UAE president suffers stroke
United Arab Emirates (UAE) president Sheikh Khalifa suffered a stroke Friday and had to undergo surgery, according to a statement issued Saturday by the ministry of presidential affairs.
The statement said that Sheikh Khalifa suffered a stroke Friday morning and "immediately underwent a surgical operation".
"His health is now stable. May God safeguard him and grant him a quick recovery," it added.
Sheikh Khalifa, 65, assumed the UAE president's office in 2004.
(Posted on 25-01-2014)