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Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke

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JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

U.N., Fiji say no word on location of peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued as the United Nations said it had no word on the troops' whereabouts.

World, United Nations, Syria, 31 Aug 2014

Israel says shoots down drone over Golan Heights

GOLAN HEIGHTS - Israel's military said it shot down a drone that flew from Syria into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday.

World, Syria, United Nations 31 Aug 2014

Philippine peacekeepers rescued from militants on Golan: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - Thirty-two U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, the United Nations said. | Video

World, United Nations, Syria, 30 Aug 2014

Philippine peacekeepers rescued from militants on Golan: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - Thirty-two Philippine U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamists who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, U.N. officials said, while militants reinforced their siege of another group of 40. | Video

World, United Nations, Syria, 30 Aug 2014

U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'

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.

World, United Nations, 29 Aug 2014

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

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.

World, United Nations, Syria, 29 Aug 2014

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

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.

World, United Nations, Syria, 29 Aug 2014

Israel police find body of missing U.S. student

JERUSALEM - Israeli police said on Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive. | Video

World, U.S., 28 Aug 2014

Israel police find body of missing U.S. student

JERUSALEM - Israeli police said on Thursday they had found the body of a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week near a forest in Jerusalem and that they did not suspect a criminal motive.

World, U.S., 28 Aug 2014