Kerry seeks to smooth things over in Colombia, kidnapping spells trouble in Afghanistan, and clashes erupt in Cairo. Today is Monday, August 13, the day Fidel Castro turns 87 out of the public eye. Here’s the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
Colombia’s Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon (L) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit to the anti-narcotics department in Bogota, August 12, 2013. REUTERS / Fredy Builes
Israel announces plans ahead of peace talks, violence roils Iraq, and desperation grows among Myanmar’s Muslims. Today is Monday, August 12, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat gestures during his interview with Reuters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 11, 2013. Erekat said on Sunday Israel’s plans for new homes in Jewish settlements on occupied land were aimed to scupper peace talks that resume on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
Washington pulls staff from Lahore consulate, Taiwan radioactive leak rattles faith in nuclear safety, and U.S. officials try to fry fish with Russia. Today is Friday, August 9, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
People great each other after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, August 9, 2013. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
Syria’s Assad shown unscathed after alleged rebel attack, Obama cancels meeting with Putin, and U.S. drones kill 8 in Yemen. Today is Thursday, August 8, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (C) attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at Anas bin Malek mosque in Damascus, August 8, 2013, in this handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters
Russia frees jailed opposition leader on bail, Panama arrests former CIA official, and Kerry heads to the West Bank. Today is Friday, July 19, 2013, and @clarerrrr is wishing @dwbronner a happy birthday and a splendid day off. Here’s the World Wrap:
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R) reacts as he talks to the media, with his wife Yulia (L) standing nearby, outside a court building in Kirov, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin. Click for more photos of Navalny’s release.