Ruling Family of Qatar: Al Thani Dynasty, News and Current Events 1: 2005-2012

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Doha , December 09 (QNA) - HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani patronized the opening ceremony of the Arab Games 2011, held at Khalifa International Stadium on Friday evening. HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ,HH the Emir''s Personal Representative HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and HH the Emir''s Special Advisor HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani also attended the opening ceremony.
QNA | News | HH the Emir Attends Arab Games Opening Ceremony
I'm so mad I went on qatarbroadcast but it kept on freezing. I wonder if there is any video showing the emir and his sons. Sporting events are the only time I get to see sheikh jassim.
There is a Qatar sports site that only show the emir and the crown prince not a lot if pictures or info.
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HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, poses with a model of the Arab Games' torch during the opening ceremony of the pan-Arab sports event in Doha on December 9, 2011. More than 5,000 Arab athletes are participating in the Arab games from December 9 to 24.
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Qatari princess to pay for Saudi man’s wedding - Emirates 24/7
A Saudi man who delayed his marriage because he did not have enough money for the wedding decided to write to a Saudi prince to seek his help.
In a message on Twitter, the man said he needed around SR15,000 ($4,000) to go ahead with his wedding arrangements. He asked Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, a member of the Gulf Kingdom’s royal family, to help him. He left his mobile phone number to support his request.
"A few days later, the man was surprised when he received a call from a Qatari Sheikha (princess) instead of Prince Abdul Aziz,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Arar News reported.
"She told him she would pay all his wedding expenses and asked him to pray for her ill father. She said she does not want her name to be revealed.”
That was so sweet of her. InshAllah her father will get better.
They wrote his name wrong, it's Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (the emir -- how could they get him wrong??)
Sheikh Holding IPad Gazes at Breitling Before Winning Melbourne
Cradling his iPad, sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Thani, a member of Qatar's royal family, casts his gaze on a bay colt. The horse is coming up for bidding on a sunny October afternoon at Tattersalls auction house during Europe's biggest yearling sale in Newmarket, England, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its February issue. Fahad pushes his TAG Heuer sunglasses back on his head and flips through his iPad for details on the colt's bloodline.
Ungebetene Hilfe für Frankreichs Problemzone - Frankreich -

Qatar invests in the youth of the banlieus of Paris. (Remember the uproars when the Parisian suburbs were in the news,burning cars etc.?)Many well-educated people were frustrated because they were discriminated due to their ethnicity and/or religion and now they are encouraged to send their CVs to Qatar.
I can translate more of it,if anyone is interested...
Thanks. I love how Qatar is trying to find a solution for the problem.
Arab nations should send troops to Syria, Emir says

Emir of Qatar favors Arab troops in Syria - CBS News
The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, says that Arab troops should be deployed to Syria to stop the killing there that, so far, has claimed the lives of some 5,000 Syrians since unrest began in the country nearly a year ago. The leader of Qatar speaks to Bob Simon for a "60 Minutes" interview to be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Simon asks: "Would you be in favor of Arab nations intervening in Syria?" The emir, the first Arab leader to publically suggest sending troops answers, "For such a situation to stop the killing...some troops should go to stop the killing."

Tunisians against Qatari Emir's visit
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Emir's State visit to Sri Lanka - January 15-16, 2012

The Qatar Emir arrives in Sri Lanka.
The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon on a two - day state visit. President Mahinda Rajapakse warmly welcomed the Emir of Qatar and his delegation.
President Mahinda Rajapakse also held bilateral discussions with the Emir of Qatar on the sideline of 66th UN General Assembly.
During the visit, several bilateral agreements are expected to be signed to further promote cooperation between the two countries in investment, economic cooperation, tourism, education, cultural and legal fields. The two sides are also scheduled to ink an agreement to set up a high level joint committee.

Qatari Emir to visit Sri Lanka

Emir of Qatar arrives in Sri Lanka on a State visit

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