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Israel, Saudis Press Obama On Syria

By Jeffrey Heller and Angus McDowall<p>JERUSALEM/RIYADH, Sept 2 (Reuters) - If President Barack Obama has disappointed Syrian rebels by deferring to Congress before bombing Damascus, he has also dismayed the United States' two main allies in the Middle East.<p>Israel and Saudi Arabia have little love for …

Pollution, Not Rising Temperatures, May Have Melted Alpine Glaciers

Glaciers in the Alps of Europe pose a scientific mystery. They started melting rapidly back in the 1860s. In a span of about 50 years, some of the biggest glaciers had retreated more than half a mile.<p>But nobody could explain the glacier's rapid decline. Now, a new study from NASA's Jet Propulsion …

US general says Syria action could be 'more substantial than thought'

A former US army chief has claimed that Barack Obama is eyeing intervention in Syria that would go beyond a mere deterrent against chemical weapons to damage the military capacity of the Assad regime.<p>General Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the US Army, told BBC Radio 4 that he had …

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Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Israel fired a missile on Tuesday to test a new defence system, triggering alerts across a region that is braced for impending international military strikes against Syria.<p>The Israeli defence ministry confirmed it had launched a Sparrow target missile at 9.15am local time. It said the test of the …

US intelligence leaks expose deep distrust of Pakistan

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the depth of mistrust between America and Pakistan, revealing how the US spied on Islamabad’s nuclear assets and compiled dossiers of extrajudicial killings.<p>The revelations, published by The Washington Post on Tuesday, appear to show how billions of dollars …

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