Israel Spying on Iran from Iraq: Report

Secretary-General Kofi Annan suspended the head of the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq and a senior U.N. official who dealt with contracts following an independent investigation that accused them of misconduct, a U.N. spokesman said Monday. (AP)

Barzan Al Tikriti Will Be First to Stand Trial

Saddam's half brother Barzan Al Tikriti will be the first person associated with the former Iraqi regime to be tried within a month, according to sources who spoke to Asharq Al Awsat newspaper. The sources however refused to say where or exactly when the trial will take place. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Miles of Barren Desert Dotted With Smugglers, Insurgents

As Washington accuses Syria of providing a haven to militants, Marines try to halt the flow of fighters and weapons into Iraq. (LA Times)

Militant Group Kills Iraqi Translator-Web

Iraqi militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna said it had shot dead an Iraqi translator working for U.S. forces and posted an Internet video of the killing today. (Reuters)

Iraqi Police Use Kidnappers' Videos to Fight Crime

In one scene, the videotape shows three kidnappers with guns and a knife, preparing to behead a helpless man who is gagged and kneeling at their feet. (NY Times)

Six Months For Abu Ghraib Abuser

A US soldier who stamped on Iraqi prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison has been sentenced to six months in jail and discharged from the army. (BBC)


ANALYSIS & OPINION

Building on Iraq's Election

Iraq's historic vote has not solved the significant problem of Sunni alienation from the political process. (NY Times)

Success of Bush's Iraq Policy Hinges on Much More Than Voter Turnout

By raw turnout numbers alone, the early returns from the Iraqi elections hint at success of the democratic process. (Arab News)

Facing The Facts

No one who cares about the United Nations can afford to be complacent about the findings of the investigation into the Iraqi oil-for-food programme. (The Guardian)

What did the Palestinians and Iraqis Vote for?

Those Palestinians and Iraqis who cast their vote did so for one overriding reason: to get rid of the foreign occupiers. (Al Hayat)

View emerging of Shiite-ruled Iraq

A leading contender to be Iraq's next prime minister says the government should not allow laws that conflict with Islam. (CS Monitor)

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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