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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.

India wants to expand ties with Israel: PM Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today articulated his strong desire to further expand and strengthen India's relations with Israel, both in traditional areas as well as in new areas of cooperation.

Nobel laureate Shimon Peres to visit India, call upon Modi and Sonia

Israel's former president and Nobel laureate, Shimon Peres, will be visiting India this week where he will launch a tri-lateral dialogue on food and water security involving India, Israel and Australia.

Reuven Rivlin sworn in as Israel`s 10th president

Far-right hawk Reuven Rivlin was sworn in as Israel`s 10th president on Thursday at a formal ceremony in parliament which saw elder statesman Shimon Peres stepping down.

Pope seeks justice 20 years after attack on Argentine Jews

Pope Francis today called for justice to be done in the unsolved bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded 300 others two decades ago.

Politics left behind as Mideast rivals head to Vatican

Israel`s government is boycotting its Palestinian counterpart with relations to a new low, and when their two presidents join Pope Francis in a Vatican prayer for peace on Sunday politics are likely to be absent.

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Israel presidential candidates step forward

Six candidates put themselves forward on Tuesday for Israel`s presidential election in two weeks, kicking off the race to succeed 90-year-old incumbent Shimon Peres.