Foreign News: Triumphant Exile

From the moment his plane touched down at Nice airport last week, Morocco's ex-Sultan Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef made clear he was not returning as a suppliant, grateful to be allowed to return from remote Madagascar to a more congenial clime. Two hundred Moroccans stood in the drizzling rain to cheer him as he descended, svelte in grey djellabah and white pointed slippers, and followed by his two sons, four daughters, two wives and 19 veiled concubines. The Foreign Ministry had ordered a Riviera hotel specially reopened for him. But after only one night, Ben Youssef abruptly announced that he was...

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