U.S. Wants U.N. Action Against Nuclear Iran

Despite the lack of credible evidence, the Colombian government says that al-Qaida may have set its sights on the country. Some wonder if Colombia is attempting to draw Washington's attention with the claim. (Jamestown.org)

MEXICO/DRUG TRADE

Mexicans Seize Huge Cocaine Haul

Mexican officials say they have seized five-and-a-half tonnes of cocaine from a commercial aircraft that landed after flying from Venezuela. (BBC)

IRAQ NEWS

Deaths of U.S. Soldiers Climb Again in Iraq

The death toll for American troops is rising steeply this month, with the military today announcing the deaths of two more soldiers, bringing the number of troops killed this month to at least 33. (NY Times)

Lacking Biolabs, Trailers Carried Case for War

Administration Pushed Notion of Banned Iraqi Weapons Despite Evidence to Contrary (Washington Post)

DARFUR/CHAD

Security Tight In Chad's Capital

Security has been tightened in Chad's capital, N'Djamena, with soldiers out in force on the streets and embassies making evacuation plans. (BBC)

UN Demands Darfur Peace Pact

The UN Security Council has told the Sudanese government and rebels to make peace in Darfur by April 30 and instructed UN military experts to plan for a peacekeeping force there. (Reuters)

NEPAL PROTESTS

Injuries Mount as Demonstrators Battle With Police in Nepal

For the fifth day in a row, Nepalis on Tuesday defied a curfew imposed by their king. And for the sixth day in a row, Nepalis here in the capital defied a ban on political rallies the king had imposed. (NY Times)

SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka Blasts Kill 13

Blasts blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels killed 13 people on Wednesday in Sri Lanka's northeast and dozens more were injured, officials said, raising fears planned peace talks may be cancelled and a civil war could restart. (Reuters)

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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