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U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights

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QUNEITRA Golan Heights - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria.

U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized "for their protection" 12:17am BST

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so "for their own protection" and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe.

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped 29 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped 28 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Away from Gaza war, Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids 28 Aug 2014

JERUSALEM - Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained.

Hamas leader says Gaza only 'milestone to reaching our objective' 28 Aug 2014

DOHA - Hamas will not cease resisting Israel until all its demands are met, the group's overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding the latest Gaza conflict was only "a milestone to reaching our objective".

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France says Europe must be more than 'bank window' in Israel, Palestinian conflict 28 Aug 2014

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday Europe had to play a bigger role to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and could no longer just play the role of a "bank window" for reconstruction after each war.

Sinai militant group says it beheaded four Egyptians 28 Aug 2014

CAIRO - A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters.

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Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home 28 Aug 2014

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor has emerged. | Video

Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels 28 Aug 2014

AMMAN - Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday.