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Drone strikes slammed

Strong criticisms have emerged against the use of drones for killing people in several countries.

Drone strikes slammed

Strong criticisms have emerged against the use of drones for killing people in several countries.

U.N. investigator decries U.S. use of killer drones

GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator has called on the Obama administration to justify its policy of assassinating rather than capturing al Qaeda or Taliban suspects, increasingly with the use of unmanned drone aircraft that also take civilian lives.

Targeted killings a rights concern

The killing of Osama bin Laden, the bombing of Muammar Gaddafi's house and the deaths of civilians by drone missile attacks are some incidents that highlight the many questions of the legality and human rights in the issue of targeted killings.

Targeted killings a rights concern

The killing of Osama bin Laden, the bombing of Muammar Gaddafi's house and the deaths of civilians by drone missile attacks are some incidents that highlight the many questions of the legality and human rights in the issue of targeted killings.

U.N. urged to set up panel on ethics of robot weapons

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. investigator called on the world body on Friday to set up a panel to study the ethics and legality of unmanned military weapons -- an apparent reference to U.S. drones that strike suspected Islamist militants.

U.N. envoy accuses rights forum of turning blind eye

GENEVA (Reuters) - An independent United Nations expert accused the main U.N. rights forum on Friday of turning a blind eye to killings in much of the world while concentrating on alleged abuses by Israel.

U.N. investigator calls for halt to CIA drone killings

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations investigator called Wednesday for a halt to CIA-directed drone strikes on suspected Islamic militants, warning that killings ordered far from the battlefield could lead to a

U.N. investigator calls for halt to CIA drone killings

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations investigator called on Wednesday for a halt to CIA-directed drone strikes on suspected Islamic militants, warning that killings ordered far from the battlefield could lead to a

U.N. investigator calls for halt to CIA drone killings

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations investigator called on Wednesday for a halt to CIA-directed drone strikes on suspected Islamic militants, warning that killings ordered far from the battlefield could lead to a