No. 29

21 July 1997

The Political Scene

The Algerian authorities have followed up last week's release of the imprisonednumber three in the Front Islamique du Salut (FIS) by freeing the group's leader, Mr.Abbasi Madani, but it is far from clear what the government is hoping to achieve bybelatedly offering the FIS a carrot as well as a stick. Israel has reacteddisproportionately to the condemnation of its settlement activity by the UN GeneralAssembly.

Zeroual Frees FIS Head

It can only be...