Qatar: Tamim consolidates with new PM, communications disputes

Cabinet reshuffle: Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani appointed Emiri Diwan chief Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani as prime minister and interior minister on 28 January, taking over from Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani who had resigned after six and a half years as premier. Khalid’s appointment marks a further stage in the growing centralisation of power around the Emiri Diwan since 2013, when Tamim took over from his father.

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