UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC: Visitor from Cairo

The scheduled airliner from Cairo touched down at Damascus airport early last week in routine arrival. To the astonishment of Syrians at the field, out stepped Egypt's Strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser, new President of the United Arab Republic. Nasser had found it wise to come unexpected and in secret, lest the Israelis be tempted to have a shot at his plane as it crossed the Mediterranean from Egypt to Syria. Syria's ex-President Shukri el Kuwatly, awakened and told of the arrival, was so taken by surprise that he was still unshaven and in his dressing gown when he...

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