Disputing Theories on Hariri

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a Shiite doctor with an Islamist bent, was chosen Tuesday by the victorious Shiite alliance as its candidate to become Iraq's new prime minister. The decision may well open a period of protracted and rancorous negotiations with a coalition of secular leaders intent on sharply curtailing Dr. Jaafari's powers or blocking him and his clerical-backed coalition. (NY Times)

Politician Assassinated in Northern Iraq

On the day a Shiite Muslim-led bloc picked its candidate for Iraq's prime minister, insurgents assassinated an official in Diyala province who was a member of that nominee's political movement. (CNN)

A List of Iraq's Most-Wanted (AP)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

U.S.' Prewar Visions Get Further Out of Focus

Two years ago, as the U.S. planned to march into Baghdad, many in the Bush administration had a vision for Iraq's first freely elected government in decades. It would be a pro-U.S. regime that would support American military bases, embrace U.S. businesses and serve as a model for democracy in the region. (LA Times)

Choosing Iraq's Prime Minister

Yesterday, the bloc of Shiite parties that won the most seats in Iraq's election chose Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the leader of one of the two main Shiite Islamic parties, as its candidate for prime minister. That now makes him the leading contender. (NY Times)

From Resignation to Assassination

What has taken place in the hours and days, following the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, was "round one" of the elections. (Al Hayat)

Beirut's Berlin Wall

"Enough!" That's one of the simple slogans you see scrawled on the walls around Rafiq Hariri's grave site here. And it sums up the movement for political change that has suddenly coalesced in Lebanon and is slowly gathering force elsewhere in the Arab world. (Washington Post)

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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