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UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan–AFP reporter

Al-Qaida-linked Syrian militants gather around vehicles carrying UN peacekeepers from Fiji before releasing them, as they arrive near the Syrian village of Al Rafeed in Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, seen from the border of the Israeli side Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers.  AP PHOTO/GIL ELIYAHU

Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Qaeda-linked Syria rebels release Fijian peacekeepers

This image made from video posted on a militant social media account on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, shows UN peacekeepers from Fiji held captive by militants from the Nusra Front in Syria. The 45 Fijian peacekeepers were released Thursday two weeks after they were kidnapped in the Golan Golan Heights,  a UN spokesperson said.  AP PHOTO VIA MILITANT SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT

Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria on Thursday released a group of 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers they kidnapped two weeks ago in the Golan Heights, a UN spokesperson said.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN Security Council demands Fiji peacekeepers’ release

This undated file image attached in a statement released on Aug. 30, 2014, on the Hanin Network website, a militant website, shows Fijian UN peacekeepers who were seized by The Nusra Front on Aug. 28, 2014, in the Golan Heights in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel. The UN Security Council on Wednesday, Sept. 3, demanded the release of the 45 Fijian peacekeepers.  AP PHOTO/HANIN NETWORK WEBSITE

The UN Security Council on Wednesday demanded the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers held in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH thanks other nations for assisting troops in Golan Heights

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Malacañang on Sunday thanked the other nations that provided aid for Filipino peacekeepers who recently escaped from a firefight with Syrian rebels in Golan Heights.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Priest among PH peacekeepers in standoff with Syrian rebels

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U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

A Filipino priest is part of the Philippine contingent which is currently in a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, according to Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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