June 26, 2013 / 4:16 PM / in 5 years

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.

The official Qatar news agency named Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani as prime minister and Khalid al-Atiyah as foreign minister. It also named Ali Sherif al-Emadi as finance minister. Energy and Industry Minister Mohammed Saleh al-Sada kept his post.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi, Editing by William Maclean

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