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Israel launches ‘Trump Heights’ on Golan, but construction may lag

Israel approves a new community named after Donald Trump called 'Trump Heights' in the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honouring Trump

The ceremony comes after the US president in late March recognised Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights.

Israel to name Golan settlement after Trump

Israel annexed 1,200 square kilometres of the Golan it seized in 1981, a move never recognised by the international community.

Arab countries hold off on UN action over US move on...

The US decision to recognise the Golan comes as Washington’s European and Arab allies are keenly awaiting US proposals for a Middle East peace plan.

UN head says resolution of Syrian conflict must guarantee country’s territorial...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the territorial integrity of Syria including the occupied Golan Heights must be guaranteed under any resolution.

US under fire at UN over Golan decision

UN diplomats are awaiting the outcome of an Arab League summit that could lead to action at the UN to counter the US decision on the Golan.

Putrajaya condemns US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty in Golan Heights

Wisma Putra says it is unacceptable and 'hypocrisy at its worst'.

Iran accuses Trump of ‘colonialism’ over Golan move

Hassan Rouhani has accused Donald Trump for 'colonialism' on recognising Israeli's sovereignty over Golan Heights.

Saudi Arabia denounces US recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli territory

The Saudi Press Agency report described the declaration as a clear violation of the United Nations Charter and of international law.

Trump recognises Golan Heights as Israel’s

The announcement triggered direct or implied criticism from European as well as Middle Eastern countries and organisations

Israel says Trump to recognise Golan as its territory Monday

Trump said that the US should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau it seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Druze protest Trump’s backing of Israeli sovereignty on Golan

Trump has said it was time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, marking a major shift in US policy.

Syria asks UN council to uphold resolutions on Golan

Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari has written to the Security Council to demand that it upholds resolutions demanding an Israeli withdrawal from Golan.

Sole crossing between Syria and Israeli-controlled Golan reopens after 4 years

The reopening is a further sign that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is regaining territory lost to rebels in his country's seven-year civil war.

Israel prepared to reopen Golan crossing with Syria

Israel captured the Golan Heights in the 1967 Middle East war and fought Syria again on the strategic plateau in a 1973 conflict.

US ambassador sees Golan remaining in Israeli hands ‘forever’

Israel seized most of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

Syrian army advances in southwest against IS militants

The area taken from Islamic State fighters is located near the Golan Heights.

Governor of Syria’s Quneitra expects insurgent evacuation today

Insurgents in Quneitra near the Golan agreed on Thursday to either accept the return of state rule, or leave to rebel-held Idlib province in the north.

Syrian army pounds southern city of Nawa, dozens of civilian casualties

Aerial bombardment came hours after thousands of displaced people returned to the city after reports that rebels had reached a surrender deal with the Russian military that would spare the city bombardment.

At Golan frontier, Syrian family fears more army advances

Abu Ahmad and his family are wary of possible future developments in an ongoing conflict.