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  • How U.N. troops defied orders, opened fire and escaped Syrian rebels

    22 hours ago

    Early on Aug. 28, al Qaeda-linked militants fighting government forces in Syria crossed a ceasefire line in the Golan Heights on Israel's border and seized 45 Fijians serving in a United Nations peacekeeping force.

    The leader of a nearby U.N. contingent from the Philippines...

  • U.N. Golan peacekeepers pull back from four positions amid tension

    23 hours ago

    U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are pulling out from its positions and a camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli border due to a severe deterioration of security in the region, the United Nations said on Monday.

    The decision to pull some blue-helmeted troops back to...

  • Fiji says Syrian rebels want compensation, removal from terror list

    2 weeks ago

    Islamist fighters who seized dozens of Fijian soldiers serving as U.N. 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...

  • Syrian rebels reinforce siege of U.N. peace-keepers on Golan Heights

    2 weeks ago

    Islamist militants surrounding 40 Filipino peace-keepers in the Golan Heights have reinforced their siege with fighters who arrived in more than 20 vehicles, U.N. diplomatic sources told Reuters on Saturday.

    "As we speak more rebels in more than 20 vehicles are approaching and...

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  • Fiji troops to join depleted Golan peacekeeping force

    June 17, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    Some 170 troops from Fiji will join the United Nations peacekeeping force on the Golan Heights in the wake of the withdrawal of Austrian troops.

    The new peacekeepers will arrive in the region at the end of the month, the United Nations announced Monday.

    Last week, the 380...

  • ‘Blue Lagoon’ Honeymoon

    By Elyse Glickman

    November 16, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    Islands and honeymoons are a time-tested match made in heaven. Perhaps that’s why so many newlyweds flirt with Fiji, a gorgeous archipelago nation in the South Pacific. 

    This country is the embodiment of romance. One of its most recognizable islands is the Turtle Island resort,...

  • Bachelorette Finale: Ashley & JP Lose, While Ben Goes Out a Winner

    By Ilana Angel

    August 2, 2011 | 12:57 am

    The Bachelorette is finally over for the season. Thank God.  I seriously don’t think I would have lasted through one more week.  However, I’m about to watch three hours of hell and I’m oddly exited.  I have a mojito on hand, with a bottle of wine as back up, so let the train...

  • The Bachelorette Needs to Wash Her Hair, Floss, & Stop Talking

    By Ilana Angel

    July 26, 2011 | 10:54 am

    We are in Fiji with Ashley, which is a perfect combination of heaven and hell. Fiji is heaven on earth, and time spent with Ashley feels like I am in hell. She arrives to the resort, with her unfortunate walk, in horrible shoes, and once again, unwashed hair.  She is talking and my...

  • South Seas Seder

    By Daniel Brookman

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Namotu is a little speck of an atoll barely three acres in area, about the size of a typical shopping center. It's part of the South Pacific island nation of Fiji, and it's where my group of surfing lawyers decided to spend our annual legal seminar/surf trip last year.

    As the date...

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