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The Political Scene

The Algerians have arrested the top leaders of the religiously-oriented FISand say they will be tried for conspiracy against the state. US President GeorgeBush, frustrated at the apparent standstill in Middle East peace negotiations,has threatened to make public the US compromise proposals which Israelrejected two weeks ago. A new team of UN inspectors is to seek unfettered accessto Iraq's nuclear facilities. The eviction of Palestinian guerrillas...