Issue 383 - 03 Apr 1990
King Fahd had a great many guests last month at the Hafr al Batin military base. Among a stream of important foreign visitors, the Saudi monarch received North Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Lebanon's President Elias Hrawi, Senegal's President Abdou Diouf, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Sultan Qabus of Oman. The comings and goings may have looked like little more than normal routine diplomatic exchanges. However, they could also signify something more.

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