Musharaff Reveals New Bin Laden Intelligence

Poverty rates remain steady or are simply falling slightly in the world's most vulnerable economies, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan argues in two United Nations releases prepared for the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). (Daily Star)

SADDAM HUSEIN TRIAL

New Judge Throws Saddam Out of Court

Saddam Hussein's lawyers walked out of his trial Wednesday to protest the replacement of the chief judge, who had been accused of favoring the defense. The deposed leader also protested and was ordered to leave the courtroom. (AP)

ANAYLISIS & OPINION

U.S. Policy on Iran Evolves Toward Diplomacy

By Glenn Kessler

Before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials confidently predicted that the toppling of Saddam Hussein would lead to renewed momentum on the Israeli-Palestinian peace track. "The road to Jerusalem leads through Baghdad" was a common refrain. (Washington Post)

Philippines: The Mounting Tensions on Mindanao

Philippine authorities say a metric ton of ammonium nitrate (AN) fertilizer seized Sept. 18 from a ferry in the southern port of Zamboanga was to be used by the Muslim militant group Abu Sayyaf to make explosives, possibly to target an Oct. 12 Roman Catholic festival in the city. (Stratfor)

Turmoil in Thailand

There had been 17 military coups in Thailand since its absolute monarchy was abolished in 1932. Number 18 occurred Tuesday, when soldiers circled the offices of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with tanks, seized TV stations and declared martial law. (LA Times)

America's Africa Corps

The United States is moving closer to setting up an Africa Command to secure the rear flank of its global "war on terrorism", with eyes trained on vital oil reserves and lawless areas where terrorists have sought safe haven to regroup and strike against its interests. (Asia 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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