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New Title For Qatar’s Ex-Ruler

  June 29, 2013 at 10:14 am by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has issued a decree giving his father, Qatar’s ex-ruler, Sheikh Hamad, a title. The official Qatari news agency (QNA) said in a statement, “The decree set the official title of former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani as the Emir father.” Sheikh Hamad ruled Qatar for 18 years and abdicated on June 24, 2013 in favour of his son.

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Qatar Has A New Emir

  June 27, 2013 at 10:27 am by

33-year-old Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad has become Qatar’s new Emir. Sheikh Tamim was handed power from his father, Sheikh Hamad, who ruled Qatar for eighteen years. The new Emir of Qatar gave a fifteen minute televised speech on regional and domestic issues. Sheikh Tamim said he will follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Emir Of Qatar Abdicates Tomorrow!

  June 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm by

Its official! The Emir of Qatar is abdicating tomorrow morning it was announced today. The 66 year old Emir, Sheikh Hamad will address the nation tomorrow morning (Tuesday June 25, 2013) at 08:00 local time (05:00 GMT). Tuesday has also been declared a national holiday in Qatar on the occasion. Earlier today, Sheikh Hamad held a family meeting announcing his plans to transfer the power to his son who is … Continue reading

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Emir of Qatar To Abdicate?

  June 16, 2013 at 6:01 am by

Several local and foreign trusted news agencies, including Reuters, the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times, are reporting that Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, is to announce that he will be giving up his powers in favour of his son, the current Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamim. The reason for Sheikh Hamad to give up his powers is because of health problems. Also reportedly stepping down … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King, the Emir of Qatar & UAE’s Crown Prince To Visit The United States

  April 14, 2013 at 5:22 am by

It is a busy month for the President of the United States Barack Obama as he is scheduled to meet with a number of Middle Eastern leaders. On April 16, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, will meet with President Obama according to the White House press secretary’s official statement which said, “The President looks forward to discussing with the Crown Prince the strong … Continue reading

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A Quick Visit to Qatar by Jordan’s Royals

  April 21, 2011 at 9:45 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania Al Abdullah made a short visit that lasted several hours to Qatar, where they met with HH the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Jordanian King and Queen were greeted upon arrival by the Emir & Sheikha Mozah. A session of official talks was held at the at the Emiri Diwan between Sheikh Hamad and … Continue reading

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State Visit from Qatar to Spain

  April 21, 2011 at 9:26 am by

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser will begin a state visit to Spain from April the 25th-27th, 2011. The Emir & Sheikha Mozah will officially be welcomed in El Pardo Royal Palace by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The welcome ceremony will be followed by a lunch where not only the king and Queen will attend but also Their Royal … Continue reading

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Hamad & Mozah in Los Angeles

  April 10, 2011 at 4:34 am by

HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser are on an official visit to Los Angeles that is said to last a few days. It is unknown what events the couple will be attending and whether they will be visiting other states. On the start of their visit to Los Angeles, The Emir and HH Sheikha Moza attended the Los Angeles World Affairs Council where … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visits to Oman and Qatar

  March 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm by

Due to a political unrest, in consultation between Oman and the Netherlands, it was decided to postpone the state visit of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix to Oman. Despite this, Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima accepted a personal invitation by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos for a private dinner on Tuesday March 8th. On the afternoon of March 8th, the trio arrived at the airport in the Omani … Continue reading

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Monarchs Send Condolences to Japanese Emperor

  March 13, 2011 at 4:18 am by

Following the disasturous earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time, many reigning monarchs have sent messages of condolence and support to Emperor Akihito of Japan. The Imperial Household Agency, on behalf of the Emperor and Empress, also released a statement expressing their “deep distress at the extensive damage to the region” and conveying their sympathies to Prime Minister Naoto and the families … Continue reading

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Qatar Emir & Sheikha Mozah visit Austria

  December 31, 2010 at 2:44 am by

The Emir of Qatar and his wife, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al-Misnad, started an official 3-day visit to Austria. Sheikh Hamad and Sheikha Mozah met with with President Heinz Fischer and his wife. Upon arrival to the palace, Sheikh Hamad and the Austrian President reviewed the honor guard during the welcome ceremony in front of the Hofburg palace in Vienna. The two leaders held talks and a number of agreements … Continue reading

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Qatar Celebrated National Day with a Parade

  December 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm by

HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, attended the national parade on Saturday morning which marked the occasion of the country’s national day, December 18. The parade was held on the Doha Corniche, where military and historic displays were showcased for about an hour. At the end of the parade, the Emir drove by the cheering crowd waving. Attending alongside the Emir was HH Sheikh Tamim … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals’ Jump of Excitement

  December 3, 2010 at 2:09 am by

December 2, 2010 is a day for all Qatari’s to remember, as their dream of hosting the World Cup 2022 turned into reality. The Qatari delegations headed by the Emir and his wife were all waiting anxiously for the results to be called out. When Qatar was named as the winning host, everyone jumped out of their seats of excitemen,t while Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad and Sheikha Hind bint Hamad’s … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah: I would like to ask a question: When?

  December 2, 2010 at 5:18 am by

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned attended the FIFA’s Executive Committee for the bid 2018 or 2022 games in Zurich. Sheikha Mozah, who was dressed in a maroon colored dress that resembles the Qatari flag, gave an impressing 30-minute speech in bid for Qatar to host the 2022 games, addressing the crowd, “Mr Blatter and members of the Executive Committee, I would like … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals attend Bid Committee for Hosting World Cup 2022

  December 1, 2010 at 3:45 am by

HH the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and his spouse HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, along with Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani, chairman of the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee and the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al-Thani, will all be present today in Zurich to witness the final presentation of the Qatar Bid Committee for hosting World Cup 2022 at the … Continue reading

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Emir of Qatar and Wife in the UK

  October 29, 2010 at 8:36 am by

The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned arrived in the UK on the 25th for a 2 day tour to the UK, the first since his last visit in 1985. To show that this was a rather special visit, The Emir and his wife stayed at Windsor Castle rather than the more formal Buckingham Palace. The following … Continue reading

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State Visit from Qatar to the UK

  October 26, 2010 at 9:09 am by

His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his Consort, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned, have accepted an invitation of HM The Queen to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom which starts today, Tuesday 26 October, and runs to Thursday 28 October 2010. The Emir and his consort will stay at Windsor Castle during the visit. Before meeting with … Continue reading

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Emir of Qatar in Yemen

  July 16, 2010 at 2:30 am by

Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani made a one day official visit to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, where he held talks with President Ali Abdulla Saleh. The two leaders visited the Telal al-Rayan project implemented by the Qatari Diar Company for real estate investment in Sana’a. They reviewed the completed stages of the project which is said to be one of the the most important tourist attractions ever built … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Cyprus from Qatar

  April 24, 2010 at 11:23 am by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, and Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser made a two day official visit to Cyprus. During the visit, the Emir and Sheikha Mozah meet with President Demetris Christofias of the Republic of Cyprus and his wife, where they held talks about relations between the two countries and several regional issues. After the meeting, the President held a lunch for the visiting Emir and his … Continue reading

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Haakon’s Visit to Qatar and the UAE

  April 14, 2010 at 5:08 am by

On April 12th Crown Prince Haakon started his official visit to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The central aspect of the program during the first day was the opening of the aluminum factory Qatalum, which is a cooperated project between Norway and Qatar. Haakon attended the opening of the factory joined by Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. After the opening of Qatalum Haakon visited the Norwegian … Continue reading

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