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The Political Scene

Middle East peace talks in Washington have been adjourned for 10 days, withthe parties to the negotiations stressing their commitment to the continuingprocess. Israel has spoken of a breakthrough in relations with its old enemySyria. The Syrians, meanwhile, have encountered new problems in Lebanon, withthe Beirut government receiving setbacks in the general elections - which havealso seen further gains for Islamic fundamentalists. The United...