Sharjah's Ruler Appoints His Son Deputy Ruler
The Ruler of Sharjah, Shaikh Sultan ibn Muhammad al-Qasimi, on 30 June issueda decree appointing his son Shaikh Ahmad Deputy Ruler and Director of Sharjah'sOil and Minerals Department. The decree did not name Shaikh Ahmad as CrownPrince. Last February the Ruler of Sharjah dismissed his elder brother Shaikh 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Qasimi as Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler (MEES, 12 February). Thelatter led a brief palace coup...