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Middle East: Picking Up the Pace

Without warning, the fickle thermostat that governs Middle East diplomacy seemed to click from freeze to thaw last week. Conciliatory messages about the...

Meet The Next King

The end of an era, if that is what it was, came quietly. When King Hussein, ruler of Jordan for 47 years, left abruptly for emergency cancer treatment in the...

Jordan: Hussein Signals No Vacancy to Hamas

SHEIK AHMED YASSIN, spiritual leader of the radical Palestinian group Hamas, was heartily received around most of the Arab world on a recent tour, his first...

SADDAM'S FAMILY DESERTS

Shorn of its outward trappings, the adventure might have been woven a thousand years ago under the caliphate of Baghdad: back-corridors palace intrigue; the...

Bridging the Divide

Before hustling off to talk health care in Pennsylvania last Friday, Bill Clinton upstaged a previously scheduled press conference by his Secretary of State to...

Essay: Some Advice for King Hussein

There's nothing subtle about war, though some think of it as a form of diplomacy. It produces only extremes: winners and losers. When it ends, sweet victory's...

The Hirsute Hussein

As Jordan's King Hussein mounts a last-ditch effort for peace, he is sporting a silvery new beard. Some of the King's subjects believe he is trying to appear...

Just Keep On Trucking

The transaction is perfectly blatant. A Jordanian customs official is bribed, illegal cargo is substituted for food and medicine, a false manifest is prepared,...

Middle East Shifting into First Gear

At the close of their conversations in the White House last week, President Reagan and his guest, King Hussein of Jordan, stepped out into the Rose Garden for an...

Middle East Contemplating the Next Step

Now that the U.S. is talking to Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, what should the next step be? For Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's...

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