United Nations - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday condemned the seizure of a group of U.N. peacekeepers by Syrian rebels near the Golan Heights and demanded their immediate release.

“The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the detention of a group of more than 20 peacekeepers ... by armed elements of the Syrian opposition,” Russian U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, this month's president of the 15-nation council, told reporters. - Reuters