U.N. ends Yemen war crimes probe in defeat for Western states

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(In Oct. 7 story, corrects first name of Dutch ambassador to Paul Bekkers not Peter Bekker in 6th paragraph) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) -Bahrain, Russia and other members of the U.N. Human Rights Council pushed through a vote on Thursday to shut down the body’s war crimes investigations in Yemen, in a stinging defeat for Western states who sought to keep the mission going. Members narrowly voted to reject a resolution led by the Netherlands to give the independent investigators another two years to monitor atrocities in Yemen’s conflict. It marked the first time in the council’s 15-…

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