Middle East

Trapped UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebel threats

A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows armed men, reportedly rebel fighters, standing in the Syrian side of the Golan, at the Quneitra border crossing, on August 29, 2014. Israel closed off the area around Quneitra on the occupied Golan Heights after an officer was wounded by stray fire as Syrian rebels seized control of the crossing. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ





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