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The Political Scene

US Secretary of State James Baker began his eighth and final tour of theregion with stops in Cairo (13 October) and 'Amman (14 October) and then gotdown to business in Damascus on 15 October. His negotiations with Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad were to all appearances long andarduous, but when he leftfor Israel the next day after extending his stay the Syrians were firmly onboard for the peace conference which is now scheduled for 30 October in...