Issue 52 - 04 Aug 1981
WITH THE OPERATlON of an uneasy and tenuous ceasefire, the recent violent and bloody fighting in the Lebanon has been halted. The shaky ceasefire, which has so far managed to survive several alleged breaches in the enclave held by Major Haddad's Israeli-backed militia, gives a temporary respite but does not dispel the dangerous crisis situation in the Middle East. All the Arab governments will now be giving intense and urgent consideration to their possible courses of action in the immediate future. This will be especially so in Riyadh, since Saudi Arabia is believed to have played a significant role in arranging the ceasefire.

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