Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani proposes amendments to citizenship laws

Qatar’s ruling emir on Tuesday warned the Gulf state against excessive tribalism he said endangered national unity, proposing a plan to promote equal citizenship through changes to legislation that has inflamed tribal sensitivities. The emir, in a speech at the opening session of the advisory Shura Council, for which partial polls were held for the… Read More Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani proposes amendments to citizenship laws

Qatar votes in first ever legislative elections

Qataris voted on Saturday in the Gulf Arab state’s first legislative elections for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council, a process that has stirred domestic debate about electoral inclusion and citizenship. Turnout for the election of 30 members of the 45-seat body was 44%, the elections’ Supervisory Committee said. The ruling emir will continue to… Read More Qatar votes in first ever legislative elections

Qatar to hold first legislative elections on October 2

Qatar’s first legislative polls for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council will be held on October 2, according to a decree issued by the ruling emir on Sunday and published by his office. Qataris will elect 30 members of the 45-seat body while Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will continue to appoint the remaining… Read More Qatar to hold first legislative elections on October 2

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani approves electoral law for first legislative election

Qatar’s emir approved laws on Thursday for the Gulf Arab state’s first legislative election in October, when Qataris will elect two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council, his office said. The election, plans for which were first approved in a 2003 constitutional referendum, is being held before the capital Doha hosting the World Cup soccer tournament… Read More Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani approves electoral law for first legislative election