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News and updates about UNDOF

Crossing between Israel and Syria to reopen Monday

Quneitra Crossing between Israel and Syria will only be used by UN forces who intend to cross from Israel to Syria and return.

Crossing between Israel and Syria to reopen Monday

Russia to help UN peacekeepers in Golan

Russian military says its forces will help UN peacekeepers restore patrols along Syria and Israel border.

Russia to help UN peacekeepers in Golan

UN peacekeepers return to Golan

UN peacekeepers carry out first patrol since 2014 to key crossing point between Syrian and Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

UN peacekeepers return to Golan

'We won’t accept Iranian presence on our border'

Ambassador Danon meets UNDOF commander as Iran expands its control in the region.

'We won’t accept Iranian presence on our border'

Defense Minister: Hamas makes unreasonable demands

DM Avigdor Liberman meets with UN Secretary-General on Iranian hegemony in Syria and IDF KIA held in Gaza.

Defense Minister: Hamas makes unreasonable demandsplayer

UN peacekeepers return to Syrian side of the Golan

127 UN peacekeepers return to Syrian-held side of the Golan Heights, two years after fleeing clashes with Al-Qaeda-linked rebels.

UN peacekeepers return to Syrian side of the Golan

Israel hopes for UN return to Golan

UNDOF peacekeeprs on Syria-Israel border removed after attacks, kidnappings.

Israel hopes for UN return to Golan as Iran, ISIS seek foothold

Will the UN Return Forces to the Golan Heights?

UN Security Council discusses return and new security steps, month after UNDOF fled from Syrian rebels to Israeli side of the Golan.

Will the UN Return Forces to the Golan Heights?

Filipino Peacekeepers Unlikely to Return to Golan

Philippine President dims hopes that UN peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.

Filipino Peacekeepers Unlikely to Return to Golan

Al Qaeda Rebels Seize UN Arms, Uniforms in Syria

Syrian envoy accuses Israel of 'letting' Nusra Front take control of Syrian side of the border, confirms rebels now control Syrian Golan.

Report: Al Qaeda Rebels Seize UN Arms, Uniforms in Syria

UN Peacekeepers Flee Syrian Golan into Israel

Hundreds of UNDOF observers flee to Israeli Golan Heights, as battles continue to rage between the Syrian regime and Islamist rebels.

UN Peacekeepers Flee Syrian Golan into Israel

UN Chief Welcomes Release of Fijian Peacekeepers

Ban Ki-moon welcomes the release of 45 UN peacekeepers who were kidnapped by the Al-Nusra Front.

UN Chief Welcomes Release of Fijian Peacekeepers

Fijian Peacekeepers Released by Syrian Rebels

Syria's Nusra Front rebel group releases 44 UN peacekeepers, who will cross into Israel later today.

Fijian Peacekeepers Released, Expected to Cross into Israel

Fijian Soldiers Say They Are Safe in Al Qaeda Film

Syria's Nusra Front rebel group releases video featuring 44 UN peacekeepers; group leader thanks rebels 'for keeping their word.'

Watch: Fijian UN Soldiers Say They Are Safe in Al Qaeda Videoplayer

Fiji Retracts Claim UN Hostages to be Released

Social media posts claiming 45 captive UN troops about to be released denied: 'someone has misinterpreted.'

Fiji Retracts Claim UN Hostages About to be Released

Irish Foreign Minister: We May Leave Golan Force

The withdrawal of the Irish contingent could be a body blow from which the UN peacekeeping force may not recover.

Irish Foreign Minister: We May Leave Golan Force

UNSC Demands Release of Abducted Peacekeepers

Unanimous UN declaration condemns abduction of UNDOF members by terrorists in 'strongest terms.'

UN Security Council Demands Release of Abducted Peacekeepers

Rebels Present Demands for Release of Peacekeepers

Al-Nusra Front presents three demands for the release of 43 Fijian peacekeepers kidnapped last week.

Syrian Rebels Present Demands for Release of UN Peacekeepers

Philippines Confirms Peacekeepers Escaped Syria

Philippine military chief confirms that more than 70 peacekeepers have escaped from areas of Golan that came under attack by Syrian rebels.

Philippine Military Chief Confirms Peacekeepers Escaped Syria

UN Chief Condemns Kidnapping of Peacekeepers

Ban Ki-moon calls for the immediate release of 43 peacekeepers who were kidnapped by Syrian rebels.

UN Chief Condemns Kidnapping of Peacekeepers in Golan

U.S. Accuses Al-Nusra of Kidnapping Peacekeepers

The United States accuses the Al-Qaeda-affiliate Al-Nusra Front of detaining 43 members of the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights.

U.S. Accuses Al-Nusra of Kidnapping UN Peacekeepers

UNSC Condemns Syrian Violence in the Golan

UN extends UNDOF mandate while strongly condemning all military activity on the Golan Heights by the Syrian army and opposition fighters.

Security Council Condemns Syrian Violence in the Golan

Nepalese UNIFIL Unit Redeploys to Golan

UN officials say Nepal is withdrawing some of its troops from its contingent to Lebanon, and instead sending them to the Golan Heights.

Nepal Withdraws Troops from Lebanon, Redeploys to Golan

Golan Peacekeepers to Get Machine Guns

UNDOF peacekeepers will get machine guns, extra body armor and more armored vehicles.

Golan Peacekeepers to Get Machine Guns

Fiji Offers More Troops to Golan Heights UN Force

Fiji has offered more than 500 troops to the UN Golan Heights peacekeeping force, say diplomats.

Fiji Offers More Troops to Golan Heights UN Force

Fiji Troops Replace Austria in UNDOF

A force of 170 soldiers from Fiji will replace Austrian troops in the UN peacekeeping force monitoring the Golan Heights buffer zone.

Fiji Troops Replace Austria in Golan Heights UN Force

UN Chief Calls for Better Security in Golan

Ban Ki-moon calls for better protection for UN peacekeepers to counter the growing threat of spillover violence from the Syria conflict.

UN Chief Calls for Better Security for Golan Peacekeepers

Austrian UN Troops Begin Golan Pullout

Vienna decided to quit the mission due to fear of Syria's civil war.

Austrian UN Troops Begin Golan Pullout

UN Asks Austria to Delay Golan Pullout

Austria remains adamant about pulling out its troops from the Golan Heights, even as the UN appeals for more time.

UN Asks Austria to Delay Golan Pullout

Austria to Begin Withdrawing from Golan on Wed.

Austria will begin withdrawing its 377 peacekeepers from the Golan Heights on Wednesday, says official.

Austria to Begin Withdrawing Golan Peacekeepers on Wednesday

Austria Not Ruling Out Returning Peacekeepers

Austria's Foreign Minister says his country does not rule out returning its UN peacekeepers to the Golan Heights.

Austria Not Ruling Out Sending Peacekeepers Back to Golan

UN: Russia Can't Take Part in Golan Heights Force

UN: Russia is banned from taking part in the Golan Heights peacekeeping force.

UN: Russia Can't Take Part in Golan Heights Force

Putin Offers Replace Austrians in the Golan

Russian President proposes that his country’s peacekeepers replace departing Austrian troops in the Golan Heights.

Putin Offers to Send Troops to Replace Austrians in the Golan

UN Chief Regrets Austria's Withdrawal from Golan

Ban Ki-moon says he regrets Austria’s decision to withdraw its troops from the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights.

UN Chief Regrets Austria's Decision to Withdraw from Golan

Syria Withdraws Troops from Golan

The Syrian government has withdrawn large numbers of troops from the Golan Heights and rebels have taken over, reports the Guardian.

Syria Withdraws Troops from Golan, Leaving Israel Concerned

UN Halts Peacekeeping Patrols in the Golan Heights

The UN has halted peacekeeping patrols in the Golan Heights amid fears that more countries may withdraw from its force.

UN Halts Peacekeeping Patrols in the Golan Heights

UN Reviewing Safety of Golan Peacekeepers

The safety of UN observers in the Golan Heights is under “very active review”, says UN spokesman.

UN Actively Reviewing Safety of Golan Peacekeepers

Kidnapped UN Peacemakers Freed, Arrive in Jordan

Syrian rebels release 21 Filipino peacekeepers who had been kidnapped on the Golan Heights.

Kidnapped UN Peacemakers Freed, Arrive in Jordan

UN Delays Effort to Release Kidnapped Peacekeepers

The UN calls off an effort to secure the release of 21 peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels because of darkness in the Golan Heights.

UN Delays Effort to Release Kidnapped Peacekeepers

Israel Asked UN Not to Remove Forces from Golan

Israel approached the UN, requesting that forces remain in the Golan despite the kidnapping of 21 peacekeepers.

Israel Asked UN Not to Remove Forces from the Golan