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New SIPRI yearbook

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Despite an overall decrease in nuclear warheads in 2019, all nuclear weapon possessing states continue to modernise nuclear arsenals is one of the findings...

Regional conference on nuclear disarmament gets underway

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The adoption of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will be in the spotlight at the African...

Could Libya’s nuclear pledge be a template for North Korea?

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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has called for North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal in a deal that mirrors...

Putin, before vote, unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons to counter West

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President Vladimir Putin announced an array of new nuclear weapons on Thursday, in one of his most bellicose speeches in years, saying...

U.N. chief calls for new push to rid the world of...

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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a new global effort to get rid of nuclear weapons, drawing a cautious...

In modernizing nuclear arsenal, U.S. stokes new arms race

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President Barack Obama rode into office in 2009 with promises to work toward a nuclear-free world. His vow helped win him the...

Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

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Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although...

Possible two-stage hydrogen bomb seen ‘game changer’ for North Korea

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North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was a successful detonation of an advanced...

Nearly two-thirds of U.N. states agree treaty to ban nuclear weapons

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Nearly two-thirds of United Nations states agreed on Friday to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons after months of talks, which were...

ISS: Africa pushes for a 2017 ban on nuclear weapons

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On 27 October, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L.41: ‘Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations'. The resolution calls...

ISS: New hope on the nuclear horizon?

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To describe 2015 as an interesting year in the quest for a nuclear weapon-free world would be an understatement. In May, states parties...

ISS: Time for a new roadmap to nuclear disarmament?

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Seventy years after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world is no closer to an unequivocal commitment to abolishing nuclear weapons. The...

Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons

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Austria on Tuesday called for banning nuclear weapons because of their catastrophic humanitarian effects, an initiative it said now has the backing...

ISS: Nuclear doomsday clock keeps ticking down

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Although nuclear weapons were last used almost 70 years ago, the sound of the nuclear doomsday clock can still be heard. Its...

Fewer bombs, but nuclear states ‘determined’ to keep arsenals

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Nuclear-armed states are modernising their arsenals and appear determined to keep sizable numbers of such weapons of mass destruction for the foreseeable...

Arabs, Israel to attend nuclear talks, Iran uncertain

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Arab states and Israel plan to attend a rare round of talks next week on efforts to free the world of nuclear...

IAEA may show recent bomb-related atom work by Iran

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A UN nuclear watchdog report due this week is expected to show recent activity in Iran that could help in developing nuclear...

Iran starts moving uranium centrifuges to bunker

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Iran has begun moving machines that enrich uranium to an underground bunker near the holy city of Qom, a senior official said,...

Nuclear test veterans win leave to appeal

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Ex-servicemen who say they were made ill as a result of being exposed to radiation during British nuclear weapons tests in the...

Iran bars two UN nuclear inspectors: report

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Iran has barred two UN nuclear inspectors from entering the Islamic Republic, a senior official was quoted as saying today, in a...

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