Other jihadi propaganda on the video-sharing platform may be visually more low-key, but are just as insidious in their own ways.
Most of the 47 were Sunni Muslims convicted of al Qaeda attacks in Saudi Arabia, but four, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimra, were Shiites.
Saudi Arabia reportedly carried out 158 executions in 2015, more than twice as many as the previous year and the most in the country since 1995.
Ashraf Fayadh friends and family say that the poet—who is accused of apostasy and writing love poems that were allegedly anti-Islamic—is formally fighting his sentence.
News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.
It's the oldest evidence of ritual decapitation in Brazil.
Rebels say they held off an Islamic State advance near the Turkish border before displaying the heads of dead IS fighters to jubilant residents. (Warning: graphic photos)
The five beheading victims coincide with narco-messages hung in public that suggest the Jalisco New Generation cartel is pushing north, challenging the hold of the Sinaloa cartel on the border.
White, middle class teachers aren't the right people to quell extremism.
The production marks a change for the terror group, which had earlier distributed less sophisticated videos that typically showed rambling speeches from the group's leader, Abubakr Shekau.
A video released Sunday by the militant group purportedly shows the murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were kidnapped earlier this year in Libya.