Musharaff Reveals New Bin Laden Intelligence

AL QAEDA

Musharaff Reveals New Bin Laden Intelligence

For the first time, Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff has revealed that his government may know the general whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. (ABC News)

THAILAND

Thai Coup Leader to Install New PM in Two Weeks

Thailand's military coup leaders will choose a new prime minister within two weeks and step back from power, army chief General Sonthi Boonyaratglin said on Wednesday. (Reuters)

IRAQ NEWS

General: Attacks on Americans in Iraq Up

Attacks against U.S. troops have increased following a call earlier this month from al-Qaida in ottom of Form Iraq's leader to target American forces, the top U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday. (AP)

U.N. MEETING

Bush and Ahmadinejad Clash at U.N.

U.S. President George W. Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed over Iran's nuclear ambitions in addresses to the United Nations on Tuesday, but Washington agreed to allow more time for talks with Tehran. (Reuters)

At U.N., Chavez Calls Bush 'The Devil

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez took his verbal battle with the United States to the floor of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, calling President Bush "the devil." (AP) http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2468625

U.K.

Man Charged With Terror Offences

A man has been charged by police in Manchester with two offences under the Terrorism Act. (BBC)

Terrorism Defendant Cites Fear of Pakistan

A major terrorism trial here was interrupted Tuesday when a defendant accused Pakistan's intelligence service of threatening his relatives in the South Asian nation after he testified that the spy agency played a role in training Islamic militants. (LA Times)

AFGHANSTAN

'Militants' Die in Afghan Clash

Nato-led troops in southern Afghanistan say they have killed up to 10 militants in fresh fighting in Helmand province. (BBC)

U.S.

Islamists in U.S. Prisons Pose Threat, Report Says

Islamic extremists in U.S. prisons have taken advantage of a lack of religious monitoring to embrace violent interpretations of the Koran, posing a threat of "unknown magnitude" to national security, a report said yesterday. (Washington Times)

Public Corruption Now Top Priority for FBI, Over 2,200 Active Investigations

Bank robbery, drug smuggling and kidnapping are now taking a back seat to public corruption at the FBI. (ABC News)

DARFUR

AU To Extend Darfur Force till End of Year

The African Union's peace and security council is expected to extend the mandate of its underfinanced force in Darfur on Wednesday until the end of the year, diplomats said. (Reuters)

U.S. / VIETNAM

U.S. Man Faces Terrorism Charge in Vietnam: Reports

A Vietnamese-born U.S. citizen was being detained on suspicion of plotting to destroy the U.S. Consulate General and to overthrow the Vietnam government, state-run media reported on Wednesday. (Reuters)

POPE V. ISLAM

Pope Says Anti-Islam Quotes Not His Own Views

Pope Benedict said on Wednesday that his use of medieval quotes portraying a violent Islam did not reflect his views and were misunderstood, but he did not give the clear apology still demanded by many Muslims. (Reuters)

ISRAEL/LEBANON

Israel: Pullout Unlikely Before Weekend

The Israeli pullout from Lebanon was unlikely to be completed before the weekend, a senior army officer said Wednesday. (AP)

WORLD HEALTH

UN Report Reveals Steady Poverty Rates in World's Most Vulnerable Countries Despite 10-year Action Plan

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.