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The Political Scene

Lebanon's parliamentarians have made some progress on political reforms attheir meeting in Taif, but the success of the conference is being threatened byChristian attempts to modify the conditions for the withdrawal of Syrian forcesin Lebanon in the Arab League peace plan - which is an issue that, properlyspeaking, should not be raised in Taif at all. Meanwhile Syria's main allies inLebanon have continued to inveigh against the proposed...