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US lawmakers release $88.6m in aid to Palestinians

US lawmakers have released $88.6-million in development aid for the Palestinians that they had held up since August.

Netanyahu to outline peace vision in speech to Congress

Benjamin Netanyahu said he would set forth his view of a Middle East peace on Tuesday and reaffirmed Israel would never return to its old borders.

Petraeus says US troop levels can be cut

The top United States commander in Iraq on Monday said the number of US troops in Iraq could be cut by next summer to roughly 130 000, its level before this year's ''surge'' of 30 000 forces. General David Petraeus also strongly endorsed US President George Bush's decision to add forces this year.

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