At Least 90 Killed Today in Iraq Bomb Attacks

Hrant Dink, the most prominent voice of Turkey's shrinking Armenian community, a man who stood trial for speaking out against the mass killings of Armenians by Turks, was shot and killed in broad daylight Friday at the entrance to his newspaper's offices. (AP)


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)


Bush's Baghdad plan: What Do The Numbers Mean?

By Anthony H. Cordesman

President George W. Bush has presented a new strategy for the war in Iraq that may be able to defeat the insurgency and reverse Iraq's drift toward large-scale civil war. His speeches to date, however, raise many questions as to both the risks it will create over the coming months and the real-world ability to actually implement his plans. (Daily Star)

A Day in the Life of an Iraqi Youth

There is no place for social life in a city inhabited by fear such as the Iraqi capital. Violent incidents have cast their shadow over the life of Baghdad's residents making it a prison for all. (Asharq al Awsat)

Spying in Baghdad: The CIA's Real Mission Impossible

By Jeff Stein

Many years ago, when I was a young Army Intelligence operative in South Vietnam, I had a daily routine to see if my spies had any new information for me. (Congressional Quarterly)

Shocking Egypt Police Video Stirs Debate

By Maggie Michael

Video Showing Egyptian Police Sodomizing Prisoner With Pole Goes Public, Stirring Angry Debate. (AP)

Intercontinental Guided Hypocrisy

China's success on January 11 in destroying one of its own old orbiting weather satellites with a ground-based ballistic missile sent shock waves through US military circles. Not that it came a complete surprise to the Americans. What surprised them was the timing. (Asia Times)

China's Muscle Flex in Space

China spread alarm and consternation among space powers when it destroyed one of its own satellites last week with a missile fired from the ground, thus becoming the first nation in more than two decades to successfully test an anti-satellite weapon. (International Herald Tribune)

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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