UAE says ruler in "reassuring" condition after surgery

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The president of United Arab Emirates is in "stable and reassuring" condition after surgery following a stroke late last month, state media reported on Monday.

The WAM state news agency quoted the half brother of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahayan, as telling guests: "Yes we passed through a difficult crisis, we have overcome it, thanks be to God."

Born in 1948, Sheikh Khalifa is known as a pro-Western moderniser who has ruled the UAE since the death of his father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan in 2004.

He is also the ruler of oil-producing Abu Dhabi, the richest and most powerful of the UAE emirates, which also include Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.

WAM reported on January 25 that Sheikh Khalifa underwent surgery after a stroke.

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Posted by: Atif Rafique

May Allah grant him health as he Mashallah a very wise ruler and a generous person. My prayers are with him

Posted by: Ray Chaudhuri

Me and my family pray to God for the speedy recovery of His Highness Sh. Khailifa bin Zayed. I am sure he is under the best care. He is a very generous and kind person.

Posted by: Abdul haque

I am praying for his long and healthy life.he is a man of high
Reputation and of religious follower. The United Arab Emirates will prosper during his rules. I wish Allah will bestowed His blessing on him.

Posted by: Iqbal Khan

Ya Allah give Sheikh Khalifa quick recovery, good health and long life. Ameen. He is a very good leader, kind and charismatic.

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