MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Wikileaks' revelations on the Iraq war put premier Nuri al-Maliki in a difficult spot. The leaked files allege widespread police abuse, on his watch. Afghan president Hamid Karzai says he regularly receives "bags of cash" from Tehran. And Iran starts loading fuel into the Bushehr nuclear reactor. We look back on the history of that power plant - Iran has been working on it for thirty five years.