JORDAN: King Hussein Opens the Door

His hair has grayed perceptibly since 1970 and the lines on his face have deepened. The physical changes are evidence of the strain suffered by Jordan's King Hussein, 37, since he was virtually boycotted by most of his Arab neighbors three years ago as punishment for kicking the unruly Palestinian guerrillas out of his kingdom. Lately, however, Hussein has been displaying an air of quiet triumph. After last month's

Arab summit meeting in Cairo (TIME, Sept. 24), Egypt resumed relations with Jordan; Syria is expected to follow suit and Jordan now hopes that Kuwait may restore the $40 million annual...

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