"Saudi authorities on Monday beheaded a Nepalese housemaid convicted of murdering a two-year-old boy by slitting his throat, the interior ministry said...
The ministry said the maid was executed in the northern city of Arar without providing further details of the crime.
In a second execution on Monday, Saudi national Hamad al-Ahmadi was decapitated in the holy western city of Medina for stabbing his wife to death while she was asleep, another ministry statement said.
The latest executions brings to 17 the number of death sentences carried out this year in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Saudi Arabia beheaded 78 people in 2013, according to an AFP count."