Qatar Upholds Rare Death Sentence In UK Teacher's Murder


A Doha court on Sunday upheld the death penalty in the retrial of a Qatari man convicted of murdering a 24-year-old British female teacher.

Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al-Jabr was found guilty of stabbing Lauren Patterson and then burning her body in the Qatari desert in October 2013.

"The defendant was fully aware of the consequences of his actions," Doha's court of cassation ruled.

It said that Jabr, who was not in court, should face the death penalty, the original verdict handed down in 2014.

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Qatar Prime Minister To Visit India On December 3

 Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will visit India on December 3 and hold discussions with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on bilateral, regional and multilateral issues of common interest.

With Qatar being the largest supplier of LNG to India, the two leaders are also likely to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in the strategic areas of energy.

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Lanka seeks investment from Qatar in health sector

Sri Lanka is exploring the possibility of attracting investments from Qatari entrepreneurs and government agencies in its health sector, island nation’s Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne said in Doha.

The minister, who is on a two-day visit to Qatar, said he had held discussions on investment prospects in his country with Qatar Minister for Finance HE Ali Sherif al-Emadi.



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