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China’s nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’ sets new temperature record

BEIJING: China has set a new world record after scientists managed to run their nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’ at a very high temperature for more than 100 seconds. According to state media reports, China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) has set

Iran resumes nuclear talks amid strains over enrichment, Natanz attack

TEHRAN: Iran and global powers resumed talks to rescue the 2015 nuclear deal in an effort complicated by Tehran’s decision to ramp up uranium enrichment and sabotage at a nuclear site. Tehran announced its decision to enrich uranium at 60%

Iran to begin uranium enrichment after nuclear site incident

TEHRAN: Iran said it will start enriching uranium to 60% purity, a move bringing the fissile material closer to levels suitable for a bomb, after accusing Israel of sabotaging a key nuclear installation. The disclosure came soon before the resumption

Iran says Natanz facility hit by ‘nuclear terrorism’

TEHRAN: An incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was caused by an act of “nuclear terrorism”, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said, adding that Tehran reserves the right to take action against the perpetrators. An Israeli

US, Iran head to Vienna for indirect nuclear deal talks

WASHIGTON: Iran and the United States said they would hold indirect talks in Vienna from Tuesday as part of broader negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and global powers. Tehran has ruled out face-to-face bilateral discussions, but

K-2 nuclear power plant connected to national grid

KARACHI: Pakistan’s largest nuclear power plant K-2 in Karachi has been successfully connected to the national grid. Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan congratulated the nation and said that currently 105MW electricity is being obtained from the power plant.

Japan marks decade since 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster

TOKYO: Japan marks 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Around 18,500 people were killed or left missing in the disaster, most of them by the towering

North Korea developed nuclear, missile programs in 2020: UN report

NEW YORK: North Korea maintained and developed its nuclear and ballistic missile programs throughout 2020 in violation of international sanctions, funding with around $300 million stolen through cyber hacks, according to a confidential United Nations report. The report by independent

US extends New START nuclear treaty with Russia

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden’s administration extended the New START nuclear treaty with Russia by five years, saying it hoped to prevent an arms race despite rising tensions with Moscow, including over its imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. One

Nuclear threat

Japan observed the 75th anniversary of the atomic explosions in Hiroshima that marked the end of World War II. The world for the first time saw the devastation caused by the most destructive weapon ever made. The situation has not

UAE launches Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started ‘Barakah’, the first nuclear power plant of the Arab world, just days after the emirates launches its first-ever probe to Mars. The announcement was made by the oil-rich country on Eid-ul-Azha. “UAE

IAEA passes resolution against Iran, seeks access to nuclear sites

VIENNA: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday passed a resolution critical of Iran as tension mounts over its nuclear programme. The board of governors at the UN’s nuclear watchdog passed the resolution put forward by European states and

Yaum-e-Takbeer: Pakistan, a nuclear reality

Pakistan is marking the 22nd anniversary of successfully conducting nuclear tests. Yaum-e-Takbeer (The day of greatness) is celebrated as a national day in Pakistan in commemoration of the nuclear tests. On this day in 1998, Pakistan carried out five successful

Nuclear arsenal guarantor of nation’s safety, security: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are the guarantor of the safety and security of the country and its people. In his tweets in connection with Youm-e-Takbeer being marked today, the minister said it was on

Chernobyl – the world’s worst nuclear disaster

The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. “Sunday is International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day. The women, men & children affected by radioactive contamination must never be forgotten,” the

MOFA publishes booklet on nuclear security for IAEA summit

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a booklet on “Pakistan’s Nuclear Security Regime” on the occasion of the third International Conference on Nuclear Security (ICONS) organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna from 10-14 February