An explosion and smoke rise after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of mainly Gulf nations fighting the Houthis, who seized the capital, Sanaa, last September. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Saudis Seek To Fend Off U.N. Inquiry On Yemen

American officials have said they are pressing the Saudis to investigate violations, but the Obama administration has avoided any direct, public criticism of the Saudi government, one of its closest regional allies.