Latest News Wires UN peacekeepers captured by Syrian militants, while others threatened

Soldiers from Fiji and the Philippines are under threat by militants near the Golan Heights, the border area between Syria and Israel.

By , Associated Press

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Forty-four Fijian soldiers working as United Nations peacekeepers remained captive to a militant group in Syria on Friday while 75 Philippine soldiers were in tense standoff with the rebels, according to the two Pacific nations.