Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani Dies

The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Bin Hamad Al-Thani died on Sunday evening, the Qatar Emiri Court announced tonight.

The former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Bin Hamad Al-Thani died on Sunday evening, the Qatar Emiri Court announced tonight. He was 84. 

The Emir of Qatar Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has ordered a three-day mourning period, the Court said in statement carried by Qatar News Agency, QNA.

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad is the grand-father of Qatar’s current Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad.

The deceased ruled the state of Qatar since its independence in 1972 until 1995.

Source: The Maghreb Times

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