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The Political Scene

PLO Chairman Yasser 'Arafat is energetically lobbying for an emergency Arabsummit in Baghdad in the near future, and the first visit to Damascus byEgyptian President Husni Mubarak since the two countries resumed relations atthe end of last year appears to have been largely preoccupied with efforts toend the vendetta between Syria and Iraq and the less venemous but still seriousdifferences between Damascus and the PLO in order to pave the way for...