By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have beheaded a Saudi man convicted of killing a fellow national after a dispute.
An Interior Ministry statement said Khaled Ahmad was executed Sunday in the northern town of Arar.
He was convicted of stabbing to death his compatriot Sultan al-Ruwaili in an argument. The statement did not explain the nature of the dispute.
The kingdom follows a strict interpretation of Islam under which people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, rape and armed robbery can be executed with a sword.
According to an Associated Press count, Sunday's execution is the fourth this year. In 2008, 102 people were beheaded. Another 137 were beheaded in 2007.
var cont = `Stay Informed
As the war against Hamas unfolds, our unwavering newsroom remains committed to covering Israel's most profound crisis.
Sign up for our newsletter to get real-time news and in-depth analysis from our top reporters.