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UAE president suffers stroke

Posted on Jan 25 2014 | IANS

Abu Dhabi, Jan 25 : 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.

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