by Cyclone Gretelle which struck the area on Friday night.
TIRANA - Inmates at a jail in central Albania rioted and fought with prison guards in an attempt to break out of jail on Sunday evening and at least two prisoners were reported dead, an Interior Ministry source said. Police reinforcements were called in to break up the riot in Bardhor jail. Albanian President Sali Berisha, facing his biggest crisis since winning power in 1992, has turned to the army to restore order after protesters clashed with riot police in the capital and wreaked destruction in the south.
JOHANNESBURG - African foreign ministers arrived in South Africa on Monday for crisis talks on the conflict in central Africa, where Zaire`s army has begun a battle to regain rebel-held territory.
GAZA - Palestinian President Yasser Arafat postponed a planned visit to Jordan due to bad weather, aides said. They said Arafat was expected to fly to Amman on Monday for a one-day courtesy call to Jordan`s King Hussein, who underwent minor knee surgery on Sunday.
CAIRO - Egypt`s highest-ranking Islamic official has said visiting Israel is taboo, siding with the Egyptian Coptic Christian pope. "Travelling to Israel for tourism is taboo because it supports the Israeli economy at the expense of Arab and Moslem economies," Mufti of the Republic Nasr Farid Wassil said in remarks published in Gomhuria newspaper.