Weekday News Wrap: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
- Supporters of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party have clashed with police amid a nationwide strike called to protest against the death sentence awarded to one of its senior leaders for war crimes.
- A nun working with survivors of displacement and abuse by the Lord’s Resistance Army in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been awarded the world’s most prestigious refugee prize, the Nansen Refugee Prize, according to the UNHCR.
- The United States is set seize control of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper prosecutors claim is secretly owned by Iran, the US justice department said, though the ruling is to be appealed.
- The five permanent UN Security Council members have begun talks on a Western-drafted UN Security Council resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons.
- Foreign Policy has a piece about why none of the current plans about intervention in Syria is actually about saving civilians.