UAE president suffers stroke, has surgery — report

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UAE president suffers stroke, has surgery — report

Post  Sirop14 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:26 pm

UAE president suffers stroke, has surgery — report

A picture taken on July 20, 2007 shows UAE President Sheikh Kalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan arriving at the presidential Elysee Palace for a meeting. (AFP)
Published — Saturday 25 January 2014
Last update 25 January 2014 6:50 pm

DUBAI: The president of the United Arab Emirates has undergone surgery after a stroke and is in a stable condition, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

It quoted the presidential affairs ministry as saying Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahayn suffered a stroke early on Friday, which “required doctors to perform surgery,” adding his condition has since stabilized. It gave no further details, other than to say: “May God safeguard him and grant him a quick recovery.”
Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa is known as a modernizer whose low-key approach helped steer the Gulf Arab state through a tense era in regional politics.

He came to power after the death of his father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahayan, in 2004.
Analysts say the popular leader has helped maintain the ruling family’s ties with important clans and leaders of the other emirates, helping the UAE manage the fall-out from Dubai’s debt crisis in 2009, and has tried to balance ties with countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

He is the eldest of Sheikh Zayed’s 19 sons.

Emirates president suffers stroke, has surgery

UAE president suffers stroke, has surgery

Emirates President Suffers Stroke, Has Surgery


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