Iraq Investigates Prisoner Torture

Lawyers for I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former White House official indicted on perjury charges, plan to seek testimony from journalists beyond those cited in the indictment and will probably challenge government agreements limiting their grand jury testimony, people involved in the case said Tuesday. (NY Times)

Senators Agree on Detainee Rights

Deal Would Allow Some Court Access. (Washington Post)


Are Iraqi Troops Prepared to Secure Their Country?

Only About 700 Troops Ready to Serve Independently. (ABC News)

Tragedy as Impetus in Jordan

The headquarters of Jordan's intelligence service sits astride a cliff in this city's western suburbs, on a road marked with a small sign that says "Jordan Nursing Council." Once you pass a series of gates and checkpoints and reach the inner courtyard, you see a stark black flag bearing the Arabic script: "Justice Has Come." (Washington Post)

'Unique Contribution to Mending This Region'

There can be no doubt that the perpetrators of the terrorist suicide attacks on three Amman hotels on Nov. 9 knew exactly what they were doing. (Jordan Times)

No Place to Talk About Internet Freedom

The irony of one of the Arab world's most autocratic regimes hosting a conference on the global exchange of ideas. (International Herald Tribune)

Giving Ben Ali Undeserved Succor

The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) opens today in Tunis amid persistent protests from international civil society groups. They are questioning the suitability of Tunisia to host the gathering, at a time when attacks against freedom of expression and the media have been on the rise under the direction of the regime of President Zein al-Abedin ben Ali, who seized power 18 years ago. (The Daily Star)

Afghanistan's Elusive Dream of Peace

The country is making progress but the world must maintain support. (The Age)

Culture Remains Biggest Obstacle in Mueller's Bid to Remake FBI Into a Spy Agency

The FBI, whose hulking J. Edgar Hoover Building seems the very symbol of a fortress mentality, cracked its doors open just slightly a few weeks ago, inviting a group of educated consumers inside to hear how well it's doing in the war on terror. (Congressional Quarterly)

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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