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UN Human Rights Body Passes Saudi Proposal on Yemen

A leading advocacy group is accusing the top U.N. human rights body of failing to improve scrutiny of abuses in war-torn Yemen by approving a resolution presented by Saudi Arabia, a major participant in the conflict. The Human Rights Council vote by consensus calls for Yemen to receive “technical assistance” on improving human rights. The U.N. estimates that more than 2,200 civilians have died since fighting escalated in Yemen in March, notably involving air power from a U.S.-backed,...

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