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World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century `giant` Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century `giant` Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.

Mahmoud Abbas attendance at Shimon Peres's funeral reminder of need for peace: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama said on Friday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` attendance at the funeral for Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace" in the Middle East.

Shimon Peres funeral gets under way in Israel, world leaders in attendance

Shimon Peres funeral gets under way in Israel, world leaders in attendance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Peres as a "great man of the world".

Palestinian President, Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands at Shimon Peres funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians.

Benjamin Netanyahu calls Shimon Peres a `great man of the world` in funeral eulogy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres as a "great man of the world" on Friday as he eulogised the man who was once his political rival at his funeral.

Obama arrives in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres

US President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president whose pursuit of an elusive peace with the Palestinians won international embrace.

World leaders gather for funeral of Nobel laureate Shimon Peres

Peres won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for his role in negotiating the Oslo accords, which envisioned an independent Palestinian state.

Ukraine marks 75 years since Babi Yar mass slaughter of Jews

A sombre Ukraine on Thursday marks 75 years since the World War II slaughter of some 34,000 Jews on the outskirts of Kiev, one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust.  The carnage by Nazi forces at the Babi Yar ravine has caused years of soul-searching and debate in Ukraine over the participation of local collaborators in the killings and atrocities that followed. 

Barack Obama to attend Shimon Peres funeral in Jerusalem

US President Barack Obama will join other world leaders in attending the funeral of Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, the White House said Wednesday.

Ex-Israeli President Shimon Peres's funeral on Friday

The funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away on Wednesday, will be held on Friday in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy here said.

Hamas calls Peres a criminal, Palestinian Authority silent

Hamas welcomed the death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres Wednesday, calling him a "criminal", while the Palestinian Authority made no official comment after the death of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Lost a key world leader in Peres: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres and said the world has lost a key leader and friend of India.

Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres passes away

Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres passes away

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, his personal doctor told AFP, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

Israel’s ex-president Shimon Peres in critical condition after 'major' stroke

Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, the last of Israel`s founding fathers, showed improvement Wednesday following a major stroke, but remained in critical condition, doctors said.

Israel's Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres in medically induced coma after major stroke

Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres suffered a stroke on Tuesday and was put in a medically induced coma, hospital officials said.

Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack: Army

Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack: Army

The Israeli air force targeted a Hamas military training facility in central Gaza overnight Sunday in response to a rocket attack, the army said.

Israel`s Peres hospitalised for `irregular heartbeat`: Office

Israel`s Peres hospitalised for `irregular heartbeat`: Office

Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital on Sunday after feeling chest pains and being diagnosed with an "irregular heartbeat", a spokeswoman said.

Israel to help 'reduce' farmer suicides: Maharashtra CM

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said senior Israeli leader Shimon Peres has agreed to mobilise the country`s technology to help `reduce` suicides by farmers in the western Indian state.

Shimon Peres meets Sonia Gandhi

Nobel laureate and former President of Israel Shimon Peres on Saturday met here with Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Modi combining best of Gandhi, Nehru to bring '3rd revolution' in India: Peres

Nobel Prize winner and former President of Israel Shimon Peres on Friday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is paving the 'third revolution' in India by combining tradition with the right technology to take the country to new heights.