CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP ROLES
Qatar's Emir, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has named two individuals to some of the nation's most powerful political positions, according to the state news agency.
The moves were announced on November 11. For the first time, HH Sheikh Tamim has named a Deputy Emir – his half-brother Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani. Prior to being named Deputy Emir, Sheikh Abdullah was chief of the Emiri Diwan, Qatar's seat of government. Replacing him is Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani, who Sheikh Tamim previously named as director of the office of the Emir in June 2013.