[56] As of May 2013, it was reported the Investment Authority was in talks to purchase Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Sheikha Dana bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. He was lso the Minister of Defense at that time. have noted the Emir's visit to Gaza and meeting with Hamas, which houses a militant wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. As for his education, Al Thani … His mother died soon after the birth and he was raised by his uncle. "[19][20] The Washington Post reported in 2005 that Sheik Hamad was under pressure to privatize the network. [65][66] However, Qatar severed diplomatic ties with Israel in 2009 in response to Israel's actions during the Gaza War. [59] Sheikh Hamad provided financial and material support to opposition rebels in both the Libyan Civil War, which led to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, and the ongoing Syrian civil war which seeks to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is the country’s current Prime Minister. Sheikha Maha bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. While there, the emir was thought to be launching a $254 million reconstruction project in the territory, and giving an address to the Palestinian people. As Qatar is located on vast reserves of petroleum and natural gas, the wealth of the Al Thani family is huge. Second of her husband’s three wives, … Hamad also has a third wife, H.H. [67] The emir has also expressed his objection to Israeli settlement policy, especially the Judaization of Jerusalem. [33] Additionally, the Doha Film Institute was established in 2009 which in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival (founded by Robert De Niro), created the Doha Tribeca Film Festival that ran from 2009 – 2012. [13] He met Foreign Minister of Israel Tzipi Livni (25 September 2007) in New York City. [39], Under the patronage of Hamad and his wife Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, various academic institutions have opened campuses in Doha, including Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University and Weill Cornell Medical College. Read more about Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani Biography Al Thani was raised in the ruling family of Qatar, the Al Thanis, the country’s most powerful group. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar (born 1980) – Heir Apparent of Qatar since 2003, H.E. Sheikh Mansour was the son of Sheikha Mariam bint Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the sister of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai. A relative owned 25% of these: Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatar's former prime minister and foreign minister. [38] In February 2013, they announced a $100 million feature film fund with Participant Media, a production company founded by billionaire Jeffrey Skoll, who was the first employee and also first president of internet auction firm eBay. [74] In 2012 it was rumoured that Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was in bid for Rangers F.C..[75] On 30 March 2012 Sheik Al Thani offered to buy KF Tirana, although the details have yet to be published. Sheikha Al-Anood bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. [26], In the arts, Hamad established the Qatar Museums Authority in 2005 which built the I. M. Pei designed Museum of Islamic Art Doha. [58] Despite Qatar's ties to Hamas, they maintain diplomatic and business relations with Israel. Sheikha Aisha bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. With fewer than two million inhabitants, the average income in the country shot to a staggering $86,440 per year per person. [5][6] In June 2013, Hamad, in a brief televised address, announced that he would hand power to his fourth son, 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. Hamad also has a third wife, H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني ‎, born 1 January 1952) is the former Emir of the State of Qatar.He was the Emir from 1995 to 2013. Hamad is believed to have suffered from poor health for several years. On the map drawn by the geographer, Claudius Ptolemaeus in 150 AD showing the geographical … Source: Emir of Qatar (father of the current Emir) Born: January 1, 1952. Sheikh Alqaqaa bin Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 3 October 2015) Sheikha Moza bint Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 19 May 2018). Since his abdication, he is now popularly referred to as the Father Emir. His fourth son Sheikh Tamim, from his second wife Sheikha Moza, is now the eighth and current Emir of Qatar. [12] However, his father ultimately retained control over state finances.[12]. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is the Emir of Qatar. Sheikh Al-Qaqa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. 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. [52] Qatar is the largest property owner in London with their holdings including Europe's tallest building The Shard, Olympic Village and Park Lane's InterContinental Hotel. Brigitte Macron. In December 2015, he was flown to Zürich, Switzerland, for treatment after breaking his leg while on holiday in Morocco's Atlas mountains. They have three sons and one daughter: Sheikh Joaan bin Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 27 March 2015). Birth: Sep 2009 At a 3 October 2001 press conference, Colin Powell tried to persuade Sheik Hamad to shut down Al Jazeera while the New York-based organization Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting commented that in those efforts, "Powell and other U.S. officials were reportedly upset by the channel re-airing old interviews with bin Laden and the inclusion of guests that are too critical of the United States on its programs. [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. ...The Guardian has reported that Nepalese migrants building the infrastructure to host the 2022 World Cup died at a rate of one every ... en.wikipedia.org Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani, who was the Minister of the Interior. Qatari Holdings offered £1.65 billion to Malcolm Glazer, the American owner of the club. [1] The Qatari government now refers to him as His Highness the Father Emir. 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. Emir of Qatar Net Worth: US$ 2.5 billion. Welcome to the official website of HE Sheikha Noora Al Khalifa! Khalid Al-Hail Khalid Al-Hail is a businessman based in London and the leader of Qatari opposition in exile. Sheikha Fatima bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. He was appointed the deputy emir of Qatar on 11 November 2014. [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]. [23], On 25 June 2013, Hamad handed over power to his son Tamim in a televised speech. [63] He was a key person in the cease fire during the 2006 Lebanon War and contributed majorly in the relief of damaged areas. Together they have four sons and five daughters: H.E. Sheikh Hamad was the heir apparent of Qatar between 1977 and 1995. Tributes have been paid following the death of Sheikh Mansour bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani. [73] This follows a series of endeavors by the Emir and other Qataris into the World Football community, following Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup, and the Qatar Foundation's recent £125m shirt deal with FC Barcelona. [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. [29], The Museum Authority sponsored Takashi Murakami's EGO exhibit in Doha which ran from 9 February to 24 June 2012,[30] Damien Hirst's retrospective at Tate Modern in Spring and Summer 2012[31] and Hirst's exhibition Relics, from October 2013 to January 2014. Sheikh Fahd bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. Children: 24 children, 11 sons and 13 daughters. [70] Incidents nevertheless continued. He is an advocate of exporting narratives from the East and bringing them to the West and believes in the power of cine… In 2012, the Emir proposed deploying Arab troops to reduce killings in the Syrian civil war. Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani, daughter of H.E. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – director of the Emir’s Office since 2009. Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (born 1991), H.E. [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. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (born 1988), H.E. Sheikh Hamad has three wives and twenty-four children, eleven sons and thirteen daughters: They also backed Glencore's $31 billion takeover bid for Xstrata. He is the fourth son of the previous ... On 25 February 2014, Sheikh Tamim married a third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Hathal Aldosari. Together they have five sons and two daughters: H.H. 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. 25. června 2013 abdikoval ve prospěch svého syna Tamíma bin Hamada Ál Tháního. 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. Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani is the sister of Qatar's ruling Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and daughter of the country's Father Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and former First Lady Moza bint Nasser. His second wife is H.H. Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani, daughter of H.E. [53] They also own several hotels in Cannes including the Majestic Hotel, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez and Carlton Hotel. Hamad bin Chalífa Ál Thání (arabsky الأمير حمد بن خليفة ال ثاني ‎‎, * 1952, Dauhá, Katar) je druhý syn katarského emíra Chalífy bin Hamada Ál Tháního.V roce 1995 svrhl svého otce, který byl zrovna na státní návštěvě v Ženevě a od té doby byl emírem Kataru. 1 January 1952; assumed power 27 June 1995, after deposing his father, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad ath-Thani (b. Al-Thani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration from Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona and a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. It has been reported that he has also provided support to jihadist organizations such as Ansar Dine[60] and the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa,[60] who are fighting for independence in the Northern Mali conflict, as well as the Al-Nusra Front in Syria. Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al Thani, Married to HH Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, 4 sons and 5 daughters Sheikha Jawahir bint Khalid Al Thani, Married, HH Sheikh Faysal bin Nasir bin Hamad Al Thani, 1 son and 1 daughter 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. 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. [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. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1978) H.E. [2], Hamad seized power in a bloodless palace coup d'état in 1995. 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). [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. Spouse: Moza bint Nasser, Mariam bint Muhammad Al-Thani, Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani. She chairs Qatar Museums (QM), which manages the country’s art collection and museum landscape. [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 Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1978), H.E. Al Thani also held a majority of the shares in Rienne S.A. and Yalis S.A., which held a term deposit with the Bank of China in Luxembourg. He plays a central role at DFI in defining youth-oriented strategies to build a talent pool of young Qatari film professionals and create world-class film-related content in Qatar. [3][9] In 1977 he was named minister of defense. Sheikha Aisha bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Fatima bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Rawdah bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Hessa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Mashael bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Sara bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – Program Coordinator for Reach Out to Asia-Qatar (ROTAQ), Hamad also has a third wife, his first cousin Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani, who is the daughter of his paternal uncle, Sheikh, Sheikh Al Qaqa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (born 30 June 2000), Sheikha Lulwah bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Maha bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Dana bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikha Mariam bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, This page was last edited on 26 December 2020, at 05:50. [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. [9], Hamad was appointed Heir Apparent of Qatar in 1977 and held the post until 1995. Sheikha Lulwaa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is Foreign Minister. [3], In 2005, under the direction of Hamad and the former Prime minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the Qatar Investment Authority was established, a sovereign wealth fund to manage the country's oil and natural gas surpluses. Hamad then engaged an American law firm to freeze his father's bank accounts abroad in order to deter a possible countercoup. 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. Starting in 1992, Hamad's father handed over responsibility for the day-to-day running of the country,[11] including the development of Qatar's oil and natural gas resources, rendering him the effective ruler. Sheikh Khalid took the oath of office before the emir, in a ceremony also attended by Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani. Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – president of the Al-Rayyan Sports Club; H.E. [9] A few months later he returned to Qatar and was made commander of a mobile brigade, which later became a force called "Hamad Brigade". With the support of his family, Hamad took control of the country in 1995 while his father was on vacation abroad. 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. [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]. Sheikh Thani bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al … 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. Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (born 1983), H.E. [61] Others[who?] 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. [11] While his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani was in Geneva, Switzerland, Hamad bin Khalifa deposed him in a bloodless coup d'état. Katara / Catara. During his 18-year rule, Qatar's natural gas production reached 77 million tonnes, making Qatar the richest country in the world per capita with the average income in the country US$86,440 a year per person. [21], In 2010, the country won its controversial[22] bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha. Sheikha Sara bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – Program Coordinator for Reach Out to Asia-Qatar (ROTAQ), H.E. [61], On 25 June 2013, Hamad announced he would be handing over power to his 33-year-old son Sheikh Tamim. Emergence of a Woman bunisess Leader; Sheikha Noora Al Khalifa, CEO, Medpoint Katara or Catara was the first and most ancient name used for the Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps. 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. 1927), “Although adults have a role to play in teaching social skills to children, it is often best that they play it unobtrusively. [clarification needed][8], He graduated from the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1971 and commissioned as a lieutenant colonel. [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. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Misnad (born 8 August 1959, Al-Khor), the daughter of Nasser bin Abdullah Al Missned. This marked the first real attempt by any leader in the Persian Gulf to pursue dialogue with 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. Sheikha Rawdah bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani, who was the Minister of the Interior. [7], Hamad was born in 1952. It also maintained close relations with Iran. [12] Thereafter, his father lived in exile in France and Abu Dhabi[13] until he returned to Qatar in 2004. Noora Bint Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Thani: Gender: Female: Description: Noora bint Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani is the daughter of Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Mariam bint Nasser Al-Ahmad Al-Thani. Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani – president of the Al-Rayyan Sports Club, H.E. Eighteen years on, he has finished the job – Qatar has acquired the financial clout to command respect from neighbouring countries and Western governments alike". Sheikh Mishaal bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1972), H.E. [11], In the early 1980s, Hamad led the Supreme Planning Council, which sets Qatar's basic economic and social policies. Residence: Royal Palace, Doha, Qatar. He also played a part in negotiations between the US and the Taliban. Hamad is listed as owner of Afrodille S.A., which had a bank account in Luxembourg and shares in two South African companies. Sheikh Hamad has three wives and twenty-four children, eleven sons and thirteen daughters: Read more about this topic:  Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, “Some marriages depend on domestic arguments the way the courts depend on litigation.”—Mason Cooley (b. The present deputy emir and unofficial successor is Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. [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 Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani (Arabic: الشيخ حمد بن خليفة آل ثاني‎; born 1 January 1952) is a member of the ruling Al Thani Qatari royal family. 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. 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 Despite the prevalence of anti-Israel sentiment within the Arab world, he had previously maintained friendly relations with Israel. Together they have four sons and five daughters: H.E. [54] QIA was considered to have one of the leading bids in the sales of both Anschutz Entertainment Group[55] and Hulu. Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram; Youtube; © Shaikha Noora Al-Khalifa, 2020. The new prime minister had been the … [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. The Ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and his third wife Noora bint Hathal Al-Dosari: June 18: Lena Elizabeth: Michael and Zara Tindall (Great Britain) Stroud Maternity Unit, Stroud, Great Britain: June 22: Wilhelmina Pauline Helene: Hereditary Prince Carl-Ferdinand and Hereditary Princess Elna-Margret zu Bentheim und Steinfurt Sheikh Tamim is the King of Qatar. The Emir made a $100 million donation for the relief of New Orleans following the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. 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He was the ruling Emir of Qatar from 1995 to 2013. Palestine's interior ministry was said to have a "well-prepared plan" to provide security for the emir during his stay. Al-Mayassa was declared the most influential person in art on ArtReview's Power 100, and prominently appears on the Time 100, and Forbes' The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. 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 [40] By 2010 liquefied natural gas production had reached 77 million tonnes, making Qatar the richest country in the world. Shaikha Noora Al Khalifa. [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. Sheikha Hussah bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, H.E. [69] He took a flight to Egypt before being driven into Gaza. On 25 February 2014, Sheikh Tamim married a third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Hathal Aldosari. [32] In July 2013, in conjunction with Miuccia Prada and the Prada Foundation, QMA launched CURATE, a global search for curatorial talent. "[60], Media sources claimed that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani made a bid for Manchester United on 11 February 2011. 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. Sheikh Alqaqaa bin Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 3 October 2015) Sheikha Moza bint Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (born 19 May 2018). Colin Powell, news conference with Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Thani, 3 October 2001, Washington D.C. A sportsman[15] and an accomplished diver, Hamad has played an active role in promoting and developing athletics in Qatar. [10] In the early 1980s, he led the Supreme Planning Council, which sets Qatar's basic economic and social policies. [4], During Hamad's rule, Qatar hosted two US military bases. Under his rule the Qatari government helped to fund the Al Jazeera news network by an emiri decree. He supported and funded rebel movements, particularly in Libya and Syria during the Arab Spring, while maintaining political stability at home. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani. Dolley Madison. Sheikha Mariam bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani. [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. [9] In 1972 Hamad had the rank of general, and became army chief of staff. Sheikh Thani has a passion for films and cinema and as part of the DFI, he brings with him youthful thinking, perspective and energy. Sheikha Mashael bint 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. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani (born 1985), H.E. A member of the royal family of Qatar, he is a former Qatari Minister of Interior, and the current CEO of Qatargas company. H.E. [76], In April 2016, Hamad was named in the Panama Papers.[77]. [9] Next he was appointed commander-in-chief of Qatar's armed forces with the rank of major general. The Sheikh founded news media group Al Jazeera, through which he maintained his influence over the Arab world. 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. Sheikh Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1978) – Heir Apparent of Qatar before 2003, H.H. [64] He provided two military bases for foreign troops, Al Udeid Air Base and Camp As Sayliyah. 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