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Saudi Arabia executes 4 over attacks on police, riots: govt

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…

Saudi Arabia executes six for drug trafficking, homicide

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…

Saudi executes three Pakistanis for heroin smuggling

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,…