World: Mideast: Unstable As Water

IN the wake of last week's events in the Sudan, an Amsterdam cartoonist summed up the situation in the turbulent Arab world with a ring of rulers, each bent on doing in the next man. Reacting to the same event, a Beirut newspaper carried a cartoon showing a baffled Leonid Brezhnev trying vainly to fit the word "Arabs" into a crossword puzzle. The Soviet Communist Party leader has a good deal of company in his perplexity, particularly after the last few weeks. In addition to the coup and countercoup in Khartoum, there have been...

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