Hashimi in Saudi Arabia

Iraq's fugitive vice president arrived Wednesday in Saudi Arabia after a four-day official visit to neighboring Qatar, the official Saudi news agency said. Tariq al-Hashemi, the top Sunni official in Iraq's Shiite-dominated government, is wanted in Iraq on terror charges for allegedly running death squads against Shiite pilgrims, government officials and security forces.

Abdullah al-Shihri reports for The Associated Press:

Iraq's fugitive vice president arrived Wednesday in Saudi Arabia after a four-day official visit to neighboring Qatar, the official Saudi news agency said.

Tariq al-Hashemi, the top Sunni official in Iraq's Shiite-dominated government, is wanted in Iraq on terror charges for allegedly running death squads against Shiite pilgrims, government officials and security forces.