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UN Chief Calls For Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

The UN chief pointed out that although the total number of nuclear weapons has been decreasing for decades, some 14,000 are stockpiled around the world, which is facing "the highest level of nuclear risk" in almost four decades.

India And Pakistan Cannot Afford A War: Pak FM Qureshi
India And Pakistan Cannot Afford A War: Pak FM Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India and Pakistan cannot afford to engage in an all-out war, as both countries are powered by nuclear weapons. Pakistan…

Japan Marks 75th Anniversary Of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

Tokyo: Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with the city mayor urging the world to unite against threats to humanity including those from nuclear weapons. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said countries should “put aside their differences and come together to overcome both man-made and natural challenges”. “Civil society […]

Nagasaki seeks nuke ban on 74th A-bomb anniversary

Nagasaki (Japan): Nagasaki on Friday marked the 74th anniversary of its atomic bombing by the US at the end of World War II in 1945, with the city’s Mayor urging the Japanese government to immediately sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons. A moment of silence was observed at 11.02 a.m., the exact time on […]

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does: PM Imran Khan

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India did the same. In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Khan, who had earlier met US President Donald Trump, was asked how Pakistan would respond if India said it was giving up its […]

Iran to talk on missile programme if Europe, US destroy nukes

Tehran: A senior Iranian military official said here on Saturday that Iran will not negotiate its missile programme unless Europe and the US destroy their nuclear weapons and missiles. “What Americans say out of desperation about exerting restrictions on Iran’s missile capabilities is their unreachable dream,” Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier […]

Pakistan has developed short-range n-weapons to counter India: Abbasi

New York: Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear weapons as a counter to the “Cold Start” military doctrine allegedly adopted by the Indian armed forces, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said here. Addressing an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations, Abbasi, who is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly, said: “We […]

EU agrees on new sanctions against North Korea: Sources

Brussels: The EU agreed today on new sanctions against North Korea, diplomatic sources said, as the international community steps up efforts to punish the pariah state for its nuclear weapons programme. The bloc has agreed a new package of measures, including a ban on investments in North Korea and on European Union exports of oil, […]

Nepal to sign Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Kathmandu: Nepal will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons this week during the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said here on Monday. Nepali Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is in-charge of foreign affairs, will ink the treaty on behalf of Nepal, MoFA […]

Hiroshima commemorates 72th anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima: Hiroshima, the city that suffered US atomic bombing in 1945 during World War II, commemorated on Sunday the 72th anniversary of the tragedy, with its mayor calling for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons. Over 50,000 people, including survivors of the attack, their descendants, peace activists and representatives from about 80 countries, […]

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Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu

Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump began his visit to Israel by warning of the threat that Iran could pose if it were to develop nuclear weapons. “Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon,” Trump said, standing beside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Donald Trump on Monday was on the second stop of his […]