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#Sheikh abdicate

# sheikh-abdicate - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

In first for Arab world, Emir of Qatar abdicates and hands power to his son
# Sheikh Abdicate
# Sheikh Abdicate

In first for Arab world, Emir of Qatar abdicates and hands power to his son

Jun 25th 2013, 8:27 AM 4,770 Views 3 Comments

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, hands over a small but economically strong Gulf state that has punched above its weight in recent years and has become a key role player in Arab Spring uprisings.