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Fijian joy as Syrian rebels release peacekeepers

Shamir - Jubilant Fijians celebrated Friday the release of 45 UN peacekeepers from the South Pacific nation who were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda linked rebels on the Golan Heights, hailing them as heroes after their two-week ordeal.

Kidnapped UN peacekeepers in Syria released

New York - A group of 45 UN peacekeepers kidnapped two weeks ago in the Golan were released Thursday and are in good condition, a UN spokesman said.

Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Jerusalem - Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Fiji retracts claim UN peacekeepers' release imminent

Suva - Fiji on Wednesday retracted a claim that 45 UN peacekeepers being held hostage in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels were about to be released, blaming a communications mix-up."I don't think so...

Fiji's UN peacekeepers in Golan to be released soon

Suva - A group of 45 UN peacekeepers from Fiji taken hostage in the Golan Heights two weeks ago by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels will be released soon, the Fiji government said Wednesday."Fijian troops will soon be released.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on Islamic State

Jerusalem - Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.

Syria rebels advance near Golan Heights: NGO

Beirut - Syrian rebels have made fresh advances near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra province, where 26 troops and 17 rebels were killed in a battle on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

EU left-wing delegation blocked by Israel from entering Gaza

Tel Aviv - A delegation of five Spanish left-wing politicians, along with eight EU delegates from Cyprus, France, Ireland and Portugal, have been denied entry into the Gaza Strip, where they wished to report on the impact of recent actions by the IDF in that area.

Op-Ed: New declassified documents detail U.S. concerns over Israeli nukes

Washington - The documents are from 1968 and 1969. There are 106 pages of top secret memos from those years. They discuss what the U.S. should do about the developing Israeli nuclear program.

Kerry holds 'constructive' talks with Palestinians

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry met for over two hours with Palestinian negotiators for "constructive" talks on future relations with Israel, a US official said.

UN Security Council demands Fiji peacekeepers' release

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

Israel finance minister warns land grab eroding support

Jerusalem - Finance Minister Yair Lapid warned Tuesday that Israel was eroding its international support after Washington joined a chorus of criticism of its biggest grab of Palestinian land since the 1980s.

Fiji says UN negotiating demands with hostage takers

Suva - Fiji revealed for the first time Tuesday the demands being made by Al-Qaeda-linked Syria rebels who took more than 40 UN peacekeepers hostage in the Golan Heights last week.

Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan monitors

Shamir - Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by insurgents.

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Jerusalem - Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau.

Israel plans to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank, army says

Jerusalem - Israel announced Sunday it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan clash with Syrian rebels: govt

Manila - Philippine UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights clashed with Syrian rebels Saturday, Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said in Manila.

Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory

Suva - Fiji military officials confirmed Saturday they no longer know the whereabouts of 44 peacekeepers captured by Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

Gaza - Thousands of militants paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip Friday, defiantly saying they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky.

Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force'

Manila - Seventy-five Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said Friday.

Aid flows into Gaza after Israel-Hamas truce

Gaza - Vital humanitarian aid poured into Gaza on Thursday as residents began rebuilding their lives following a devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that experts say left no winners.

Targeted Israeli cargo ship quietly unloaded in SF Bay Area

Oakland - A cargo ship targeted by protesters upset over Israel's actions in Gaza was quietly unloaded in Oakland overnight and headed out of the bay early Wednesday.

Israel closes Golan area as Syria rebels seize crossing

Jerusalem - Israel closed off the area around Quneitra on the occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday after an officer was wounded by stray fire as Syrian rebels seized control of the crossing.

Life stirs in Gaza as ceasefire holds

Gaza - Life in Gaza resumed some semblance of normality Wednesday as a long-term truce took hold following a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as 'victory' in the 50-day war.

Video: 15 missiles intercepted at once by Israel's Iron Dome

A video going viral online shows 15 missiles reportedly being shot into the sky in Israel, and moments later the Iron Dome missile-intercepting technology quickly dispatches all of the incoming attacks.

Gaza celebrates as long-term truce goes into effect

Gaza - Celebrations erupted in Gaza on Tuesday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.

Palestinians announce long-term Gaza truce

Gaza - The Palestinian leadership said Tuesday they had reached agreement with Israel on a "permanent" halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in and around Gaza although Israel was silent on the claimed deal.

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza City tower blocks

Gaza - Israeli air strikes on Gaza City killed two Palestinians early Tuesday, while scores more were wounded when warplanes bombed two high-rise residential blocks, medics and witnesses said.

Israel targets Gaza highrises, as sides weigh truce deal

Gaza - Israel upped pressure on Hamas Tuesday, with warplanes hitting two Gaza City highrises on day 50 of their conflict as the warring parties mulled a new Egyptian truce proposal.

Israel in deadly Gaza air raids, Egypt in new truce plan

Gaza - Israeli fire killed 10 Palestinians across Gaza on Monday, while Egypt proposed a new ceasefire that would open key crossings into the blockaded territory.
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