RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed four men convicted of "terrorist crimes" including attacks on police and participating in riots in Qatif, the kingdom said. The interior ministry named the four as Zaher al-Basri, Yusof al-Meshikhes, Mahdi al-Sayyegh and Amjad al-Emeibid, according to a statement aired by Al-Ekhbariyah state news channel. They were convicted of "disobeying the ruler" and attempting to "sow sedition" in country, according to the statement. They were found guilty of charges including opening…
RIYADH: Six people convicted of drug trafficking and homicide were executed in Saudi Arabia on Monday, the government said, the highest number of executions in a single day this year. A Pakistani citizen was executed for drug trafficking and five Saudi nationals for homicide, the interior ministry said. Monday's executions bring to 44 the number of convicts put to death this year, according to an AFP tally of government statements. Read More|:Saudi executes Pakistani convicted of murder Saudi Arabia has one of the…
JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday executed three Pakistani nationals convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom to 26 this year. The state-run SPA news agency said the three had been found guilty of "smuggling quantities of heroin in their stomachs". It named the three men as Mohammed Ashraf Shafi Mohammed, Mohammed Aref Mohammed Anayt and Mohammed Afdal Asghar Ali. All three are Pakistani citizens. SPA reported 153 people being executed in the ultra-conservative kingdom last year,…
RIYADH: Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed a prominent Shia cleric, prompting outrage in Shia-majority countries with angry crowds in Iran setting fire to the kingdom's embassy and consulate.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday executed a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said.
BEIJING: China executed three accused separatists on Tuesday for their role in an attack that killed 31 people at a train station in the southwest last year, a court said.