The World: Jordan's Hussein: Things Will Work Out

JUST a year ago, Jordan's limestone capital of Amman was convulsed by civil strife, and King Hussein's Hashemite throne never looked shakier. In three days of bitter street fighting between Hussein's army and the Palestinian guerrillas, 250 people died. The King himself was nearly assassinated in a fedayeen ambush. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the most vigorous of the guerrilla organizations, occupied Amman's two largest hotels and held 77 foreign guests hostage. A truce was arranged in which Hussein made most of the concessions, but it lasted only until September,...

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