May 13, 2022

Ailing UAE ruler dies, influential prince set to succeed him

The president of the United Arab Emirates has died and his powerful younger brother is expected to succeed him at the helm of OPEC’s third biggest oil producer.

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who steered the Gulf Arab country through the global financial crisis and oversaw its rapid economic transformation, had been in office since 2004. He was 73.

Sheikh Khalifa was also ruler of Abu Dhabi, the largest and wealthiest of the seven sheikhdo…

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