Three killed as Iran unrest shows no signs of subsiding Nov 20, 2019 0 114 12345 AFPTehranThree 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 impose petrol price hikes sparked the nationwide demonstrations in which officials say at least five people have been killed. The United Nations expressed alarm on Tuesday “that the use of live ammunition has allegedly caused a significant number of deaths across the country”.The situation in the streets remains unclear largely due to the government-imposed internet outage now in its third day.AFP journalists saw two petrol stations in Tehran gutted by fire and damage to infrastructure, including a police station.But they were prevented from filming as hundreds of riot police guarded squares in the capital with armoured vehicles and water cannon.Rallies against “rioting” were held in the northwestern city of Tabriz and Shahr-e Qods, west of Tehran, Iranian news agencies reported.“Protesting is the people’s right, rioting is the work of enemies,” they chanted in Tabriz, according to Fars news agency. RELATED ARTICLES Besieged by protesters, Lebanon parliament postpones session Nov 20, 2019 0 147 Palestinians rail against US policy reversal on Israeli settlements Nov 20, 2019 0 145 Kuwaiti emir names new premier amid corruption feud Nov 20, 2019 0 649 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. .. 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 .. UN dismisses US policy change, says Israeli settlements illegal 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 .. 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 ..