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UN rights council seeks greater monitoring of Yemen abuses

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution calling for greater U.N. monitoring of rights abuses in war-torn Yemen, while shrugging off calls from the U.N. human rights chief and others for an independent investigation of abuses.

The 47-member Geneva council approved by consensus the resolution backed by Arab states, which contained some late revisions on Thursday that calls for U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein's office to deploy more staffers to Yemen to investigate abuses and "coordinate" with a national Yemen rights panel that has been criticized for inadequate and one-sided conclusions.

The revisions came only after the European...