No 22

3 June 2002

The Political Scene

CIA Director George Tenet was due to join US Assistant Secretary of StateBill Burns in the Middle Eastas MEES went to press on 31 May. Libya has denied what looked like anauthentic report that it has agreed to pay compensation to the families of thevictims of the Lockerbie bombing. Algerias parliamentary elections havebeen marked by voter apathy.

USSends Envoys

The Americans haveevidently decided to raise their regional profile, dispatching Assistant...