North Korea is still trying to import and export nuclear and ballistic missile-related items but financial and trade sanctions are slowing progress on development of their prohibited weapons, UN experts say in a new report.
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Sunday 19 February 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Israel today that military action against Iran would not be "a wise thing".
Saturday 18 February 2012
Iran's nuclear ambitions could plunge the world into "a new Cold War" with the Middle East, Foreign Secretary William Hague warned today.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Wednesday 01 February 2012
A senior UN nuclear expert announced plans to revisit Tehran soon after a “good trip,” indicating progress on his team's quest to probe suspicions that the Islamic Republic is secretly working on an atomic arms program.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
The Ayatollah ordered the entire nuclear project to be closed down because it was the work of the devil
Friday 20 January 2012
An Israeli former intelligence chief has said that Iran could build a nuclear bomb any time it wants, a claim that could aggravate tensions between Israel and the United States and heighten fears that the Jewish state could launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Monday 16 January 2012
President Barack Obama's top military adviser will arrive in Israel this week amid deepening fears in Washington that the country is planning a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.
Sunday 15 January 2012
A seismic shift, and its tremors are with us still
Wednesday 11 January 2012
A group of scientists that tracks the likelihood of a global cataclysm says the world is moving closer to doomsday.
Saturday 07 January 2012
An army intelligence unit was used to infiltrate civil rights groups and protest organisations after Margaret Thatcher came to power. Former soldiers claim that they were ordered to undertake the spying missions by a senior officer in the Ministry of Defence.
Friday 06 January 2012
The dispute over Iran's nuclear programme has been around for so long that it seems part of the background music of international diplomacy. But over the past few weeks, Tehran and the West have moved perilously close to an endgame that could set the Middle East ablaze and have disastrous consequences for the already feeble world economy.
Monday 02 January 2012
Iran says it has successfully test-fired a medium-range missile close to the strategic Straits of Hormuz, a move that will test Western patience in the stand-off over its nuclear programme.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
Britain dismissed Iranian threats to close a vital route for the oil trade today as "rhetoric" intended to distract attention from its nuclear programme.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
The thought of researchers at a Dutch university deliberately turning the deadly but relatively difficult-to-catch bird-flu virus into a highly infectious airborne super strain is enough to make even the staunchest advocate of scientific progress turn cold.
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