Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
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Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Emir of Qatar
Male
Born Jan 1, 1952

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has been the ruling Emir of the State of Qatar since 1995. Sheikh Hamad was the appointed Heir Apparent of Qatar between 1977 and 1995 and at the same time Minister of Defense. In the early 1980s he led the Supreme Planning Council, which sets the Qatar's basic economic and social policies. Starting in 1992, Hamad had a growing responsibility for the day-to-day running of the country, including the development of Qatar's oil and natural gas resources.… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

CHILDHOOD

1952 Birth Hamad was born 1952. … Read More

TEENAGE

1971 19 Years Old He graduated from the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1971 and commissioned as a lieutenant colonel. … Read More

TWENTIES

1972 20 Years Old In 1972 Hamad had the rank of general, and became army chief of staff. … Read More
1977 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1977 he was named minister of defense.

FORTIES

1992 40 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1992 Hamad had a growing responsibility for the day-to-day running of the country, including the development of Qatar's oil and natural gas resources. … Read More
1995 43 Years Old 1 More Event
With the support of his family, Hamad took control of the country in 1995 while his father was on vacation abroad. … Read More
2001 49 Years Old …  At an 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."

FIFTIES

The Washington Post reported in 2005 that Sheik Hamad was under pressure to privatize the network. In 2010, the country won its controversial bid to hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha. … Read More
2006 54 Years Old …  He was a key person in the cease fire during the 2006 Lebanon War and contributed majorly in the relief of damaged areas. In 2012, the Emir proposed deploying Arab troops to reduce killings in the Syrian civil war. … Read More
2011 59 Years Old Media sources claimed that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani made a bid for Manchester United on 11 February 2011. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2012 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 2012, The New York Times accused the Qatari government of funding the Al-Nusra Front, a U.S. government designated terrorist organization. … Read More
2016 64 Years Old In April 2016, Hamad was named in the Panama Papers. … Read More
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