MIDDLE EAST: Pebbles from the Avalanche

On the surface the Middle East was relatively quiet: not a single government collapsed, only two bombs were exploded (in Lebanon), only one political plot frustrated (in Jordan). Nevertheless, events happened in the Middle East like the first pebbles of an avalanche, and almost all of them fell in a direction favorable to Egypt's Nasser.

Lebanon. The election of General Fuad Chehab to the presidency relaxed tension but did not end it. Lebanese rebels insist on remaining under arms until President Camille Chamoun steps down and U.S. troops depart; Chamoun, not to...

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