Middle East: MIDDLE EAST Journey to Jedda

President Gamal Abdel Nasser has for months sought an end to the bloody, three-year-old civil war in Yemen that would not carry with it the stigma of humiliating defeat for Egypt. An expeditionary force of some 50,000 Egyptian troops was not able to do the job. Neither was a series of palavers between delegates of the unstable republican regime of Abdullah Sallal and those of the royalist tribesmen fighting to restore Yemen's deposed Imam Badr.

Nasser finally decided to step in personally, last week swallowed his pride and journeyed to Jedda for face-to-face talks with Saudi...