ABC News Investigation: High School Students Filling Prescriptions

President Robert Mugabe's fiercely loyal state broadcaster said Friday he achieved a diplomatic victory when southern African leaders at a regional summit rallied behind him despite international criticism over the clampdown on the opposition movement. (AP)

UGANDA

Ugandan Army 'Kills 66 Children'

Sixty-six children were killed in eastern Uganda during an army operation against suspected cattle rustlers, UK charity Save the Children says. (BBC)

GREECE

'People Smugglers' Held In Athens

A gang of suspected people traffickers has been arrested in Athens for holding hostage 60 illegal immigrants, Greek police say. (BBC)

SUDAN

Knife-Wielding Hijacker Held in Sudan

Authorities arrested a man armed with a knife who hijacked a Sudan Airways plane Friday while flying from Libya to Sudan, police said. (AP)

JAPAN

Japan Mounts Missile Self-Defence

Japan has deployed a mobile defensive missile system near Tokyo for the first time to try to protect the capital in the event of a missile attack. (BBC)

Historian Documents Japan's Role in Sex Slavery

By Norimitsu Onishi

It was about 15 years ago, recalled Yoshiaki Yoshimi, a mild-mannered historian, that he grew fed up with the Japanese government's denials that the military had set up and run brothels throughout Asia during World War II. (International Herald Tribune)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Iran, the Vicious Victim

By Max Hastings

Tony Blair has been talking tough about Iran's seizure of 15 British sailors and marines on the Shatt al Arab, the waterway between Iran and Iraq. Mr. Blair is deeply reluctant to apologize, as Tehran is demanding, for Britain's alleged incursion into Iranian waters. (NY Times)

15 Britons in a Sea of Intrigue

By David Ignatius

We are in a season of skulduggery in the Middle East, with a strange series of events that all involve the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The murky saga is a reminder that the real power in Iran may lie with this secretive organization, which spawned Iran's firebrand president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Washington Post)

US Silent on Detained Iranians

By Khody Akhavi

As the Western media focus on the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a US military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on January 11 remains a mystery. (Asia Times)

Getting to 'Yes' with Iran

By Christoph Bertram

There is a wise American saying: "If you are in a hole, stop digging." The six governments that are considering the next steps to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb -- the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany -- should heed that advice. (Japan Times)

Turkey, Iraq and the PKK

By Richard Miniter

When Iraq's vice president came to Turkey's capital on Tuesday to plead with the Turks not to invade northern Iraq to kill Kurdish terrorists, he spoke to the press in code. (Washington Times)

Down but Not Out

By Adam Roberts

Once again southern Africa's leaders have pulled their punches over Zimbabwe's crisis. Yet Robert Mugabe is looking increasingly shaky. (The Guardian)

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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