NO. 47


The Political Scene

Britain, France and the US are about to impose a ban on flights of any kindby the Iraqi air force in the south of the country, although the Americansappear to be having second thoughts about the legality - and very possibly thewisdom - of using force to protect Iraqi Shi'a dissidents. The future ofLebanon's parliamentary elections is in doubt after the Phalange party joinedthe other Maronite groups in boycotting the polls.

US Hesitates on Iraqi...