Day: June 29, 2013

If it’s like father, like son, Qatar’s Emir Tamim will certainly be no pushover – The nation he built is a flea which happily bites any great power that gets in its way

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is nobody’s fool. The Emir of Qatar did not step down in favour of his son Tamim because of his health, although a gastric bypass operation had drastically reduced his weight. So much had his appearance changed – so much […]