Kuwait: Meeting in the Desert

The two richest men in the world met last week and ate camel.

The occasion was the state visit of King Saud of Saudi Arabia to the neighboring sheikdom of Kuwait. A Connecticut-sized chunk of desert bordering on the Persian Gulf, Kuwait is so rich from oil that it literally does not know what to do with all its money. Kuwait's portly ruler, Sheik Abdullah as Salim as Sabah, has an annual income of $200 million but modestly keeps only one wife and a single Cadillac. Saud has a yearly income of $320...

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