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UAE President suffered stroke, in stable condition

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Saad Abedine, CNN
updated 12:52 PM EST, Sat January 25, 2014
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan arriving at Clarence House, London in May 2013 to visit the Prince of Wales.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan arriving at Clarence House, London in May 2013 to visit the Prince of Wales.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • UAE President undergoes surgery after suffering a stroke on Friday morning
  • Ministry of Presidential Affairs says Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is in a stable condition
  • Al Nahyan became president of the UAE in 2004

(CNN) -- The president of the United Arab Emirates has undergone surgery after a stroke and is in stable condition, the ministry of presidential affairs said Saturday.

"The Ministry announces that President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan suffered a stroke on Friday morning, 24th January," the ministry said in a statement.

"He immediately underwent a surgical operation. His health is now stable."

It gave no further details.

Al Nahyan became president of the UAE in 2004.

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