Truce With Terrorists: Pakistan Throws in the Towel

Iraqi authorities have arrested the second most senior figure in al-Qaeda in Iraq, the national security adviser said Sunday. (AP)

GIs Face Court Martial in Iraq Rape Case

A U.S. Army investigator has recommended that four American soldiers accused of raping a a 14-year-old girl and of killing her and her family face a court-martial, a lawyer in the case confirmed on Monday. (AP)

Beautiful Game Turns Nasty in Iraq

Players face kidnap and torture in latest battlefield between Shias and Sunnis. (The Guardian)


Experiencing Guantanamo Part Four: Obesity in Camp V

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Asharq Al-Awsat- The landing and takeoff runway in the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has become very busy these days. Despite the fact that no new prisoners are arriving from Afghanistan and Pakistan, there is a continuous flow of visiting lawyers, journalists, translators, CIA agents, and investigators arriving at the US military base on daily flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida. (Asharq al Awsat)


Opium War 'Making Enemies Of Afghans'

British and US efforts to decimate Afghan opium industry are driving support for Taliban, report says. (The Guardian)

Afghan Symbol for Change Becomes a Symbol of Failure

An Afghan city known as "Little America" is today the epicenter of a Taliban resurgence and an explosion in drug cultivation. (NY Times)


Abu Hamza Tried To Buy School 'For Use As Jihad School'

THE extremist Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri wanted to buy the Islamic school at the centre of an anti-terrorist search, The Times has learnt. (The London Times)

Leaked Memo Details Blair's Exit

Exit strategy is reportedly spelled out in detail in leaked memo from some of Tony Blair's closest aides. (The Guardian)


Sudan's Offensive Comes at Key Time

Renewed offensive seen as bid to finish off tenacious, three-year-old rebellion before the arrival of a U.N. peacekeeping force. (Washington Post)


Islamist Jailed Over Bali Bombings

Eight years for aiding alleged mastermind of suicide bombings that killed 20 people last year. (The Guardian)


Egypt: Terror Suspect Arrests Top 90

The number of people arrested by the Egyptian security forces on suspicion of belonging to an al Qaeda cell has risen to 93, the pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat reports. (AKI)


Audio & Photos: Child Labor in Zambia

Michael Wines reports on the increasing use of child labor in sub-Saharan Africa. (NY Times)


What about the Iranian Project?

By Hazem Saghieh

The first form of resistance against what Iran is doing and what it intends to do, is to give up the intimidating, 'Saddami' and chauvinistic rhetoric of agitation against 'Persians' and adopt a modern political language while competing with the Khomeini influence. This should come along with tangible plans for serious political and social reforms in the Arab countries concerned. (Al Hayat)

Saudi Sympathy for Al Qaeda Still Runs Strong

By Andrew Hammond

Two jailbreaks and a series of arrests in recent months suggest that sympathy for al Qaeda militants in Saudi Arabia still runs strong despite a government crackdown, analysts said this week. (Reuters)

The Lost Children of Haiti

Haiti has again become a hub of human trafficking with tens of thousands of Haitian children living lives of modern-day bondage. (NY 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, Hoda Osman and Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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