Yemen: The Alexandria Duet

In Egypt last week, the Arab summit was over, but one important guest lingered on. He was Saudi Arabia's lean, eagle-beaked Premier Feisal, who during the week-long conference of Middle East leaders had huddled privately with Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser with a view to finding a solution in the bitter, two-year war in Yemen.

Both Feisal and Nasser now knew that military victory was probably impossible in the bleak, strife-torn land where some 40,000 Egyptian troops have been propping up a wobbly republican regime against the Saudi-backed royalist tribesmen who are trying to restore the Imam Mohamed el Badr...

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