The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 2, 1996 · Page 16
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 2, 1996
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C4 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1996 INTERNATIONAL THE SALINA JOURNAL BRIEFLY Yeltsin wants more money for military MOSCOW — President Boris Yeltsin, intent on avoiding a political crisis while he is hospitalized, indicated Tuesday he wants more government funding for Russia's angry, cash-strapped military. Yeltsin addressed the sensitive issue during a meeting with Prime Min- v _. TCIKI ister Viktor TtLlblN Chernomyrdin at the Central Clinical Hospital, where the ailing president has been staying since Sept. 13. "I am asking to have the government meet and look into the question of financing of the armed forces," he said. Yeltsin told Chernomyrdin to hold a special Cabinet meeting to address military funding, the In- terfax news agency said. Many career officers and soldiers in the Russian armed forces have not been paid for months. National security chief Alexander Lebed says the army is on the verge of a mutiny. Number of HIV cases increases in Vietnam HANOI, Vietnam — The number of HIV cases rose sharply in September, with more than 400 new cases identified in less than a month, Vietnam's official media reported Tuesday. Ho Chi Minn City has the most cases, accounting for about one- third of the national total, followed by the southeastern coastal province of Khanh Hoa. Intravenous drug-users and prostitutes are the main victims of AIDS in Vietnam. At least 331 Vietnamese have died of AIDS since the first case was detected in the country in 1990. At least 4,430 people have HIV so far in Vietnam, up from 4,019 cases reported at the beginning of September, the Lao Dong newspaper said. Poisonous mushrooms kill 92 people in Ukraine KIEV, Ukraine — Poisonous mushrooms have killed 92 people in Ukraine and left more than 1,100 hospitalized in the deadliest mushroom season in years. Doctors blame the surge in poisonings on economic hardships, which are forcing more and more Ukraines to search for wild mushrooms to eat. Poisonings frequently occur when people mistake a deadly white mushroom common in Ukraine for harmless champignons. Last year 78 people died and 1,000 were hospitalized from mushroom poisoning. Mushroom picking is a popular pastime throughout Ukraine. From Wire Service Reports V AFGHANISTAN T MIDDLE EAST The Associated Press The mother of 10-year-old Tamer AI-Masri (center) and two family members weep at the boy's funeral after he died Tuesday morning in Gaza City's Central Hospital from a bullet wound. High-stakes summit What's at stake in Washington dates back a lifetime By The Associated Press Hebron's Arabs "went mad," the journalist reported, "when they heard that Arabs were being killed by Jews in Jerusalem, and the Mosque of Omar was in danger." The mad month was August 1929. The final toll: 207 Jews and Arabs dead. A lifetime later, the mosque and the madness still looms over Jerusalem. It's the world that has changed. Palestine was then a sideshow in the global circus. Later, in the Cold War, it held the center ring, a flashpoint for nuclear Armageddon. But in the 1990s, the Arab-Israeli struggle seemed on its way toward final peace. Now a few days' madness that killed 76 Arabs and Israelis has threatened to put Hebron, Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock — the Mosque of Omar — at the heart of a new kind of cold war, the deepening hostility between the West and militant Islam. That's what's at stake in this week's emergency summit talks in Washington. In the disputed lands themselves, a collapse of the peace process would have predictable consequences: Israel would tighten controls over the Palestinians. The "re- jectionist" group Hamas, coupling nationalism with Islamic zeal, would gain new support among Palestinians. Terrorism would spread within Israel. Syria would suspend peace contacts. Lebanon's guerrillas would step up their anti-Israeli attacks. Far beyond Israel's borders, a failed Palestinian-Israeli peace ultimately could affect oil flows and international economics, nuclear buildups and the spread of long-range missiles. "The development of a more peaceful Middle East," the Pentagon's Mideast strategy report- said, "would help undermine the popular appeal of radical states, such as Iraq, and radical political movements among many Arabs." Those "radical" movements now will find ammunition in the religious nature of last week's clashes — the supposed threat posed to one of Islam's holiest places by a new exit in an Israeli tourist tunnel and by Israeli control of Jerusalem generally. The Islamic party in nearby Jordan may draw new strength from the West Bank bloodshed, and from unfulfilled promises of prosperity through the 2-year- old Israel-Jordan peace. King Hussein's partnership with Israel may suffer. In Cairo, President Hosni Mubarak will come under pres- sure to freeze already chilly relations with Israel's right-wing government. In Saudi Arabia, a worsening crisis over Jerusalem would unsettle the ruling family and inflame its underground opposition of Islamic militants. The petroleum princes might cut off Israel's budding economic ties to the Persian Gulf. Saudi extremists might step up terror attacks on Americans — protectors of both Israel and the hated Saudi monarchy. And if unrest endangered the monarchy, the U.S. military might be drawn in even more, to ensure a free flow of oil. Finally, there's the nuclear di- mension.Israel says it will not consider nuciear disarmament lihtil a regionwide peace is established. If the peace process explodes into renewed violence, Israel's adversaries might reconsider their anti-nuclear pledges. Egypt is probably capable of developing a nuclear bomb. Iran, the Islamic militants' spiritual home, is believed by some to be doing so already. After he witnessed 1929's madness, American correspondent Vincent Sheean concluded that "religion, the eternal intransigence of religion, ensured that the problem could never be solved." This week in Washington, they'll give it another try. OCTUPLETS Northern warlord is the big question mark Woman loses 3 of her octuplets UZBEKISTAN TURKMENISTAN I /TAJIKISTAN^ - . • > r* w AFGHANISTAN^) Kabu , H Government troops 11 Dostum's forces ;7] Hezb-e-wahabat (Shiite Muslims) C] Taliban rebels AP Dostum may be the only man capable of halting Taliban militia By The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — First he commanded an army division for the Soviet-backed government. Then he backed Islamic holy warriors. Now which way will he go? Rashid Dostum, the warlord who rules northern Afghanistan, is the only man left who could halt the relentless march of the Tal- iban militia who captured the Afghan capital Friday. Tuesday, Dostum's forces and the Taliban rebels were faced off at a mountain tunnel, about 90 miles north of Kabul. Both sides appeared ready to fight; both have said they might negotiate. The tunnel is on the Salang highway, a vital supply route for the Afghan economy through the Hindu Rush mountains from the Indian subcontinent to Central Asia. Taliban leaders have said in recent days that Dostum — an ethnic Uzbek in his late 40s — is a "Muslim and Afghan," apparently willing to gloss over his past as an ally of the unpopular Communist regime. Under the Soviet-backed government of President Najibullah, Dostum commanded the 53rd division of the armed forces. When the Soviet army pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989 after 10 years fighting Muslim guerrillas, Najibul- lah sent Dostum to Jalalabad where the mujahedeen — 'holy warriors — were readying for an attack. Defying expectations, Dostum repulsed the mujahedeen. In 1992, Dostum switched sides in money saving coupons inside the Sunday edition 15.80 the Salina Journal | * Salina Home Delivery Subscribers | I I I I I Call Today To Start Your Subscription 823-6363 or 1-800-827-6363 Doctors hoping for a 'miracle' to save remaining five babies By The Associated Press LONDON — Her doctors say she needs a miracle. Mandy Allwood, the 32-year-old Briton who conceived eight babies with the help of fertility drugs then peddled her story to a newspaper, was hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday after losing three of the fetuses. She now runs a serious risk of losing more. Allwood is receiving drugs to stop her overstretched womb from contracting and delivering the remaining five fetuses prematurely. Now in their 20th week, the fetuses need five more weeks in the womb to have a chance of being born alive, doctors say. Donald Gibb, a consulting obstetrician at King's College Hospital in London, said the drugs are effective for days, at most. "I don't normally use the word miracle, but it was something I nearly said to Ms. Allwood" when she gave birth to three boys on Monday, Gibb said. Each weighed less than seven ounces. They died later. Gibb said he had seen the re- The Associated Press Donald Gibb, consulting obstetrician at King's College Hospital, London, speaks at a news conference Tuesday.' maining fetuses on an ultrasound Tuesday and all had .heartbeats and were moving. There are no fears for Allwood's health, he said. The children's father, Paul Hudson, 37, was with her. Both Allwood and Hudson are on welfare. Max Clifford, Allwood's publicist, said the babies' loss would not affect her lucrative deal with the News of the World tabloid, which he has estimated could be worth up to $1.5 million. 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