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Israel, West hail Sharon, Arab world slams him

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 00:35

As Israelis and the West paid glowing tributes to late Israeli leader Ariel Sharon, the Arab world was less laudatory, slamming him as a "tyrant" and "criminal".

Israel kills Gaza militant blamed for rockets during Sharon funeral

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:32

Israel killed two Gaza gunmen in an air strike on Wednesday, blaming one of them for firing rockets across the border during former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon`s funeral last week.

Israel war hero Ariel Sharon buried after military state funeral

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 09:58

Hailed as an indomitable commander, Ariel Sharon, Israel`s war hero, was buried on Monday at his family`s Sycamore ranch.

Gaza projectiles hit Israel after Sharon burial: Army

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 23:44

Gaza militants fired two projectiles which struck an area close to the ranch where former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest on Monday.

Ariel Sharon memorial: World leaders bid farewell to `the bulldozer`

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 14:55

The memorial service for the military hero of Israel Ariel Sharon is being held at Knesset – the country`s Parliament building, with more than a dozen of foreign delegates in attendance.

Israel beefs up security for Sharon`s funeral near Gaza Strip

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 14:19

Sharon, who died on Saturday at the age of 85 after remaining in coma for eight years, will be laid to rest beside his wife Lily at Anemones Hill nearby the family`s northern Negev Sycamore Ranch this evening.

Shame that Ariel Sharon has gone to grave without facing justice: HRW

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 12:29

Widely known for his penchant for wars, former Israeli PM and military hero Ariel Sharon, would have ordered withdrawal from most of occupied territories, had he been in office said former PM Ehud Olmert.

Joe Biden to meet Israel`s Benjamin Netanyahu during visit for Ariel Sharon funeral

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:35

It will be Biden`s first trip to Israel since March 2010, when the surprise Israeli announcement of a major settlement-expansion project in a disputed area of East Jerusalem embarrassed US.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon`s funeral to be held today

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 05:35

Israeli former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will be buried on Monday at a site close to his family`s Sycamore Ranch in the southern Negev desert after a military funeral, following a memorial service at the Knesset which will be attended by dignitaries including US Vice President Joe Biden.

Joe Biden to lead US delegation for Sharon`s memorial service

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 16:37

US President Barack Obama said Vice President Joe Biden will lead the American delegation to the memorial service of the popular former Israeli premier.

Israelis pay final respects to ex-PM Ariel Sharon

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 10:11

US President and other world leaders mourned the death of iconic Israeli statesman Ariel Sharon on Sunday.

Comatose Sharon cried seeing photograph of late wife

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 05:04

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died at a hospital near Tel Aviv, wept after seeing a picture of his late wife, a medical staff recalled.