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Despicable violence: ISIL militant executes own mother over claims of apostasy

SHAFAQNA - In a shocking low even by the standards of ISIL, a militant has publicly executed his own mother after accusing her of apostasy. The activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS) said 20-year-old jihadi Ali Saqr al-Qasem…

The decadence and hypocrisy of the Saudi regime

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has been accused of hypocrisy after a British expat revealed young people in the country drink, take drugs and participate in wild sex parties as police turn a blind eye. The claims come days after Saudi authorities…

Monstrous and barbaric policies say rights groups over KSA's political crackdown

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia beheaded 47 people in mass executions across 13 cities on Jan. 2. The beheadings have inspired a public discussion about the close western ally — a theocratic absolute monarchy that supports extremist groups and brutally…

Saudi King Orders Concealing Mina CCTV Records: Report

SHAFAQNA - "The Saudi king's order came after some videos showing the main cause of the Mina tragedy were released on the Internet," the Arabic-language Middle East Panorama news website reported. It noted that another reason for collecting…