The Political Scene (21 July 2003)
As guerrilla attacks on coalition forces in Iraq escalate, the CPA-appointed Governing Council has met for the first time. Palestinian leader Yasir 'Arafat and Prime Minister Mahmud 'Abbas have settled their differences with an agreement giving Mr 'Arafat considerable influence behind the scenes in peace negotiations and security matters.
Governing Council Meets
With the number of attacks on coalition forces in Iraq now averaging 13 a...