The Golan Heights, in south-western Syria, was seized by Israel following "Six-Day Wars" in 1967. Israel announced in 1981 that it annexed the Golan Heights and the region came under Israeli military control.
Although the United Nations (UN) did not recognize Israel's move and called on Israel to give back the lands it took from Syria, the Golan Heights have been a disputed region between Syria and Israel.
The Russian administration had said Russia was ready to deploy its troops to the Golan Heights to replace Austrian troops. Austria had said it would withdraw its troops from the region following violent clashes between the Syrian army and the Syrian opposition.
Syria has been in a civil war since March 2011. More than 80,000 people have been killed and 1.5 million Syrians have fled the worn-torn country, according to the UN.
The appeal by Tutu follows a decision in January by PGGM, another Dutch pension fund, to pull its investments from five Israeli banks
A video posted online by ISIL supporters appeared to show members of the group making scores of Syrian army hostages walk and run through the desert in their underwear.
Anagreement signed after scandal last year over alleged wire-tapping by Australia of Indonesian president and ministers.
Separatists backed by Russian soldiers have entered the town of Novoazovsk in southeastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said
Britain was first to endorse Tusk publicly as a candidate, hoping to balance out former Luxembourg premier Jean-Claude Juncker, who was chosen in June to head the executive European Commission
“It hurts our people’s feelings, and we may have to boycott the product,” one Israeli warned food giant Strauss.
At least 75,000 people have been directly affected in the town of Bogra alone and at least 50 educational institutions have been shut down due to the flood.
The photographs would be released in redacted form to conceal the identities of any individuals.
News of Abe's condolence message was expected to further strain ties with China over Japan's war record.
The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured the Quneitra post on the Syrian side from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after fierce clashes
Australia has set aside A$80 million to A$90 million for the search, already the most expensive ever undertaken.
Modi and host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are also expected to strengthen defence ties, speeding up talks on the sale of an amphibious aircraft to the Indian navy.
A new cabinet in Syria was formed after President Bashar al-Assad's confirmation after June 3's presidential elections deemed a farce by the international community.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Friday to discuss the negotiations with world powers
American officials appear to be accelerating efforts to build a wide coalition of countries that can sap ISIL's strength in both Iraq and Syria.
The red shirts formed after his ouster and staged numerous demonstrations against what they see as conservative forces that control business and power in Thailand.