Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani

Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani,

1952–, emir of Qatar (1995–2013). The son of Emir Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, Hamad is credited with having turned a country of desert nomads into a modern, industrialized nation. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England (1971), then joined Qatar's armed forces, rising to become commander in chief. He assumed a role in planning Qatar's economic and social policies in the 1980s, and was running the country's day-to-day affairs, including development of its oil and gas resources, by the 1990s. In 1995, while his father was abroad, Hamad deposed him in a bloodless coup. As emir, Hamad established the country's sovereign wealth fund, which has invested Qatar energy revenues in major businesses worldwide. He also helped underwrite the Al Jazeera news network, which is based in Qatar. He abdicated in favor of his son Tamim bin Hamad al-ThaniTamim bin Hamad al-Thani,
1980–, emir of Qatar (2013–). The fourth son of Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, he became heir apparent when his older brother Jasmin renounced his claim to the throne in 2003.
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Manama, June 25 (BNA): His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa today received a cable of thanks from HH Prince Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani in reply to HRH Premier's cable of condolences on the demise of Ali bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Attyah.
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani received yesterday evening at Al Wajbah Palace well-wishers including their excellencies sheikhs, ministers, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Advisory Council, ministries' undersecretaries, members of the Advisory Council and citizens, on the occasion of the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.
Shaikh Jassem bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (born in 1978) - crown prince until 2003.
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), visited Qatar on Thursday 27th June 2013, to congratulate HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani on the decision to transfer the authority to younger generation and also congratulated HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar on the occasion of his taking the reins of power in Qatar.
This came when Emir of Qatar received Sayyid Haitham at the Emiri Diwan in Doha today in the presence of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
During the meeting, which was attended by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the King wished the new emir good luck and success in leading Qatar and the Qatari people to greater progress and prosperity.
Jeddah, Sha'ban 17, 1434, Jun 26, 2013, SPA -- The Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense today made a telephone call to Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Summary: Doha: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is expected to meet members .
Summary: Kataeb party head Amin Gemayel discussed domestic and regional issues Monday with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
US President Barack Obama shakes hands with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani at the end of their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on 23 April 2013.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani underlined his country's resolve to further bolster relations with Iran in all fields, and said the two countries can take "effective steps" on regional matters based on common views.
Summary: DUBAI - His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday received a letter from Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar.