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Rajab, 14181997-11-16

Crescent International Vol. 26, No. 18

Book Review

Symbiotic relationship between illegitimate Arab rulers and their western masters

Zafar Bangash

A BRUTAL FRIENDSHIP: THE WEST AND THE ARAB ELITE By Said K Aburish. Published by Victor Gollancz, London, UK. 1997. pp. 414. Hbk: UK20.00.

Occupied Arab World

King Husain: a loyal royal

Crescent International

In the west, king Husain of Jordan is projected as a plucky little monarch battling enormous odds. His kingdom sandwiched between Israel on the one side and Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia on the other, is in a precarious position.

Occupied Arab World

Israelis back attempt on Meshal as Arabs celebrate a false victory

M.S. Ahmed

Israelis, whose State was founded 50 years ago, and expanded since through naked aggression and unremitting acts of terrorism, might have loudly deplored Mossad’s humiliating failure to assassinate Khaled Meshal...

Special Reports

The comic tragedy of politics in Pakistan

Zafar Bangash

First there was the troika - the president, prime minister and army chief - that ruled Pakistan. Now it is a foursome, with the chief justice elbowing his way in. In a perverse sense, it could be called progress towards democracy by 25 percent.


All is not well with Bangladesh, thanks to rivalry between the ladies

Shamsul Haq

As Bangladesh aid donors met in Dhaka on November 4, they got a glimpse of the problems confronting the country. The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) held a noisy rally in the capital condemning the regime’s performance.


Taliban’s ‘Islamic Emirate’: what will they think of next?

Zia Sarhadi

If they are not pre-occupied with the length of people’s beards, the Taliban are busy thinking up exotic names for their war-ravaged country.

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