Foreign News: The Pharmacist in Exile

Outside the house in Cairo hung a strange new flag: two vertical bars, green and white, with a red crescent and star in the center. Inside, a large, solemn-faced man with luminous brown eyes faced 100 reporters. "In the name of the Algerian people," Ferhat Abbas, 58, announced the formation of a "government-in-exile" for the new Algerian republic "which considers itself in a state of war with France." Egypt's Nasser quickly hailed the "blessed step," and within 24 hours, Iraq, Yemen and Libya had recognized the nation. More reluctantly, since they fear repercussions...

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