UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal Nov 20, 2019 0 83 12345 Geneva: A US policy change has no impact on the legality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in annexed east Jerusalem, the United Nations said on Tuesday. UN rights office spokesman Rupert Colville said that “a change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing international law, nor its interpretation by the International Court of Justice and the Security Council, adding will “continue to follow its longstanding position hat the Israeli settlements are in breach of international law. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Besieged by protesters, Lebanon parliament postpones session Nov 20, 2019 0 109 Palestinians rail against US policy reversal on Israeli settlements Nov 20, 2019 0 92 Kuwaiti emir names new premier amid corruption feud Nov 20, 2019 0 610 Iraqi protesters rally despite fresh government promises of reform Baghdad: Iraqi protesters on Tuesday brushed off new government promises of reform, sceptical that political leaders, and a parliament session later in the day, would deliver the sweeping change they demand. .. Three killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding AFP Tehran Three security personnel have been killed by “rioters” in Iran, the latest deaths in protests that showed no sign of subsiding on Tuesday, despite a wave of arrests and an internet shutdown. A shock decision to .. Iran to unblock internet once ‘abuse’ stops: Govt Tehran: The Iranian government said on Tuesday it will unblock the internet only when authorities are sure it will not be abused during violent demonstrations against a petrol price hike. The Islamic republic has been .. Israel’s air defence intercepts rocket fire from Syria, reportedly hits back Jerusalem: Israel’s air defences intercepted four rockets fired from neighbouring Syria on Tuesday, the army said, prompting reported retaliatory missile strikes against the source of the fire. The Syrian .. US opinion on Israeli settlements not valid, says Turkish FM Istanbul: Turkey said on Tuesday the United States declaration that it will no longer regard Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories as illegal has no validity in international law. Turkish Foreign ..