Al-Qaida Planning British Attack

Afghans detained by Canadian soldiers and sent to Kandahar's notorious jails say they were beaten, whipped, starved, frozen, choked and subjected to electric shocks during interrogation. (Globe and Mail)


Effort to Secure Ammonium Nitrate Sales Stalls

Partisan differences have stalled a congressional effort to secure sales of ammonium nitrate, after Republicans proposed that potential buyers of the commercial fertilizer have their names checked against the terrorist watch list. (ABC News)


Bangladesh Court Suspends Arrest Warrant for Former Prime Minister

A Bangladeshi court suspended an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday after police sought more time to investigate murder charges she is facing. (AP)


Shelling Traps Somalis in Capital

Heavy shelling is taking place as Ethiopian-backed government forces battle insurgents in Somalia's capital. (BBC)

Africa's Secret - The Men, Women and Children 'Vanished' in the War on Terror

Fleeing war-torn Somalia, the refugees trapped and missing without rights (The Guardian)


Victims of Terror Aren't Terrorists

By Anna Husarska

Anti-terrorism laws could deny ordinary Iraqis resettlement by mislabeling them material supporters of U.S. enemies. (LA Times)

We Build walls, Not Nations

By Pepe Escobar

The 5-kilometer-long, 3.7-meter-high concrete wall being built to contain the Sunni neighborhood of Adhamiyah in Baghdad will fail, even if Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki doesn't manage to get it stopped. (Asia Times)

A CIA Man Speaks His Mind on Secret Abductions

By Jeff Stein

It was an idea that flitted through a revealing and sometimes even bizarre hearing last week on the Bush administration's "extraordinary renditions" program, which uses "extra-judicial" means to sweep al Qaeda suspects off the street. (CQ National Security)

Make No Mistake: This Is War

By Michael Chertoff

As the rubble of the Twin Towers smoldered in 2001, no one could have imagined a day when America's leaders would be criticized for being tough in protecting Americans from further acts of war. Now, less than six years later, that day has arrived. (Washington Post)

Iraq's Desperate Exodus

Four years of war have exacted a terrible toll on Iraqis, with no end in sight. Car bombings and other violence now kill an average of 100 people a day. Two out of three Iraqis have no regular access to clean water. Children are malnourished and too many are dying from preventable diseases and the near collapse of the health care system. (International Herald Tribune)

Who's Kidnapping Who?

By Diana Mukkaled

There is an assumption that journalists, correspondents and photographers are confronted with a certain degree of risk when covering conflicts and wars. However, these dangers are relative in accordance with the region or the variety of situations where these stories unfold and come under the sharp scrutiny of the media's eye. (Asharq Alawsat)

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 and Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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