Attack in Afghanistan Targets Governor Who Put Taliban Body On Display

Capitol Watchdogs Fret Over Rise in 'Honest Graft' Land Deals A series of questionable land deals involving U.S. lawmakers have raised alarms among government watchdogs, who fear such dubious arrangements are on the rise. (ABC News)

Disclosure Forms Show Wealthy Lot of Hopefuls

Running for president is a pursuit for the wealthy, according to personal financial disclosure forms released yesterday that show that at least 10 of the major party candidates are millionaires and, collectively, the field of contenders is worth at least a quarter-billion dollars. (Washington Post)

MEXICO

Mexico Takes a Risk Using Soldiers in Drug War

Flying low over the colonial City Hall, the helicopters of the Mexican army are supposed to make people feel safe. But to many here, they are simply a reminder of the war unfolding around them. (LA Times)

20 Killed In Gunbattles in North Mexico

Police killed 15 armed assailants in a fierce gunbattle just south of the Arizona border on Wednesday after tracking a group of gunmen who killed five policemen into the nearby hills. (AP)

LIBERIA

Female Police Unit in Liberia Hopes to Break Down Barriers In more than a decade of civil war in the 1990s, a quarter of a million Liberians were killed and an estimated 40 percent of all Liberian women were raped. (ABC News)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Top Computer Crimes of 2007 (First Quarte
r) This year is already shaping up as an impressive one for computer crime in America, with cases ranging from massive fraud to sophisticated "hack, pump, and dump" stock scams. Here are highlights of the top cybercrimes for the year's first quarter, drawn from cases at the U.S. Justice Department's Computer Crime Section, the FBI, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement: (USA Today)

A Defense We Just Don't Need (Yet)

By Michael O'Hanlon

As we all know, there is such a thing as a good idea whose time has not yet come. This adage can hold even for presidents of the United States. (NY Times)

Syrian Liberal Nidhal Na'isa On the West, Pan-Arabism, Islamism, and Al-Jazeera

Syrian liberal author Nidhal Na'isa began his career in journalism as a teenager, at the government dailies Al-Thawra and Syria Times,(1) but today he is a vocal opponent of the Arab regimes and the pan-Arab ideology, as well as of Islamism and Islamist terrorism. (MEMRI)

Waiting for Thabo Mbeki

Will Robert Mugabe's outrages never stop? For months he has been jailing and brutalizing opposition leaders and trampling the rule of law in order to guarantee himself another rigged victory in next year's presidential elections. (International Herald Tribune)

Widening The War In The Southern Philippines

Just when it seemed the Philippines was getting a handle on its terrorist problem on its southern island of Mindanao, a sudden shift in military strategy threatens to widen drastically the region's grinding conflict against Muslim insurgent groups. (Asia Times)

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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