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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel’s Netanyahu dismisses Iran’s overtures to West as ruse

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 10:19am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... Reuters in United Nations Israel warns Iran it will respond to any attack Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed a charm offensive by Iran’s new president as a ruse ... the trustworthiness of Hassan Rowhani, Iran’s centrist president who has made diplomatic overtures to the United States and spoke by telephone last week with President Barack Obama. “Rowhani doesn’t sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322695/israels-netanyahu-dismisses-irans-overtures-west-ruse
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Fiji retracts claim over release of captured peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Golan Heights Fijians held hostage by Islamist militants arrive in Israeli-held territory Freed UN peacekeepers reach safety Dozens of Fijian United Nations peacekeepers ... spokeswoman said, without giving any numbers. A witness said that after the peacekeepers crossed over, they were driven away in a convoy of United Nations minibuses. Al-Nusra initially said it held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589482/fiji-retracts-claim-over-release-captured-peacekeepers-golan-heights
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    40 Filipino peacekeepers perform 'greatest escape' in Golan Heights

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks, the Philippine military said yesterday. All 75 soldiers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Middle East flashpoint zone ... that it would withdraw the 331-strong Filipino contingent serving as part of the United Nations Disengagement Force in the Golan Heights at the end of their tour of duty in October due to the worsening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582362/40-filipino-peacekeepers-perform-greatest-escapein-golan-heights
  4. News - Asia - MIDDLE EAST

    Trapped Filipino peacekeepers clash with Syrian rebels after tense stand-off

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:18pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Battle highlights the risk that United Nations faces of being sucked further into the conflict Peacekeepers, Syrian rebels clash in Golan Heights UN peacekeepers ... Filipino peacekeepers were surrounded by rebels of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, who ordered them to surrender, said Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581961/filipino-peacekeepers-being-attacked-syrian-rebels-defence-chief
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamists holding UN peacekeepers hostage set high price for their release

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... Ireland, Nepal and the Netherlands as well as the Fijians and Filipinos who came under attack. The United Nations has said the Philippines will pull out of UNDOF. Austria, Japan and Croatia have ... Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers on the Golan Heights last week are demanding their group be removed from a global terrorism list ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583899/islamists-holding-un-peacekeepers-hostage-set-high-price-their-release
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Veterans of Israel's elite Unit 8200 denounce its conscientious objectors

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israeli veterans denounce elite unit's refuseniks Scores of veterans of elite Israeli intelligence unit 8200 rallied to its defence after 43 comrades ... of the most high-profile expressions of conscientious objection in years. The signatories- reservists and former members of Unit 8200- said the intelligence collected by the unit "was an integral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593294/veterans-israels-elite-unit-8200-denounce-its-conscientious-objectors
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Video shows captured Syrian soldiers executed by Islamic State

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... by the militants yesterday, and the world body was working to secure their release, the United Nations said. ... of Syria, mostly areas in the north and east of the country. The United States has launched air strikes on the same group over the border in Iraq and is considering doing the same in Syria. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581481/video-shows-captured-syrian-soldiers-executed-islamic-state
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US rebukes Israel for ‘biggest West Bank land grab in 30 years’

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:44pm by Reuters and Agence France-Presse

    ... of 1,000 housing units at the site. Peace Now said the land seizure was the largest announced by Israel in the West Bank since the 1980s and that anyone with ownership claims had 45 days to appeal. ... territory at the weekend. Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers escaped overnight on Saturday after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks. The UN said its troops "remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583139/us-rebukes-israel-biggest-west-bank-land-grab-30-years
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... said. “But today they’re learning the same hard lesson of petty tyrants and terrorists who have gone before.” French President Francois Hollande said that France would join the United States ... air raid damaged an IS ammunition depot southeast of Baghdad, Central Command said. The United States has now carried out 176 air strikes against IS in Iraq. Even as Congress voted to endorse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595864/obamas-coalition-takes-shape-france-joins-war-islamic-state
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on Islamic State

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... destroying several small IS ground units and a small boat on the Euphrates River that was re-supplying rebel forces in the area. The US has carried out 174 air strikes in Iraq since early August ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595312/obama-and-us-lawmakers-turn-heat-islamic-state

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