World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' Peres

US President Barack Obama touches the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres after speaking during his funeral in Jerusalem on September 30, 2016World 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. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was among the mourners at the city’s Mount Herzl national cemetery and was seated in the front row, reportedly at the request of Peres’s family. Abbas knew Peres well and negotiated with him.


Philippines' Duterte draws Hitler parallels in war on drugs

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at Davao international airport on September 30, 2016Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened his deadly crime war to Hitler’s efforts to exterminate Jews, as he declared he was “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts. Duterte also railed against Western critics of his unprecedented law-and-order crackdown, which has left more than 3,000 people dead in three months and raised concerns about a breakdown in the rule of law in one of Asia’s most chaotic democracies. “Hitler massacred three million Jews.


Peres funeral, attended by Obama, briefly brings Israeli, Palestinian leaders together

Israel's PM Netanyahu and U.S. President Obama at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres in JerusalemBy Jeffrey Heller and Jeff Mason JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands during a brief chat and U.S. President Barack Obama gently reminded them of the “unfinished business of peace” at the funeral Friday of Shimon Peres, the last of a generation of Israel’s founding fathers. Peres, a former president and prime minister who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, shared a Nobel Prize for the interim land-for-peace accords he helped reach with the Palestinians as Israel’s foreign minister in the 1990s.


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

US President Barack Obama speaks during the funeral of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery on September 30, 2016World 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. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was among the mourners at the city’s Mount Herzl national cemetery and was seated in the front row, reportedly at the request of Peres’s family. Abbas knew Peres well and negotiated with him.