Israel announces Palestinian prisoners to be freed, new settlement plans

August 12, 2013

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.

U.S. evacuates consulate in Pakistan

August 9, 2013

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.

Assad appears on TV after rebels report attack

August 8, 2013

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.

Fukushima’s radioactive water leak raises government concerns

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner
August 7, 2013

Japan’s Abe calls Fukushima leak an “urgent issue,” fire cripples Kenya’s main airport, and Tunisia’s anti-government protests gather force. Today is Wednesday, August 7, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @dwbronner.

U.S. tells American citizens to evacuate Yemen immediately

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner
August 6, 2013

The U.S. State Department evacuates non-essential government employees and warns citizens to get out of Yemen, a border attack threatens India-Pakistan peace talks, and Syria’s Assad attempts to tap frozen assets to buy food for his people. On this Tuesday, August 6, we mark 68 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This is the World Wrap, brought to you by @dwbronner.

Official calls radioactive water at Fukushima an ‘emergency’

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner
August 5, 2013

Fukushima leaks contaminated water, flash flooding kills dozens in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the U.S. State Department extends embassy closures over al Qaeda threat. Today is Monday, August 5, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @dwbronner.

Italy court upholds Berlusconi’s tax fraud conviction

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner
August 2, 2013

Italy’s supreme court rebuffs Berlusconi’s appeal, Kerry praises the Egyptian military, and Snowden asylum strains U.S., Russia relations. Today is Friday, August 2, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @dwbronner.

Snowden leaves Moscow airport

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner
August 1, 2013

Russia grants Snowden temporary asylum, sources say Mugabe sweeps election, and Bulgarians take to the streets for peaceful demonstrations. Today is Thursday, August 1, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @dwbronner.

Mugabe vies to continue 33-year presidency as Zimbabwe voters take to the polls

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner
July 31, 2013

Zimbabweans vote in presidential election, U.N. report reveals significant increase in Afghanistan casualties this year, and Iraqi government admits a state of open war. Today is Wednesday, July 31, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @dwbronner.

Members of the Pakistani Taliban storm prison, set loose 250 inmates

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner
July 30, 2013

Pakistani Taliban operatives break 250 inmates out of prison, Mugabe hopes to extend 33-year presidential tenure, and two trains collide head-on in Switzerland. Today is Tuesday, July 30, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @dwbronner.