Lebanese man is suspect in blaze that killed 10LUEBECK...

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January 21, 1996

LUEBECK, GERMANY — Lebanese man is suspect in blaze that killed 10

LUEBECK, Germany -- Police said yesterday that they had detained a 21-year-old Lebanese man as a suspect in Thursday's fire that killed 10 immigrants at a shelter for asylum-seekers. They said the suspect lived there.

A local newspaper said the man and two of his brothers had been taken into custody Friday. The brothers were released.

Bahrain threatens to use armed forces to stop riots

MANAMA, Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahrain's defense ministry warned yesterday that the armed forces were ready to step in to quell the year-old riots that reflect tensions between the country's Sunni Muslim rulers and its Shiite Muslim population.

A few hours later, security forces clashed with Muslim Shiite protesters who were accused of starting more than 40 fires.

Germany refuses to comply with U.S. policy on reactor

BONN, Germany

BONN, Germany -- At a meeting in Bavaria last week, German scientists and officials rejected U.S. demands that a nuclear research reactor designed to use weapons-grade fuel be remodeled to use low-enriched uranium, German officials said yesterday.

U.S. critics maintain that by using high-enriched uranium in the planned 20-megawatt reactor, Germany is placing itself among countries defying the U.S. policy.

Ill Libyan military head is treated in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The head of Libyan military intelligence is being treated for a liver ailment in a Swedish hospital, Swedish officials said yesterday.

Khoueldi Hamidi is a member of the three-man General Provisional Committee for Defense.

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