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(CNN) -- The Afghan government will investigate reports of civilian casualties in a recent NATO bombing, the office of President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.

Karzai has appointed a delegation to investigate the bombing in Kunar province.

According to reports, four children, a woman and a man were killed in the incident, the president's office said.

NATO forces led by the United States have been battling the Taliban and its al Qaeda allies in Afghanistan for a decade, since al Qaeda's 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. A U.S. invasion swiftly deposed the Taliban, which had ruled most of Afghanistan before the attacks, but the fundamentalist Islamic...

Reporting from Camp Pendleton -- Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and the jurors in his court-martial are all wearing crisp Marine uniforms. All have had combat experience. And all have known Marines killed in combat.

But the defendant and those who may decide his fate come from different eras in the Marine Corps mission in Iraq, divided by that November morning in 2005 when 24 unarmed civilians in the town of Haditha were killed by Marines in Wuterich's squad.

All eight jurors served after that event, which scandalized much of the American public and shook the Marine Corps.

The differences between Wuterich's deployment and those that followed are coming together in the...

An independent report published by Middle Eastern human rights groups says there is evidence that war crimes and human rights violations were committed by all the participants – Nato, rebel forces and those loyal to Colonel Gaddafi – in last year's Libyan uprising.

The report, published today by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights together and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights with the International Legal Assistance Consortium, follows extensive fact-finding work carried out by law and war crimes experts. While the document stresses that findings are not conclusive, it adds weight to growing concerns about violations committed by all sides in the conflict.

As the number of protesters killed in Syria's uprising continues to ratchet up, the mounting death toll has soared to numbers that are difficult for the human mind to grasp. To illustrate just how bad the bloodshed in the al-Assad regime's crackdown truly is, Canada's National Post has put together a haunting infographic.

An ongoing municipal conflict in Yapacaní, in the Santa Cruz department, exploded on January 11, leading to three civilian deaths. In March 2011, a group of council members suspended MAS Mayor David Carvajal due to accusations of corruption, a common occurrence in Bolivia local governments.  However, their suspension did not properly follow legal procedures and 22 days later Carvajal resumed his office despite ongoing controversy. In December of 2011, the Inter-institutional Committee of Yapacaní blockaded the highway connecting Santa Cruz with Cochabamba, demanding that Carvajal resign. The Yapacaní municipal council replaced him with an interim mayor; Carvajal’s lawyer obtained a...

Frontrunner for the position of Egypt's parliamentary speaker Saad El-Katatni has said one of the incoming parliament’s priorities would be defending the rights of those who were injured and killed during the revolution.

Secretary-general of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), El-Katatni was quoted in the daily Al-Shark Al-Awsat as saying that “all parliamentarians would cooperate to fulfil the demands of the Egyptian population.”

“The parliament will also work with the [ruling] military council to hand over power [to a civilian administration],” he said.

On Monday, representatives of various political parties met at the FJP's Cairo headquarters...

The truth commission that investigated the Salvadoran civil war blamed most civilian deaths on the military government but very few cases have actually made it to court. Twenty years later, El Salvador is still struggling to recover from the conflict that nearly tore it apart.

The village of El Mozote is the site of one of the worst massacres, and it is from there where the Mauricio Funes, the country's president, is to make an apology for the conflict. But is it enough to heal the wounds that run deep among his people?

As the United States officially ended the war in Iraq last month, President Obama spoke eloquently at Fort Bragg, N.C., lauding troops for “your patriotism, your commitment to fulfill your mission, your abiding commitment to one another,” and offering words of grief for the nearly 4,500 members of the U.S. armed forces who died in Iraq. He did not, however, mention the sacrifices of the Iraqi people.

This inattention to civilian deaths in America’s wars isn’t unique to Iraq. There’s little evidence that the American public gives much thought to the people who live in the nations where our military interventions take place. Think about the memorials on the Mall honoring American...

SANAA // Tens of thousands protested in Sanaa, Taiz and other cities, demanding the outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, be prosecuted for the killings of more than 1,100 people, including three yesterday, since the uprising against him began a year ago.

On Saturday, an aide to Mr Saleh said the president had reversed a decision to leave the country for medical treatment while the new government was taking shape.

In November, Mr Saleh agreed to step down after 33 years in power in exchange for immunity from prosecution for him and his inner circle.

"It is not possible in any way, shape or form to allow the collapse of state establishments and institutions that...

Istanbul (CNN) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that he regrets the deaths of 35 civilians in a military airstrike in a Kurdish area on the border with Iraq.

Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, he said, "It is an unfortunate outcome. It is a sad outcome."

Pledging a full investigation, he said those killed late Wednesday were smuggling cigarettes and fuel, with almost half of them below the age of 20.