Eight Tested for Poison that Killed Russian Ex-Spy

The possibility of an avian flu pandemic has not diminished, and there is a new and dire prediction about what the death toll could be. Meanwhile, public health experts fear that public and the media have let their guard down because there has not been an outbreak yet. (ABC News)


Iraq Should Not Carry Death Penalty Against Saddam-UN

U.N. human rights experts called on Iraq's government on Tuesday not to carry out the death sentence passed on former leader Saddam Hussein, saying his trial had been seriously flawed. (Reuters)


Star Guilty in Mumbai Bomb Trial

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has been found guilty in connection with India's deadliest series of bomb attacks. (BBC)


Boot Camp Guards, Nurse Charged in Boy's Death

Seven former juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse have been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a boy whose rough handling by the guards was videotaped, a special prosecutor said Tuesday. (Time Magazine)


Rwandans Unite in Anger at France

Protesting at what they insist is France's role in their nation's genocide, Rwandans from all walks of life have united in fury at calls last week by a French judge for their President Paul Kagame to be arrested. (The Mail and Guardian)


ABC News Extremist Website Monitoring

This is a daily update of some of what can be found on militant Islamist websites that are often used by al Qaeda and its sympathizers, insurgent groups in Iraq and other groups for propaganda, recruiting and communication purposes. (ABC News)


A Senate Mystery Keeps Torture Alive and Its Practitioners Free

By Jeff Stein

With all the lawsuits over kidnapping and torture marching toward the Bush administration, you might think the top officials running the global war on terror would be worried just a little about the prospect that some day they might end up in court — if not having nightmares about getting measured for orange jumpsuits at Danbury Federal Prison. (Congressional Quarterly)

Slouching Toward Riga

When NATO leaders gather in Latvia this week, there will undoubtedly be a lot of grand talk about how the Cold War alliance has managed to elude irrelevance, bringing in new members, dispatching humanitarian aid, and deploying peacekeepers beyond Europe's borders. (International Herald Tribune)

A Lebanese Civil War? Not Just Yet

By Nada Doumit

Lebanon's political leaders are today confronted with two simple choices: to talk now in order to avoid a civil war or to talk later after waging one. The leaders have already held two series of national dialogue roundtables, with 14 leaders representing all major political and religious currents, debating vital national issues. They failed to reach a consensus on where Lebanon is heading, polarizing an already tense political situation. These consecutive failures could prove costly as many believe that the ingredients of a civil war are coming together in the country. (Daily Star)

The Case of the Poisoned Spy

By Eugene Robinson

Every once in a while, an episode such as the death of Alexander Litvinenko comes along to boost the morale of conspiracy theorists. (Washington Post)

Radical US Approach for Radical Leaders

By Ehsan Ahrari

As much as the Bush administration is trying to find an "honorable" way out of Iraq, there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, every week the tunnel of the Middle East gets darker for the United States. (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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