Sheikh Khalifa, UAE president, dies at 73

After lengthy illness, 40 days of mourning

13 May, 16:04

    (ANSAmed) - ABU DHABI, MAY 13 - Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE, died on Friday.

    The news was reported by state-owned media, which noted that he had died after struggling against an illness for several years,.

    "The minister for presidential affairs sends its condolences to the UAE population and the Muslim world, " the WAM news agency said, for "the death today of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan." The ministry announced 40 days of mourning with flags at half-mast starting on Friday, as well as the suspension of work in both the public and private sectors for the first three days.


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