Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani - updates

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Qatar emir appoints trusted confidant as new prime minister

Jan 29, 2020 - 9:26 AM

'This is part of a wider trend in Qatar to become more meritocratic, getting the right people for the job,' says regional expert Andreas Krieg

EMIR. A handout picture provided by the official website of the Iranian Presidency on January 12, 2020 shows Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani speaking during a joint press conference with the Iranian president in Tehran. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

Qatar emir skips summit but warm words point to thaw with Saudi

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:48 PM

In a sign of the changing mood, the Doha delegation receives a warm welcome in Riyadh, with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the Qatari prime minister exchanging smiles and pleasantries

THAW? Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar's Prime Minister, is seen waiting for a family picture during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council summit held at the Saudi capital Riyadh on December 10, 2019. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Saudi king invites Qatar emir to Riyadh summit

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The invitation to the December 10 summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation (GCC) comes amid signs of reduced animosity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which has led an economic boycott of Doha since 2017

INVITATION. This combination of pictures created on December 03, 2019 shows Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (left) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Photos by Fethi Belaid, Bandar Al-Jaloud/Pool/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Qatar says Gulf alliance needs replacing

Dec 15, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The Gulf Cooperation Council 'has been undermined by the crisis' between the emirate and its neighbors, says Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

DOHA FORUM. Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani speaks at the opening session of the Doha Forum in the Qatari capital on December 15, 2018. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Qatar emir accuses blockade countries of wanting 'regime change'

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:54 AM

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani: 'They want a regime change. It's... so obvious.'

QATAR LEADER. In this file photo, Qatar's Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani addresses a joint press conference with the German Chancellor after talks at the Chancellery, in Berlin, on September 15, 2017. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Saudi suspends dialogue after Qatar outreach

Sep 09, 2017 - 9:16 AM

UPDATED The prospect of a thaw quickly dies down after Saudi Press Agency accused Qatar s state media of wrongly implying that Saudi Arabia had initiated the outreach

This file photo taken on October 4, 2012 shows skyscrapers in the Qatari capital Doha. Patrick Baz/AFP

Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:36 AM

The emir also says Qatar was fighting terrorism relentlessly and without compromises and the international community recognizes this

EMIR ADDRESSES QATAR. An image grab taken from Qatar TV shows the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, delivering a televised speech to the nation in the capital Doha on July 21, 2017. HO/Qatar TV/AFP

Qatar accuses 'neighbors' over hacking that led to crisis

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al Marri says the case is very clear that the alleged hacking emanated from countries responsible for the siege

The flag of the State of Qatar (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York. 14 July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:25 AM

The United Nations secretary general urges the Gulf countries to find a peaceful solution to the row

The flag of the State of Qatar (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York. 14 July 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Trump calls Qatar emir as efforts build to end crisis

Jun 08, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Trump s call to Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani a key US ally comes as a senior Emirati official says that Gulf Arab states are not seeking regime change in Doha

SHUT DOWN. A picture taken on June 7, 2017 shows a notice sign informing customers that the Qatar Airways bureau in the Saudi capital Riyadh has been closed until further notice, as per instructions by the Saudi Authority of Civil Aviation. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Qatar 'hacking' revives Gulf tensions

May 26, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Doha launches an inquiry and goes into damage control after accusing hackers of publishing false remarks attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on state media

Qatar emir set for Cuba visit – state media

Nov 21, 2015 - 11:08 PM

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is going to hold official talks with Cuban President Raul Castro

STATE VISIT. A file photo dated December 24, 2012 shows Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani attending the opening session of the 33rd Gulf leaders summit in Sakhir Palace, South of Manama, Bahrain. Photo by EPA/STR

France's Hollande in Qatar for warplane deal

May 04, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Hollande is set to discuss with Sheikh Tamim the several crises rocking the region including the weeks long Saudi led coalition aerial campaign on anti government rebels in Yemen

In this file photo, French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, January 7, 2015. Philippe Wojazer/Pool/EPA

Qatar joins Gulf partners in backing Sisi's Egypt

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:08 AM

Leaders of the 6 nation Gulf Cooperation Council GCC states in their final statement announce their full support to Egypt and the political program of President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

GULF LEADERS. A general view for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Foreign Ministers meeting ahead of leaders annual summit, in Doha, Qatar, 09 December 2014. Ali Haider/EPA

US soldier released by Taliban in prisoner swap

Jun 01, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Previous attempts to secure the release of Bergdahl 28 through a swap with the Taliban had failed but this time Qatar was able to secure an agreement

BERGDAHL FAMILY. Bob Bergdahl (C) speaks about the release of his son Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as his wife Jani Bergdahl (L) and US President Barack Obama (R) look on, Washington, DC, USA, May 31, 2014. John Harrington/EPA

Pentagon chief affirms Qatar, US defense ties

Dec 10, 2013 - 8:21 PM

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel reaffirmed US military ties with Qatar during a regional tour aimed at shoring up Gulf alliances

TIES. Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel met Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and his minister of state for defense in Doha where they renewed a defense agreement. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Kamarul Akhir