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Jordan

'Cyber-Islamist' Arrested in Jordan

Jordanian authorities arrested last month an 18-year-old man who allegedly used the Internet to threaten attacks on the intelligence department, a pro-government newspaper reported yesterday. (Arab News)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

U.S.

Jury to Begin Deliberations in Terror Trial

A Manhattan federal jury hearing the terrorism case of activist lawyer Lynne Stewart and two co-defendants could begin its deliberations Wednesday, after the judge in the case instructs the panel on the law. (Newsday)

Australia's Hicks Will Face Guantanamo Trial After Habib Freed

Australian terrorist suspect David Hicks won't be freed and will face trial in March, Attorney General Philip Ruddock said after the U.S. announced that Mamdouh Habib, another Australian Guantanamo detainee, will be released. (Bloomberg)

Philippines

Philippine Court Orders Main Suspect in Deadly Blasts Freed as Part of Peace Deal

A court has ordered the release of a suspect in the deadly bombings in the southern city of Davao that killed dozens of people two years ago. (Arab News)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Jan. 30 Approaching With All the Promises of Doomsday

Journalism yields a world of clichés but here, for once, the first cliché that comes to mind is true. Baghdad is a city of fear. Fearful Iraqis, fearful militiamen, fearful American soldiers, fearful journalists. (The Independent)

Proper Legal Process'

The overthrow of Saddam Hussein by the American and British-led coalition was supposed to destroy a regime which, among other things, had no respect for human rights and the rule of law. (Arab News)

Some Ideas On How to Get Iraq Right

"Time is the condition to be won to defeat the enemy," wrote Ho Chi Minh, the man whose insurgency drove American forces from Vietnam 30 years ago. "To protract the war is the key to victory," agreed his revolutionary colleague, Dang Xuan Khu. "We shall weary and discourage them in such a way that, strong as they are. (The Daily Star)

Seeking the Bin Laden Behind the Myth and the Mystery

Osama bin Laden has been an obvious focus of the press for so long that it is strange that his basic biography remains so blurry. Network news programs have depicted an elusive, faraway bogeyman with a deadly reach, but his might seems rather meager, when seen up close. (NY Times)

Tortured, Humiliated and Crying Out for Some Justice

Four Guantánamo Britons are coming home. Don't forget those left behind. (The Guardian)

Security Nominee Is a Hard Charger on Legal War on Terror

Michael Chertoff was known as a tough-minded prosecutor when he was in charge of the Justice Department's criminal division. (NY 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 Brinda Adhikari of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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