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Voice of America Digest, 4 October 1995

From: yanni@ix.netcom.com (Ioannis Bousnakis)

Voice of America Directory

CONTENTS

  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - 10/4/95


  • [01] !!! VOA DIGEST - 10/4/95

    DATE=10/4/95
    TYPE=ADVISORY
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    VOA DIGEST - 10/4/95

    THE FOLLOWING IS A SYNOPSIS OF SIGNIFICANT REPORTING BY THE VOICE OF AMERICA THAT HAD BEEN BROADCAST OR FIRMLY SCHEDULED AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION. THIS SELECTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE EXHAUSTIVE, AND DOES NOT INCLUDE LATE-BREAKING NEWS OR THE MANY REPORTS IN ALL VOA LANGUAGES THAT ARE BASED ON COMMERCIAL WIRE SERVICES OR OTHER SECONDARY SOURCES. WE REGRET THAT WE CANNOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR TRANSCRIPTS OF SPECIFIC BROADCASTS OR PROGRAM SEGMENTS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT VOA, OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS. TELEPHONE: +1-202-619-2538. ELECTRONIC MAIL: LETTERS@VOA.GOV (FOR CORRESPONDENCE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES); LETTERS-USA@VOA.GOV (FOR CORRESPONDENCE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES).

    REPORTS BY VOA CENTRAL NEWS SERVICE:

    PAKISTAN / SIMPSON -- THE ACQUITTAL OF FORMER US FOOTBALL PLAYER OJ SIMPSON ON CHARGES OF KILLING HIS EX-WIFE AND HER FRIEND IS MAKING HEADLINES HALF-WAY AROUND THE WORLD. EVEN IN PAKISTAN THE VERDICT IS FRONT PAGE NEWS. ISLAMABAD CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS BAKSHIAN TAKES A BRIEF LOOK AT WHAT PAKISTANI NEWSPAPERS ARE SAYING. (10/4)

    CLINTON / SIMPSON -- PRESIDENT CLINTON IS URGING AMERICANS TO RESPECT THE JUDGMENT OF THE OJ SIMPSON JURY, WHICH FOUND THE FORMER AMERICAN FOOTBALL STAR NOT GUILTY OF THE MURDERS OF HIS EX-WIFE NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON AND HER FRIEND RONALD GOLDMAN. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DAVID BORGIDA REPORTS. (10/3)

    ASIA / SIMPSON -- THERE IS MIXED REACTION IN ASIAN CAPITALS TO THE ACQUITTAL OF FORMER AMERICAN FOOTBALL STAR OJ SIMPSON ON DOUBLE MURDER CHARGES. FROM OUR ASIA NEWS CENTER, CORRESPONDENT MAX RUSTON REPORTS THE ANNOUNCEMENT RECEIVED FRONT-PAGE COVERAGE IN NEWSPAPERS THROUGHOUT THE REGION, BUT ROUSED LITTLE EDITORIAL RESPONSE. (10/4)

    OJ SIMPSON / CENTAM REACT -- NEWS OF THE ACQUITTAL OF US ATHLETE OJ SIMPSON SWEPT THROUGH CENTRAL AMERICA QUICKLY, WHERE THE TRIAL WAS NOT FOLLOWED CLOSELY BUT STILL DREW ATTENTION. CORRESPONDENT BILL RODGERS REPORTS A SALVADORAN MAID WHO TESTIFIED DURING THE TRIAL PRAISED TUESDAY'S VERDICT. (10/3)

    MIAMI / SIMPSON REACT -- THERE WAS MIXED REACTION ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO THE ACQUITTAL OF OJ SIMPSON ON TWO MURDER CHARGES. CORRESPONDENT JIM TEEPLE HAD A SAMPLING OF REACTION FROM SOUTH FLORIDA. (10/3)

    OJ SIMPSON / VERDICT -- A LOS ANGELES JURY HAS ACQUITTED CELEBRITY MURDER DEFENDANT OJ SIMPSON. THE FORMER STAR ATHLETE WAS ACCUSED OF KILLING EX-WIFE NICOLE SIMPSON AND HER FRIEND RONALD GOLDMAN IN JUNE, 1994. LOS ANGELES CORRESPONDENT ALAN SILVERMAN REPORTS. (10/3)

    SIMPSON REACT -- MUCH OF OFFICIAL WASHINGTON, AS WELL AS THE NATION, CAME TO A HALT TUESDAY AS PEOPLE EVERYWHERE STOPPED WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO WATCH THE DRAMATIC END OF THE OJ SIMPSON MURDER TRIAL. EVEN PRESIDENT CLINTON INTERRUPTED HIS SCHEDULE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS MURDER DEFENDANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY HAD BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY OF MURDER. CORRESPONDENT NICK SIMEONE REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON. (10/3)

    SIMPSON / BALTIMORE REACT -- OJ SIMPSON WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF KILLING HIS EX-WIFE (NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON) AND HER FRIEND (RONALD GOLDMAN) IN 1994. REPORTER JOHN PITMAN SPOKE TO PEOPLE ON THE STREET IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, AND REPORTED THEIR REACTION. (10/3)

    SIMPSON REACT / LA -- FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF OJ SIMPSON ARE CELEBRATING THE DECISION BY A 12-MEMBER JURY ON TUESDAY, FINDING HIM NOT GUILTY ON BOTH COUNTS IN THE DOUBLE MURDER TRIAL. LOS ANGELES CORRESPONDENT GREG FLAKUS REPORTED. (10/3)

    COMOROS / COUP -- FRENCH TROOPS STORMED THE COMOROS ON WEDNESDAY TO PUT DOWN A COUP BY REBEL COMORAN SOLDIERS AND FOREIGN MERCENARIES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND GROUP. FIGHTING IS NOW REPORTED TO HAVE ENDED BUT REPORTS SAY AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE DIED DURING THE INITIAL ASSAULT, WITH SEVERAL OTHERS WOUNDED. IN HIS LATEST REPORT, CORRESPONDENT ALEX BELIDA IN NAIROBI SAYS FRENCH MERCENARY BOB DENARD HAS REPORTEDLY SURRENDERED. (10/4)

    FRANCE / COMOROS -- FRANCE'S INTERVENTION IN THE COMORO ISLANDS IS IN KEEPING WITH PARIS' HIGHLY ACTIVE AFRICAN POLICY. AS STRINGER JULIAN NUNDY REPORTS FROM PARIS, A SENIOR MILITARY OFFICER SAYS ONE AIM OF THE MISSION IS TO ARREST THE FRENCH MERCENARY RESPONSIBLE FOR LAST WEEK'S COUP D'ETAT. (10/4)

    POPE / UN SCENESETTER -- POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND SPEAKS AT THE UNITED NATIONS THURSDAY FOR THE SECOND TIME SINCE HE WAS CHOSEN HEAD OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN 1978. HE CAN BE EXPECTED TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR THE UN ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY, AS WELL AS TOUCH ON HIS FAVORITE FOREIGN POLICY THEMES. CORRESPONDENT ELAINE JOHANSON REPORTS. (10/4)

    CLINTON / POPE -- PRESIDENT CLINTON IS TO MEET WITH POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND LATER WEDNESDAY IN THE NORTHEASTERN US CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. BUT ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY MR. CLINTON IS NOT EXPECTED TO RAISE THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE OF ABORTION IN HIS PRIVATE TALKS WITH THE PONTIFF. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (10/3)

    CHRISTOPHER / BOSNIA -- US SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER HAS WARNED THE NATO ALLIANCE COULD BE SERIOUSLY UNDERMINED IF CONGRESS BLOCKS US PARTICIPATION IN A NATO PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. STAFFER VICTOR BEATTIE IN WASHINGTON REPORTS, MR. CHRISTOPHER SAYS THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HOPES TO PERSUADE SKEPTICAL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF A US ROLE IN ANY FUTURE PEACEKEEPING OPERATION. (10/4)

    US / EU PEACE ENVOYS -- AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN UNION PEACE ENVOYS ARE IN SARAJEVO, PURSUING A PEACE AGREEMENT FOR BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. NO MAJOR FIGHTING IS REPORTED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND SERB FORCES, BUT A SERIOUS CLASH IS REPORTED BETWEEN GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND THEIR UNEASY CROAT ALLIES. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY HAS THE LATEST FROM ZAGREB. (10/4)

    NATO / BOSNIA -- FRANCE HAS CRITICIZED A US PROPOSAL FOR TRAINING AND POSSIBLY ARMING BOSNIAN-GOVERNMENT TROOPS AS PART OF A POTENTIAL ALLIED PEACEKEEPING MISSION. CORRESPONDENT DAVID SWAN REPORTS, NATO DEFENSE MINISTERS WILL DISCUSS THE OPERATION THIS WEEK AT A MEETING IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. (10/4)

    BOSNIA / NATO PLANES -- US OFFICIALS SAY NATO WARPLANES HAVE FIRED ON BOSNIAN SERB MISSILE BATTERIES AFTER BEING TARGETED BY THE SERBS' RADAR. CORRESPONDENT DAVID SWAN HAS DETAILS. (10/4)

    MACEDONIA / PRESIDENT -- MACEDONIA'S PRESIDENT REMAINS IN INTENSIVE CARE AFTER TUESDAY'S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN DOWNTOWN SKOPJE. CORRESPONDENT BARRY WOOD REPORTS THE 78-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT KIRO GLIGOROV, SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES TO HIS HEAD AND EYES. (10/4)

    MACEDONIA / BOMBING -- THE PRESIDENT OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, KIRO GLIGOROV, HAS SURVIVED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (10/3)

    US / CROATIA AGREEMENT -- THE UNITED STATES IS HAILING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CROATIA AND SERBIA ON PRINCIPLES FOR RESOLVING THEIR DISPUTE OVER SERBIAN-OCCUPIED EASTERN SLAVONIA. CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTED FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT. (10/3)

    PERRY / NATO / BOSNIA -- US DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY SAYS A PROPOSED NATO PEACEKEEPING FORCE FOR BOSNIA SHOULD BE THE BIGGEST, TOUGHEST ARMY IN THE REGION. MR PERRY MEETS WITH OTHER ALLIED DEFENSE MINISTERS IN WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA LATER THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS THE BALKAN WAR AND THE POSSIBLE EXPANSION OF NATO. PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT DAVID SWAN HAD DETAILS. (10/3)

    YUGO / AGREEMENT -- THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE REBEL SERBS HAVE AGREED ON BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT OF THEIR DISPUTE OVER THE EASTERN SLAVONIA REGION. THE SERBS ACKNOWLEDGED CROATIAN SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE AREA, A POTENTIAL FLASH POINT THAT HAD RAISED CONCERN ABOUT A POSSIBLE NEW WAR BETWEEN CROATIA AND YUGOSLAVIA. CORRESPONDENT WAYNE COREY REPORTS. (10/3)

    PACIFIC / FRANCE NUKE -- FRANCE HAS BANNED A GROUP OF ABOUT 150 NEW ZEALAND WOMEN FROM TRAVELING TO TAHITI, WHERE THEY HAD PLANNED A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST FRENCH NUCLEAR TESTS IN THE REGION. CORRESPONDENT MAX RUSTON IN HONG KONG REPORTS THE MOVE IS THE LATEST EFFORT BY PARIS TO PREVENT UNREST IN TAHITI WHICH EXPERIENCED VIOLENT RIOTS LAST MONTH AFTER FRANCE CARRIED OUT THE FIRST IN ITS LATEST SERIES OF NUCLEAR TESTS. (10/4)

    HURRICANE OPAL -- THE FIRST EFFECTS OF HURRICANE OPAL ARE BEGINNING TO BE FELT ALONG THE GULF COAST OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES. OPAL, WITH WINDS OF 240-KILOMETERS AN HOUR IS MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD LANDFALL AT 37-KILOMETERS AN HOUR. CORRESPONDENT JIM TEEPLE REPORTS FROM MIAMI THE STORM COULD BE UPGRADED LATER TODAY TO A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE, MAKING IT THE MOST DANGEROUS HURRICANE TO STRIKE THE UNITED STATES IN MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY. (10/4)

    US / JAPAN TROOPS -- THE UNITED STATES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE ALLEGED RAPE OF AN OKINAWA GIRL BY THREE US MILITARY PERSONNEL HAS HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON RELATIONS WITH JAPAN. HOWEVER, STAFFER VICTOR BEATTIE IN WASHINGTON REPORTS THERE ARE NO IMMEDIATE PLANS TO SCALE BACK THE AMERICAN PRESENCE IN JAPAN OR ON OKINAWA. (10/4)

    CHINA / MIGRANTS -- CHINA'S RAPID ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS BROUGHT GREATER PROSPERITY TO THE COUNTRY, BUT IT HAS ALSO GIVEN RISE TO A HUGE UNDERCLASS OF MIGRANT LABORERS WHO MOVE AROUND THE COUNTRY LOOKING FOR WORK. CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE HO IN BEIJING RECENTLY SPOKE WITH A WESTERN EXPERT ON CHINA'S SO-CALLED FLOATING POPULATION AND FILES A REPORT. (10/4)

    CAMBODIA / HUMAN RIGHTS -- THE CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT HAS COME UNDER ATTACK FROM HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS AND OPPOSITION POLITICIANS FOLLOWING TWO HAND GRENADE ATTACKS ON SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH INJURED OVER 30 SUPPORTERS AND OFFICIALS OF THE COUNTRY'S THIRD LARGEST POLITICAL PARTY. STRINGER TRISHA FITZGERALD REPORTS FOR FROM PHNOM PENH. (10/4)

    US / VIETNAM / CAMBODIA -- VIETNAM'S FOREIGN MINISTER HAS CALLED FOR A TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES. STATE DEPARTMENT CORRESPONDENT RON PEMSTEIN REPORTS. (10/3)

    BURMA / DISSIDENT -- BURMESE OFFICIAL MEDIA REPORTS WEDNESDAY MILITARY INTELLIGENCE AGENTS HAVE ARRESTED A MAN THEY ACCUSE OF CONTRIBUTING FABRICATED NEWS TO DISSIDENT GROUPS ABROAD. AS STRINGER DAVID BUTLER REPORTS, THE GROUPS PUBLISH NEWSLETTERS AND OTHER MATERIALS DISTRIBUTED TO THE US CONGRESS, HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS, AND JOURNALISTS AROUND THE WORLD. (10/4)

    GERMANY / LEESON -- A GERMAN COURT HAS AUTHORIZED THE EXTRADITION TO SINGAPORE OF NICK LEESON, THE 28-YEAR OLD INVESTMENT BANKER BLAMED FOR THE FINANCIAL COLLAPSE OF BARINGS BANK. BUT, AS CORRESPONDENT KYLE KING REPORTS FROM BONN, THE ONE-TIME FUTURES TRADER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FIGHTING THE EXTRADITION REQUEST. (10/4)

    AFGHANISTAN / REBUILDING -- A SENIOR UN OFFICIAL IS IN PAKISTAN FOR SEVERAL DAYS OF TALKS ABOUT REVIVING AID TO AN ESTIMATED ONE-POINT-FIVE-MILLION AFGHAN REFUGEES IN THE COUNTRY. UNDERSECRETARY GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS PETER HANSEN IS CONSULTING WITH PAKISTANI REPRESENTATIVES AND A NUMBER OF UN AGENCIES BASED IN ISLAMABAD. CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS BAKSHIAN, IN THE PAKISTANI CAPITAL, REPORTS THE UN OFFICIAL'S VISIT IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE RENEWED INTEREST IN AFGHANISTAN THAT HAS FOLLOWED RECENT MILITARY CHANGES THERE. (10/4)

    UN / IRAQ -- THE UNITED NATIONS HAS LAUNCHED ANOTHER EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITS HUMANITARIAN AID PROGRAM IN IRAQ. BUT UN OFFICIALS IN GENEVA ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE THAT MAJOR DONOR STATES WILL RESPOND TO THE APPEAL. CORRESPONDENT DOUGLAS ROBERTS IN GENEVA HAS DETAILS. (10/4)

    EGYPT / SYRIA -- EGYPTIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AMR MOUSSA SAYS LAST WEEK'S ACCORD BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION IS AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD CREATING AN INDEPENDENT PALESTINIAN ENTITY ON TERRITORY HISTORICALLY REFERRED TO AS PALESTINE. SYRIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, ALSO ADDRESSING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TUESDAY, TOOK A MORE SKEPTICAL VIEW OF THE PEACE PROCESS. UN CORRESPONDENT ELAINE JOHANSON REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (10/3)

    GORE / HAITI -- THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT VICE-PRESIDENT GORE WILL VISIT HAITI LATER THIS MONTH TO MARK THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE CARIBBEAN NATION'S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY AFTER YEARS OF MILITARY RULE. WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS. (10/3)

    HAITI GENERAL SHOT -- A FORMER GENERAL IN HAITI'S NOW DISBANDED ARMY WAS SHOT AND KILLED TUESDAY IN PORT-AU-PRINCE. CORRESPONDENT JIM TEEPLE REPORTS. (10/3)

    US JOB REDUCTIONS -- A CHICAGO-BASED CONSULTING FIRM WHICH TRACKS THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE JOB MARKET REPORTED WEDNESDAY MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND AMERICANS LOST THEIR JOBS SINCE THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. THE COMPANY SAYS THE CUTS ARE DUE LARGELY TO COMPANY REORGANIZATIONS AND MERGERS, AS CORRESPONDENT PAUL FRANCUCH REPORTS. (10/4)

    US / ECONOMY -- THE INDEX USED BY THE US GOVERNMENT TO PREDICT THE PATH OF THE ECONOMY HAS TURNED UPWARD. ECONOMICS EDITOR JOE SUMMERS REPORTS THAT THE LATEST NEWS MAKES THE POSSIBILITY OF A RECESSION LESS LIKELY IN THE NEAR FUTURE. (10/4)

    FED RESERVE / OUTLOOK -- THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE US CENTRAL BANK, KNOWN AS THE FEDERAL RESERVE, WILL CUT INTEREST RATES AGAIN BEFORE THE END OF 1995, HAS LEFT MANY ECONOMISTS PERPLEXED. FINANCIAL ANALYST DAVID JONES TOLD THE NATIONAL ECONOMISTS CLUB IN WASHINGTON THAT NO ADDITIONAL INTEREST RATE CUTS WILL BE NECESSARY TO SLOW US ECONOMIC GROWTH. WASHINGTON REPORTER JILL GATHMANN EXPLAINS. (10/3)

    US / RADIATION COMPENSATION -- THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL COMPENSATE SOME PEOPLE SUBJECTED TO SECRET GOVERNMENT RADIATION EXPERIMENTS IN THE PAST AND EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL CLAIMS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN HARMED BY SUCH TESTS. SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT DAVID MCALARY REPORTED THE OFFER FOLLOWS A RECOMMENDATION BY A GROUP OF EXPERTS APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON TWO YEARS AGO. (10/3)

    VOA REPORTS IN INDIVIDUAL LANGUAGES:

    INSIDE USA:

    OJ SIMPSON / VERDICT -- LOS ANGELES ARAB LAWYER, ZAHIR HANNA IS INTERVIEWED BY STAFFER MOHAMED ABDEL-KARIM ON REACTION TO THE JURY'S NOT GUILTY VERDICT. (ARABIC 10/3)

    OJ SIMPSON VERDICT -- LEGAL EXPERT DINA KAMINSKAYA TALKS TO STAFFER VLADIMIR MATLIN ABOUT THE OJ SIMPSON ACQUITTAL, EXPLAINS THE ROLE OF THE JURY, THE BURDEN OF PROOF BORNE BY THE PROSECUTION, AND THE REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THE DEFENSE MUST SHOW IN THE PROSECUTION CASE. SHE EXAMINED THE RACE CARD PLAYED BY DEFENSE ATTORNEY JOHNNIE COCHRAN, AND ANALYZED THE ROLE THIS PLAYED IN THE FINAL VERDICT BY THE JURORS. (RUSSIAN 10/3)

    SIMPSON VERDICT / REACTION -- ABOUT 300 PEOPLE GATHERED TOGETHER IN WEST LA ON TUESDAY, PARTICIPATING IN A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, MOURNING THE TWO VICTIMS IN THE OJ SIMPSON CASE. STAFFER KUO-FU SHU IN LA INTERVIEWS XIAO YUANZHEN, ATTORNEY, SHUAI YIREN, ATTORNEY, ZHENG SHULAN, CURATOR, EL PUEBLO LOS ANGELES HISTORICAL MONUMENT, LIANG CHAOMING, DEPUTY SHERIFF, AND CHEN BAOER, ACTOR. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    SIMPSON'S ACQUITTAL / LA CHINESE REACTION -- RESPONSES FROM THE LA CHINESE COMMUNITY TO OJ SIMPSON'S ACQUITTAL ARE MIXED. ONE INTERVIEWEE SAID THAT SIMPSON'S LAWYERS DESERVED MOST OF THE CREDIT FOR HIS ACQUITTAL. ANOTHER BELIEVED THAT THE PROSECUTION HAD PRESENTED NO CONCRETE EVIDENCE AND THAT THE POLICE DETECTIVE'S TESTIMONY WAS THE MOST DAMAGING. MOST SAID THAT THE REFORM OF THE US LEGAL SYSTEM IS A MUST. STAFFER KUO-FU SHU IN LA INTERVIEWS XIAO YUANZHEN, ATTORNEY, CHEN BAO'ER, HOLLYWOOD ACTOR, AND LIANG ZHAOMING, LA COUNTY SHERIFF. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    OJ SIMPSON ACQUITTAL -- FORMER FOOTBALL STAR O J SIMPSON WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF CHARGES THAT HE KILLED HIS ESTRANGED WIFE AND HER FRIEND. CORRESPONDENT HECTOR VELAZQUEZ MEJIA REPORTS FROM LOS ANGELES. (SPANISH 10/3)

    SIMPSON CASE REACTIONS -- THE JURY'S VERDICT IN THE OJ SIMPSON CASE PROMPTED CONFLICTING REACTIONS FROM PEOPLE IN LOS ANGELES, CORRESPONDENT HECTOR VELAZQUEZ MEJIA REPORTS. (SPANISH 10/3)

    LATINO REACTION IN THE SIMPSON CASE -- THE LATINO COMMUNITY IN LOS ANGELES IS AS DIVIDED AS THE GENERAL POPULATION IN THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF THE SIMPSON CASE, CORRESPONDENT HECTOR VELAZQUEZ MEJIA REPORTED FROM LOS ANGELES. (SPANISH 10/4)

    IRANIAN / AMERICAN LAWYER / SIMPSON -- LOS ANGELES STAFFER MOHAMMAD RAZAVI AND FARSI STAFFER BEHRUZ NIKZAT INTERVIEW LA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY, DR SAEED ZANDI,ON THE OJ VERDICT, TO EXPLAIN THE VERDICT AND HOW IT FITS IN THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM. (FARSI 10/3)

    SIMPSON VERDICT SPECIAL -- STAFFER HENRY FRANCISQUE REVIEWS THE EVENTS OF THE LAST 15 MONTHS SINCE THE BODIES OF NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON AND RONALD GOLDMAN WERE FOUND AND UP TO TUESDAY'S NOT GUILTY VERDICT. STAFFER JESSICA HARTMAN INTERVIEWED DE PAUL UNIVERSITY LAW PROFESSOR LEONARD CAVISE ABOUT THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF TRIAL BY JURY. STAFFER CLAUDE PORSELLA DEDICATED THE MAJOR PART OF THE DAILY PROGRAM ANTENNE TO THE SIMPSON CASE WITH A LIVE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION. GUESTS IN THE ROUND-TABLE INCLUDED WASHINGTON-BASED AFRICAN-AMERICAN LAWYER TRICIA PURKES-HOFFLER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY CAUCASIAN LAW PROFESSOR LOUIS AUCOIN, US JOURNALIST AND FRENCH BRANCH CONGRESSIONAL STRINGER JAY ROOT, LEGAL EXPERT DR. ABDOULAYE DIOP AND SENEGALESE JOURNALIST BOUBACAR CISSE WHO JOINED THE DISCUSSION LIVE FROM THE STUDIOS OF RADIO DUNYYA, AN AFFILIATE IN DAKAR, SENEGAL. (FRENCH 10/3)

    OJ / VERDICT -- THE SWAHILI SERVICE WENT ON AIR LIVE WITH THE NBC COVERAGE OF THE OJ SIMPSON VERDICT. STAFFER JEROME KASSEMBE DID THE TRANSLATIONS LIVE FROM TV PICTURE AND SOURCE SOUND PIPED INTO STUDIO. (SWAHILI 10/3)

    NIGERIANS / OJ VERDICT -- TO SAMPLE REACTIONS TO THE O.J. SIMPSON VERDICTS IN VARIOUS U.S. CITIES, HAUSA STAFFER ALIYU MUSTAPHA SPOKE ON THE PHONE TO SEVERAL HAUSA-SPEAKING NIGERIANS IN CONNECTICUT, PENNSYLVANIA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, AND OHIO. SHEHU ADAMU WHO LIVES IN LOS ANGELES AND WAS AT THE COURT-HOUSE GAVE A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE TENSE ATMOSPHERE PRIOR TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE VERDICT AND THE DIFFERENT REACTIONS THAT FOLLOWED IT. (HAUSA 10/4)

    POST OJ VERDICT -- REPORTER ANDREW BAIRD SPEAKS WITH PROFESSOR OF LAW MARY CHEH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ON THE OUTCOME OF THE OJ SIMPSON TRIAL. ALTHOUGH SHE FEELS THAT MR SIMPSON WAS GUILTY, MS CHEH UPHOLDS THE VERDICT, SAYING THE DEFENSE SUCCEEDED IN PLANTING A REASONABLE DOUBT IN THE MINDS OF THE JURORS. SHE ALSO SAYS MR. SIMPSON CAN NEVER BE TRIED AGAIN ON MURDER CHARGES, BUT THAT THE FAMILIES OF NICOLE SIMPSON AND RONALD BROWN COULD BRING A CIVIL CHARGE OF WRONGFUL DEATH AGAINST MR SIMPSON. THE SILVER LINING OF THE CASE, SHE SAYS, MAY BE MUCH MORE CARE EXERTED BY POLICE INVESTIGATION BODIES. (ENP 10/3)

    SIMPSON / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE -- REPORTER TOM CROSBY TALKED WITH CRISTEL NICHOLS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HOUSE OF RUTH FOR BATTERED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN IN WASHINGTON. SHE WORRIES THE SIMPSON TRIAL VERDICT MAY SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE ABOUT THE ACCEPTABILITY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 10/3)

    POPE / US VISIT -- IMPORTANT POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL MESSAGES ARE EXPECTED DURING POPE JOHN PAUL II'S FIVE-DAY VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES. CORRESPONDENT LUIS TAMAYO REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (SPANISH 10/4)

    US / MANUFACTURING / TALK TO AMERICA -- A FEW YEARS AGO, MANY NAYSAYERS PREDICTED THE DEATH OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING. 'TALK TO AMERICA' GUEST, JERRY JASINOWSKI SAYS THEY WERE WRONG. IN HIS RECENT BOOK, MAKING IT IN AMERICA: PROVEN PATHS TO SUCCESS FROM 50 TOP COMPANIES, MR. JASINOWSKI EXAMINES NEW STRATEGIES FIRMS HAVE USED TO REPOSITION THEMSELVES IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING MARKETPLACE. MR. JASINOWSKI IS JOINED BY SECOND GUEST, DANA MEAD, THE CHAIRMAN OF TENNECO, INCORPORATED AS THEY DISCUSS THE UNEXPECTED COMEBACK OF THE US INDUSTRY. (ENGLISH 10/4)

    US LAWS / IMMIGRATION -- HOW NEW US IMMIGRATION LAWS REFLECTING THE GROWING ANTI-IMMIGRANT MOOD IN THE US MAY AFFECT IMMIGRATION FROM RUSSIA, IS ANALYZED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN COMMITTEE ON RUSSIAN JEWRY SY FRUMKIN, PUBLISHER ALEXANDER POLOVETS OF THE LA RUSSIAN LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER PANORAMA, AND VLADIMIR MATLIN. (RUSSIAN 10/4)

    GANDHI / RELEVANCE -- COLUMNIST COLMAN MCCARTHY OF THE WASHINGTON POST DISCUSSES THE RELEVANCE OF MAHATMA GANDHI'S MESSAGE IN TODAY'S WORLD AND THE POWER OF NONVIOLENT PROTEST AS A METHOD OF BRINGING CHANGE. STAFFER UMESH AGNIHOTRI INTERVIEWED. (HINDI 10/3)

    NEW YORK FUND RAISING FOR BANGLA POET -- BANGLADESH'S TOP POET OF CONTEMPORARY BANGLA LITERATURE SHAMSUR RAHMAN IS UNDERGOING EYE-TREATMENT IN NEW YORK CITY. BANGLADESHI-AMERICANS IN NEW YORK ARRANGED A LUNCHEON PROGRAM TO RAISE FUND TO HELP THE AILING POET. POET SHAMSUR RAHMAN EXPRESSING HIS GRATITUDE SAID BANGLADESHIS LIVING IN THE US ARE GREAT SOURCE OF STRENGTH FOR MANY OF THE INTELLECTUALS IN BANGLADESH. STRINGER ZAKIA KHAN REPORTS. (BANGLA 10/3)

    IRAN / MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE -- STAFFER IRAJ ARIANPOUR REPORTS ON LAST WEEK-END'S MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON IRAN. DR JAMES A BILL OF THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, OPPOSES US SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN AND FINDS IT HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE US IS TARGETING THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC. DR ANTHONY CORDESMAN OF CSIS SAYS THAT IRAN'S CONVENTIONAL ARMED FORCES ARE EXTREMELY WEAK AND POSE NO THREAT. HE SAYS THAT IRAN'S ARMED FORCES ARE IN WORSE SHAPE TODAY THAN IRAQ'S. (FARSI, 10/4)

    ENVIRONMENT / DEVELOPMENT -- STAFFER MAIMOUNA MILLS INTERVIEWED IBRAHIMA DIONGUE, A SENEGALESE ENGINEER WHO IS PURSUING A MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT NEW YORK'S COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WITH AN EMPHASIS ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES. MR. DIONGUE, WHO RECENTLY COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP AT THE WASHINGTON-BASED WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE, SPOKE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT. (FRENCH 10/3)

    SCIENCE / LESHMANIA GENE -- STAFFER ELIZABETH MONNAC INTERVIEWED ALBERT DESCOTEAUX, A CANADIAN RESEARCHER INVOLVED IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE GENE WHICH CAUSES THE LESHMANIASIS PARASITE TO BE VIRULENT. DR DESCOTEAUX SPOKE FROM THE MCGILL UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HOST RESISTANCE IN MONTREAL, CANADA AND DESCRIBED THE SYMPTOMS THAT AFFLICT THE TWELVE MILLION PEOPLE INFECTED EACH YEAR BY THE PARASITE. (FRENCH 10/3)

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    FRANCE / COMOROS -- FRENCH TROOPS HAVE ENTERED THE COMOROS, AND A GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN FORMED. REPORTER WILLIAM EAGLE SPOKE TO UNICEF STAFFER ELIZABETH KRAMER, WHO IS ON VACATION IN THE COMOROS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/4)

    COMOROS / TUESDAY -- OPPOSITION LEADERS HAVE DECLINED AN INVITATION TO JOIN IN A MILITARY-SPONSORED GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY. REPORTER ABDULSHAKUR ABOUD SPOKE WITH THE SPEAKER OF THE COMOROS ASSEMBLY, MOHAMMED MSHANGAMA, IN THE COMORAN CAPITAL, MORONI. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/4)

    COMOROS / OAU -- THIS YEAR'S CHAIRMAN OF THE OAU AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA, MR. MELES ZENAWI AND THE GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE ORGANIZATION, MR SALIM AHMED SALIM HAVE CONDEMNED THE INVASION OF THE COMOROS ISLANDS BY FOREIGN MERCENARIES. AMHARIC STRINGER TAFESSE KIFLE COVERED THE STORY FROM ADDIS ABABA. (AMHARIC 10/4)

    COMOROS / COUP / FRANCE -- FRENCH FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON YVES DUTRIO TOLD STAFFER JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRE, FRENCH WAR VESSELS AND ELITE UNITS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO COMOROS ONLY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF FRENCH NATIONALS, NOT TO INTERVENE IN THE RECENT COUP BY FRENCH MERCENARY BOB DENARD. THE PRESIDENT OF THE THREE-ISLAND NATION OFF THE COAST OF EAST AFRICA WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE LAST WEEK AND HIS GOVERNMENT TOPPLED BY REBELS BACKED BY FOREIGN MERCENARIES. (FRENCH 10/3)

    IVORY COAST / OPPOSITION -- IVORY COAST IS REJECTING OPPOSITION DEMANDS TO DELAY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. REPORTER MOHAMMED ELBOU REPORTS FROM THE CAPITAL, ABIDJAN. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/3)

    LIBERIA / FIGHTING -- PEACE MONITORS IN LIBERIA HOLD EMERGENCY TALKS ON NEW FIGHTING IN GBARNGA. RIVAL REBEL LEADERS CHARLES TAYLOR AND ALHAJI KROMAH ARE BLAMING EACH OTHER. FROM MONROVIA, REPORTER JACKSON KANNEH DISCUSSED THE MEETING WITH REPORTER SCOTT STEARNS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/3)

    SIERRA LEONE / COUP -- INDICATIONS OF A POSSIBLE COUP ATTEMPT IN SIERRA LEONE INCLUDE THE FACT THAT SIX ARMY OFFICERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON. IN WASHINGTON, REPORTER COLE MALLARD INTERVIEWED SIERRA LEONEON JOURNALIST KELVIN LEWIS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/3)

    KENYA / WOMEN -- STAFFER AIKA ELINAWINGA SPOKE WITH WILKISTER ONSANDO, THE CHAIRPERSON OF MAENDELEO YA WANAWAKE ON ISSUES AFFECTING WOMEN IN KENYA, SUCH AS CIRCUMCISION AND EQUAL RIGHTS. MAENDELEO YA WANAWAKE IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT ADDRESSES ISSUES FOR WOMEN IN KENYA. (SWAHILI 10/4)

    KENYA / KOIGI REACT -- HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE HAVE CONDEMNED THE CONVICTION OF KOIGI WA WAMWERE. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SAYS IT WILL DRAFT A REPORT ON THE ISSUE. DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN KENYA INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY HAVE ALSO CRITICIZED THE RULING PARTY AND APPEALED TO KOIGI'S LAWYERS TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF APPEAL BEFORE MR KOIGI IS JAILED. (SWAHILI 10/4)

    BURUNDI / ITALIANS KILLED -- THREE ITALIANS WHO WERE KILLED IN BURUNDI PROVINCE IN THE SOUTH OF BURUNDI WERE BURIED WEDNESDAY. TWO OF THE ITALIANS WERE PRIESTS. THE UN SPECIAL ENVOY TO BURUNDI AHMED OULD ABDALA ATTENDED THE FUNERAL AND CONDEMNED THE INCIDENT. SWAHILI STRINGER AMRANI BARUTWANAYO REPORTS FROM BURUNDI. (SWAHILI 10/4)

    UGANDA / CONSTITUTION -- A NEW CONSTITUTION WILL BE TABLED IN UGANDA'S PARLIAMENT ON THE 8TH OF OCTOBER THIS YEAR. PRESIDENT MUSEVENI HAS APPEALED TO THE BAGANDA, AN ETHNIC GROUP IN UGANDA, NOT TO OPPOSE THE NEWLY WRITTEN CONSTITUTION. SOUTH AFRICA'S PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA AND FORMER TANZANIAN PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE OCCASION. SWAHILI STRINGER MIKE ARARENG REPORTS FROM KAMPALA. (SWAHILI 10/4)

    NIGERIA POLITICS / REACTION -- EARLIER THIS YEAR, CONGRESSMAN DONALD PAYNE (D-MICH) WROTE A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A RETURN TO CIVILIAN RULE IN NIGERIA. THE MEMBER OF THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA SPOKE TO REPORTER JOE DECAPUA ABOUT THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO STAY IN POWER FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 10/3)

    POPE / AFRICA -- REPORTER KEMI SOUTHEY-COLE MODERATES A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THREE AFRICAN CATHOLIC CLERGY. THE PARTICIPANTS ARE ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY NNTALOU OF GAROUA, CAMEROON'S NORTHERN PROVINCE; DOMINICAN FATHER EMIL BLASER, ASSOCIATE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICA CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE; AND KENYAN FATHER STEPHEN OKELO, A CONSULATA MISSIONARY. (ENGLISH TO AFRICA 9/30 & 10/1)

    IVORY COAST / POLITICS -- A MEETING BETWEEN IVORIAN PRESIDENT HENRY KONAN BEDIE AND OPPOSITION LEADERS TO TRY TO DEFUSE THE TENSION SURROUNDING THE ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN DID NOT LEAD TO ANY AGREEMENT. STRINGER MOHAMED ELBOU REPORTED FROM ABIDJAN. (FRENCH 10/3)

    CAMEROON / REBELS -- UNUSUAL TROOP MOVEMENTS ARE REPORTED IN NORTHERN CAMEROON, A REGION ALLEGEDLY USED FOR MILITARY PURPOSES BY CHADIAN REBELS LOYAL TO FORMER PRESIDENT HISSENE HABRE. REPORT BY STRINGER JULIUS BARTHSON. (FRENCH 10/3)

    BAMAKO MEETING / WORLD BANK -- THE FINANCE MINISTERS OF THE WEST AFRICAN ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION COUNTRIES MET RECENTLY IN BAMAKO, MALI TO REVIEW THE ECONOMIC SITUATION IN THE REGION, SOME TWENTY MONTHS AFTER THE DEVALUATION OF THE CFA FRANC. STAFFER JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRE INTERVIEWED ALI BOUHRANE, WORLD BANK ADMINISTRATOR FOR AFRICA, ABOUT THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE WORLD BANK GROUP AND THE COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE DEVALUATION. (FRENCH 10/3)

    ANGOLA / CABINDA -- ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND GUERRILLA MOVEMENT OF CABINDA WILL BE MEETING IN WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA ON OCTOBER 10TH. THE MEETING ORGANIZED BY NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT, SAM NUJOMA WILL FOCUS ON AUTONOMY FOR THE CABINDA ENCLAVE. THE GOVERNMENT IS WILLING TO DISCUSS LIMITED AUTONOMY WHILE THE GUERRILLA MOVEMENT WANTS INDEPENDENCE OR A GREATER AUTONOMY. MEANWHILE IN PARIS, UNITA'S LEADER, JONAS SAVIMBI AFTER MEETING FRENCH PRESIDENT, JACQUES CHIRAC, SAID TO REPORTERS THAT 3,000 BRITISH AND SOUTH AFRICA MERCENARIES PAID BY THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT UNITA MUST LEAVE ANGOLA. UN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE IN ANGOLA, ALIOUNE BLONDIN BEYE DISCUSSED WITH ANGOLAN PRESIDENT EDUARDO DOS SANTOS THE PEACE PROCESS IN THAT COUNTRY. STAFFER OVIDIO PEQUENO REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 10/4)

    MOZAMBIQUE / DLAKHAMA -- RENAMO? S LEADER, AFONSO DLAKHAMA IS VISITING HIS STRONGHOLD IN SOFALA. DURING HIS VISIT HE AND HIS SUPPORTERS INVADED THE HOUSE OF THE RULING PARTY LEADER IN THAT REGION, ACCUSING HIM OF DISRUPTING RENAMO'S RALLY. THE RULING PARTY, FRELIMO, CONDEMNED THE INCIDENT AND CALLED ON AFONSO DLAKHAMA TO REFRAIN FROM FURTHER ACTIONS THAT COULD LEAD TO HIGHER TENSIONS. CORRESPONDENT TERESA LIMA REPORTED (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 10/4)

    TROVOADA / PARIS -- SAO TOME? S PRESIDENT, MIGUEL TROVOADA MET IN PARIS WITH PRUDENCE BUSHNELL, US PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICA AFFAIRS. HE ALSO MET WITH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC AND GIVE AN INTERVIEW TO OUR CORRESPONDENT, MARIO SAMPAIO, ON THE SITUATION AFTER THE COUP OF 15TH OF AUGUST, HIS JOURNEY AND THE IMPACT THAT THE COUP COULD HAVE ON LUSOPHONE AFRICAN COUNTRIES. IN SAO TOME THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SILVESTRE LEITE HAS SUSPENDED THE INVESTIGATION DEMANDED BY THE GOVERNMENT ON THE ALLEGATIONS MADE IN AN OPEN LETTER BY A LIEUTENANT ACCUSING PRESIDENT TROVOADA OF BEING THE INTELLECTUAL COUP LEADER. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS OF THE VIEW THAT POLITICIAN SHOULD SOLVE THE CONFLICT BEFORE ANY ACTION COULD BE TAKEN. A GROUP OF 84 SENIOR MILITARY OFFICIALS CO SIGNED THE LETTER AND WARNED THAT ANY ACTION AGAINST THEM WILL BE DEALT SERIOUSLY. OVIDIO PEQUENO REPORTS. (PORTUGUESE TO AFRICA 10/4)

    INSIDE MIDEAST:

    ALGERIA / ASSASSINATION -- OMAR GHORTLAN, EDITOR OF THE ARABIC DAILY AL-KHABAR WAS ASSASSINATED IN ALGIERS. STRINGER HAKIM OULD KHALED REPORTS FROM THE ALGERIAN CAPITAL. (ARABIC 10/3)

    ALGERIA - CANDIDATES / VIOLENCE -- ALGERIA'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ENTERED A NEW PHASE NOW THAT FIVE CANDIDATES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE. CORRESPONDENT IBRAHIM ABDIN REPORTS FROM CAIRO. (ARABIC 10/3)

    MUBARAK / RETURN -- PRESIDENT HOSNI MUBARAK IS BACK IN CAIRO AFTER ATTENDING SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI AGREEMENT IN WASHINGTON. CORRESPONDENT IBRAHIM ABDIN REPORTS. (ARABIC 10/3)

    EGYPT / BRUSSELS PREPARATORY MEETING -- EGYPT'S DEPUTY ASSISTANT FOREIGN MINISTER, SAMIHA ABU STATE IS INTERVIEWED IN CAIRO BY CORRESPONDENT IBRAHIM ABDIN ON THE BRUSSELS PREPARATORY MEETING SHE IS ATTENDING ON COOPERATION BETWEEN EU AND THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN COUNTRIES. (ARABIC 10/3)

    EGYPT / BROTHERHOOD -- IN EGYPT, SECURITY FORCES REPORTEDLY ARRESTED SIX MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ORGANIZATION RECENTLY FOR ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO STIR UP PUBLIC OPINION AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. STAFFER ZEINAB ABDELRAHMAN REPORTS FROM CAIRO. (ARABIC 10/3)

    EGYPT / NEW PLANT -- A NEW PLANT WILL BE BUILT IN THE SINAI FOR PROCESSING MANGANESE ORES RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN THE REGION. STAFFER ZEINAB ABDELRAHMAN REPORTS. (ARABIC 10/3)

    PRIVATE SECTOR / CONFERENCE -- THE PRIVATE SECTOR CONFERENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT AMONG ISLAMIC COUNTRIES RESUMED ITS MEETINGS TUESDAY, STAFFER ZEINAB ABDELRAHMAN REPORTED FROM CAIRO. (ARABIC 10/3)

    IRAN / KURDS -- IRAN HAS ANNOUNCED THAT LEADERS OF THE TWO MAIN KURDISH GROUPS IN NORTHERN IRAQ ARE MEETING IN TEHERAN IN AN ATTEMPT TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES. CORRESPONDENT MAHMOUD ZAWAWI REPORTS FROM AMMAN. (ARABIC 10/3)

    LEBANON / FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVE -- FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVES AT THE LEBANESE CENTRAL BANK ROSE A LITTLE DURING THE SECOND HALF OF SEPTEMBER, 1995. MAHMOUD ZAWAWI REPORTS. (ARABIC 10/3)

    JORDAN / IRAQ / JOURNALIST -- JUDICIAL SOURCES IN JORDAN SAID THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR OFFICE HAS ORDERED THE ARREST OF AL_HAYAT NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT FOR PUBLISHING AN ARTICLE ALLEGING THAT DOZENS OF JORDANIAN BUSINESS MEN AND JOURNALISTS RECEIVE MONEY FROM IRAQ TO INFLUENCE THE PUBLIC OPINION IN JORDAN. STAFFER JUMANA TAMINI REPORTS FROM AMMAN. (ARABIC 10/3)

    KUWAIT / IRAQ -- KUWAIT HAS ANNOUNCED THE ARREST OF AN IRAQI SOLDIER WHO CROSSED THE BORDER INTO KUWAIT. STAFFER JUMANA TAMINI REPORTS. (ARABIC 10/3)

    CHINESE PREMIER / MOROCCO VISIT -- CHINA'S PRIME MINISTER BEGAN A THREE DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO MOROCCO. STRINGER MOHAMED BENDEDDOUCHE REPORTS FROM RABAT. (ARABIC 10/3)

    IRAQ / UN -- MOHAMED SAID AL-SAHAF, IRAQ'S FOREIGN MINISTER IS INTERVIEWED BY STAFFER MOHAMED ATTIA IN NEW YORK ON IRAQ'S COOPERATION WITH THE UN SPECIAL COMMISSION. (ARABIC 10/3)

    SYRIA / PEACE PROCESS -- SPEAKING AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SYRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER FAROUK SHARAA SAID RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST PROVE THAT ISRAELI LEADERS DON NOT SEEK A GENUINE, AND COMPREHENSIVE PEACE. STAFFER MOHAMED ATTIA REPORTS. (ARABIC 10/3)

    BELGIUM / ISLAM -- A BELGIAN COURT FOUND AHMED ZAOUI, AN ACCUSED MEMBER OF THE GIA, THE MILITARY ARM OF THE ALGERIAN ISLAMIC SALVATION FRONT (FIS) NOT GUILTY AND SAID THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED AGAINST HIM WAS INSUFFICIENT. WHILE THE COURT CONVICTED SEVEN OF THE OTHER DEFENDANTS BEING TRIED ON CHARGES OF PLANNING TERRORIST ATTACKS, THE COURT ACCEPTED ZAOUI'S EXPLANATION THAT THE FORGED PASSPORTS FOUND IN HIS HOME WERE TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE THREATENED WITH DEATH IN ALGERIA TO ESCAPE. STAFFER JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRE INTERVIEWED ALAIN HEREYNDT, LEGAL REPORTER FOR THE BELGIAN DAILY LA LIBRE BELGIQUE. (FRENCH 10/3)

    FRANCE / TERRORISM -- AN INVESTIGATION IS BEING LAUNCHED BY FRENCH AUTHORITIES INTO THE DEATH OF KHALED KELKAL, THE ALGERIAN NATIONAL SUSPECTED IN THE RECENT BOMBINGS IN FRANCE. KELKAL WAS KILLED WHILE REPORTEDLY RESISTING ARREST AND FIRING AT POLICE OFFICERS. A TV STATION WHICH VIDEOTAPED THE ARREST IS SAID TO HAVE EDITED THE TAPE TO REMOVE SEGMENTS THAT WOULD ALLEGEDLY DOCUMENT POLICE MISCONDUCT. STAFFER JEAN-CLAUDE ANDRE ASKED JOSEE GARCON, A JOURNALIST WITH THE LIBERATION NEWSPAPER IN PARIS FOR DETAILS. (FRENCH 10/4)

    YOUTH ART EXHIBIT -- EGYPTIAN CRITIC FATIMA ISMAIL AMIN IS INTERVIEWED IN CAIRO BY STRINGER HASSAN SHAMS ON THE EGYPTIAN YOUTH ART EXHIBIT IN CAIRO. (ARABIC 10/3)

    INSIDE CENTRAL ASIA:

    AZERBAIJAN / POLITICS -- HANS VON DEN BROOK, FOREIGN RELATION COMMISSIONER FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION IS VISITING AZERBAIJAN, ARMENIA AND GEORGIA ON A HUMANITARIAN MISSION. AZERI STRINGER RAFAEL HUSAINOV ATTENDED THE NEWS CONFERENCE OF MR. BROOK IN BAKU, AND REPORTS ON HIS TRIP TO AZERBAIJAN. (AZERI 10/4)

    UN AID / AFGHANISTAN -- A UN DELEGATION HEADED BY UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR, PETER HANSEN IS IN ISLAMABAD FOR TALKS WITH PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES AND RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS ON REVIVING AID TO MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION AFGHAN REFUGEES. STRINGER ABDUL HAI WARSHAN REPORTS THAT THE UN TEAM MET WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AID AGENCIES, PAKISTANI FOREIGN SECRETARY NAJMUDDIN SHEIKH AND THE HEAD OF THE U.N PEACE MISSION TO AFGHANISTAN MAHMOUD MESTIRI. HUMANITARIAN AID TO MOST CATEGORIES OF AFGHAN REFUGEES STOPPED AT THE END OF LAST MONTH. (DARI, PASHTO 10/4)

    INSIDE SOUTH ASIA:

    NEW BANGLA FLOODS -- WIDE-SPREAD FLOODS RAVAGE BANGLADESH. UNOFFICIAL REPORTS SAID AT LEAST 200 PEOPLE DIED AND SEVERAL MILLION PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOMES AND CROPS THROUGHOUT BANGLADESH. PARAMILITARY FORCES WERE DEPLOYED TO HELP RELIEF WORKS IN THE FLOOD AREAS. STRINGER ZAHURUL ALAM REPORTS THE DETAILS. (BANGLA 10/4)

    SRI LANKA / UNGA -- SRI LANKAN FOREIGN MINISTER L KADIRGAMAR DESCRIBES HIS GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO CURB CONTINUING ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN THE ISLAND NATION. ADDRESSING THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HE ALSO SAID THAT SRI LANKA WANTS TO BENEFIT FROM THE ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION SPREADING IN THE SOUTH ASIAN REGION. STAFFER KEDAR SHARMA REPORTS. (HINDI 10/3)

    GANDHI / ANNIVERSARY -- INDIAN AMBASSADOR SS RAY EMPHASIZED SECULARISM IN HIS REMARKS AT MAHATMA GANDHI'S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AT THE GANDHI MEMORIAL CENTER IN WASHINGTON. SMT. KAMLA, DIRECTOR OF GANDHI CENTER ALSO SPOKE AND DEVOTIONAL MUSIC WAS PRESENTED. STAFFER VIJAY LAXMI REPORTS. (HINDI 10/3)

    BIRLA / OBIT -- LEADING INDIAN INDUSTRIALIST ADITYA BIRLA DIED THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL IN BALTIMORE WHERE HE WAS UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR A BACK AILMENT. HE WAS FIFTY ONE. STAFFER BHAGWAN PRAKASH REPORTS. PRAKASH GATHERED TRIBUTES FROM ANOTHER INDIAN INDUSTRIALIST, SANJAY DALMIA. (HINDI 10/3)

    MUSLIM WOMEN / INDIA -- STAFFER SUMAN GUPTA REPORTS ON THE STATUS OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN INDIA AND INTERVIEWS DR SHAGUFTA KHAN, AN INDIAN MUSLIM, WHO NARRATES HER OWN EXPERIENCES, SAYING THAT ALL WOMEN IN INDIA FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES WHETHER THEY ARE MUSLIM OR NOT. (HINDI 10/3)

    MINE DISASTER / INDIA -- AT LEAST 64 WORKERS WERE TRAPPED AND ARE FEARED DEAD INSIDE THE DHANBAD COAL MINES IN BIHAR. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN THE DAM ON NEARBY KATRI RIVER CRACKED AND WATER GUSHED IN THE UNDERGROUND MINE, DROWNING THE MINERS. STRINGER REPORT. (HINDI 9/29)

    INDIA / UNGA -- INDIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, PRANAB MUKHERJEE CALLS ON THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO STOP SUPPORT FOR MILITANTS WHO ENGAGE IN ACTS OF TERRORISM. ADDRESSING THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HE ALSO CALLED FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL, SUGGESTING THAT INDIA BE INCLUDED AS A PERMANENT MEMBER. STAFFERS BRIJ SHARMA, SUBHASH VOHRA AND GULSHAN MADHUR REPORT. (HINDI 9/29, 9/30)

    INDIA / US / COMMERCE -- INDIAN COMMERCE MINISTER CHIDAMBARAM AND US AMBASSADOR IN INDIA, FRANK WISNER AGREED THAT BOTH COUNTRIES RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH OTHER AS A PARTNER IN COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. BOTH OF THEM ADDRESSED THE ANNUAL MEETING OF INDO-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. STRINGER NANDAN REPORTS. (HINDI 9/29)

    GUJRAT / POLITICS -- GUJRAT CHIEF MINISTER KESHUBHAI PATEL, WHO WAS TOUTING POLITICAL STABILITY IN HIS STATE WHILE INVITING AMERICAN COMPANIES TO INVEST IN GUJRAT DURING HIS US VISIT, SAYS THAT HE WILL SEEK A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE STILL ENJOYS MAJORITY SUPPORT. STRINGER KV RAO REPORTS. (HINDI 9/30)

    FIELD HOCKEY -- IN THE CHAMPIONS' TROPHY HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, INDIA SUFFERED A 2-1 DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF PAKISTAN. PAKISTANI PLAYER SHAHBAZ MADE BOTH GOALS FOR HIS TEAM. STRINGER JASDEV SINGH REPORTS. (HINDI 9/30)

    SPORTS / TRIBALS -- THE INDIAN STATE OF RAJASTHAN EMPLOYS A UNIQUE METHOD OF DEVELOPING PRIZE WINNING SPORTSMEN. IT SELECTS GROUPS OF TRIBALS FOR INTENSE SPORTS TRAINING TO FIND GOOD PLAYERS. LIMBA RAM IS ONE SUCH FIND WHO WON A MEDAL IN ARCHERY AND REPRESENTED INDIA AT THE OLYMPICS. STAFFER PUSHPA AGNIHOTRI INTERVIEWS THE PRESIDENT OF RAJASTHAN SPORTS COUNCIL, SN MATHUR WHO RUNS THIS PROGRAM AND REVEALS THAT 1,500 TRIBALS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN SELECTED. (HINDI 10/3)

    INSIDE EAST ASIA:

    TAIWAN / CHINA / US / IMMIGRATION --TO STEM THE TIDE OF TAIWANESE SHIPS CARRYING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA TO THE US, THE US HAS URGED TAIWAN TO REVISE ITS LAWS CONCERNING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF TAIWAN AND THOSE OF THE MAINLAND. TAIWAN'S REVISED LAWS NOW PROVIDE FOR MORE SEVERE PUNISHMENT FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. STAFFER TIEN KANGLIN IN TAIPEI INTERVIEWS JOHNSON LIU, DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS, MAINLAND AFFAIRS COUNCIL. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    CHINA AND DEMOCRACY -- PROF. TU WEI-MING, HARVARD UNIV., CONTINUES HIS DISCUSSION ON ADAPTING CONFUCIAN PRINCIPLES TO THE TRANSFORMATION OF CHINA TO A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. HE SUGGESTS THAT CONFUCIANISM CAN BE APPLIED TO RESOLVE ISSUES WHERE FREEDOM AND EQUALITY AND POWER AND OBLIGATIONS CONFLICT. HE ALSO STATES THAT THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION CONFUCIANISM COULD MAKE TO A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM IS ITS EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION. STAFFER RUOSI WU REPORTS ON THE PANEL DISCUSSION. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    SINO-UK RELATIONS -- CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER QIAN QICHEN AND UK FOREIGN SECRETARY RIFKIND HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG. THE HK GOVERNMENT WILL COOPERATE FULLY WITH CHINA ON THE SMOOTH TRANSFER OF AUTHORITY. CHINA WILL HELP MAKE HK ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST CONTAINER TERMINALS. THE UK WILL PROVIDE CONCESSIONAL LOANS TO CHINA. STAFFER LAWRENCE NG INTERVIEWS CHOI CHI KEUNG, LECTURER, CITY UNIV., CHEUNG MAN KWONG, DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATOR, AND TIMOTHY WONG, RESEARCH COORDINATOR, CHINESE UNIV. (CANTONESE 10/4)

    CHINA / ECONOMY -- STATISTICS FROM CHINA'S STATE STATISTICS BUREAU SHOW THAT THE HIGH LEVEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN RECENT YEARS WAS MAINLY BROUGHT ON BY NON-STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES. TOWNSHIP AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT BUSINESSES HAVE DEVELOPED RAPIDLY UNDER THE OPEN DOOR POLICY AND HAVE BECOME A MAJOR FORCE IN THE ECONOMY. STRINGER LI SU IN HK INTERVIEWS ZHANG DAOGEN, SHANGHAI ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, PROF. WU CHANGQI, HK UNIV. OF SCIENCE AND TECH., AND WU JUNHUA, ECONOMIST. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    CHINA INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY -- THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY CAN BE VERY USEFUL TO CHINA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BRINGING CHINA TO THE FRONT OF THE INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION FRONTIER. STAFFER CHOU YOUKANG IN BEIJING INTERVIEWS US DELEGATES TO PECC WILLIAM WARWICK, CHAIRMAN, AT&T CHINA, ADLAI STEVENSON, CHAIRMAN, ST&M INTERNATIONAL, AND PAUL KNAPP, PRESIDENT, CATALYST INSTITUTE. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    CHINA / ORPHANAGES -- FOREIGN CHARITIES HAVE BEGUN TO OPEN ORPHANAGES IN CHINA AS THE NUMBER OF DESERTED FEMALE BABIES IS INCREASING. ONE OF THEM IS MOTHERS' CHOICE OF HONG KONG WHICH LAUNCHED AN ORPHANAGE IN GUANGXI LAST JUNE. OVER 150 BABIES IN THE ORPHANAGE HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY CHINESE FAMILIES. STAFFER CHOU YUNTING IN HONG KONG INTERVIEWS CHEN JIEJING, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CHINA PROJECT FOR MOTHER'S CHOICE. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    TAIWAN MUSEUM OF ART -- THE TAIWAN MUSEUM OF ART IN THE CITY OF TAICHUNG HAS BEEN ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN CULTURAL AND ART EXCHANGES WITH THE CHINESE MAINLAND AND THE US. BUT LIU DANG-HE, CURATOR OF THE MUSEUM SAID IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STAFFER TIEN KANGLIN IN TAICHUNG THAT EXCHANGES BETWEEN CHINA AND TAIWAN MAY BE SUSPENDED FOR A TIME UNTIL THE TENSION BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES EASES. (MANDARIN 10/4)

    SOUTH KOREANS / NORTH KOREA VISIT -- A GROUP OF SOUTH KOREANS ARE SEEKING A GOVERNMENT PERMISSION TO VISIT NORTH KOREA. TWELVE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH-NORTH PRIVATE CITIZENS EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION, HAVE BEEN INVITED BY A NORTH KOREAN ORGANIZATION TO VISIT THE NORTH. AMONG THE INVITEES ARE THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH KOREAN DISABLED VETERANS AND POLICEMEN ASSOCIATION, AND A FORMER CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS. CORRESPONDENT YOUNG KYUN LIM NOTED THAT THE INVITATION CAME AS OFFICIAL RELATIONS BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA HAVE BEEN STRAINED. THE SOUTH KOREAN MINISTRY OF NATIONAL REUNIFICATION IS REPORTEDLY REVIEWING THE CASE. (KOREAN 10/4)

    KOREAN NAVY / SUBMARINE FLEET -- THE SOUTH KOREAN NAVY SAYS IT WILL FORM A COMBAT FLEET OF SUBMARINES AND A OCEANIC TACTICAL INFORMATION TEAM BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS TOLD THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WEDNESDAY ABOUT HIS PLANS TO STREAMLINE AND REINFORCE SOUTH KOREAN NAVAL FORCES. CORRESPONDENT YOUNG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 10/4)

    SOUTH KOREAN FORCES / ANGOLA -- A BATTALION OF SOUTH KOREAN ARMY ENGINEERS LEFT KOREA TO JOIN PEACEKEEPING FORCES IN ANGOLA. THE 188-MEN UNIT WILL BUILD AND REPAIR BRIDGES IN THE AFRICAN COUNTRY. STAFFER YONG KYUN LIM REPORTS FROM SEOUL. (KOREAN 10/4)

    INSIDE EUROPE:

    MACEDONIA / GLIGOROV -- MACEDONIAN PRESIDENT KIRO GLIGOROV IS IN SERIOUS BUT STABLE CONDITION. MEANWHILE, STOJAN ANDOV, SPEAKER OF THE PARLIAMENT, IS THE ACTING HEAD OF STATE. STRINGER DIANA TOSKA REPORTS. (ALBANIAN 10/4)

    MACEDONIA / ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT -- MACEDONIAN PRESIDENT KIRO GLIGOROV UNDERWENT MAJOR SURGERY AFTER AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN SKOPJE THAT KILLED HIS DRIVER AND INJURED A NUMBER OF OTHERS. ALL BORDER CROSSINGS IN MACEDONIA ARE CLOSED AND SECURITY FORCES ARE ON ALERT. STRINGER ZELJKO BAJIC REPORTS FROM SKOPJE. (SERBIAN 10/3)

    BOSNIA / HEAVY WEAPONS -- UNPROFOR IN SARAJEVO PROTESTED BOSNIAN ARMY USE OF HEAVY WEAPONS IN THE SARAJEVO EXCLUSION ZONE. STRINGER BORO KONTIC REPORTS FROM SARAJEVO. (SERBIAN 10/3)

    BOSNIA / FIGHTING -- SARAJEVO STRINGER VLADIMIR BILIC REPORTS THAT HEAVY FIGHTING IS TAKING PLACE AROUND TOWNS OF BOSANSKA OTOKA, BOSANSKA KRUPA AND DOBOJ HE ALSO QUOTED THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOSNIAN-CROAT FEDERATION, KRESIMIR ZUBAK AS SAYING THAT BOSNIAN CROATS SUPPORT INTEGRITY OF BOSNIA, BUT ARE ALSO AFRAID OF MUSLIM DOMINATION IN THE FUTURE. (CROATIAN 10/3)

    RUSSIA / BOSNIA -- DURING A VISIT TO MOSCOW, BOSNIA'S PRIME MINISTER RECEIVES RUSSIAN ASSURANCES REGARDING NATURAL GAS DELIVERIES AND A BALANCED APPROACH TO WARRING FACTIONS. STRINGER RISTO BAJALSKI REPORTS FROM MOSCOW. (SERBIAN 10/3)

    SERBIA / INDEPENDENT DAILY -- THE ONLY INDEPENDENT DAILY IN YUGOSLAVIA, 'NASA BORBA,' SUFFERED A MAJOR BLOW WHEN INTERNAL STRIFE PROMPTED THE RESIGNATION OF ALL KEY EDITORS, INCLUDING THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. STRINGER DUSKO MASIC REPORTS FROM BELGRADE. (SERBIAN 10/3)

    NATO / BOSNIA -- FORMER US AMBASSADOR JONATHAN DEAN, SUSAN WOODWARD OF THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTE, AND DANIEL PLESCH OF BRITISH AMERICAN SECURITY INFORMATION COUNCIL DISCUSS US AND NATO POLICY TOWARD BOSNIA AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB. STAFFER BOJAN KLIMA REPORTS. (CROATIAN 10/3)

    CROATIA / SLAVONIA AGREEMENT -- THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE REBEL SERBS HAVE AGREED ON BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT OF THEIR DISPUTE OVER THE EASTERN SLAVONIA REGION OF CROATIA. US AMBASSADOR TO CROATIA PETER GALBRAITH AND UN MEDIATOR THORVALD STOLTENBERG PARTICIPATED IN THE TALKS. STRINGER ZELJKO MATIC REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (CROATIAN 10/4)

    CROATIA / US ENVOY / AGREEMENT -- ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE RICHARD HOLBROOKE SAID AFTER MEETING WITH SERBIAN PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC, THAT SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE BETWEEN CROATIAN GOVERNMENT AND REBEL SERBS IN EASTERN SLAVONIA. STRINGER JADRANKA KRONJA REPORTS. (CROATIAN 10/3)

    CROATIA / TEMPORARY TRUCE -- THE CROATIAN DELEGATION AND EASTERN SLAVONIA SERBS AGREE ON PRINCIPLES OF TEMPORARY TRUCE TO BE ESTABLISHED BY THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL. STRINGER STEVICA SUSA REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (SERBIAN 10/3)

    CROATIA / REFUGEES -- ONLY A FEW HUNDRED SERBS RETURNED TO RECENTLY RETAKEN AREAS OF CROATIA, SAYS VICE PRESIDENT IVICA KOSTOVIC. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STRINGER ZELJKO MATIC, MR KOSTOVIC SAID THE REASON IS LACK OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN CROATIA AND YUGOSLAVIA. MR. KOSTOVIC ALSO SAID THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO PUT AN END TO MISTREATMENT OF SERBS WHO HAVE REMAINED IN THE KRAJINA REGION. (CROATIAN 10/3)

    UN / CROATIA / REPATRIATION -- THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL APPROVED A RESOLUTION PROPOSED BY RUSSIA EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN CROATIA. THE MAIN ISSUE WAS THE ANNOUNCED REPATRIATION OF BOSNIAN REFUGEES IN CROATIA. CROATIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UN SAID THAT THE REPATRIATION WILL BE COORDINATED WITH THE BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT, AND THAT NO ONE WILL BE SENT BACK AGAINST THEIR WILL. STRINGER IVICA PULJIC REPORTS FROM NEW YORK. (CROATIAN 10/4)

    UN / BOSNIA / CROATIA -- THE UN SAYS CROATIA SHOULD NOT FORCEFULLY REPATRIATE MUSLIM REFUGEES TO BOSNIA. STRINGER IVICA PULJIC REPORTS THAT SPECIAL UN ENVOY YASUSHI AKASHI SENT A STATEMENT TO THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SAYING THAT HE HAS EVIDENCE THAT NINE PEOPLE WERE KILLED RECENTLY IN THE KRAJINA REGION. (CROATIAN 10/3)

    CROATIA / ELECTIONS -- FIVE CROATIAN OPPOSITION PARTIES FORMED A COALITION FOR ELECTIONS TO THE CROATIAN PARLIAMENT, IN AN EFFORT TO WEAKEN INFLUENCE OF THE RULING CROATIAN DEMOCRATIC UNION. STRINGER ZELJKO MATIC REPORTS FROM ZAGREB. (CROATIAN 10/4)

    MONTENEGRO / BOSNIA -- MONTENEGRO'S PRIME MINISTER PREDICTS PEACE BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. BUT THE OPPOSITION DISAGREES. STRINGER BOSKO DJUKIC REPORTS FROM PODGORICA. (SERBIAN 10/3)

    KOSOVO / INDEPENDENCE -- IN AN URGENT MEETING ON THURSDAY, THE DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE OF KOSOVO, THE LARGEST ALBANIAN POLITICAL PARTY IN RUMP YUGOSLAVIA, REAFFIRMED ITS SUPPORT FOR THE REGION'S INDEPENDENCE FROM SERBIA. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH STRINGER AFERDITA SARACINI KELMENDI, DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE LEADER FEHMI AGANI SAID ETHNIC ALBANIANS WILL ACCEPT NOTHING SHORT OF SEPARATION FROM SERBIA. (ALBANIAN 10/4)

    ALBANIA / POLITICS -- THE LEADER OF THE ALBANIAN RIGHTIST LEAGUE, KURT KOLA, SAYS THAT THE RIGHT IS WILLING TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF A PRE-ELECTION COALITION WITH THE RULING DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO PREVENT FORMER COMMUNISTS FROM COMING TO POWER IN NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS. DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER TRITAN SHEHU WELCOMED KOLA'S STATEMENT. REPORT BY TIRANA STRINGER ILIRIAN AGOLLI. (ALBANIAN 10/4)

    TURKEY / PRIVATIZATION -- TURKISH GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR JOINTLY SPONSOR A TWO-DAY CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS ON PRIVATIZATION IN TURKEY. TURKISH STRINGER NUSRET OZGUL INTERVIEWS UFUK SOYLEMEZ, DIRECTOR OF THE GOVERNMENT'S PRIVATIZATION AGENCY, WHO SAYS DESPITE SOME DIFFICULTIES, THEIR PROGRAM OF SELLING PUBLIC ENTERPRISES TO ENTREPRENEURS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL SO FAR. (TURKISH 10/4)

    TURKEY / ARTS EDUCATION -- TURKEY'S FIRST AND ONLY, COLLEGE LEVEL PRIVATE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS HAS BEEN OPENED AND RUN BY MUJDAT GEZEN, A WELL-KNOWN ACTOR, COMEDIAN, PLAYWRIGHT AND POLITICAL SATIRIST. TURKISH STAFFER HULYA POLAT INTERVIEWS MR. GEZEN ON HIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS HIS EXPERIENCES AS A SATIRIST. (TURKISH 10/4)

    INSIDE EURASIA:

    UKRAINE / PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS -- KIEV CORRESPONDENT ISRAEL KLEINER INTERVIEWS ROMAN ZVARYCH, AN AMERICAN WHO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATES IN UKRAINIAN POLITICAL LIFE AS A CITIZEN OF UKRAINE. 150 CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING IN THE DECEMBER ELECTION TO FILL 45 SEATS IN THE UNICAMERAL PARLIAMENT. MR. ZVARYCH, THE DIRECTOR OF THE KIEV CENTER FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMS SAID THAT THE GRIDLOCK BETWEEN PARLIAMENT AND THE LEFTIST MAJORITY AND REFORMIST PRESIDENT LEONID KUCHMA IS DETRIMENTAL TO THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL REFORMS. (UKRAINIAN 10/3)

    RUSSIA / ECONOMY -- REPORTER TERRY WING INTERVIEWS MARSHAL GOLDMAN, PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE IN CAMBRIDGE, MASS. JUST BACK FROM MOSCOW TO ASSIST THE GOVERNMENT IN ITS REFORM EFFORTS, HE COMMENTED ON THE OECD REPORT RELEASED MONDAY SHOWING THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY COULD BEGIN TO HAVE RAPID GROWTH SOON. HE SAID IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN REMAIN IN POWER THROUGH THE NEXT ELECTIONS, AND IF CURRENT MEASURES CAN WIN THE FAITH OF THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE, IT MAY FIND THE ECONOMY STARTING TO PICK UP. BUT HE ADDS, THAT'S A BIG IF. (ENGLISH NEWS PROGRAMS 10/3)

    INSIDE LATIN AMERICA:

    OPAL THREATENS LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA -- HURRICANE OPAL HEADED TOWARD THE COAST FOR LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, PROMPTING EVACUATION PREPARATIONS BY RESIDENTS IN THE AREA. CORRESPONDENT JORGE WEHBY REPORTS FROM MIAMI. (SPANISH 10/3)

    ARGENTINE MILITARY / ASYLUM -- URUGUAY CONSIDERS AN ASYLUM REQUEST BY A GROUP OF FORMER ARGENTINE ARMY OFFICERS KNOWN AS THE "CARAPINTADAS" WHO PARTICIPATED IN A MILITARY REBELLION FIVE YEARS AGO. STRINGER JORGE MONSALVI REPORTS FROM MONTEVIDEO. (SPANISH 10/3)

    CHILEAN GRAPES CASE -- THE GOVERNMENT OF CHILE APPOINTED A COMMISSION TO RECOMMEND THE NEXT MOVE FOLLOWING THE US SUPREME COURT REJECTION OF A DEMAND FOR COMPENSATION IN CASE OF ALLEGED POISONED GRAPES EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES YEARS AGO. STRINGER PATRICIO VARGAS REPORTS FROM SANTIAGO. (SPANISH 10/3) 04-Oct-95 9:49 PM EDT (0149 UTC)
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