Gulf Times - capital-punishment
Iran sentences two to death in fight against economic crimes

Iran sentences two to death in fight against economic crimes

Iranian special courts set up in a drive against economic crime have sentenced two people to death, state media said on Sunday, as the country faces renewed US sanctions and a public outcry against profiteering and corruption.

Saudi executes four convicted of murder

Saudi executes four convicted of murder

Saudi authorities executed four citizens on Sunday convicted of killing six members of their tribe, the interior ministry said.

From death row to romance: ex-con couple beats the odds

From death row to romance: ex-con couple beats the odds

She was headed for the electric chair in Florida, he for the gallows in Ireland: both escaped death row and are now an unlikely couple campaigning for an end to capital punishment.

Philippine president-elect Duterte vows to kill criminals

Philippine president-elect Duterte vows to kill criminals

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed Sunday to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces ‘shoot-to-kill’ orders in a devastating war on crime.

Taiwanese rally for death penalty after child's beheading

Taiwanese rally for death penalty after child's beheading

Hundreds of Taiwanese rallied to show support for retaining the death penalty, after the beheading of a child in a street attack shocked the island.

Two Saudis executed for murder

Two Saudis executed for murder

Saudi Arabia executed two citizens for murder on Monday. Baddah al-Dusari was found guilty of killing Saudi national Abdullah al-Qahtani by repeatedly running him over, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency.