Arkansas plans to execute one more man before before its supply of midazolam expires at the end of the month.
The double execution took place days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on executing prisoners on death row.
Seven men in Arkansas will be put to death within 10 days of one another.
According to a new Amnesty report, global executions have fallen by 37 percent since 2015.
In 2017, Kuwait and Bahrain carried out their first state-sanctioned killings in several years.
The group, which murdered two Canadians last year, demanded a ransom for his release.
Young children could face adult charges and even the death penalty.
The Philippines' leader said he would target more "son of a bitch" traffickers and drug dealers.
The president's threat to impose a firecracker ban achieved a "remarkable" decline in accidents.
Mendoza has filmed government advertisements in support of Duterte's crackdown on drug gangs.
Duterte said he will not let his people be killed over a respect for human rights.
It is the second kidnapping in the Philippine region in a week.
Relations between Washington and Manila deteriorate further over Duterte's policies.
The firebrand Philippine leader launched another anti-U.S. tirade on Tuesday.
Former Philippine justice secretary Leila de Lima said Duterte's campaign inspired lawlessness.
The "outrageous" verdict has cleared the way for the execution of a mentally-ill man.
He was the first member of Saudi royalty executed since 1975.
The Philippine leader's support at home comes in spite of international criticism of his crackdown on drug gangs.
Staring in January, Ohio will again begin executing inmates after halting the practice in 2014.
The leader has expressed regret that his "son of a w****" comment was taken as a personal attack.
The Filipino leader pledged not to be lectured by the U.S. president on human rights.
Turkey expects solidarity from its allies after the failed coup, writes Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
One in five could imagine performing torture themselves.