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Yearbook 2004

Flag - QatarQatar. According to CountryAAH, the total population in Qatar is 2,881,064 people in 2020. Chechnya's former leader Zelimchan Jandarbijev was killed on February 13 by a car bomb in Qatar's capital Doha. Jandarbijev, who had lived in Qatar since 2000, was considered by Russia as the crucial link between international terrorist groups and Chechen rebels. Russia denied all involvement in the attack, but two weeks after the act, Qatari police arrested two Russian security agents who were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder on June 30. The two were extradited to Russia in December to serve their sentences there. A third Russian who was also convicted of involvement in the murder had diplomatic status and had been deported to Russia before the trial.

2004 Qatar

Qatar's former leader, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, returned to the country in October for the first time since his son, the emir Hamad bin Khalifa, deposed him in a palace coup in 1995. Sheikh Khalifa, who has lived in Europe, came to attend his wife's funeral. Emir Hamad has visited his father in Europe several times.

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