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Pakistan nuke tests created balance of power in region: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's nuclear programme created a balance of power in South Asia and is just becoming a symbol of peace.

Russia, China urge caution in countering North Korea's N programme

Moscow and Beijing also favour measures that would counter North Korea's nuclear programme, but at the same time not hamper a political settlement in the region, Lavrov said.

US says China realises limited time to negotiate with North Korea

 Washington`s policy on the South China Sea had not changed under President Donald Trump.

US House approves tighter North Korea sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state.

North Korea vows to step up nuclear programme

North Korea vows to step up nuclear programme

North Korea on Monday vowed to step up its nuclear weapons programme to a "maximum pace" in response to increasing pressure from the US.

US says Iran complies with nuke deal but orders review on lifting sanctions

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States` national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in its nuclear programme.

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration

Military force cannot resolve tension over North Korea, China said on Thursday, while an influential Chinese newspaper urged the North to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for Chinese protection.

Iran indicts nuclear negotiator, holds Iranian-American on fraud charges

Iran does not recognise dual nationality, which prevents relevant Western embassies from seeing individuals who have been detained.  

China probes firm suspected of aiding North Korea nuke project

Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. Ltd logged more than USD 530 million in two-way trade with North Korea between 2011 and 2015.

Iran announces May 19 presidential election

Iran's Guardian Council announced on Wednesday that next year's presidential election will take place on May 19 with embattled incumbent Hassan Rouhani expected to run for a second term.

Pakistan had achieved nuclear capability in 1984: Abdul Qadeer Khan

Pakistan had achieved nuclear capability in 1984: Abdul Qadeer Khan

Pakistan's Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan said General Zia ul Haq opposed nuclear testing as he believed that the world would intervene militarily.

South Korea's Park says door not shut on dialogue with North

South Korea's Park says door not shut on dialogue with North

Seoul will not shut the door to dialogue with North Korea, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday, but warned that Pyongyang, facing new UN sanctions, would be subject to even greater pressure as long as it stuck to its nuclear programme.

US keeping eye on North Korea's missile program: Pentagon chief

US keeping eye on North Korea's missile program: Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the US military was keeping a vigilant eye on North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, and was continually expanding its defenses against a possible missile attack by Pyongyang.

South Korea's Park seeks 5-party talks on North's nuclear programme

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called on Friday for a meeting of five countries, excluding North Korea, to discuss the North`s nuclear programme alongside long-stalled "six-party talks" that include Pyongyang.

Iran says international sanctions to be lifted on Saturday

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to scale back its nuclear programme, Iran`s foreign minister said.

Kudankulam Unit 1 shut due to operational purposes: Jitendra Singh

Rubbishing reports that the Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) was shut for "political reasons", Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said it was done due to operational purposes and that it would be started soon.

Nuclear expansion on agenda of PM visit to Russia

Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh said the earlier visits of the Prime Minister to various countries were also marked by signing of agreements to procure uranium and give boost the nuclear programme.

India had enough weapons-grade to posses 75-125 nukes by 2014: Report

India had enough weapons-grade plutonium by 2014 to possess an estimated arsenal of 75 to 125 nuclear weapons, according to a prominent US-based think-tank.

North Korea rejects nuclear talks, calls for peace treaty

North Korea today rejected fresh talks over its nuclear programme, dismissing overtures from the US and South Korea and calling instead for a peace treaty with its neighbour.

China says resident wounded in shooting on North Korean border

 China said on Friday that it was investigating an incident on the border with North Korea in which a resident on the Chinese side was shot and wounded.