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World leaders gather for funeral of Nobel laureate Peres

Jerusalem - World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Britain's Prince Charles gathered under tight security in Israel on Friday for the funeral of ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres.

Little mourning for Shimon Peres in Arab world

Cairo - Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres's death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a "war criminal".

Peres's death brings Israelis together to say goodbye

Jerusalem - Thousands braved tight security and streamed into a plaza outside Israel's parliament Thursday to have a few seconds to bow, pray and take a picture before the flag-draped coffin of ex-president Shimon Peres.

Palestinian president Abbas to attend Peres's funeral

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will attend the funeral of Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, Palestinian officials said Thursday, in what will be a rare visit to Jerusalem.

Peres funeral will bring back memories of Rabin and Arafat

Jerusalem - When Shimon Peres is laid to rest on Friday, his funeral is likely to bring back memories of those of the other two men he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with: Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat.

Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres

Jerusalem - Israeli leaders, former US president Bill Clinton and tens of thousands of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state.

Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres

Jerusalem - Israeli leaders, former US president Bill Clinton and tens of thousands of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state.

Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres

Jerusalem - Israeli leaders, former US president Bill Clinton and tens of thousands of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state.

Peres to lie in state as Israel honours last founding father

Jerusalem - The body of Shimon Peres is to lie in state outside Israel's parliament on Thursday as the world pays tribute to a statesman whose funeral is expected to draw leaders from around the globe.

Peres to lie in state as Israel honours last founding father

Jerusalem - The body of Shimon Peres is to lie in state outside Israel's parliament on Thursday as the world pays tribute to a statesman whose funeral is expected to draw leaders from around the globe.

Peres to lie in state as Israel honours last founding father

Jerusalem - The body of Shimon Peres is to lie in state outside Israel's parliament on Thursday as the world pays tribute to a statesman whose funeral is expected to draw leaders from around the globe.

Shimon Peres: some leading tributes

Jerusalem - Nobel laureate and former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, left an indelible mark on world affairs. Here is a selection of international tributes paid to one of Israel's best-loved elder statesmen.

Peres sought peace, but dream now rapidly fading

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, strove for peace with the Palestinians with the Oslo accords he helped negotiate more than two decades ago, but his dream is rapidly fading.

Shimon Peres: some leading tributes

Jerusalem - Nobel laureate and former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, left an indelible mark on world affairs. Here is a selection of international tributes paid to one of Israel's best-loved elder statesmen.

Palestinian president calls Peres 'brave' partner for peace

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed Shimon Peres as a "brave" partner for peace and sent his family condolences after the Israeli ex-president died earlier Wednesday, the official Palestinian news agency reported.

Peres: architect of Israel nuclear programme as well as peace

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, is famed for his peace efforts with the Palestinians but his role as architect of Israel's nuclear programme may prove his more lasting legacy.

Shimon Peres worked 'tirelessly' for two-state solution: UN chief

Geneva - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Shimon Peres's long efforts to forge a deal aimed at fostering peace in Israel and the Middle East, after the statesman's death earlier on Wednesday.

What are the Oslo accords?

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday aged 93, was the last survivor of the three men awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Oslo accords.

Obama says Peres never gave up on possibility of peace

Washington - President Barack Obama hailed Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, as a friend who refused to give up on the dream of peace, while former president Bill Clinton called him "a genius with a big heart.

Shimon Peres: Israeli hawk turned Nobel peace laureate

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, was an Israeli elder statesman, Nobel laureate and two-time prime minister who spearheaded peace efforts with the Palestinians after breaking with his hawkish past.

Shimon Peres: Key facts

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, died on Wednesday aged 93. Here are key facts about him:- Oslo accords -Peres was one of the architects of the Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians, reached in 1993 and 1995.

Key dates in the life of Shimon Peres

Jerusalem - Following are key dates in the life of Israel's former president, prime minister and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93.

Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies

Ramat Gan - Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, his doctor said, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman.

Israel's Shimon Peres 'fighting for life' after stroke

Ramat Gan - Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was "fighting for his life" Tuesday after a stroke suffered earlier this month, a source close to the veteran statesman said.

Gaza's legion of war-wounded battle to forge new lives

Gaza - Every time he hears a loud noise, Imed al-Firi hides his healthy leg under a cushion -- a reflex he developed after the summer of 2014, when Israeli tank fire struck his Gaza home and robbed him of his right leg.

Closure of Palestinian pages sparks Facebook censorship fears

Ramallah - Facebook apologised Monday after temporarily disabling accounts linked to two Palestinian news sites critical of Israel, a move that drew concern over potential online censorship.

Palestinians condemn Trump vow on Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Ramallah - Palestinian leaders Monday accused Donald Trump of abandoning any hope of a two-state solution after the Republican candidate said he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he won the US presidential election.

Bulgaria court error delays trial over Israeli bombing

Sofia - The trial over a deadly 2012 bombing of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, due to start on Monday, has been pushed back to November because of a procedural error, prosecutors said.

Trump says he'll recognize Jerusalem as Israel's 'undivided' capital

New York - Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he is elected president, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who Hillary Clinton also met that evening.

Jewish community in Guatemala resettles, claiming harassment

Guatemala City - A community of Orthodox Jews living outside Guatemala's capital moved out Sunday, claiming persecution because of their faith.The 500-strong group hails from the United States, Israel, Canada, several European countries, Mexico and El Salvador.
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