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Qatar emir decides to hand power to his son: Jazeera

Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, told members of the royal family today of his decision to hand over power to his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, Al-Jazeera television reported.

world Updated: Jun 24, 2013 20:57 IST

Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, told members of the royal family on Monday of his decision to hand over power to his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim, Al-Jazeera television reported.

The emir "has ended his meeting with the royal family and prominent members of Qatari society," the satellite broadcaster announced. "He has informed the meeting of his decision to hand power over to his crown prince."