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Big boots to fill: Father's legacy could leave new Qatari emir under pressure

this was a peaceful shift in the region. Now, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani has taken over from his father . ... father, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is expected to remain influential from behind the scenes. ... influence and national pride set by the Al Thani dynasty, as he takes the helm of the small rich Gulf ...

Slideshow - 26/06/2013 - 08:07 - comment 0

Power and responsibility: will new emir give Qatar's tribes more liberties than his father?

Now that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has handed ... of all people.” We have seen a strong push in Syria by the Qatari government. Emir al-Thani ... determined ambition to increase its influence in the region. So while al-Thani is a strong defender ...

27/06/2013 - 08:55 - comment 0