Exclusive: Report Charges Broad White House Efforts to Stifle Climate Research

More than 20 months ago, the United States secretly sent Iran a diplomatic protest charging that Tehran was supplying lethal roadside explosive devices to Shiite extremists in Iraq, according to American officials familiar with the message. (NY Times)

AFGHANISTAN

Suicide Bomber at Afghan Police Station

A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up outside a police station in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, wounding at least seven officers and civilians, a police official said. (AP)

INDONESIA

In Indonesia's Aceh, a Former Rebel Takes the Reins

The little green car accelerated around a mountain curve and flashed through a village here in Aceh Province, scattering chickens, children, dust and pebbles. It swerved past potholes, skidding precisely to the edge of the road before speeding ahead. (International Herald Tribune)

RUSSIA

Georgia Files Case against Russia

Georgia has lodged a case against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights after hundreds of its nationals were deported by Moscow. (BBC)

SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka Rebel Suicide Blast Kills 7 After Air Raid

A Tamil Tiger suicide bomber tried to blow up an army camp in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, killing seven people a day after rebels carried out their first air strike since fighting began in 1983. (Reuters)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

It's Time to Stop Making 'War' on Terrorists

By William M. Arkin

Controversies surrounding the war in Iraq -- the manipulation of intelligence, ideology feeding overconfidence, mismanagement and potential failure -- have so stained the Bush administration there is a tendency on the part of many to reject all of the government's endeavors when it comes to the so-called "war" against terrorism. (Washington Post)

'In the Name of Justice'

By Jailan Halawi

Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr, aka Abu Omar, is an Egyptian Muslim cleric allegedly abducted in February 2003 in Milan, Italy, under the so- called "extraordinary renditions" programme run by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in which terror suspects are secretly transferred to detention centres around the world for questioning. (Al-Ahram)

Iran: This Hot-Headed US Approach

By Ammar Ali Qureshi

In January 1945, four and a half years before coming to power in China, Mao Zedong and Chou En-Lai expressed their desire to talk in person with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington. The United States remained silent and ignored the offer. (Dawn)

In The New Europe, Unity Is the Best Defense

The American plan to install the forward edge of its anti-missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic has raised memories of the great Cold War struggle over Washington's decision to deploy medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe. (International Herald Tribune)

Pakistan Crosses a Dangerous Boundary

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

Even as the administration of President General Pervez Musharraf faces one of its biggest political challenges in seven years, the Pakistan Army has made the potentially explosive decision to intervene in the internecine strife in the volatile South Waziristan tribal area. (Asia Times)

Don't Count on Arab Rulers to Save Themselves, Let Alone Their Peoples

Changing one's position on a matter of substance is a time-honored tradition of politics, but nowhere is this more true than in the Middle East. (The Daily Star)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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