June 26, 2013
Qatari insiders are expecting the current prime minister to be replaced by the minister of internal affairs, as the tiny Gulf state prepares for their new emir to make a nationwide address.
Qatar's new emir will speak to his nation for the first time on Wednesday, when he is expected to announced a reshuffle of the government.
The reins of power in Qatar have been transferred from father to son. Unlike the last transition, this was a peaceful shift in the region. Now, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani has taken over from his father. It has been reported that he’s suffering from a health condition.
June 25, 2013
The reins of power in Qatar have been transferred from father to son. In a rare demonstration of a peaceful power transition in the region, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani takes over from his father, who's thought to be suffering from a health condition.
Qatar's emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said on Tuesday he was transferring power to his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, taking the rare step for a Gulf Arab ruler of voluntarily ceding power to try to ensure a smooth succesion.
Sheikh Tamim Bin Al Thani has inherited the Qatari leadership
Qatari residents have been invited to pledge their allegiance on Tuesday and Wednesday to the new emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim, the son of the current emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
France and Qatar launched a mixed Franco Qatari fund on Sunday to invest €300 million in small and medium sized French companies, in a bid to quash concerns raised by a previous Qatari plan to invest specifically in French suburbs.
June 24, 2013
Power transition expected in gas-rich Qatar
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian criticizes Western and Gulf nations who pledge support to opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani will meet with members of the ruling family on Monday
June 23, 2013
The former France coach will be in Paris at the beginning of the week to negotiate with the Ligue 1 champions regarding taking over as the club's head coach
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas admits he regularly speaks with Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi but insists he will remain at White Hart Lane this summer.
June 20, 2013
In May 2012, a fire broke out in Qatar's Villaggio shopping mall, killing 13 children, four nursery employees, and two firefighters, most of whom were trapped in an upstairs nursery. Today, a court in Qatar sentence five of the seven defendants to prison terms.
In April 2013 Qatar’s trade balance of goods showed a surplus of QAR 35.2 billion, i.e. an increase of QAR 0.8 billion, (2.2 per cent) compared to the same period of 2012, accordint to the QSA.