Failed London Plotters Had Terror Training Camp in the U.K.


Failed London Plotters Had Terror Training Camp in the U.K.

Five men trained at a terrorist camp in Northern England before they attempted to detonate backpack bombs on the London subway and bus system on July 21, 2005, according to British prosecutors. (ABC News)

In Pictures: Terror Campsite (BBC)


U.S. Arms Surplus Finds Way to Iran and China

The U.S. military has sold forbidden equipment at least a half-dozen times to middlemen for countries — including Iran and China — who exploited security flaws in the defense department's surplus auctions. (Times of India)


Top al Qaeda-Linked Militant Killed

A top al-Qaeda-linked militant, accused of the kidnapping of three Americans in 2001 and of masterminding one of Southeast Asia's worst terror attacks three years later, has been killed, the Philippine military said Wednesday. (AP)


Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone Amid Growing Military Pressure

Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane recently, an Iranian lawmaker announced on Tuesday as the Islamic Republic was facing increasing military pressure from its arch rival -- the United States. (Xinhua)


Taliban Leader Is Hiding and Being Protected in Pakistan, Says Spokesman

Fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is alive and well and living in Pakistan under the protection of the Pakistan intelligence agency, according to the captured spokesman for the Taliban, Mohammad Hanif. (ABC News)


Secret Court To Govern Wiretapping Plan

The Justice Department, easing a Bush administration policy, said Wednesday it has decided to give an independent body authority to monitor the government's controversial domestic spying program. (AP)


Fresh Wave of Violence Hits Iraq

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 30 injured after a suicide car bomb attack at a busy market in the Shia district of Sadr City. (BBC)

Truck Bomber Hits Police in Iraq's Kirkurk

A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives hit a police station in central Kirkuk on Wednesday and residents reported many casualties in further violence after one of the bloodiest days in months. (Reuters)


Haditha Attorney Accuses Pentagon of Deception

An attorney for the leader of a group of U.S. Marines accused of murdering 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, said on Wednesday that Pentagon officials intentionally misled or deceived the public about the case. (Reuters)


Nigerian Media Man 'Funds Terror'

A Nigerian newspaper owner has been charged with receiving funding from al Qaeda to sponsor terror in Africa's most populous country. (BBC)


Chinese Reporter's Murder Sparks Public Debate

The murder of a Chinese reporter who was investigating the country's scandal-plagued coal industry has sparked an unusual public debate about the rights and responsibilities of journalists. (The 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)


Another Perspective, or Jihad TV?

By Judea Pearl

As al Jazeera on the whole feels the heat of world media attention, we can hope that it will learn to harness its popularity in the service of humanity, progress and moderation. (NY Times)

Lost in the Middle East

The administration has divided the region into 'extremists' and 'moderates.' Guess which side the dictators are on. (Washington Post)

A Whiff of Desperation in the Air

By a Special Correspondent

After years of neglect, the administration of President George W Bush is negotiating from weakness, desperately trying to salvage some kind of "victory" from the Middle East morass. (Asia Times)

No Better Idea

By Max Boot

Both sides' strategies in Iraq are big ifs with big risks. The president's is worth a try. (LA Times)

Beware of 'Sectarianism' In Palestine

By Akram Baker

For the first time in modern history, the Palestinian people are moving toward a "sectarian" conflict. (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.