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'TIME FOR NEW GENERATION'

Qatar emir says steps down, hands power to son

Doha, June 25, 2013

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani said on Tuesday he was stepping down and handing power to his son Sheikh Tamim.
 
In a speech broadcast on Qatar state television, Sheikh Hamad said it was time for a new generaiton to take over. 
 
He made no direct mention of Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, who had been widely expected to also step down. - Reuters



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