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Qatar emir to face questions on militant funding on UK state visit

Oct 29, 2014    

LONDON (Reuters) - The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is expected to reject allegations that his country is funding Islamic State (IS) militants during a three-day state visit to Britain which began on Tuesday. Sheikh Tamim's first official visit to Britain since becoming emir in 2013 will include talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with Queen Elizabeth.Qatar is one of the world's richest countries and has invested heavily in British firms and property. Amongst its investments are London's tallest building, the Shard, which was funded by the Qatari royal ...

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