The emir of Gwoza was killed by gunmen earlier this year.
and Emir replied: 'Nothing compared to what they'll do next'.
The Ottomans were expelled in 1913, after a new emir took power.
“The emir is also an unparalleled diplomat, having served as his nation’s foreign minister for 40 years.
The chairman of QIA and his deputy are relatives of the emir.
In Doha, the image of the emir is as ubiquitous as Saddam Hussein’s once was in Baghdad.
“It is a formidable task for any emir to handle the al-Thanis,” says another seasoned observer.
This cosmopolitan version of Wahhabism is largely a product of the current emir and his family.
The old emir watches from abroad, rich but powerless, after a nominal reconciliation with his son.
Sheikh Ahmad ended up in Dubai and married the daughter of the city state’s fabulously wealthy emir.
A constitutional emirate with one advisory body, Qatar is ruled by a hereditary emir from the Āl Thānī.
Since gaining independence from Britain in 1961, Kuwait has been governed by an emir from the Ṣabāḥ family.
The president met separately with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, a Persian Gulf state Mr.
The deposed emir, a man reluctant to modernise his country, was offered sanctuary by the United Arab Emirates.
Yet within Qatar, power ultimately rests with just four key people; the emir, his wife, the prime minister and the Crown Prince.
A member of the Hashemite clan (a line descended from the Prophet Muhammad), Hussein ibn Ali was appointed as the emir of Mecca in 1908.
The reforming emir of one state who had slashed his relatives' handsome stipends was forced to reinstate them when they threatened to revolt.
The emir rules in consultation with a Council of Ministers and an Advisory Council, both consisting of members appointed by the emir.
The second main reason for Qatar's political stability is that the country's nationals enjoy a range of generous state handouts, which have swelled under the rule of the current emir, Emir Hamad bin Khalifah Al Thani, who overthrew his father in 1995.
Amānullāh changed his title from emir to pādshāh (“king”) in 1923 and inaugurated a decade of reforms—including implementing constitutional and administrative changes, allowing women to remove their veils, and establishing coeducational schools—that offended conservative religious and tribal leaders.
- an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
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