JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 17 (UPI) — Former Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali suffered a stroke and was in a coma in a Saudi Arabian hospital, a French online journalist reported.
FORMER Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is “ailing and bedridden” and may have slipped into a coma, according to media reports.
The Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported that soon after resigning the presidency and moving to a resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, the 82-year-old – who resigned Friday after ruling Egypt for 30 years – was gravely ill and had slipped into a coma.
“Mubarak coma” was a top-trending term on Google yesterday.
Egypt’s ambassador to the US, Sameh Shoukry, told The Today Show that Mubarak “is possibly in somewhat of bad health”.
– Sharon, Still in Coma, Moved From Hospital to Home (ABC NEWS):
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon — who has been in a coma for nearly five years — was moved to his ranch home from an Israeli hospital Friday.
The former prime minister has been situated at his ranch in the Negev Desert with elevators and other equipment to foster long-term care at his home, the New York Times reported. He will return to Sheba Medical Center to be monitored after several days off site, and will return home on a trial basis.