Baghdad  - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who has mediated among the country’s Shia, Sunni and Kurdish parties, was in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke that left him in “critical but stable condition”, government sources said. Talabani’s office said he was admitted to a Baghdad hospital and was in stable condition. under intensive medical supervision after receiving treatment for blocked arteries.Talabani had been suffering from ill health this year and received medical treatment overseas several times in the last two years.Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visited the president at the Baghdad hospital on Tuesday.