Al Qaeda's Winter Headquarters

Washington's new anti-terrorism law could end up violating international treaties protecting detainees, with some provisions denying suspects the right to a fair trial, a key U.N. rights expert said Friday. (AP)


Women Under Attack in Iraq, Afghanistan

Women are facing increasing violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia, especially when they speak out publicly to defend women's rights, a senior U.N. official told the U.N. Security Council. (AP)


Security High in Paris Amid New Violence

French Officials to Deploy Large Police Presence to Paris Suburbs on 1st Anniversary of Riots. (AP)


Taliban Handpick Their Targets

By Jason Motlagh

Taliban militants are targeting Afghan government officials in yet another nod to Iraqi insurgents, marked by a spike in assassinations and attempted attacks in recent weeks that coincide with a greater reliance on suicide terrorism and the use of imported bomb technologies. (Asia Times)

This is Not Another Iran

By Richard Spring

We must work with Syria to secure peace in the Middle East - only this can break the deadlock. (The Guardian)

The Suspicious Iranian Project

By Hussein Shobokshi

Since talk began about the Shia crescent "encircling" the region, signs of Iranian interference in a number of locations are clearly visible. (Asharq al Awsat)

Deterring Kim Jong Il

By Graham Allison

America must credibly convince Kim that he will be held accountable for every nuclear weapon that originates in North Korea. (Washington Post)

To Build Harmony, Trumpet America's Melody

By John Ferguson

On Sept. 12, 2001, American culture suddenly became a premium export product. The attack that was both a tragedy and an awakening for our nation propelled my small non-profit organization, American Voices, into overdrive and onto the stages of Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beirut, Lebanon. Our mission is to bring American musicians and culture to parts of the world emerging from isolation or conflict. Overnight, we transformed from a quaint endeavor in the Cold War's aftermath to an essential tool in communicating who we are as a people and as a nation. (Daily Star)

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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