UN human rights council ends war crime probe

Bahrain, Russia and other members of the UN human rights council have pushed through a vote 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.

It marked the first time in the council’s 15-year history that a resolution was defeated.

With this vote, the council has effectively ended its reporting mandate; it has cut this lifeline of the Yemeni people to the international community