Fijian peacekeepers - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Fijian peacekeepers


Did the UN pay ransom for Fijian peacekeepers?

Oct 14, 2014 - 4:33 AM

The UN reiterates it did not pay ransom for the release of Fijian peacekeepers after Israeli TV aired a report supposedly showing the transaction

UN chief's Golan report silent on order to surrender firearms

Sep 19, 2014 - 6:58 AM

A document obtained by Rappler in New York details the events behind the standoff between Syrian rebels and Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights but did not discuss the dispute on the order for the troops to give up their arms

Syrian envoy hits UN’s ‘total inaction’ on Golan peacekeepers

Sep 17, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Ambassador Bashar Ja afari says terrorists are able to establish a safe zone in the Syrian side of the Golan reducing the mandate of the peacekeeping mission

'TOTAL INACTION.' Bashar Ja’afari, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN, speaks to journalists following a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, 16 September 2014, United Nations. Devra Berkowitz/UN Photo

45 Fijian peacekeepers released – UN

Sep 11, 2014 - 8:32 PM

The United Nations peacekeepers were kidnapped by Al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels last week All the 45 peacekeepers are in good condition says a UN spokesperson

Talks to free Fijian peacekeepers 'progressive'

Sep 10, 2014 - 6:53 AM

UPDATED Fiji clarifies statement on peacekeepers status says negotiators actively working for their release

LOOKOUT POST. Members of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) use binoculars to watch the Syrian side of the Golan Heights at Mount Bental in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights on August 31, 2014. Menahem Kahana/AFP

PH and Fiji in Golan: One order, different outcomes

Sep 05, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Last week Filipino and Fijian peacekeepers were given the same order to surrender their weapons to Syrian rebels Who made the right choice?

'BATTALION OF EXCELLENCE': The troops in Golan Heights are well-trained and well-armed. November 2013 file photo before the group left for Golan

Rappler Newscast | September 4, 2014

Sep 04, 2014 - 8:11 PM

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