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Advisory Council rejects US decision on Golan Heights

Advisory Council rejects US decision on Golan Heights

The Advisory Council yesterday held its regular weekly session under the chairmanship of HE the Speaker Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Zaid al-Mahmoud.

Qatar reiterates Golan belongs to Syria and is Israel-occupied

Qatar reiterates Golan belongs to Syria and is Israel-occupied

Qatar stressed Friday its position that Golan Heights is an occupied Arab land, and strongly rejected any attempts to undermine international resolutions which confirm that Golan belongs to Syria and is occupied by Israel.

UN rights body calls for halt to Israeli expansion in Syrian Golan

UN rights body calls for halt to Israeli expansion in Syrian Golan

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday criticised Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights a day after US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the disputed territory.

Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet with surface-to-air missiles on Tuesday after the plane infiltrated airspace it controls, the military said, in a rare incident that could provoke tensions.

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

The Israeli military said that it had completed "a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organisation and their families".

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said on Saturday.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday.

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria

Air strikes on Tuesday killed seven civilians in a sensitive southwestern province of Syria bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor said.

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli frontier on the Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israeli forces.

Syrian forces seize village in SW, widening offensive

Syrian forces seize village in SW, widening offensive

Syrian government forces seized a village in Quneitra province on Sunday, their first advance against insurgents in the region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights since launching a major offensive in the southwest, a war monitor reported.

Syrian offensive uproots more than 120,000: monitor group

Syrian offensive uproots more than 120,000: monitor group

Jordan, already hosting some 650,000 Syrian refugees, says its border will remain closed to more refugees.

Syrian offensive knocks hospitals out of service

Syrian offensive knocks hospitals out of service

President Bashar al-Assad is aiming to restore control over rebel-held areas at the borders with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.