DEATH FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
Dateline: Saudi Arabia
A COUPLE OF SAUDIS LOSE THEIR HEADS...
Saudi man beheaded for murdering his mother, four others
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi man convicted of murdering his mother and four other people with a knife was beheaded Tuesday in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the Interior Ministry said in a statement
One after the other, Eid bin Abdullah Asiri killed his mother, his uncles, an aunt and a Pakistani man identified as Mohammed bin Aslam Fadhel, the statement said. It did not provide other details.
Saudi man beheaded for murder
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi man convicted of fatally shooting a compatriot was beheaded Friday near the holy city of Mecca, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
It said Ibrahim bin Omar bin Yahya al-Barakaty took Ahmed bin Ali bin Mohammed al-Omari to a remote desert area and shot him three times in the head. The agency did not provide other details.
Al-Barakaty's execution raised to 11 the number of convicts put to death this year in the kingdom.
Last year, at least 81 people were beheaded in the oil-rich Arab nation, which follows a strict interpretation of Islam and imposes the death penalty for murder, rape, drug trafficking and armed robbery.
Executions are performed in public with a sword.