At the age of 84 years has died the former Emir of Qatar Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al Thani. About it reports Al Arabiya.
The head of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani has declared three-day mourning. Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani led the state for more than 20 years – from 1972 to 1995.
He was the sixth Emir of Qatar and the second representative of the dynasty of al-Thani. In 1995 in a coup, it is shifted from the steering post, the son of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani.
In 2013, the son of the deposed Sheikh abdicated from the throne in favor of his son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who heads the Qatar so far.