A mentally-ill British grandfather is among more than 19,000 people on death row in Pakistan, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
For the Saudis, Iran - not Islamic State - is the greatest danger in the Middle East. So nuclear détente between Iran and the US will not be cost-free.
The mood music coming out of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne may be positive, but there are more variations to be played through before a harmonious finale can be achieved.
Arab leaders announce the formation of a unified regional force to counter security threats, as conflicts rage in countries such as Yemen and Libya.
Diplomats are trying to decrease tension in Lausanne and put a brake on Iran's nuclear programme. The fear is what could happen if the talks fail.
Explosions rock the largest arms depot in Yemen's southern city of Aden as Houthi fighters challenge forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Saudi Arabia is contributing 100 warplanes and 150,000 soldiers to the military operation in Yemen, despite opposition from Iran and China, as the country slides toward civil war.
Israel is much more frightened by Iran than by the Islamic State group - which explains why he will today warn the US against any nuclear deal with Tehran.