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<p>After keeping 400 humanitarians, $5m worth of aid and 148 vehicles stranded for over eight days, the Egyptian government has finally given the green light for the Viva Palestina aid convoy to dock in the port of Al-Arish.</p>

Last Modified: 13 Oct 2010 23:00

<P>In speaking about the principles of law and accountability, which are in theory the tenants of international diplomacy, Abbas was also sending a basic message.</P>

Last Modified: 1 Oct 2010 03:47

<P>Once given an international forum, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman made the most of it.&nbsp;Lieberman dismissed the “land for peace” policy that has been the basis of negotiations for decades; in its place, he suggests “an exchange of populated territory”.</P>

Last Modified: 29 Sep 2010 15:45

<p>The sticky, or rather explosive, issue was Israel’s illegal settlement construction in the Occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.</p>

Last Modified: 15 Sep 2010 01:03

<P>Our correspondent argues that a prospective $60bn arms&nbsp;deal is more about Riyadh currying favour with Washington and the US needing a boost to jobs in its defence industry&nbsp;than any serious geopolitical concerns.</P>

Last Modified: 14 Sep 2010 11:43