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<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

<p>A single leader that’s been in power for 30 years, a political system dominated by a single party, and Elections rife with voting irregularities.&nbsp;Few in Egypt can refute these statements as anything but true.</p>

Last Modified: 9 Sep 2010 14:44

<p>Israel's prime minister will have to beg more left-wing groups to join his coalition to sustain a construction freeze policy. Otherwise, his mostly right-wing, pro-settlement expansion government will collapse ...</p>

Last Modified: 2 Sep 2010 16:24

<P>Whatever the primary reason for former US President George Bush launching the war - his predecessor is ending it because it costs too much.</P>

Last Modified: 1 Sep 2010 12:11