Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said those behind deadly Kiev clashes that erupted after a vote on autonomy for separatist eastern regions deserved severe punishment.
The Kazakhstan Parliament has ratified the Agreement on Extradition of Convicts between Kazakhstan and Italy.
China plans to restrict Internet giant Sina's right to publish after finding pornographic content on the portal, a report said Friday, in Beijing's latest move to tighten control of the web.
Brunei has postponed its implementation of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin Tuesday and have drawn condemnation from the UN's human rights office and rare criticism at home.
The rumors of alleged bankruptcy of some Kazakhstan-based banks in the wake of the 20% currency devaluation undermined the country’s banking system: First Vice General Prosecutor.
I believe that life-long sentence is a severe enough punishment and the restrictions it imposes on a person are tough enough to view it as a real alternative to death penalty: Kazakhstan professor of criminal law.
French footballer Nicolas Anelka on Sunday strongly defended a controversial gesture he made during a weekend match, saying "I am neither anti-Semite nor racist", even as British football authorities mulled possible punishment.
Cutting of 7 or more conifer trees in Kazakhstan is a criminal offense in Kazakhstan.
Japan's Mizuho Bank will punish more than 30 executives over revelations that the lender made loans to underworld figures, reports said Friday, in the latest chapter of a headline-grabbing scandal.
The Sultan of Brunei announced the phased introduction of tough Islamic punishments including death by stoning for crimes such as adultery, in the monarchy's latest step towards conservatism.
In front of 300 villagers, Halima's father shot her in the head, stomach and waist -- a public execution overseen by local religious leaders in Afghanistan to punish her for an alleged affair.
Amnesty International appealed to Saudi Arabia not to carry out a reported sentence of paralysis for a man in retribution for allegedly paralysing another man 10 years ago.
Kazakhstan plans to start using electronic bracelets in 2014.
The Israeli censor on Wednesday slightly eased tight restrictions on the death of "Prisoner X", allowing the press to publish excerpts of an ABC report which said he was an Australian with ties to Mossad.
India's cabinet has approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi that sparked national outrage.
The Singapore parliament has passed legal reforms abolishing mandatory death sentences in some drug trafficking and murder cases, giving fresh hope to dozens of inmates awaiting execution.
A man who befriended a teenage Australian girl on the social media site Facebook before luring her to a secluded spot and killing her was imprisoned for at least 21 years on Friday.
With oyster, tobacco and watermelon flavoured brews, Italy's craft beers are flourishing despite a punishing recession that is putting thousands of other businesses out of work.
Three US Marines have pleaded guilty and been sanctioned for urinating on the corpses of Afghan Taliban fighters and posing for pictures with the dead.
Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik faces either a long stay behind bars or in a psychiatric ward, with his theoretical chance of release depending on the verdict handed down on Friday.