UN watchdog urges Obama to curb drone use, surveillance
GENEVA - A UN human rights watchdog called on the Obama administration on Thursday to limit its use of drones targeting suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban militants and to curb US surveillance activities at home and abroad.


US drone strikes have led to excessive civilian casualties and unrestricted data collection has eroded the right to privacy, the UN Human Rights Committee said in its first report on Washington's rights record since 2006. (Reuters)