Japan dances with the death penalty

/ | Jul 2, 2016

Japan dances with the death penalty

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Last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his plans to reinstate the death penalty, which was abolished in his country in 2006. Duterte says he believes in retribution: If you kill someone, you deserve to die. Some people are shocked by this rationale, but ...

May 28, 2016

Hajj row escalates as Iran and Saudi Arabia miss new deal

An Iranian delegation has left Saudi Arabia without an agreement for its citizens to attend the Muslim hajj pilgrimage this year, Saudi media have reported, a second failure by the rival Middle East powers to strike a deal. Relations between the two countries plummeted ...

Islamic State in Libya claims execution of two Tunisian journalists

Jan 9, 2015

Islamic State in Libya claims execution of two Tunisian journalists

The Libyan branch of the Islamic State jihadist group claimed Thursday to have killed two Tunisian journalists who disappeared in September. In a statement released on jihadist websites showing images of Sofiene Chourabi and Nadhir Ktari, the group said it had “applied the law ...

Nusra Front executes Syrian for 'insulting prophet'

Nov 27, 2014

Nusra Front executes Syrian for 'insulting prophet'

Al-Qaida’s Syrian branch on Wednesday executed a man it accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, in a summary killing mirroring those by the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said. Nusra Front militants shot dead the civilian, identified as Mohammad al-Mir, in the town ...