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Saudi Arabia Executes 2 Chadians For al-Qaida Killings

Saudi Arabia executed two men from Chad on Thursday for their part in a militant attack a decade ago, its Interior Ministry said. Issa Saleh Hassan Barkaj and Ishaq Issa Ahmed Shakila were executed in Mecca on Thursday morning, the ministry said in a statement on Saudi Press Agency. Death sentences in Saudi Arabia are usually carried out by public beheading. The pair were convicted of joining an al-Qaida cell; of embracing takfiri ideology, the practice of proclaiming others infidels;...

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