A Sudanese citizen charged with killing a Saudi national was beheaded by Saudi authorities on Monday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
The statement, carried by the official Saudi Press Agency, said the Sudanese, Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed, stabbed to death Ibrahim bin Saghir because of a dispute. He was executed in the northern city of Hail.
Monday's execution brought to 85 the number of people, including two women, beheaded in the kingdom this year. Executions are performed with a sword and in public as a deterrent. The kingdom beheaded 38 people last year and 83 people in 2005.