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The Political Scene

Regional and international attention up to the highest levels has beenabsorbed by the issue of the western hostages in Lebanon, which looks like itmay at last be moving towards a denouement. But contacts have continued at atechnical level over preparations for a Middle East peace conference in October,with the issue of Palestinian representation still the main stumbling block. Thefallout from the Gulf conflict continues, with scores of...