Middle East Economic Survey
The Political Scene (18 October 2004)
Muqtada al-Sadrs Mahdi Army militia has started handing over its weapons in Baghdad, but negotiations on a peaceful resolution of the confrontation in Falluja have been broken off. A Kurdish leader has warned that Kirkuk is another potential flashpoint in Iraq. The conference to discuss the forthcoming Iraqi elections is still on track. President Asad of Syria has denied that Syria is seeking to...