IRAQ: The U.S. military in Iraq says it has captured two leaders of a car bomb network believed responsible for killing around 900 Iraqis and wounding nearly two thousand others. A military statement says the men (Haytham Kazim Abdallah Al-Shimari and Haydar Rashid Nasir Al-Shammari Al-Jafar) were arrested separately last Wednesday in Baghdad's mostly Sunni district of Adhamiyah. The military says the suspects were believed to have organized many car bombings in the mainly Shi'ite Sadr City neighborhood of the capital.
IRAN NUCLEAR: A top European envoy and a senior Iranian negotiator have agreed to continue talks aimed at resolving Tehran's dispute with the West over its nuclear program. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani spoke by telephone on Monday. An EU spokeswoman says Solana stressed the willingness of the international community to resume talks to resolve the standoff. She said the two men agreed to speak again soon.
ZIMBABWE POL: Zimbabwe's main opposition party says it will not or his party. Tendai Biti, the general secretary of the Movement for Democratic Change, spoke to VOA (English to Africa service) following Mr. Mugabe's call (Saturday) for the ruling ZANU-PF party to prepare for presidential elections next year.
KOREAS REUNION: Hundreds of North and South Koreans held emotional family reunions through video links today (Tuesday) as part of renewed reconciliation efforts between the two countries. South Korea's oldest participant, 102-year-old Choe Byeong-ok, met his North Korean son for the first time in decades. Millions of families were separated by the division of the Korean peninsula in 1945. Three days of video reunions are being held for 865 people from 120 families.
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