MIDDLE EAST: Pan-Arabian Knights

Egypt's Premier Mustafa El Nahas Pasha and Iraq's Premier Nuri Pasha Es-Said are two of Britain's best friends in the Arab world. Nahas and Nuri poked cautiously last fortnight at the most vexing question in the Middle East: Pan-Arabism. The two pashas said they were looking for ways to "increase our cultural, economic and political cooperation." Their talks looked toward more talks with other Arab pacemakers, perhaps eventually an Arab congress.

Said Nuri Pasha after canvassing Arab leaders and rulers of Trans-Jordan, Syria, the Lebanon and Palestine: "I found general agreement among the majority [on] reunion of these countries into...

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