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The Al Thani family has reigned in Qatar since the early 19th century. The previous emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, turned over power to his son Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in 2013. Sheikh Tamim reportedly has two wives and several children.


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The emir of Qatar visits Korea
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Sheikha Mozah (right) visits a refugee camp in Turkey
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The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim (right), with Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas
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Books About Qatar

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Qatar by David Chaddock. Covers the country's history, culture, government, and more. Illustrated with photographs.

Al Jazeera: The Story of the Network That Is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism by Mohammed El-Nawawy and Adel Iskandar. About the television station founded by Qatar's emir. Sheds light on the background of the Al-Jazeera network, how it operates, and its implications for the future of news broadcasting in the Middle East. The original subtitle of this book was "How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East."

Horses of Qatar: The Legend of Al Shaqab by David Chaddock. In the Arabian peninsula, horses are an essential part of society. Under the patronage of the emir of Qatar and his daughter Sheikha Al Mayassa, this book offers up-close glimpses of the care and training of Qatar's horses.

Berlitz Pocket Guide to Qatar. A travel guide. Includes maps.

The Making of the Modern Gulf States by Rosemarie Said Zahlan. Explores the history of the royal families of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Qatar by Tamra Orr. A look at the nation's culture for children age 9 to 12.

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