Deadly Terror Attack on India Commuter Trains

Some 500 Somali fighters loyal to the last member of an alliance of warlords fighting Islamists in Mogadishu have surrendered, along with their weapons. (BBC)


Five Muslim Teens on Trial in Russia for Allegedly Planning Terrorist Attacks

Five Muslim teenagers appeared in court on Monday accused of involvement in a thwarted terrorist plot that prosecutors say was aimed at disrupting this Russian Volga River city's millennial celebration last year. (Daily Jang)


Fraud Video Claim in Mexico Poll

Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has "irrefutable" video proof of fraud committed by his election rivals. (BBC)


Chinese Bird Flu Whistle-Blower Jailed: State Media

A Chinese court jailed a farmer who reported bird flu outbreaks to the central government to three-and-a-half years for fraud and blackmail, state media said on Tuesday. (Reuters)


Iran Rejects Deadline at EU Nuclear Talks

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator rebuffed Western pressure on Tuesday for an immediate answer to a package of incentives to suspend uranium enrichment ahead of crucial talks with the European Union. (Reuters)

Analysis: The UN Sideshow on Korea

The UN Security Council certainly should register international condemnation of last week's North Korean missile launches. But if any serious progress is going to be made on this and the related North Korean nuclear issue, it will not be through Security Council resolutions or sanctions. (New York Times)


Hezbollah Disarmament

By Nadim Hasbani

Disarming Hezbollah will not happen quickly. It will require a Lebanese approach with compromises and international guaranties within the framework of UN resolution 1559. (Dar Al Hayat)

Viewpoint: Jihadist Threat in Africa

By Gregory Alonso Pirio and Hrach Gregorian

The growing power of the Islamic courts in southern Somalia is a serious setback in the war on terror and a threat to the stability of the strategically situated Horn of Africa. (Middle East Times)

Taliban in Search for a Winning Formula

By Syed Saleem Shahzad

The Taliban's spring offensive in Afghanistan is now three months old. It is the biggest ever mounted against foreign forces in the country since the Taliban's ouster in 2001, and it has taken a heavy toll on insurgency as well as coalition forces. (Asia Times)

New Rules for Gitmo

The Supreme Court's Hamdan ruling gives Congress an opportunity to do its job on military tribunals. Thanks to what should have been unnecessary pressure from the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress seems ready to do its duty and write rules to govern trials for suspected terrorists interned at Guantanamo Bay. (L.A.Times)

Geopolitical Diary: Al-Sadr Sends a Message

Baghdad has been embroiled in sectarian violence in recent days. Gunfights broke out between Sunni and Shiite fighters in the predominantly Sunni district of Ghazaliya in western Baghdad on Monday, and these clashes follow a particularly bloody weekend of reprisal attacks. (Stratfor)

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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