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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.

Iran nuclear deal will `fuel terrorism`: Benjamin Netanyahu

The deal to curb Iran`s nuclear programme will bolster Tehran`s ability to fund global terrorism by providing the Islamic state with "billions of dollars" in sanctions relief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Saturday.

Barck Obama criticises tone of 2016 US presidential debate

President Barack Obama delivered a withering critique of the vitriolic 2016 US presidential debate on Monday, branding it unworthy of American voters.

World has never been `closer` to nuclear deal: Iran FM

A nuclear deal with Iran has "never been closer", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a message Friday, also holding out the promise of greater cooperation to tackle wider global problems.

US says absurd to suggest that it will cave in Iran talks

A senior US official on Monday dismissed suggestions from critics that the United States would cave in to Iran to reach an agreement on curbing Iran`s nuclear programme.

Britain calls for more Iran flexibility in nuclear talks

Britain on Monday urged Iran to show more flexibility in talks on its contested nuclear programme as an end-June deadline looms after years of tortuous negotiations with the West.

Interim deal to help show any military side of Iran nuclear past: UN

Any possible military dimensions of Iran`s nuclear past can be clarified if the details of a preliminary deal sealed in April between Tehran and six world powers are implemented, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

Iran nuclear talks resume at expert level in Vienna

Talks among officials from world powers on curbing Iran`s controversial nuclear programme resumed in Vienna on Wednesday, and the Iranian delegation will join the negotiations on Thursday, U.S. and European Union officials said.

Iran's Khamenei rules out interviews with nuclear scientists

 Iran`s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept "unreasonable demands" by world powers during negotiations over its disputed nuclear programme, and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.