Home > News > World
Thursday January 9, 2014 MYT 11:50:01 PM
Thursday January 9, 2014 MYT 11:50:57 PM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated sharply in recent hours and he is close to death, the hospital treating him said on Thursday.
Sharon, 85, has been on life support and out of the public gaze since suffering a massive stroke eight years ago. His vital organs started to fail a week ago at the Sheba Medical Center, near Tel Aviv.
One of Israel's most famous generals, Sharon left his mark on the region through military invasion, Jewish settlement building on captured land and a shock, unilateral decision to pull Israeli troops and settlers out of the Gaza Strip in 2005.
(Writing by Ori Lewis; editing by Crispian Balmer)
Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'
Western leaders hint at more Russian sanctions over Ukraine
Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit
Homeless man shot dead by LAPD had served time for bank robbery
Malaysians abroad share how they celebrate our local festivals
8 Incredible food and wine adventures you can do in Australia!
Alibaba opens first US cloud centre, enters hotly contested market
Johor MB launches app for Taman Molek residents to share information
Google wants young thinkers
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)