Al Qaeda in Indonesia, UK and West Bank

Two men who carried out a bombing which killed 47 people at a Shia shrine in Pakistan last year have been sentenced to death. (BBC)

DARFUR

UN Halts Sudan Refugees' Return

The United Nations said it was temporarily suspending repatriation of refugees to southern Sudan after recent attacks. (Reuters)

Darfur Attacks Overwhelm Peace Force, U.N. Reports

The United Nations special envoy to Sudan said Tuesday that violence was rising in Darfur and that lack of progress in the south was jeopardizing a peace agreement that ended a separate conflict there. (NY Times)

U.N. WATER REPORT

Big Water Companies Quit Poor Countries

Millions of people could have to wait years for clean water as some of the world's largest companies pull out of developing countries because of growing doubts about privatisation projects, a major UN report reveals today. (The Guardian)

ANALYSIS: AFRICA

Western Sahara: The Lost Peace

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has set up infrastructure projects in Western Sahara as the kingdom prepares to present a proposal on the status of the contested area, claimed by rebels as a separatist state, at the UN next month. (Al Jazeera)

African Countries and the Sahara

Chad's pending acknowledgement of the "Saharan Republic" does not add much to the Sahara conflict, just as the acknowledgment of Kenya or South Africa did not prompt reconciliation. (Al Hayat)

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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