Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani,

1980–, emir of Qatar (2013–). The fourth son of Emir 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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, he became heir apparent when his older brother Jasmin renounced his claim to the throne in 2003. Tamim joined the Qatari armed forces after graduating (1998) from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Englandn, and rose to become deputy commander in chief in 2009. A member of the International Olympic Committee from 2002, he has been influential in winning the rights for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and other sporting events. He succeeded to the throne after his father abdicated, but the former emir remained influential.
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Summary: President Michel Aoun Monday received an invitation from Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to visit Qatar and attend the grand opening of the country's national library in Doha.
QATAR | Event Emir to patronise Scientific Excellence Day Award ceremony His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will patronise today the ceremony of the 11th Scientific Excellence Day Award, which will take place in Sheraton Doha.
At the outset of the meeting, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister conveyed the greetings of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to HE the Rwandan President and his wishes of development and growth to the Rwandan people.
Tamim freezes bank accounts of opposition Qatari opposition said on social media that Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani froze the bank accounts of two ruling family members; Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani and Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani, who have shown huge criticism to Tamim's policies lately.
Doha, Aug 16 (ONA) Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir of
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives at Bayan Palace Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani who handed His Highness a message from Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha.
HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, held, Thursday in the "Diwan Emiri" in Doha, talks with Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
09 (Saba) - President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi on Saturday made a phone call with Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani of Qatar.
Manama-Oct28 (BNA)His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa today held a session of talks with Qatari Amir Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and reviewed fraternal relations and ways of bolstering bilateral ties in all fields.
I address you today to inform you that I will transfer power to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
Rumours that Sheikh Hamad, 61, was to cede the leadership of the Gulf emirate to Prince Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani have been circulating for days.