Over 25,000 Egyptians left Libya after beheadings

More than 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the beheading of around 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced Friday.

UN rights chief condemns `vile` beheadings of Christians in Libya

The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday condemned the mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians in Libya and urged Libyans to fight Islamist extremists in their country.

Japanese hostages in Islamist video: Profiles

 Militants from the Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese men they were holding. A masked jihadist demanded a $200 million ransom for their release.

New IS video threatens to behead 2 Japanese captives, PM Shinzo Abe says won't give in
New IS video threatens to behead 2 Japanese captives, PM Shinzo Abe says won't give in

In a new video released by the extremists, the Islamic State has threatened to kill two Japanese hostages – a military company operator and a journalist – and also demanded $200 million within 3 days.

Saudi could end beheadings `due to shortage of swordsmen`

Saudi Arabian authorities are planning to drop public beheadings as a method of execution, a report has said.

`Pakistani Army celebrated Indian troops’ beheadings`

The Pakistani troops involved in the barbaric act of beheading two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir have been promised a reward.

Mexican state will try boy accused of beheadings

A 14-year-old boy accused of participating in four beheadings for a Mexican drug cartel will be tried under a state juvenile law.

Beheadings, hangings plague Tijuana amid festival

A rash of decapitations and other gruesome killings have hit Tijuana since Mexican President Felipe Calderon visited the border city last week and called it a success in his drug war.