Warnings About Foley's Behavior Failed to Move Congress to Action

Rebel Groups Kill 40 in Darfur
Fierce clashes between rival African groups in south Darfur have left up to 40 people dead and prompted most foreign aid workers to abandon Greida, one of the world's largest camps for displaced people. (The Guardian)

CANADA

Tortured Canadian Wins Battle for Truth

Four years ago, Canadian Maher Arar was detained on a routine airport stopover in the United States. He ended up Syria, where he was imprisoned and tortured for 10 months. (The Guardian)

HUNGARY

Hungarian Is Faced With Evidence of Role in '42 Atrocity

The past caught up with Sandor Kepiro, 92, on Thursday, when the Simon Wiesenthal Center identified him as a junior police officer who was twice found guilty of participating in one of the worst atrocities committed by Hungarian forces during World War II. (NY Times)

AIRLINE DATA TALKS

EU-US Airline Data Talks Collapse

Talks between the United States and the European Union on sharing confidential airline passenger information have broken down, according to the EU. (BBC News)

INTERVIEW

Interview with Leader of the Islamic Courts in Somalia Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys
(Asharq al Awsat)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

The Foley Matter

History suggests that once a political party achieves sweeping power, it will only be a matter of time before the power becomes the entire point. Policy, ideology, ethics all gradually fall away, replaced by a political machine that exists to win elections and dispense the goodies that come as a result. The only surprise in Washington now is that the congressional Republicans managed to reach that point so thoroughly, so fast. (The NY Times)

Who is Hunting for Fugitive Kabuga?

By Ambrose Murunga

The United States of America is willing to pay five million dollars for the head of one villain called Felicien Kabuga. (Daily Nation)

'State of Denial'-Excerpt: How Bush Deceived Public on Iraq

By Bob Woodward

A movie of the George W. Bush presidency might open in the Oval Office on January 26, 2001, when Donald H. Rumsfeld was sworn in as defense secretary. (Newsweek)

Scandal in Shanghai

A new political situation has been rapidly developing in China, where a number of regional officials have been arrested for corruption and the Communist Party leader in Shanghai has been fired. (Asahi Shimbun)

We Saved Europeans. Why Not Africans?

By Susan E. Rice, Anthony Lake and Donald M. Payne
With Darfur set to be hit by a second wave of genocide, world leaders are shifting into diplomatic high gear. The government of Sudan flatly rejects deployment of a 22,000-strong U.N. force, knowing it would be much more effective than the African Union's, even if augmented by additional personnel as is now planned. (Washington Post)

What Secret is This?

Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed

I can not understand all this secrecy over the recent Washington report which says the war on Iraq has increased terrorism. (Asharq al Awsat)

Why I'm Banned in the US

By Tariq Ramadan

For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. (Washington Post)

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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