Saudi Arabia Kicked Off the New Year With 47 Executions, Including a Top Shiite Cleric
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 Hit a 'Grim New Milestone' for Beheadings in 2015
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.
Syrian Rebels Behead Captured Islamic State Fighters
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)
Severed Heads Found in Tijuana Might Signal a Renewed Cartel Turf War
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.