Ex-Israeli president Shimon Peres dies, aged 93

  • 28/09/2016
Shimon Peres (Reuters)
Shimon Peres (Reuters)

Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres has died in Tel Aviv aged 93, the official government Israel News Agency reports.

Mr Peres was in hospital after a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday.

Details of when the funeral will take place were not initially available.