The Israel's Parliament has approved a preliminary vote that would make it easier for the death penalty to be given to "terrorists."
Iranian public television has broadcast images it says show the confession of an academic sentenced to death for spying for Israel during nuclear talks with world powers.
The UN on Friday harshly criticized the mass-hanging of 38 men at a prison in southern Iraq this week, urging Baghdad to immediately halt all executions.
Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offenses, provincial authorities said.
Turkey's insistence on reinstating death penalty would likely put the country on a diplomatic collision course with the European Union, as head of its executive branch has warned Ankara of…