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U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo

The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said even babies had been mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents. NYT > Africa

U.N. Leader Softens His Predecessor’s Criticism of Iran Missile Tests

Secretary General António Guterres’s relatively mild language in a report to the United Nations Security Council could complicate American efforts to punish Iran. NYT > Middle East

Displaced Population Hit Record in ’16, U.N. Says

War, mayhem and persecution drove the number of people displaced from their homes to 65.6 million worldwide last year, 300,000 more than in 2015. NYT > Africa

Retrial Begins for 2 Serbs at U.N. War Crimes Tribunal

Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic, former secret police chiefs, are accused of running covert operations during the 1990s war in Bosnia and Croatia. NYT > Europe

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