Saturday, September 05, 2009


* Iraq bolsters Syria border force Iraq has begun stationing thousands of extra police on its border with Syria to stop militants its says are crossing into Iraq to carry out bomb attacks.

* Iran: US 'forged' documents on bomb Iran accused the US on Friday of using "forged documents" and relying on subterfuge to make its case that Teheran is trying to build a nuclear weapon.

* 'Massive' ancient wall uncovered in Jerusalem An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region.

* EU, US slam PM's construction plan EU foreign ministers condemned an announcement by Israel on Friday that it will construct new housing units in West Bank settlements.

* U.S. 'Very Concerned' by Claim N. Korea 'Weaponizing' Plutonium The United States said it's "very concerned" by a North Korean claim that the communist state has almost completed enrichment of uranium and is preparing to make nuclear weapons with plutonium.

* EU mulls Afghan stability plans European ministers are expected to use a summit to discuss ways to promote stability in Afghanistan by focusing on civilian reconstruction.

* Russia, U.S. begin specific work on new arms reduction treaty Russia and the United States have started working on a new strategic arms reduction treaty.

* Defining moment for Afghanistan Election officials in Afghanistan are still counting votes, but say President Hamid Karzai is moving closer to the 50% threshold which would represent victory.

* Peres, Moussa face off over creation of Palestinian state President Shimon Peres said Friday that a comprehensive settlement to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute was not currently achievable.

* US, South Korea hold strategy talks Top nuclear envoys from South Korea and the United States held talks Saturday on a strategy to bring North Korea back to disarmament negotiations.

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