MIDDLE EAST: A Page Is Turned

At 11 o'clock one morning last week, perhaps the best news from the Middle East in years issued from the ornate cabinet room in Cairo's presidency: Egypt and Britain had reached an amicable solution of their half-century-old dispute over the Sudan. By its terms, Britain will quit the million-square-mile area (one-third the size of the U.S.), and allow the 8,000,000 Sudanese to decide their own political future. "A new page has been turned in the relations between Egypt and the United Kingdom," cried Egypt's Strongman Mohammed Naguib, "a page that restores confidence and...

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