance in countries where capital punishment is legal.
Turkey PM steps back from calls for death penalty
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday a fair trial would represent a harsher punishment for suspected coup plotters than the death penalty – an apparent step back from threats to re-introduce capital punishment, AFP reported.
Amnesty slams Saudi arbitrary' use of death penalty
Amnesty International has lashed out at Saudi Arabia for its "surging" and "arbitrary" use of the death penalty, calling on the Arab kingdom to stop flouting international human rights standards by routinely putting to death people.
US Supreme Court allows use of lethal injection drug
The US Supreme Court has ruled that the use of a controversial execution drug is constitutional when administering the death penalty.
11 in Egypt given death penalty
A court in Egypt has given death sentences to 11 people over a football stadium riot in the canal city of Port Said three years ago.
Tanzania albino killers get death penalty
A Tanzanian court has handed down death penalties to four people convicted of killing an albino woman.
Senior cleric urges abolition of Saudi national death penalty
Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpayegani urged Iran's Foreign Ministry to take necessary measures for abolition of the death penalty of prominent Saudi Shia Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr.

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