- The Washington Times - Friday, July 29, 2005

RUSSIA

Solzhenitsyn works to be published

MOSCOW — The complete works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn will be published for the first time in Russian starting early next year, his editor said yesterday.

“Russia is going through a decisive period in its history, and those looking for landmarks find them in Solzhenitsyn,” Boris Pasternak, editor in chief of publishers Vremia, told Agence France-Presse about the 30-volume project.

Mr. Solzhenitsyn, who revealed to the world a detailed story of the Soviet Union’s system of labor camps in “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,” “The First Circle” and “The Gulag Archipelago,” was stripped of Soviet citizenship in 1974. He lived in West Germany, Switzerland and the United States until his return in 1994. Since then, he has been critical of Russia’s post-Soviet evolution, calling for a return to traditional moral values.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Wife urges Karadzic to surrender

PALE — The wife of fugitive Radovan Karadzic appealed yesterday to her husband to surrender to the U.N. war crimes tribunal “for the sake of your family.”

Ljiljana Karadzic, who always has backed her husband during his flight from justice in the past 10 years, struggled to hold back tears during an interview with the Associated Press at her home.

In 1995, a tribunal of the United Nations indicted the wartime Bosnian Serb leader on charges of genocide during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war.

EGYPT

Mubarak to seek fifth term

SHIBIN EL-KOM — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 77, said yesterday that he would seek a fifth six-year term in the country’s Sept. 7 presidential election, the first with more than one candidate.

He also promised constitutional and legislative changes during his next term, on top of the May constitutional amendment that abolished the system of referendums on a single presidential candidate chosen by parliament.

EGYPT

15 men arrested in resort bombings

CAIRO — Police have detained at least 15 men in and around Sharm el Sheik in connection with the weekend terrorist attacks on that Sinai Peninsula resort, security officials said yesterday.

Police also are searching for a green pickup truck in northern Sinai that may have been the getaway vehicle for some of those responsible for the three bombings Saturday that hospital officials said killed up to 88 people.

INDIA

Train blast kills 10 in north

LUCKNOW — An explosion on a train in northern India yesterday killed 10 persons and injured 49, a senior railway officer said.

The blast occurred on a moving train near the town of Jaunpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The train was traveling from Patna to the nation’s capital, New Delhi.

Railways Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav said it was not clear whether the explosion was caused by a bomb or by the gas cylinder of a cooking stove.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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