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President of UAE Sheikh Khalifa dies at 73

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Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), died on Friday at the age of 73, according to state media, after battling illness for several years.

President of UAE Sheikh Khalifa dies at 73

President of UAE Sheikh Khalifa dies at 73

“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs condoles the people of the UAE and the Islamic world… on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Friday, May 13,” the official WAM news agency said.

The ministry announced 40 days of mourning with flags at half-mast from Friday, with work suspended in the public and private sector for the first three days.

Sheikh Khalifa took over as the UAE’s second president in November 2004, succeeding his father as the 16th ruler of Abu Dhabi, the federation’s richest emirate.


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He has rarely been seen in public since 2014, when he had surgery following a stroke, although he has continued to issue rulings.

His brother, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, has been seen as the UAE’s de facto ruler in recent years.

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