Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani

Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani,

1932–2016, emir of Qatar (1972–95). Khalifa was the son of Hamad bin Abdullah al-Thani, the second emir's heir apparent, but Hamad died (1948) before the emir. During the 1960s Khalifa served as deputy emir and headed the ministries of petroleum, finance, and foreign affairs. He led Qatar into the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (1961), and became Qatar's first prime minister (1970). In 1972 he seized power from the emir, his cousin Ahmad bin Ali al-Thani. As emir, he reorganized the government, helped organize the Gulf Cooperation Council (1981), and transformed the country's economy with the income from oil and gas exports. He was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa al-ThaniHamad 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.
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The activities were also attended by QF vice-chairperson and CEO Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Qatar Olympic Committee president HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, United Nations Office for Partnerships executive director Robert Skinner, US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Mohamed and US Olympic swimmer Conor Dwyer, as well as members of the wider community.
These figures include the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his companion the late Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, the late UAE President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, Saudi Arabia's late King Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and after him the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the late Amir of Bahrain (an emirate at the time) Issa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and the late Amir of Qatar Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani. The seeds for the formation of the GCC were planted by Sheikh Jaber and UAE President Zayed in 1976 which was followed by tour carried out by Kuwait's Sheikh Saad to several GCC countries in 1980.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali is the second son of the late Emir Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani, the grandson of the Emir of Qatar, Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani, and the brother of Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali Al-Thani, who was overthrown by his cousin Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, grandfather of Prince Tamim bin Hamad on February 22, 1972.
Hassan Rashid Al Derham delivered a speech in which he paid tribute to the late father who founded this edifice, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani that had the upper hand in planting this fruitful tree (Qatar University).
By 1971, Shell had first drilled into the North Dome to find not oil - as then ruler Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani had hoped.
By 1971, Shell had first drilled into the North Dome to find not oil - as the then ruler Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani had hoped - but what became the world's largest gas field between Qatari and Iranian waters.
1 (BNA): The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has held a special session to offer condolences on the death of HH the Grandfather Emir Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani. Peter Thomson, President of the seventy first session of the UN General Assembly, on Monday opened the session to extend condolences on the death of HH the Grandfather Shaikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani to the leadership, government and people of the State of Qatar.
The Prime Minister also extended his heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, the grandfather of Emir of Qatar.
The king briefed the ministers on different issues and offered his condolences to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, emir of Qatar, and to the government and the people of Qatar on the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani. King Salman also highlighted the results of his meetings and talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Afghan President Abdullah Abdullah, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Leuven and the President of the National Assembly of Chad, Haroun Kabadi, during which the king reviewed prospects for these countries' cooperation in various fields with the Kingdom.
DOHA -- President Mamnoon Hussain met Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani here at Emiri Diwan and expressed condolence over sad demise of Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, former ruler of the energy-rich Gulf State of Qatar and the grandfather of Sheikh Tamim, who passed away on Sunday night.
Doha, Oct.25 (SUNA) - The Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed has paid condolences, on behalf of the President of the Republic, Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani and the Former Amir of Qatar, Sheik Hammad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani in the death of their father, the Former Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani .