U.N. Passes Resolution Against Syria

INVESTIGATIONS

U.N./Syria

UN Council Adopts Tough Resolution Against Syria

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Monday in favor of a tough resolution demanding Syria cooperate with a U.N. probe into the death of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri or face possible punitive measures. (Reuters)

Death of Syrian Minister Leaves A Sect Adrift in Time of Strife

Long-ruling Alawite sect's leaders question death of interior minister during U.N. probe of assassination of Hariri. (Washington Post)

India

India Sees Foreign Link to Attack

India says there is evidence that foreign militants were involved in Saturday's bomb attacks in Delhi, in which at least 62 people died. (BBC)

Police Trace Phone Records in Hunt for Delhi Bombers

Police in India were today scanning millions of mobile phone records in their hunt for the perpetrators of the Delhi market bombings, as the death toll rose to 62. (The Times)

New Delhi Police Doubt a Boast; Shoppers Back, a Day After Blasts

A little-known militant outfit in the disputed Kashmir province took responsibility for the string of bombs that killed 59 people. (NY Times)

France

French Judge Tells of Alleged Terror Plot

A suspected close associate of al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi has told investigators of a plot to shoot down planes in France with missiles, a French judicial official said Friday. (AP)

Columbia

'Drug Lord' Arrested in Colombia

Police in Colombia have arrested an alleged leader of a powerful drug cartel who is wanted in the US for drug trafficking and money laundering. (BBC)

Australia

Hicks 'Raped On US Ship, Met Bin Laden'

Terror suspect David Hicks has told the Australian Federal Police that he met Osama bin Laden and trained with al Qaeda but was horrified by the September 11 attacks and could not leave Afghanistan because the border was shut. (The Age)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

U.S.

U.S. Soldiers Charged in Afghan Case

Two U.S. soldiers have been charged with assault for allegedly punching two detainees in the chest, shoulders and stomach at a military base in Afghanistan, the military said Sunday. (Washington Post)

Trial Begins For Qaeda Suspect in Bush Plot

Lawyers for a U.S. man accused of plotting to kill President George W. Bush will being to try to convince a jury on Monday that their client was forced to admit to the plot by Saudi officials who tortured him, though a judge has said he doubts the story of abuse. (Reuters)

Italy

Britain Ruins Italian Trial of Terror Suspect: Press

Britain is responsible for the collapse of an Italian trial of a terror suspect, by failing to extradite him in time, the Times daily reported. (AFP)

IRAQ NEWS

Pentagon Counts Iraqi Casualties

About 26,000 Iraqis have been killed or injured in militant attacks since January 2004, the Pentagon says. (BBC)

At Least 40 Killed As US Hunts Al Qaeda Leader

At least 40 people were killed and 20 injured when US aircraft bombed a house near the Syrian border in what the US military said was a precision strike on an al-Qaeda leader. (Reuters)

Gunmen Kill Iraqi Cabinet Adviser in Baghdad

Gunmen assassinated an adviser to the cabinet of Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and wounded the country's deputy trade minister. (NY Times)

Funds Fade, Deaths Rise as Iraq Rebuilding Lags

As the money runs out on the $30 billion American-financed reconstruction of Iraq, the officials in charge cannot say how many planned projects they will complete, and there is no clear source for hundreds of millions of dollars a year needed to operate the projects that have been finished, according to a report to Congress released yesterday. (NY Times)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

When At War, Words Can Kill

The struggle against terrorism needs curbs on enemy propaganda. (The Age)

Meet the United States' Unlikely Ally in the Terror Wars

So which nation was "probably the best" ally the U.S. had right after Sept. 11 in the shadow war against al Qaeda? (Congressional Quarterly)

Blowing a Broken Horn

If Arabs are divided about Iraq, and Iraqis divided among themselves, the Lebanese-Syrian situation after Hariri's assassination reflect a wider and deeper division. (Al Hayat)

Let International Wrath Rain on Killers of Hariri

For decades, the Syrian dictatorship has placed its own citizens and those of neighboring states in its cross hairs. Today, it is the dictatorship that is being marked for indictment, if not outright termination. (San Antonio Express-News)

The Realist Who Got It Wrong

Now that Cindy Sheehan turns out to be a disaster for the antiwar movement -- most Americans are not about to follow a left-wing radical who insists that we are in Iraq for reasons of theft, oppression and empire -- a new spokesman is needed. (Washington Post)

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 Ellen Gustafson of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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