MIDDLE EAST: Euphoria in Algiers, Trouble at the Canal

It was a singularly varied collection of rulers that gathered in Algiers last week in the name of Arab unity. Among the representatives of the 16 nations who assembled for the sixth pan-Arab summit since 1964 were Marxist revolutionaries and Moslem kings, sheiks in flowing robes and guerrillas in commando uniform. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat showed up in a neatly tailored suit of banker's blue; Saudi Arabia's King Feisal wore a richly brown bisht with gold trim. While most of the delegates flew into Algiers' Dar el Beida airport, where they were...

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