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Thu, 2016-03-03
Kurdish and US officials are currently working to investigate whether ISIS used chemical weapons against Peshmerga forces in a February 25 attack in Iraq’s Sinjar province. Dozens of Peshmerga and nearby civilians reported suffering from nausea and vomiting after the rockets had struck the area.
Wed, 2016-02-24
The first Inter-Arab Nuclear Detection and Response tabletop exercise, "Falcon," commenced on February 23 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The three-day Exercise, which is organized in cooperation between the UAE, Jordan and Morocco with UNICIR, the EU and the GICNT, promotes international approaches for nuclear and radiological detection and response in order to enhance national and regional interagency coordination and to encourage information sharing.
Sat, 2016-02-20
An Iraqi Environment Ministry document has reported the theft of a highly dangerous radioactive source of Ir-192 from a storage facility belonging to a U.S. oilfield services company in the southern Iraqi city of Basra last year.
Tue, 2016-02-16
MESIS convened a lecture and roundtable discussion featuring two prominent Japanese scholars, Professor Satoru Mori from Hosei University, and Professor Nobumasa Akiyama Akiyama, from Hitotsubashi University.
Thu, 2016-02-11
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a Connection and Interface Agreement with the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (TRANSCO), which will allow for the electricity generated from the four nuclear energy units located in Barakah to be transmitted over TRANSCO’s power lines to the UAE grid.
Sun, 2016-02-07
Members of an international advisory group formed by the Government of Jordan visited the country this past week to discuss progress on plans to adopt nuclear energy. The group consists of several prominent independent international experts such as former chief inspector of nuclear installations in the UK
Mon, 2016-01-25
The Jordanian Armed Forces have reported that on January 23, 2016, Jordanian border guards shot dead 12 infiltrators and injured others attempting to cross into the country from Syria. According to official military sources, the exchange of fire was the most serious incident in recent months
Sun, 2016-01-17
Reports claim that uranium prices are expected to outperform other commodities in 2016 and beyond as a global climate change deal and growing demand from Asia bolster the prospects of the nuclear industry.
Wed, 2016-01-13
The Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC) in Jordan announced the country’s general policy in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection, which will serve as a cornerstone for the implementation of Jordan’s nuclear program.
Sun, 2016-01-10
News Reports indicate Russia and Egypt are expected to sign the deal to build Egypt's first nuclear plant in the first quarter of 2016. The plant will be built in Dabaa which is about 130 kilometers south of Cairo, and will comprise four 1200 MW nuclear reactors.