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UAE: Sheikh Khalifa’s back but clearly infirm

UAE President and Abu Dhabi Ruler Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan received Ramadan greetings from the rulers and crown princes of the other emirates and senior federal officials on 8 May at the start of Ramadan. In recent years a similar ceremony has taken place at Sheikh Khalifa’s home at Evian, France, but this year the venue was Qasr Al-Watan, the presidential palace in Al-Bateen, Abu Dhabi.In the past, this event has been carefully stage-managed to suggest the president remains fit and healthy.

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