UN: Congo Atrocities

The number of reported detainee abuse cases against U.S. Army soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan declined sharply after the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison came to light last spring, with incident reports dropping more than 75 percent from April 2004 to the end of last year and the number of death investigations also waning. (Washington Post)

Captain Is Convicted of Assaults

Three Iraqis were victimized by the Army officer, a military jury in Colorado finds. (AP)

Hospitals Endure Iraqi Paralysis

As Iraqi politicians wrangle over the make-up of the future transitional government, the BBC's Matthew Price visits a hospital in Baghdad to learn about the effect the delay is having on doctors and patients. (BBC)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Analysis: Does Bin Laden Still Count?

What has happened to Osama Bin Laden? Is he dead? On the run? Or readying for new attacks on the U.S.? (BBC)

Iraqi Sunnis Caught Between Politics, Armed Struggle

Iraq's Sunni minority watched the opening of the new Iraqi Parliament yesterday straddling a fence, torn between support of the deadly insurgency and a wish to join the democratic process. (AFP)

A Brief 'Bright Moment' in Iraq

Iraqis who risked so much to vote seven weeks ago are understandably irritated that they are not seeing more results from their bravery. The men and women they elected — well, the men anyway — have in many cases had decades in exile and two years in Iraq to plan what to do once they achieved power. (LA Times)

Washington Tightens the Screws

Pakistan is ideally situated, as far as the United States is concerned, for any possible action against Iran. Islamabad is only too pleased to accommodate US troops and intelligence assets, provided it receives "understanding" on the delicate matter of its proliferation, writes Kaushik Kapisthalam. (Asia Times)

India, meanwhile, is not as willing to please when it comes to abandoning plans for a gas pipeline originating in Iran, reports Siddharth Srivastava. (Asia 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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