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UAE President Dies At 73

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died on Friday.

The government's state-run news agency, WAM announced in a brief statement.

The statement reads; " The ministry mourned for the people of the UAE, the Arab and Islamic nation, and the whole world, the leader of the nation His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan."

"The UAE's long-ailing ruler passed away at the age of 73 after battling illness for several years."

The UAE's Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a 40-day period of mourning and a three-day suspension of work in all ministries and the private sector beginning on Friday.

Sheikh Khalifa was chosen in 2004 to succeed his long-serving father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who ascended the throne in 1971.

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