No. 25


The Political Scene

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears to haveembarked on a make-or-break attempt to resolve the countrys political crisis and the Islamists of the FIS and AIS appear to be in on it. Israeli primeminister-elect Ehud Barak is still dickering with other parties on forming acoalition. A meeting of GCC foreign ministers has failed to dispel the UAEssuspicions about Saudi Arabias rapprochement with Iran.

FIS Head Backs Bouteflika

In the three...