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IN BRIEF

I. LEBANON: PEACE PROSPECTS FADING

PRIME MINISTER KARAHI'S INITIATIVE TO END THE CIVIL WAR HAS ENCOUNTERED FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENTS AMONG RTVAL LEBANESE MILITIAS AND DECLINING SECURITY IN BEIRUT ANDISON.

.USLIM, IS EAGER TO CONTINUE THE TALKS BEGUN LAST MONTH WITH TWO CHRISTIAN CABINET MINTSTCHS LOYAL TO PRESIDENT GEMAYEL. THE CROUP. KNOWN AS THE COMMITTEE Of DIALOGUE. HAS FOCUSEOARN PROCEDURAL MATTERS ANO HAS RECEIVED ONLY LUKEWARM SUPPOR1 EROM THE PRINCIPAL CHRISTIAN. SHIA. ANO DRUZE MlLIT LEADERSTHE MAIN CONTENDERS FOR POWER.

KADAMI APPEARS OPTIMISTIC. BUT THE CHRISTIANS HAVE ALL BUT RULED OUT ANY HOPE Of PROGRESS. '

CHRISTIAN CABINET MINISTER INVOLVED IN THE TALKS HAS SAIO THAT. AS LONG AS CHRISTIANS BELIEVE SYRIA IS THE REAL FORCE BEHIND KARAMI'S INITIATIVE. THE GROUP WILL HAVE LITHE SUCCESS

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_ _ . fERENCE* AMONG LEBANON'S RIVAL FACTIONSTTlTcOnTINUE TO CRIPfll EfCRTS TOWARDS PEACE. MODERATE SHIA LEADED NABIH BARRI WILL REMAIN RELUCTANT TO ENDORSE THE DIALOGUE AS LONG AS THE CHALLENGES TO HIS POSITION IMPLICIT IN THE CONFLICT IN THE SOUTH PERSIST. DRUZE ANO CHRISTIAN MILITIA LEAOERS. WHO FACE INCREASED THREATS FROM THE RADICALIZED SHIA MOVEMENT AND FROM THE SYRIAN CHALLENGE TO THEIR MINI STATES. ARE MORE WILLING TO SEEK ACCOMMQOATICULARLY ASCJSOMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO THE LEBANESE CRISIS FADE.

C-SOUTH AFRICA: LIMITED SANCTIONS IMPOSED

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PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION BEGINS VISIT TO BULGARIA. HUNGARY. CZECHOSLOVAKIA THIS WEEK . .RIPS TO POLANO. EAST. GERMANY LAST YEAR PAVED WAY FOR RETURN VISITS THIS FALL BY JARUZELSKI. HONECKER . . . BEIJING SEEKS IMPROVED TIES TO EASTERN EUROPE fJJfJsV

PRESS EMIGRATE TO DIPLOMAT .

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--SOVIET NAVAL ATTACHE SHOT. KILLED IN ISLAMABAD YESTERDAY

REPORTS PAKISTANI KILLER FRUSTRATED BY INABILITY TO USSRO APPARENT LINK TO RECENT MURDER Of ARSH SOVIET REACTION UNLIKELY. "

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