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The Emir of Qatar’s Official Visit to France

  June 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has visited the French capital Paris for a two-day official visit. On the first day of the visit, the Emir met with French President François Hollande. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them. They also talked about the latest developments in the region. The French President held a banquet in the honor … Continue reading

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Emir Of Qatar Visits Jordan

  April 1, 2014 at 4:31 am by

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani paid a one day official visit to Jordan where he met with King Abdullah II on March 30. The Emir was welcomed at at the Marka Airport by His Majesty King Abdullah II and Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. The two leaders then left for Basman Palace where a lunch took place for the Emir and his delegation. The Emir of Qatar … Continue reading

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Sheikh Tamim’s Visit To Morocco

  January 4, 2014 at 2:53 am by

Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani paid a two day visit to Morocco where he met with HM King Mohammed VI. The meeting took place at the Marrakech royal palace in the presence of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. HM King Mohammed VI awarded Sheikh Tamim the Al Mohammadi Wissan … Continue reading

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Qatar Emir Visits The Gulf Countries

  November 2, 2013 at 6:12 am by

Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani just concluded a three day visit to Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. A Qatari official told AFP, “This was basically a friendly tour, although it also carried a clear political message expressing the emir’s support to the Gulf union initiative presented by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.” The official went on saying “The emir was keen to visit Gulf countries … Continue reading

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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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Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

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Qatari Crown Prince in Jordan for Talks

  January 31, 2012 at 4:30 am by

Qatar’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, accompanied by Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal met with His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Hommar. The meeting, which took place over a luncheon, King Abdullah said that he was keen on cementing ties between the Gulf and Arab countries and supported the Palestinian people’s for an independent state. Upon arrival, Sheikh Tamim and Khaled Meshaal were welcome … 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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Sheikh Hamdan Congratulates Qatar for Successful World Cup Bid

  December 4, 2010 at 6:55 am by

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, congratulated the Crown Prince of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on December 2nd on the occasion of Qatar winning the right to host the FIFA World Cup for the year 2022, beating several other countries. This was through a phone call conversation between His Highness and the Crown Prince of Qatar. Sheikh Hamdan also expressed his hopes … Continue reading

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CP Tamim receives French Legion of Honour

  February 5, 2010 at 8:30 am by

HH the Heir Apparent of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar received the Legion of Honour with the rank of Grand Officer, which is the highest decoration in France, from French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The event was followed by a lunch meeting at the Elysee Palace. Later that day, Crown Prince Tamim met with the French Prime Minister Francois Fillon at the Matignon Palace. … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik in Saudi Arabia & Qatar

  January 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm by

HRH Crown Prince Frederik arrived in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Friday night, and spent the following day, January 16th, visiting trade and industry ministers before having meetings with various Saudi royals in the afternoon. They included HM King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Prince Naif (Interior Minister) and HRH Prince Saud (Foreign Affairs Minister). An official dinner for local representatives and the … Continue reading

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Qatari Crown Prince hosts Iftar Banquet

  September 9, 2009 at 6:11 pm by

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, hosted an Iftar banquet for high ranking leaders and senior officers of the armed force and police on the the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. Iftar is when muslims break their fast, which is not eating from the start of sunrise to sunset. The banquet was attended by HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani, the personal representative of HH … Continue reading

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Qatar’s Crown Prince in South Korea

  May 25, 2009 at 3:07 am by

Qatar’s Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani is in South Korea for a two-day official visit to boost diplomatic and economic ties. Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to hold talks with President Lee Myung-bak, Prime Minister Han Seung-soo to discuss ways to strengthen ties in various fields from politics to culture, Sheikh Tamim will also meet with other government officials. Qatar is the world’s largest supplier of liquefied natural … Continue reading

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