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Indonesia prepares to execute more foreigners

Jakarta - Indonesia is set to resume the execution of more foreigners convicted of illegal drug offenses following the completion of inventory of death-row inmates.

Florida calls off execution

Miami - Authorities in Florida suspended the upcoming execution of a death row inmate, after the US Supreme Court found problems with how the state sentences people to death.

Scores of juveniles on death row in Iran: Amnesty

London - Iran is the world's most prolific executioner of offenders convicted while juveniles, Amnesty International said Tuesday, accusing the Islamic republic of using torture and ill-treatment to extract confessions from minors.

Late court plea to spare U.S. man in case watched by pope

Washington - With moral support from Pope Francis, attorneys for a man scheduled to be executed Wednesday in Texas presented to the US Supreme Court their case for an 11th-hour reprieve.

Filipina on death row in Indonesia has family birthday visit

Yogyakarta - A Filipina on death row in Indonesia was visited by family Tuesday for a late birthday celebration, as her supporters maintained the single mother would be proclaimed innocent and escape the firing squad.

Saudi executes Ethiopian woman for axe murder

Riyadh - Saudi authorities on Sunday executed an Ethiopian woman convicted of murdering a Saudi female with an axe, the 50th death sentence carried out in the kingdom this year, the interior ministry said.

Saudi-Iran row could shatter Syrian peace efforts: Analysts

Paris - The deepening crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran could threaten fragile efforts to negotiate an end to the Syrian war, which has claimed more than a quarter of a million lives, analysts say.

Sunnis and Shiites: Islam's ancient divide

Birut - Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have reached new heights with Riyadh's execution on Saturday of a Shiite cleric despite Tehran's calls for clemency.

Third day of Iranian anti-Saudi demos

Tehran - Demonstrators took to the streets of Tehran for a third consecutive day of protests Monday after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and broke off ties with Iran.

Arab League to hold emergency talks on Iran-Saudi row

Cairo - The Arab League will hold emergency talks at the request of Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss attacks in Iran on the kingdom's embassy and consulate, its deputy head said.

Bahrain follows Saudi in cutting diplomatic ties with Iran

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it is cutting diplomatic ties with Iran, following the suit of its ally Saudi Arabia as tensions escalate over the execution of a Shiite cleric.

Brother of executed Saudi cleric condemns attacks on missions

Riyadh - The brother of Nimr al-Nimr, the Shiite cleric executed in Saudi Arabia at the weekend, on Monday condemned retaliatory attacks on the kingdom's diplomatic missions in Iran, insisting: "We love our country".

Iran-Saudi crisis deepens as diplomatic ties cut

Riyadh - Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran erupted into a full-blown diplomatic crisis as Riyadh and its Sunni Arab allies cut or reduced ties with Tehran, sparking global concern.

Saudi severs ties with Iran after embassy attacked

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic ties with Iran after protesters ransacked its embassy in Tehran to protest the execution of a Shiite cleric whose killing has sparked fury.

Shiite protesters, police clash in Bahrain after executions

Dubai - Police in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state of Bahrain clashed on Sunday with Shiite protesters a day after neighbouring Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shiite cleric.

Escalation with Iran after Saudi executes Shiite cleric

Dubai - Saudi Arabia's execution of a leading Shiite cleric reflects an assertive but risky new approach that threatens to escalate its proxy wars with arch-rival Iran in Syria and Yemen, experts said Sunday.

Iran president says Saudi embassy attack 'totally unjustifiable'

Tehran - Iran's president Sunday condemned the Saudi execution of a Shiite cleric but also denounced attacks on the Sunni kingdom's embassy and consulate as "totally unjustifiable" after protesters stormed the compounds.

Top Iraq cleric says Saudi executions an 'aggression'

Najaf - The execution of prominent Saudi Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr is an "aggression", Iraq's top Shiite authority Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said in a statement Sunday.

Anger, protests spread after Saudi cleric's execution

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader warned Sunday that Saudi Arabia would face "divine revenge" for deciding to execute a Shiite cleric, calling the killing a mistake which would "haunt" the kingdom's politicians.

Shiite anger after Saudi Arabia executes top cleric

Riyadh - Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric, prompting outrage in Shiite-majority countries with angry crowds in Iran setting fire to the kingdom's embassy and consulate.

Saudi using execution to settle political scores: Amnesty

London - Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric indicates the kingdom is "using execution to settle political scores", rights group Amnesty International said Saturday.

Bahrain breaks up anti-Saudi protests

Dubai - Police in Shiite-majority Bahrain used tear gas Saturday to disperse protesters demonstrating over Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, witnesses said.

Outrage in Iraq over Saudi execution of Shiite cleric

Karbala - The execution in Saudi Arabia of a prominent Shiite cleric Saturday sparked outrage in neighbouring Iraq, from protesters threatening the royal family to politicians calling for diplomatic actionHundreds of people demonstrated in the holy Shiite city o...

Brother of Shiite cleric executed in Saudi calls for calm

Dubai - The execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia on Saturday could arouse anger among the minority's youths, his brother warned, while calling for calm.

Saudi execution of Shiite cleric sparks outrage

Tehran - Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric and 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay a "high price".

Saudi Arabia executes 47 people, including top Shiite cleric

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia executed 47 people on Saturday, including a prominent Shiite cleric behind anti-government protests and Sunnis convicted of involvement in deadly Al-Qaeda attacks, the government said.

Saudi Arabia executes Filipino, 153rd death sentence in 2015

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed a Filipino man convicted of murder, bringing to 153 the number of people put to death this year in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Japan carries out first execution of prisoner sentenced by jury

Toukyo - Japan on Friday executed two death row prisoners, including the nation's first of a condemned inmate sentenced by jurors, officials and media said, as campaigners called for the country to abolish capital punishment.

China student executed for deadly poisoning of water dispenser

A Chinese medical student who murdered his roommate at a prestigious Shanghai university by poisoning a drinking water dispenser was executed Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Mongolia praised for abolishing death penalty

Ulan Bator - The United Nations' top human rights official praised Mongolia Wednesday for abolishing the death penalty, after the sparsely populated Asian country approved a new criminal code eliminating executions.
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