BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has beheaded the 82-year-old retired chief archaeologist of Palmyra, who refused to leave the ancient city when the jihadists captured it, Syria’s antiquities chief said.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a convicted Pakistani drug trafficker, adding to what a United Nations rapporteur called a “very disturbing” surge in the kingdom’s use of the death penalty.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia beheaded two convicted rapists and a murderer on Wednesday, all three were Saudis, the interior ministry said, bringing to 21 the number of people it has executed so far this year.
TOKYO: The Islamic State group claimed in a video that it had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing international condemnation and outrage from a visibly upset Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who denounced it as a “heinous and despicable” act.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani man for heroin smuggling, the twelfth person from Pakistan to be executed in the kingdom for drug trafficking since mid-October.
RIYADH: A Pakistani on Tuesday became the eighth person from his country to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking since mid-October.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed on Wednesday a man who donned women’s clothing in a bid to escape after shooting dead a soldier and police officer, state media said.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia beheaded a Pakistani on Wednesday for trafficking heroin hidden in his stomach into the kingdom, the interior ministry said, the latest in dozens of executions this year.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia beheaded a man Thursday for murdering a fellow tribesman, the interior ministry said, the latest in dozens of executions this year that have alarmed rights campaigners.