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Amnesty says at least 106 people were killed in Iran protests

World / Social Issues Nov 20, 2019

Amnesty says at least 106 people were killed in Iran protests

Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across the Islamic Republic, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing "credible reports." Iran's government, which has not made nationwide numbers available for the toll of the ...

Three killed as Kurdish forces bomb school in north Syria: Turkey

World Nov 20, 2019

Three killed as Kurdish forces bomb school in north Syria: Turkey

Kurdish fighters have bombed a school in northern Syria, killing three civilians and injuring eight others including children, the Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday. Ankara has accused the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which it labels "terrorists," of carrying out bombings in Tal Abyad, ...

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

World / Politics Nov 19, 2019

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the effort to gain Palestinian statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State ...

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

World / Politics | FOCUS Nov 19, 2019

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

The latest unrest in Iran is about something far more serious than rising gasoline prices. The proof is that, over the weekend, the regime took most of the country offline. NetBlocks, a nongovernmental organization that monitors digital rights, says that by Saturday, Iran's internet connectivity ...

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