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Wed, 2015-02-11
The presidents of Russia and Egypt have announced yesterday the signature of a series of agreements to strengthen trade relations between the two countries. These deals include a preliminary agreement to build a nuclear plant in Alexandria, designed to help Egypt reach its domestic energy needs.
Wed, 2015-01-21
Senior officials in Saudi Arabia overseeing the nuclear and renewable energy portfolios said that plans to build nuclear and solar energy projects will take about eight years longer than expected to complete.
Sun, 2015-01-04
Turkey’s Chamber of Turkish Engineers and Architects is expected to launch a lawsuit against the Environment Ministry after the latter had hurriedly approved an Environmental Impact Assessment on Turkey’s first nuclear power plant.
Thu, 2014-12-11
The most sophisticated on-site inspection exercise conducted to date by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) formally concludes this week, according to a CTBTO statement.
Sun, 2014-11-30
A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), including its Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov, recently concluded a visit to Jordan as part of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR). In 2009, Jordan was the first country to invite the IAEA to conduct such a review, with follow-up meetings taking place in August 2014 and November 2014 respectively.
Sun, 2014-11-16
Under Royal Patronage, the Government of Jordan and The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) yesterday launched the long-awaited Integrated Field Exercise (IFE14) that is expected to last an entire month. Over 200 specialists from around the world are convening on the eastern bank of the Dead Sea to test regional and international capabilities to inspect for a suspected nuclear explosion.
Mon, 2014-10-20
In July 2013, Jordan began pumping water from the southern fossil aquifer of Disi, a $1bn project started in 2009 that involves piping water supplies 325 km to the capital city Amman and other cities along the route. It is widely acknowledged that the project would only be a provisional solution to a long-term problem, considering that the aquifer is expected to last less than 50 years, and Jordan is ranked as the fourth water-poorest country in the world.
Mon, 2014-09-22
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced a series of measures that will be taken during the upcoming Hajj season to mitigate against the threat of Ebola and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Coronavirus).
Thu, 2014-09-18
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Cooperative Monitoring Center at Sandia National Laboratories. The program provides technology and policy experts from around the world a venue in which to jointly explore the use of shared technology and research to solve a variety of problems related to issues like nonproliferation, arms control and border security.
Sun, 2014-09-14
CTBTO’s Spectrum Magazine recently published an article for Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour about the Integrated Field Exercise (IFE14) that Jordan will host later this year. In the article, Prime Minister Ensour highlights the importance that Jordan attaches to nuclear disarmament and the creation of a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free-Zone in the Middle East.