India important nation, can keep nuke weapon: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Tuesday said although he did not support nuclear weapons but certain nations could keep them for the safety for all.

Ukraine`s `Russian Woodpecker` takes stab at Putin

 The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was ordered deliberately by Moscow, as a coverup to distract attention from a failed weapons project.

US, Iran to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on Friday, Saturday

US and Iranian negotiators will hold talks about Iran`s nuclear program in Switzerland on Friday and Saturday, the US State Department said.

North Korea repeats call for suspension of US-South Korea drills

North Korea on Monday issued a fresh call for the United States to halt military exercises with South Korea if it wants Pyongyang to suspend nuclear weapons tests.

Nuclear weapons to blast dangerous asteroids?
Nuclear weapons to blast dangerous asteroids?

 US researchers are looking into the possibility of using nuclear weapons to protect Earth from the threat of incoming asteroids.

Will follow nuclear policy of self-defence: China

China Thursday said there was no change in its policy of no first use of nuclear weapons, days after the country tested a new long range intercontinental ballistic missile with multiple war heads which could hit targets at a range of 12,000 kms.

Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons
Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons

Scientists have warned that the threat of an asteroid impact is far greater than previously thought. In order to counter the threat, plans are being mapped out to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons.

Despite billions in aid, US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan`s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed.

US lawmaker expresses concern over Pak's growing N-weapons

A top American lawmaker has expressed concern over Pakistan's growing nuclear stockpile, saying the Asian country continues to harbour and host insurgents and other extremist groups.

China virtually confirms 3rd hypersonic missile test

The Chinese military on Wednesday virtually confirmed reports that it carried out a third test of its new hypersonic missile, saying such "scientific experiments" are not directed against other countries.

Vienna conference on impact of nuclear weapons concludes

The two-day Vienna conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons concluded Tuesday in the Austrian capital Vienna with setting the goal of working toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

US rejects calls for treaty eliminating nukes

The US representative at a major conference on nuclear weapons rejected calls on Tuesday for a treaty immediately eliminating them, saying Washington prefers a "step-by-step" approach.

Experts urge immediate action to counter growing risk of global nuclear war

Experts have warned that in order to counter the increasing risk of nuclear war, immediate action is needed to be taken.

Iran President says nuclear deal will be done
Iran President says nuclear deal will be done

Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that a nuclear deal with world powers would be done despite a missed deadline in Vienna that prompted a seven-month extension in talks.

Iran nuclear talks: More than a decade of crisis

After talks between Iran and world powers on its nuclear programme missed yet another deadline Monday, here is a summary of the main developments in the crisis since 2002.
2003

Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank CFR

A top American think tank has said that by 2020 Pakistan could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices.

Iran, world powers fail to seal nuke deal, talks extended to July 1
Iran, world powers fail to seal nuke deal, talks extended to July 1

Iran, the United States and other world powers are discussing an extension to Monday`s deadline for a deal to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran`s atomic ambitions, Western and Iranian officials said.

Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank
Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank

 Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said.

'Make Pakistan's nuclear development a greater international priority'

The US and Europe should work more closely to make Pakistan's nuclear weapons a greater international priority as their proliferation pose a major risk to global security, an American thinktank has suggested.

UN report expected to say Iran nuke probe stalled

The UN nuclear agency is expected to say on Friday that Iran is stalling the agency's attempts to probe allegations that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons.