VOL. XXXIX

No. 48

26-August-1996

QATAR

Former Emir Of Qatar Has Assets Of Over $8Bn

According to a report in the London daily The Guardian of 19 August, the Qatari authorities have tracked some $8bn in bank deposits, equities and bonds which are currently held by the former emir of Qatar, Shaikh Khalifah bin Hamad Al Thani. Lawyers acting on behalf of the new regime in Doha are trying to recover the funds by pursuing legal action in eight different countries. The figure of $8bn which...