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Report: United Arab Emirates president now 'stable' after suffering stroke, undergoing surgery

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 file photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), listens to the national anthem during a ceremony with Turkey's President Abdullah Gul in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The state news agency of the United Arab Emirates said Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, the country’s president has suffered a stroke and undergone surgery. (AP Photo/Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Turkish Presidency Press Office, File)
January 25, 2014 - 5:23 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The state news agency of the United Arab Emirates says the country's president has suffered a stroke and undergone surgery.

The official WAM news agency reported Saturday that Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is now "stable," citing a statement from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

WAM said that the president suffered the stroke Friday. It did not elaborate, other than to say: "May God safeguard him and grant him a quick recovery."

Al Nahyan became president of the UAE in 2004.

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