Officials: Terror Plotters Planned to Bomb NYC's Holland Tunnel

U.S. TERROR

Terror Plotters Planned to Bomb NYC's Holland Tunnel, Say Officials

Since Sept. 11, 2001, authorities have feared New York's tunnels or bridges could be targets for terrorists. (ABC News)

Arrest Made Overseas in Holland Tunnel Plot

A man suspected of plotting to blow up the Holland Tunnel has been arrested in Lebanon, according to U.S. intelligence sources. The FBI has briefed the NYPD on the details of the plot. It is unclear how far into the planning stages the suspect was at the time of the arrest. So far, only one individual has been arrested. (ABC News)

IRAQ NEWS

U.S.: Leading Militant Captured in Iraq

Iraqi soldiers captured a militant leader and more than 30 insurgents were killed or wounded Friday in a gunbattle in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said. (AP)

US Occupation in Iraq Kills Nine People and Injures More than 30 in the Sadr City

At least nine Iraqis were killed and more than 30 were injured when US-led occupation troops raided houses in Baghdad's Muslim Shiite district of Sadr City. This comes as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called for the elimination of the blanket immunity enjoyed by foreign troops from Iraqi law. (Kods Time)

AFGHANISTAN

Karzai Calls for Help to Curb Rising Violence

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said violence in his country would not be ended by military means alone while Britain said it was considering sending more troops to Afghanistan because of heavy fighting. (United News of India)

U.K.

Britain Marks Year Anniversary of Bombings

Prime Minister Tony Blair, police and survivors bowed their heads for a nationwide two-minute silence Friday commemorating the anniversary of suicide bombings on London's mass-transit system that killed 52 people. (AP)

Analysis: Islam in Britain: A Year after the Terrorist Raid

By Amir Taheri

As Britain marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in London, one question dominates discussions in the media, political organisations, and family circles. (Aawsat)

Pair Charged after Terror Raids

Two men have been charged by Greater Manchester police following a series of anti-terrorism raids last month. (BBC)

NORTH KOREA

N. Korea Warns of 'Stronger' Action

A North Korean ambassador Friday blamed Japan for Pyongyang's missile launches and warned that any complaints from Tokyo would be met with "an even stronger physical response." (Asahi)

BIRD FLU

Spain Detects H5N1 Bird Flu for First Time

A Spanish laboratory has confirmed the country's first case of H5N1 bird flu after analyzing a sample taken from a wild migratory water bird, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. (Reuters)

GUANTANAMO

Guantánamo Inmate Tells of Worsening Conditions

An Australian terror suspect being held at Guantánamo Bay today told relatives that conditions at the prison camp had worsened. (AP)

SOMALIA

Rival Militias Face Off in Somalia

Militiamen linked to Somalia's sharia courts faced off with a group vowing to fight Mogadishu's new Islamist rulers on Friday as residents feared another flare-up in fighting after a month of relative peace. (Mail and Guardian)

CIA CONTROVERSY

Jailed Italy Spy Chief Questioned over CIA Kidnap

Prosecutors questioned the jailed deputy director of Italy's military spy agency on Friday, two days after arresting him on suspicion of involvement in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in 2003. (Reuters)

AIDS

New AIDS Pill to Treat People in Poor Countries

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3-in-1 antiretroviral pill for use by the American-sponsored plan for AIDS treatment, something that the White House's acting global AIDS coordinator said yesterday should greatly improve treatment for AIDS patients in poor countries. (New York Times)

UGANDA

War Crimes Prosecutor Urges Arrest of Uganda's Rebel Leaders

Ugandan rebels may be using peace talks as a guise to secretly reorganize and rearm, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said yesterday, urging the arrest of their leaders. But the prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo , stopped short of challenging Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to break off peace efforts with the rebels or to retract his offer of amnesty if the talks succeed. (AP)

WAR ON DRUGS

Brazil Police 'Bust Cocaine Gang'

Brazilian police have broken up an international drug ring and arrested a man thought to be the country's top cocaine trafficker, officials say. (BBC)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Afghanistan: A War Democrats Can Win

By James P. Rubin

In 2003, the Bush administration left the war in Afghanistan unfinished and moved on to overthrow Saddam Hussein. This grand diversion of military, intelligence and diplomatic resources not only jeopardized success in Afghanistan but also initiated the collapse of international support and respect for the United States. (New York Times)

An Old Approach Could Contain New Korea Threat

North Korea's in-your-face missile tests on the Fourth of July - it's useful to step back and get a broader perspective in the hopes of figuring out the most productive response. (USA Today)

Inside the US Resistance

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

Osama Bin Laden is ill and invisible, but five years after September 11, 2001, his al-Qaeda movement has become the fulcrum of a global, Islamic resistance against the United States. (Asia Times)

Caught in Terror Net: An Algerian's Story

By Craig S. Smith and Souad Mekhennet

Two years ago, a motley collection of prisoners spent night after night repeating their telephone numbers to one another from within the dark and dirty cells where they were being held in Afghanistan. (New York Times)

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.