Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies

Tel Aviv, – The former Israeli prime minister and president, Shimon Peres, has died aged 93.

He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. He died in a hospital near Tel Aviv early on Wednesday. He had been in the intensive care unit of the Sheba Medical Centre after suffering a major stroke on 13 September.

Peres served twice as the country’s prime minister and once as president. He retired from his role as president in 2014.

Source: Qatar News Agency