A settler woman walks past an Israeli soldier standing guard in East Jerusalem. Photo: IRIN/Andreas Hackl (file photo)
A settler woman walks past an Israeli soldier standing guard in East Jerusalem. Photo: IRIN/Andreas Hackl (file photo)

JERUSALEM — The Jerusalem municipality approved construction of 560 new housing units in settlement neighborhoods of the city on Sunday, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.
The permits, by the Jerusalem Local Planning and Building Committee, were given to residential projects in Ramot and Ramat Shlomo, both are settlement neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. (Israel-Settlement)
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TEHRAN — Iran said it will “act appropriately” if the U.S. President Donald Trump chooses to “tear up” the Iranian nuclear deal signed in 2015 between Iran and six world powers, Press TV reported on Sunday.
“We can very easily snap back and go back … not only to where we were, but a much higher position, technologically speaking,” head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, was quoted as saying. (Iran-U.S.-Nuke)
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ISTANBUL — Turkish police on Sunday caught a man who is believed to be responsible for the three attacks within 24 hours in Istanbul, local media reported.
The suspect, who attacked Istanbul Police headquarters and a building of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) with flame throwers on Friday evening, was detained in northwestern city of Tekirdag, Hurriyet reported. (Turkey-Suspect)
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DAMASCUS — Warplanes struck areas under the control of an extremist group in the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday, opposition activists reported.
The warplanes are believed to be with the U.S. anti-terrorism coalition. (Syria-Idlib-Airstrikes) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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