Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – president of the Al-Rayyan Sports Club; H.E. Hamad is believed to have suffered from poor health for several years. Sheikh Tamim is the King of Qatar. [70] Incidents nevertheless continued. [14], In a break with the traditional role, his second wife Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned has been a visible advocate for education and children's causes.[11]. On 27 June 1995, after deposing his father in a palace coup, Hamad became Emir of Qatar and was crowned on 20 June 2000. [26], In the arts, Hamad established the Qatar Museums Authority in 2005 which built the I. M. Pei designed Museum of Islamic Art Doha. He married his first wife H.H. [24] In regards to the shift in power, Hamad said: "The time has come to open a new page in the journey of our nation that would have a new generation carry the responsibilities."[25]. Katara or Catara was the first and most ancient name used for the Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – director of the Emir’s Office since 2009. In 2012, the Emir proposed deploying Arab troops to reduce killings in the Syrian civil war. Brigitte Macron. Sheikh Fahd bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. [67] The emir has also expressed his objection to Israeli settlement policy, especially the Judaization of Jerusalem. Second of her husband’s three wives, … [13] The deposition came after a falling out between Hamad bin Khalifa and his father, who had tried regaining some of the authority he bestowed upon Hamad in early 1995. Dolley Madison. [4], During Hamad's rule, Qatar hosted two US military bases. Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (born 1983), H.E. Sheikha Fatima bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. Sheikha Maha bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. [28] The art acquisition efforts were often represented by Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al Thani, president of Qatar’s National Council for Culture, Arts and the Heritage. Sheikh Mansour was the son of Sheikha Mariam bint Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the sister of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani (Born in 1921 - July 1976 at Denver Colorado United States) was the eldest son of Hamad, himself the second son and heir apparent of the ruler of Qatar, but who died (in 1948) before his father.As a result, Jassim's uncle Ali became the first Emir in 1949. On 25 February 2014, Sheikh Tamim married a third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Hathal Aldosari. [3] During his reign, several sports and diplomatic events took place in Qatar, including the 2006 Asian Games, 2012 UN Climate Change Conference, Doha Agreement, Fatah–Hamas Doha Agreement, and it was decided that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in the country. HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa ath-THANI b. He was appointed the deputy emir of Qatar on 11 November 2014. Sheikha Hussah bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. He was born in Doha on 9 February 1988. He established the Qatar Investment Authority; by 2013, it had invested over $100 billion around the world, most prominently in The Shard, Barclays Bank, Heathrow Airport, Harrods, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Volkswagen, Siemens and Royal Dutch Shell. From 1992 Hamad had a growing responsibility for the day-to-day running of the country,[11] including the development of Qatar's oil and natural gas resources. Sheikh Hamad là người nối ngội đương nhiên của Qatar giữa giai đoạn năm 1977 và 1995 và cùng thời kỳ này ông giữ chức bộ trưởng Bộ Quốc phòng. Hamad also has a third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani, daughter of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani, who was the minister of the interior. [72] In January 2013, French politicians again accused the Emir's government of giving material support to Islamist groups in Mali and the French newspaper Le Canard enchaîné quoted an unnamed source in French military intelligence saying that "The MNLA, al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine and MUJAO have all received cash from Doha. Sheikh Hamad was the heir apparent of Qatar between 1977 and 1995. Despite the prevalence of anti-Israel sentiment within the Arab world, he had previously maintained friendly relations with Israel. [57], In October 2012, Hamad made a historic visit to Gaza and pledged US$400 million in humanitarian aid to Hamas, to build infrastructure projects and hospitals. He married his first wife, Sheikha Mariam bint Muhammad Al-Thani, who is the daughter of his paternal uncle, Sheikh Muhammad bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani. He is an advocate of exporting narratives from the East and bringing them to the West and believes in the power of cine… He was the ruling Emir of Qatar from 1995 to 2013. In particular, adults must guard against embarrassing unskilled children by correcting them too publicly and against labeling children as shy in ways that may lead the children to see themselves in just that way.”—Zick Rubin (20th century). The Sheikh founded news media group Al Jazeera, through which he maintained his influence over the Arab world. Khalid Al-Hail Khalid Al-Hail is a businessman based in London and the leader of Qatari opposition in exile. His second wife is H.H. Together they have four sons and five daughters: H.E. 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Sheikh Thani has a passion for films and cinema and as part of the DFI, he brings with him youthful thinking, perspective and energy. [11], In the early 1980s, Hamad led the Supreme Planning Council, which sets Qatar's basic economic and social policies. [54] QIA was considered to have one of the leading bids in the sales of both Anschutz Entertainment Group[55] and Hulu. [1] The Qatari government now refers to him as His Highness the Father Emir. [71], In December 2012, The New York Times accused the Qatari government of funding the Al-Nusra Front, a U.S. government designated terrorist organization. Shaikha Noora Al Khalifa. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani. He was lso the Minister of Defense at that time. Sheikh Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1978) – Heir Apparent of Qatar before 2003, H.H. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani - Wikipedia. Shiekha bint Muhmmed, M, Saud bin Abdelaziz bin Hamad, 3 sons and 2 daughters Lubna bint Muhmmed, M, Muhammed bin Khalid bin Hamad, 2 sons and 1 daughter Noora bint Muhmmed, M, Naif bin Suhaim bin Hamad, 1 son and 1 daughter Aisha bint Muhmmed, M, Thani bin Thamir bin Muhammed, 3 sons and 1 daughter 25. června 2013 abdikoval ve prospěch svého syna Tamíma bin Hamada Ál Tháního. Since its opening, Qatar has become the world's biggest contemporary art buyer,[27] famously purchasing Cézanne's The Card Players in 2012 for over US$250 million. Khalid bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani was born in 1935, in Doha, Quatar, to former Qatari emir Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani and Sheikha Sarah bint Mohammed Al Thani. [34] The Doha Film Institute is producing Salma Hayek's upcoming animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran's classic novel The Prophet, with Lion King director Roger Allers coordinating the process. [11] However, a counter-coup was attempted against Hamad in February 1996 under the leadership of former Economy Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani. [citation needed] His activism has enhanced the country's involvement and performance in a number of international competitions, including: winning an Olympic medal in track and field; hosting a wide variety of international sporting events such as the 15th Asian Games, GCC, Asian and World Youth soccer championships; and initiating the Qatar Open Tennis Championship which has grown to become one of two premier tennis competitions in the Middle East. Sheikha Sara bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – Program Coordinator for Reach Out to Asia-Qatar (ROTAQ), H.E. [clarification needed][8], He graduated from the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1971 and commissioned as a lieutenant colonel. On 8 January 2014, Sheikh Tamim married a third wife, Sheikha Noora Bint Hathal Aldosari They have three sons: Sheikh Joaan bin Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani … Early in 1995, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, shared a vision with Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser while sitting under a tent at Umm Qrayba farm. Sheikh Hamad has three wives and twenty-four children, eleven sons and thirteen daughters: Following the initial US$137 million grant from Emir Al-Thani, Al Jazeera had aimed to become self-sufficient through advertising by 2001, but when this failed to occur, the Emir agreed to several consecutive loans[17] on a year-by-year basis (US$30 million in 2004,[18] according to Arnaud de Borchgrave). It also maintained close relations with Iran. [76], In April 2016, Hamad was named in the Panama Papers.[77]. Sheikh Thani bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. A relative owned 25% of these: Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatar's former prime minister and foreign minister. HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani Sheikha Al Mayassa is the sister of The Emir, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the 14th child in the Qatar royal family. Qatari Holdings offered £1.65 billion to Malcolm Glazer, the American owner of the club. Sheikh Alqaqaa bin Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 3 October 2015) Sheikha Moza bint Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 19 May 2018). In mid-June 2011, rumours resurfaced that Qatari Holdings were preparing a £2 Billion takeover bid and that the funding, that the club had been using for transfers since the start of June, was actually supplied by the Qataris and not the Glazer Family. With the support of his family, Hamad took control of the country in 1995 while his father was on vacation abroad. Palestine's interior ministry was said to have a "well-prepared plan" to provide security for the emir during his stay. 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[68], In October 2012, the Emir made a landmark visit to Gaza by being the first head of state to go there since the 2006 election of Hamas and the imposition of a blockade by Israel. Qatar expert Olivier Da Lage said: "When he came to power in 1995, Sheikh Hamad had a goal to place Qatar on the world map by exploiting the gas resources which his father did not develop for fear it would change the emirate's society. In the early 1980s, he led the Supreme Planning Council. [17] Sheik Hamad is a distant cousin of the network chairman, Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, who was previously Minister of Information in the Emir Al-Thani government. Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (born 1991), H.E. A sportsman[15] and an accomplished diver, Hamad has played an active role in promoting and developing athletics in Qatar. [61] Others[who?] The coup failed, and several of Qatar's traditional Arab allies were implicated in the plot, namely Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, divorced his wife, Noura bint Hazal al-Dosari, after being shot for allegedly leaking his image naked. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani, who was the Minister of the Interior. [13] He met Foreign Minister of Israel Tzipi Livni (25 September 2007) in New York City. [1], Hamad was able to focus on turning Qatar from a small desert backwater into a major world power by continuing to exploit the country’s vast oil fields, and discovering and tapping the world’s third largest gas reserves. Together they have five sons and two daughters: H.H. Noora Bint Khalid Al-Thani: Gender: Female: Aliases: Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani, Noora bint Khalid: Description: Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani is the spouse of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Together, they conceived a plan for the future development of their country that would provide Qatari citizens with a greater choice in education, health and social progress than ever before. [9], Hamad was appointed Heir Apparent of Qatar in 1977 and held the post until 1995. [3][9] In 1977 he was named minister of defense. Sheikha Mariam bint Muhammad Al-Thani, who is the daughter of his first cousin, Sheikh Muhammad bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani Hamad and his first wife have two sons and six daughters: H.E. They also backed Glencore's $31 billion takeover bid for Xstrata. Hamad also has a third wife, H.H. [64] He provided two military bases for foreign troops, Al Udeid Air Base and Camp As Sayliyah. [23], On 25 June 2013, Hamad handed over power to his son Tamim in a televised speech. Together they have four sons and five daughters: Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani – president of the Al-Rayyan Sports Club Together they have four sons and five daughters: H.E. Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram; Youtube; © Shaikha Noora Al-Khalifa, 2020. [35] DFI is also credited as a production company on several other films, including Just Like a Woman starring Sienna Miller,[36] The Reluctant Fundamentalist, directed by Mira Nair, which opened the 69th Venice International Film Festival,[37] and Kanye West's Cruel Summer – a short film which was shot in Doha and premiered during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Spouse: Moza bint Nasser, Mariam bint Muhammad Al-Thani, Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani. He supported and funded rebel movements, particularly in Libya and Syria during the Arab Spring, while maintaining political stability at home. 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