Report: UAE president suffers stroke, has surgery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — 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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