Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

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

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.

Jun 25, 2013, 11:29 AM IST

Emir of Qatar in historic visit to Gaza

Qatari ruler Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani arrived in Gaza on Tuesday amid tight security.

Oct 23, 2012, 15:33 PM IST