Pakistan Bomber Aimed for Airport VIP Lounge

In the spring, a grand jury in Durham, N.C., indicted three Duke University lacrosse players on charges of rape, sexual offense and kidnapping of an exotic dancer. (ABC News)

SOMALIA

Ethiopians Parade Captured Islamist Cleric in Somalia

Ethiopian soldiers paraded on Tuesday a wounded senior cleric captured in south Somalia during the pursuit of remnants of an Islamist movement ousted from Mogadishu in a war over the New Year. (Reuters)

NORTH KOREA

North Korea Willing on Nuclear Freeze

North Korea is willing in principle to freeze its Yongbyon nuclear reactor and allow UN inspections if it receives energy aid and other benefits, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper said Monday. (Daily Times)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

To Help Iraq, Let It Fend for Itself

By Edward N. Luttwak

The sooner President Bush can get his extra troops for a "surge" in Iraq, the sooner he will be able to announce that all American troops are coming home because of the inevitable failure of the Iraqi government to "live up to its side of the bargain." (NY Times)

Too Soon to Exit Iraq: Nation's Salvageable, But Needs our Help

By Peter Brookes

The long-awaited National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq - "Prospects for Iraq's Stability: A Challenging Road Ahead" - is finally on the streets after months of delay. (Boston Herald)

The American Hostility Towards Iran

By Paul Reynolds

American accusations against Iran are becoming more specific by the day, raising a question about how far this confrontation will go. (BBC)

Afghan Women? Their Place is in the Burqa

By Ann Jones

Born in Afghanistan but raised in the United States, like many in the worldwide Afghan diaspora, Manizha Naderi is devoted to helping her homeland. (Asia Times)

Afghanistan's Failing War

By Rasul Bakhsh Rais

The United States and its Afghan allies need to reconsider their strategy and focus more on negotiating local and regional political settlements. They also need to remain open to including the Taliban in the process of national reconciliation. (Daily Times)

Seeing What We Want to See in Qaddafi

By Hisham Matar

Since 2003, Libyan diplomats have been hard at work convincing the West that Libya is no longer interested in amassing weapons of mass destruction, blowing up Western airplanes or covertly financing armed movements abroad. (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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