Foreign News: Spies & Ties

Nasser's Egypt, restive under the pressures it was subjected to, decided to apply a few pressures of its own. Cairo's press blossomed out with stories of a pan-Arab underground pledged to blow up Western oil installations in the Middle East if Egypt should be attacked, and told of volunteers reportedly arriving from Uganda and French Equatorial Africa to fight for Nasser. But the week's biggest sensation was a front-page spy plot with real-life British villains.

Everybody's Secrets. One day last week at teatime, Nasser's government rounded up two Britons and half a dozen Egyptians. Shortly thereafter, the Egyptian information chief announced that...

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