Syria claims downing of Israeli spy drone

he Syrian army has claimed it shot down an Israeli reconnaissance drone flying near the occupied Golan Heights, state media said on Monday.

Syria says Israeli drone downed in Quneitra

 Syria said on Sunday that an Israeli drone had been brought down in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. 

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: Monitor

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Philippines` Aquino criticises UN for mission `impossible`

 Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday criticised the United Nations for refusing to better arm Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, saying this made their mission "impossible".

Israel to react `forcefully` to threats after Syria jet downed

Israel will respond "forcefully" to attempts to threaten its security, Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon warned on Tuesday, after it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights. 

'Israel downs Syria warplane on Golan Heights'

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Tuesday as it attempted to fly over the ceasefire line into the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, army radio reported. 

Philippine withdraws peacekeepers from Golan Heights

 The Philippine government has withdrawn Filipino peacekeepers from the Golan Heights due to the deteriorating security situation in the area, a military official said Friday.

UN troops withdraw from Syrian side of Golan heights

The UN Monday withdrew its peacekeepers from the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, a spokesperson said.

Qatar says it mediated release of Fiji peacekeepers

The Qatari government said it helped to secure the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped by al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights last month.

Fijian joy as Syrian rebels release peacekeepers

Jubilant Fijians celebrated on 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.

Fijian UN peacekeepers kidnapped in Golan released

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

Syria al Qaeda affiliate says will free UN troops

Al Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has said it will free 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers who it kidnapped after the capture of a border crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Al Qaeda-backed group releases video of kidnapped UN peacekeepers

An al Qaeda-backed militant group that seized 45 UN peacekeepers two weeks ago on the Golan Heights has posted a video in which the hostages, from the South Pacific nation of Fiji, say they expect to be released soon.

Fiji retracts claim release of UN peacekeepers imminent

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.

UN peacekeeping official backs Indian force commander in Golan

The head of UN peacekeeping operations has commended General Iqbal Singh Singha, the Indian force commander of the UN mission in the Golan Heights, for his "strong leadership" and "good and sound judgement" during a hostage crisis in the area last week.

UN denies Golan peacekeepers ordered to hand arms to Syria rebels

The U.N. peacekeeping chief strongly denied on Wednesday allegations from the Philippines` army chief that Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights were ordered to surrender their weapons to Islamist militants who had trapped them.

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

Syrian rebels clashed with government troops in the Golan Heights, where al Qaeda-linked insurgents abducted UN peacekeepers last week, activists said.

Fiji says UN negotiating demands with hostage takers

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

Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror list

Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding that their group be removed from a global terrorism list and that compensation be paid for members killed in fighting, the head of Fiji`s army said on Tuesday.

Syrian Army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from the Philippines escaped after resisting capture.