Three days of mourning declared after Qatar’s former Emir dies

Three-day mourning has been announced in Qatar following the death of former Emir, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, at the age of 83.

The late emir ruled Qatar from 1972 until 1995 when his son Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the father of Qatar’s current emir, Sheikh Tamim, took over.

Sheikh Hamad handed power in 2013 over to his son, the current Emir Sheikh Tamim.

Source: National News Agency