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Analysis: Setbacks to bring quieter Qatar foreign policy but no U-turn

DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar may tone down its pushy foreign policy, chastened by setbacks in Syria and Egypt, but is likely to keep supporting Arab Spring revolts and bankrolling Islamist influence, albeit a little more quietly. Full story

Insight: Smooth Qatar handover rooted in turbulent past of 'Father Emir'

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar's outgoing emir wanted to abdicate while he was still able to help his 33-year-old heir consolidate his authority, so ensuring minimal discord inside a family with a long record of palace intrigue. Full story

Qatar's new PM signals lower key world role

DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) - A stickler for discipline with a security background, Qatar's new prime minister will have a narrower remit than his influential predecessor, who led the Gulf state's forays into global finance and Arab Spring politics. Full story

Former Qatari PM drove bold, maverick foreign policy

DOHA (Reuters) - The manager of Qatar's rise to global prominence, former Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, used charm, tenacity and economic clout to broker peace and topple dictators overseas and build an investment nest-egg for future generations at home. Full story

Qatar drops influential prime minister in cabinet reshuffle

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's influential Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani was replaced as premier and foreign minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, a day after the accession of a new emir. Full story

Qatar to appoint new foreign minister - al Jazeera TV website

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Jazeera television website said on Wednesday that Qatar will appoint a new foreign minister to replace veteran diplomat Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani following the accession of a new emir in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state. Full story

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