Post by MadameConcorde on Jun 11, 2013 1:53:25 GMT -5
Qatar to experience power transition as premier readying to step down
The Persian Gulf state of Qatar has been preparing for major leadership transitions in its body, Arab and Western diplomats say.
On Monday, senior figures said that Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, who also serves as the foreign minister, is preparing to step down.
The Persian Gulf State’s prime minister’s resignation seems to be part of a larger transition. There are reports that the Emir -- Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani -- is also expected to give up power to crown prince Sheikh Tamim.
Despite briefing foreign counterparts in the US, Britain, France as well as key regional countries including Saudi Arabia and Iran about the plan, officials in Qatar did not release an exact timetable for the succession.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa who is struggling with health problems seized power from his father in a bloodless coup in 1995.
Post by MadameConcorde on Feb 8, 2015 10:22:20 GMT -5
Gauguin bought off by Qatari The poor man he must be rolling in his grave far away there in the Marquesas Islands...
Le dernier voyage de Gauguin au Qatar
Quand te maries tu ?, tableau tahitien de 1892, a été vendu en privé la semaine dernière à l'émirat princier et devient le tableau le plus cher du monde à 300M$. Il quittera la Suisse après l'exposition Gauguin de la Fondation Beyeler qui s'achève le 28 juin.