Iran unrest killed ‘at least 208’: Amnesty International Dec 03, 2019 0 643 12345 AFPLondoNAt least 208 people are believed to have been killed during a crackdown on protests in Iran last month that followed a sharp fuel price hike, Amnesty International said on Monday.“The number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran that broke out on 15 November has risen to at least 208, based on credible reports received by the organization,” said the London-based rights group.The new toll ups the number of deaths according to Amnesty by almost 50, with the organisation saying dozens were recorded in Shahriar city in Tehran province, “one of the cities with the highest death tolls”.Protests erupted on November 15 after the shock announcement of a fuel price hike of up to 200 percent but were quickly quashed by authorities who also imposed a week-long near-total internet blackout.Philip Luther, Amnesty’s research and advocacy head for the Middle East, called the number of deaths “evidence that Iran’s security forces went on a horrific killing spree”. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Israel’s Netanyahu given until January 1 to request immunity Dec 03, 2019 0 115 DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE IN KUWAIT Dec 03, 2019 0 143 Iran the common villain in Middle East protests: Pompeo Dec 03, 2019 0 102 30 killed across Syria as violence escalates AFP Maaret al-Numan, Syria Air strikes killed 19 civilians on Monday in Syria’s last major opposition bastion, the site of the deadliest clashes between regime forces and armed groups since an August ceasefire came into .. Demonstrator killed in new anti-UN protest in DR Congo Beni: A young man was killed and five other people were wounded on Monday in a new protest against UN forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an AFP reporter saw. Demonstrations have erupted in the city of .. Burkina Faso begins military operation after church attack Ouagadougou: Security forces on Monday launched a military search operation after 14 people were killed in a “barbaric attack” on a Protestant church in Burkina Faso’s east, authorities said. Security personnel were .. 17 killed, 36 injured in Morocco bus crash Rabat: A bus crash in northern Morocco killed 17 people as the vehicle overturned, the health ministry said on Monday, in the second such accident in North Africa the same day. The bus crashed on Sunday near Taza, a town .. Air strikes in Libyan capital kill five, says govt health ministry Tripoli: At least five civilians were killed and 10 wounded in overnight air strikes in a suburb of Libya’s capital, the unity government’s health ministry said on Monday. “Violent air raids on the residential area of .. S Sudan compound attacked by gunmen Juba: An international aid organisation said on Monday that a group of armed men had stormed their compound in northeastern South Sudan, assaulting and injuring five staff members. Relief International said the attack .. Iraq parties in talks over new PM amid unrelenting protests AFP Baghdad Iraq’s rival parties were negotiating the contours of a new government on Monday, after the previous cabinet was brought down by a two-month protest movement insisting on even more deep-rooted change. After ..