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Nuclear science utilized to protect African rhino

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On 13 May the innovative anti-poaching “Rhisotope Project” was launched. The project, based on nuclear science, seeks to introduce radioactive isotopes into a rhino’s...

Iran says ‘smart satellite-controlled machine gun’ killed top nuclear scientist

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The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist last month was carried out remotely with artificial intelligence and a machine gun equipped with a “satellite-controlled...

Iran’s leader promises retaliation for nuclear scientist’s killing

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Iran’s supreme leader promised on Saturday to retaliate for the killing of the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear scientist, raising the threat of a new...

Nuclear test ban treaty a “central pillar” of global disarmament

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The legacy of nuclear testing is “nothing but destruction,” and in a world of rising tensions, “collective security depends” on bringing a global treaty...

Rostec to supply equipment to Tianwan NPP

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23 January 2019 - The Ruselectronics Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has installed radiation-resistant equipment for refuelling control at China’s Tianwan Nuclear...

Greenpeace crashes Superman-shaped drone into French nuclear plant

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Greenpeace crashed a Superman-shaped drone into a French nuclear plant on Tuesday to demonstrate its vulnerability to outside attacks, the environmental group...

Turkey’s Erdogan says nuclear-armed states ‘threatening the world’

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused countries with nuclear weapons of "threatening the world", and criticised the United States's withdrawal from...

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...

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear bomb test site

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North Korea has scheduled the dismantling of its nuclear bomb test site for sometime between May 23 and 25 in order to...

Saudi crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does

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Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom's crown prince said in remarks released on Thursday,...

SA against nuclear weapons

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South Africa has called on the international community to make a reinvigorated push to rid the world of nuclear weapons as they...

With an eye on Russia, U.S. to increase nuclear capabilities

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Concerned about Russia's growing tactical nuclear weapons, the United States will expand its nuclear capabilities, a policy document released on Friday said,...

‘Doomsday Clock’ closest to midnight since Cold War over nuclear threat

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Scientists on Thursday moved ahead by half a minute the symbolic Doomsday Clock, saying the world was at its closest to annihilation...

Zimbabwe installing nuclear detectors at points of entry

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has struck an agreement with Zimbabwe under which the Austria-headquartered global organisation will equip the country's...

North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time: South Korea

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North Korea is ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Monday, three days...

North Korea makes progress on missiles, but no evidence of nuclear...

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North Korea has made considerable progress this year on weapons technology, including testing a submarine-launched missile for the first time, but it's...

On 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine remembers its victims

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Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern...

Tightened global nuclear security measure takes effect in May

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Starting in May more than 150 countries will be legally bound to strengthen their protection of nuclear facilities and to cooperate in...

North Korea’s Kim says country has miniaturised nuclear warheads

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country has miniaturised nuclear warheads to mount on ballistic missiles and ordered improvements in...

Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns

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Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material whose theft last year has raised fears among Iraqi officials that it could be...

Iran fills heavy water nuclear reactor core with cement

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Iran has removed the core of its Arak heavy water nuclear reactor and filled it with cement as required under a nuclear...

North Korea says successfully conducts first H-bomb test

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North Korea said it successfully tested a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday, claiming a significant advance in its strike capability and...

Iranian parliament passes bill approving nuclear deal

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Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday supporting a nuclear deal with world powers, signalling a victory for the government over conservative...

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...

Hiroshima marks atomic bombing, worries about steps toward war

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Bells tolled and thousands bowed their heads in prayer in Hiroshima on Thursday at ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the world's...

Iran deal reached, Obama hails step towards ‘more hopeful world’

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Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement...

WikiLeaks Saudi cable says Iran shipped nuclear equipment to Sudan

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Saudi diplomats in Khartoum believed Iran shipped advanced nuclear equipment including centrifuges to Sudan in 2012, according to a document leaked last...

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...

Hiroshima survivors: haunted 70 years on, determined to remember

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Hiroshi Harada remembers how his leg sank into one of the bodies blocking a narrow Hiroshima street 70 years ago, as he...

ISS: Why is Pretoria so jealously guarding it fissile material?

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In the early hours of 28 July 2012, three people, one of them an 82-year-old nun named Megan Rice, broke into the...

ISS: Nuclear weapons – reading the signs of the times

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Last month, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that it had moved its so-called Doomsday Clock three minutes closer to midnight. The...

ISS: International nuclear security – why Africa must make its voice...

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Of the 53 countries invited to participate in the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit that is taking place in The Hague, six are...

U.N. to inspect Libya’s uranium stocks amid worsening security

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A U.N. nuclear team will visit Libya this month to assess the safety of thousands of barrels of milled uranium - known...

Iran, six powers struggle to overcome snags in nuclear talks

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Iran and six world powers struggled on Friday to budge sticking points in negotiations aimed at securing an interim accord to curb...

Armageddon it

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January appears to be statistically the month when Mankind was closest to experiencing Nuclear Armageddon. Indeed, as revealed in a recent article...

Korean nuclear test “condemned” by Russia and South Africa

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South Africa and Russia have condemned the latest nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Both countries called...

Iran, Syria cheating NPT?

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Iran and Syria are under intensified scrutiny for allegedly concealing military nuclear activities in contravention of their commitments under the 1968 Non-Proliferation...

Iran, Sipri excites greater NPT scrutiny: SIPRI

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 Iran and Syria are under intensified scrutiny for allegedly concealing military nuclear activities in contravention of their commitments under the 1968 Non-Proliferation...

Experts argue over Iran nuclear bomb timeline

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Iran could likely build a nuclear bomb in six months or less, a U.S. defence analyst said but another Western proliferation expert...

US, UK, France ratchet up pressure on Iran

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The United States, Britain and France turned up the pressure on Tehran ahead of next week's release of a keenly awaited U.N....

US says IAEA report on Iran next week critical

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A report due next week from the IAEA nuclear watchdog will be an important opportunity for the world to assess whether Iran...

UN chief offers Libya help with nuclear material

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The United Nations will send experts to Libya to help ensure nuclear material and chemical weapons do not fall into the wrong...

Iran says wants relations with US, but not now

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Iran would like to have friendly relations with the United States one day, but not under current conditions, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali...

Iran could make atom bomb material despite hurdles – report

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Iran's nuclear programme is struggling with low-performing enrichment machines but it would still be able to produce material that could be used...

Alleged plot deals new blow to Iran nuclear diplomacy

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A diplomatic storm over US accusations that Iran plotted to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington may throttle any slim chance of...

Global nuclear capacity to grow 70 percent by 2030 – WNA

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Global nuclear power capacity will rise by nearly 70 percent in the next 20 years, despite a turn in sentiment following the...

Alarmed West dismisses Iran nuclear “charm offensive”

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Western powers said there was growing evidence suggesting Iran was working to develop a nuclear missile and a recent "charm offensive" by...

Iran plugs first nuclear power plant into grid

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Iran's first nuclear power plant has finally begun to provide electricity to the national grid, official media reported yesterday, a long-delayed milestone...

Statemnt: Minty: Conference on Disarmament

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Statement by HE Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, permanent representative of the Republic of South Africa to the Conference on Disarmament 1 Sep...

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