Teens flogged for graffiti
Two Saudi teenagers caught writing graffiti that praised former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden southwest of the Saudi capital have been flogged as punishment.
Security sources on Thursday said the two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, were caught after police and residents of Namas city in the southwest of the kingdom found graffiti scribbled on city walls this week.
The graffiti included praises of the al-Qaeda leader which said: "Long live bin Laden, the prince of Jihad (holy war)."
Punishment by flogging is enforced in Saudi Arabia for a variety of offences.