Iraqi President Jalal Talabani suffered a stroke on Monday, a spokesman for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told the Associated Press. With Maliki at the Baghdad hospital where Talabani is being treated, medical personnel were still trying to stabilize the president's condition as of Tuesday.
An official within the Iraqi cabinet told the AP that Talabani fainted Monday and is still unconscious.
From the AP:
Doctors have not decided whether Talabani will continue to be treated in Baghdad or will be flown to another country for treatment, he said. He was unable to provide further details.
Talabani's office earlier said the Iraqi president had been rushed to the hospital after showing signs of fatigue on Monday evening, and that he was being treated for an unspecified health problem.