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Thu, 2017-06-22
On June 18th, 2017, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched six surface-to-surface missiles at Syria's eastern Deir Ez-Zor area, targeting ISIS command centers, logistic sites and suicide car bomb factories.
Tue, 2017-06-06
On June 1, 2017, Jordan signed its second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2018-2022. This CPF defines priority development needs for Jordan and technical cooperation activities between Jordan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Six priority areas were also identified, including a nuclear power plant, research reactors, a regulatory framework, the production of radiopharmaceuticals, uranium extraction, and water resource management.
Wed, 2017-05-17
On May 16, 2017, HM King Abdullah II opened the International Center for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), which is the first research center of its kind in the region.
Sun, 2017-05-14
On May 9, 2017, The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State witnessed the collapse of a 20-foot section of tunnel where radioactive waste was being stored.
Thu, 2017-05-11
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has stated that satellite imagery, open-source data and trade-related information indicate North Korea is going forward with preparations for its sixth nuclear weapons test, the first one since September.
Wed, 2017-05-10
The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), the research institute based in Allan, Jordan that hosts a synchrotron, a kind of particle accelerator, is scheduled to open its doors on May 16, 2017, in a ceremony to be attended by HM King Abdullah II of Jordan.
Sun, 2017-05-07
The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science in the Middle East has announced a program that recognizes the contributions of exceptional females across the GCC and Yemen by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research.
Wed, 2017-04-05
On Tuesday, April 4, one of the deadliest chemical bombings in Syria has claimed the lives of at least 58 people. The chemical agent that was delivered by air strikes in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhounh has not yet been identified, but sources on the ground believe it to be the nerve agent Sarin, which is highly toxic and 20 times as deadly as cyanide.
Tue, 2017-03-28
On March 27, 2016, The United Nations commenced negotiations on an international treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. While such high-level discussions should be considered a milestone event, the absence of some of the world’s major powers has resulted in political commentators questioning the possible impact of such a treaty—states absent include the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Germany, and Japan.
Mon, 2017-03-20
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted a design certification application for a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) by NuScale Power, a company that designs SMRs. The NRC’s acceptance marks a major milestone for the first ever SMR design to attempt obtaining US certification, and while the certification process can take up to 40 months, it would be a significant development for nuclear technology in the US.