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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Qatar Announces Major Cabinet Reshuffle.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdurrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani and EU Mogherini.

Qatar Announces Major Cabinet Reshuffle. (Fars).

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani appointed new foreign and labor ministers, in a reshuffle of heavyweight cabinet positions, state media announced.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, a member of the royal family, replaced Khalid al-Attiyah as foreign minister, according to the order published by Qatar state news agency, Al-Menar reported.

Attiyah, whose father was the founder of Qatar's armed forces, was appointed the minister of state for defense. The emir himself holds the post of defense minister.

Attiyah had been the Persian Gulf state's foreign minister since 2013 and was recently heavily involved in international negotiations on the Syrian war

He had worked within that department since 2011. Sheikh Mohammed is a senior official who was previously in charge of international cooperation in the foreign ministry.

In total, seven changes to the cabinet were reported by Qatar's state news agency as several ministries, including the labor, were merged.

One post which remained the same was that of the prime minister, held by Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani since 2013. Hmmm..........The Muslim brotherhood club expands.

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