MIDDLE EAST: Sandstorm at Kilometer 101

"Kilometer 101," the United Nations checkpoint along the Cairo-Suez road, stood once again at the crossroads between peace and war in the Middle East.

There, in a cluster of sandswept tents guarded by blue-helmeted troops of the U.N. Emergency Force, Israeli and Egyptian negotiators met once more in an effort to work out the details of the Suez ceasefire.

Five of the six points in U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's ceasefire package had already been achieved.

The Cairo-Suez road was open for transporting nonmilitary supplies to the city of Suez; for evacuating the...

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