Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York City this morning to crowds of protesters and New York City tabloid headlines scorning the leader. He is slated to speak at Columbia University today and the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Columbia President Lee Bollinger said he would ask Iran's leader tough questions about human rights, the Holocaust, and Iran's nuclear program.
Iran also closed northern parts of its border with Iraq to protest the detention of an Iranian citizen by the United States on weapons-smuggling charges, Kurdish officials report. However, officials in Tehran say there was no decision to close the border. U.S. News reported on how Washington think tanks are abuzz over whether the United States should go to war with Iran.
As many as 100,000 protesters took to the streets in the capital of Myanmar today to protest the military dictatorship. Protesters were angry that the government sharply raised fuel prices. It was the latest in a series of protests that began on August 19.