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Opinion: Qatar, the Gulf and Emir Tamim

Opinion: Qatar, the Gulf and Emir Tamim

I would not be being honest if, in the wake of Sheikh Tamim becoming Emir, I described Qatar’s future as being a period of either continuity or change. Will the country continue to travel in the same direction, and at the same pace as it did under his father, Sheikh...
Emir of Qatar hands power to his son

Emir of Qatar hands power to his son

Doha, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, announced that he will be transferring power to his son following days of speculation. In a gathering of the country’s ruling family, the Emir announced on Monday that he is intent on...
Kuwaiti Constitutional Court dissolves parliament

Kuwaiti Constitutional Court dissolves parliament

Kuwait, Asharq Al-Awsat—The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has instructed the government to implement the Kuwaiti Constitutional Court’s decision, which declared the last legislative elections, held in December 2012, null and void. The court’s...