HRW accuses Syria of using cluster bombs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Wednesday there's evidence the Syrian government is using banned cluster bombs in a new offense against its people.

'Machines' may decide battelfield outcomes

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30 (UPI) -- The military use of automated vehicles in deploying lethal force makes it easier to go to war and raises many legal questions, a U.N. official said from Geneva.

Beware of killer robots, rights group says

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- So-called killer robots could pose major legal questions if military forces develop them to be completely autonomous, Human Rights Watch said from London.

Rights group warns against Syrian bomblets

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Syrian forces are using cluster munitions against civilian targets, with more than 100 sites hit in the last six months, Human Rights Watch said.

Rights group: Syria using cluster bombs

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- The Syrian government's "relentless" use of cluster bombs against rebels is contributing to rising civilian casualties, human rights advocates said.

Syrian airstrikes in Damascus suburbs

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A military official in Cairo questioned suggestions that cluster munitions uncovered in Syria were manufactured by an Egyptian company.

International ban on 'killer robots' urged

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The use of autonomous drones that could fire weapons without human intervention or control must be prohibited by international treaty, a U.S. rights group says.

Syrian rebels have Stingers, Russia says

MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- U.S.-made Stinger missiles have found their way into the hands of Syrian rebels but it's unclear how they were delivered, a Russian commander said.

Syria denies but videos show cluster bombs

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Damascus denied using cluster bombs to combat rebel forces, as new videos showed cluster bomb canisters and widely ejected small "bomblets" in Syrian cities.

Kremlin denies sending bomblets to Syria

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Kremlin said Monday there was nothing to confirm reports from a rights group that it was behind cluster bombs deployed in Syria.

Syria-bound aid plane inspected in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- An Armenian aid plane heading for Syria was escorted by Turkish fighter jets and forced to land in east Turkey for a security inspection Monday, officials said.

Brahimi sees regional leaders on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Joint Special Representative of the U.N.- Arab League Envoy on Syria met with the Turkish president to discuss continuing violence in Syria.
Report: 122 dead in Syrian massacre

Report: 122 dead in Syrian massacre

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 12 (UPI) -- An opposition group in Syria said Thursday government forces have killed 122 people in a village in Hama province.
Cluster munitions reported in Syria

Cluster munitions reported in Syria

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said there is emerging evidence to suggest Syrian armed forces are using cluster bombs against anti-government forces in the country.
Libya hailed for early demining efforts

Libya hailed for early demining efforts

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 26 (UPI) -- Though it's off to a good start, the transitional government in Libya could do more in the demining effort, said Human Rights Watch.
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