Expected: New Bin Laden Audio Tape on the Death of Zarqawi

VA Laptop Containing Sensitive Information Is Recovered

A stolen laptop containing sensitive information regarding over 26 million veterans was recovered today after being taken in a burglary on May 3. (ABC News)

U.K.

Terror Law Clash 'Threatens Constitutional Crisis'

The Government's clash with the judges over its anti-terror legislation is threatening to spiral into a constitutional crisis, a senior Labour MP warned today. (The London Times)

Analysis: One Year on, London Remains a Terrorist Target

A year after British Islamists blew themselves up on London's transport network, killing 52 innocent people, intelligence officers are struggling to infiltrate the communities which gave rise to the bombers. (Reuters)

ISRAELI KIDNAPPED SOLDIER

Israel Halts Northern Gaza Push

The Israeli government has postponed an incursion into the northern Gaza Strip amid reports of new talks aimed at freeing its captured soldier. (BBC)

KUWAIT

Women Vote in Kuwait for the First Time

Women in this conservative oil-rich emirate voted in parliamentary elections for the first time Thursday, a vote that also inspired surprisingly vocal calls for reform and criticism of the ruling family. (AP)

SOMALIA

Somali Militia Claims Total Authority

The Muslim leaders who rule much of southern Somalia claimed authority throughout the country Thursday, underscoring the weakness of Somalia's U.N.-backed interim government. (AP)

PHILLIPINES

Puno Downplays Terror Threat, Says RP Safest in Asia

The Philippines remains the safest country in Southeast Asia in terms of addressing the global threat to terrorism, Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno said yesterday. (Manila Standard)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Geopolitical Diary: Shifting Japan's Focus, With U.S. Approval

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi arrived in Washington on Wednesday ahead of a Thursday meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush. This will be Koizumi's last visit to the United States before stepping down as prime minister in September. Prior to his visit to the United States, Koizumi visited Canada, where the question of his controversial visits to the Yasukuni war shrine was raised. (Stratfor)

For Iran, the Man Is the Message

Last week Iranians woke up to a startling piece of news: their government had dispatched Tehran's notorious prosecutor general, Saeed Mortazavi, to Geneva as a member of Iran's delegation to the opening session of the new United Nations Human Rights Council. (New York Times)

In Dealing with Iran, don't Forget Syria

Credit Bashar Assad with seeing, early on, the advantages of being Iran's water boy in the Middle East. (Daily Star)

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

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