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Qatar ruler hands power to son to mark `new era`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:29

Qatar`s ruler formally handed power on Tuesday to his 33-year-old son, capping a carefully crafted transition that puts a new generation in charge of the Gulf nation`s vast energy wealth and rising political influence after the upheavals of the Arab Spring.

Qatar`s emir to hand power to son

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 22:25

Qatar`s emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is to transfer power in the small but economically powerful Gulf nation to his son Sheikh Tamim.

Qatar`s Emir to transfer power to son: Official sources

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 08:51

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is expected to meet members of the royal family Monday.

Qatar emir suggests sending Arab troops to Syria

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 13:15

Violence has raged on in Syria despite the presence of Arab League monitors sent to check if an Arab peace plan is working.