Foreign News: WITH AN AIR OF DIVINITY

As the 13th U.N. General Assembly opened in Manhattan last week, Lebanese Foreign Minister Charles Malik shook off the last-minute challenge of the Nasser-led Arab League, which put forward the Sudan's Foreign Minister as a rival "Arab" candidate, and with strong backing from the U.S. won election as Assembly President by a comfortable 45-to-31 vote.

Early Life. Born Feb. 11, 1906, son of a village doctor, amid the mountains and olive groves of northern Lebanon where, he says, "life is innocent and full of joy."

Personality. Husky, bushy-haired, with a profile straight off an ancient Persian frieze, he looks like an Arabian king...

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