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Qatari ruler's court sets Tuesday as national holiday
June 24, 2013 / 2:59 PM / 4 years ago

Qatari ruler's court sets Tuesday as national holiday

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Qatari ruler’s court said Tuesday would be a national holiday following reports of a power handover by the emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani to his son Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim.

State news agency QNA on Monday cited a court statement saying that the emir would address the nation at 8 a.m. local time (12:00 a.m. EST) on Tuesday.

Reporting by Mahmoud Habboush; Editing by Yara Bayoumy and Michael Roddy

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