Qatari emir says will transfer power to son

June 24, 2013 18:17

DUBAI - Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, has informed members of the ruling family of his decision to transfer power to his son, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, al Jazeera television said on Monday.

A Gulf official told Reuters that the announcement would be made later on Monday evening.

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