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Main news of September 6

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A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours

WORLD

* The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) called for an independent inquiry into the death of Belarusian opposition journalist and human rights activist Oleg Bebenin

* Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva signed a decree pardoning people who have committed economic crimes over the last five years

* Russia and Israel are considering the possibility of equipping Israeli aircraft with Russian laser technology, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

* Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed confidence that the United States and Israel would not dare unleash a war against the Islamic republic

* Moldova's referendum on whether the country's president should be directly elected was declared invalid

RUSSIA

* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he will not interfere in the case of former Yukos oil major CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky

* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said it was too early to talk about the 2012 presidential polls

* Russia will cancel its grain export embargo as soon as the situation with the grain harvest becomes clear, President Dmitry Medvedev said

* The South Stream pipeline will be constructed as quickly as Nord Stream, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with the members of Valdai international discussion club

BUSINESS

* Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Russian laws regulating foreigners' access to strategic assets are as liberal as in the West

DEFENSE

* Some 50 Russian military servicemen are undergoing training in the use of Israeli-built unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said

* India successfully test-fired the BrahMos cruise missile with the missile performing its first steep dive at supersonic speed, The Hindu reported

* A military cooperation agreement signed between Russia and Israel will advance bilateral relations, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said

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