AJ Impact

UAE nuclear reactor one step closer to operation: WAM

Analysts have raised concerns over the safety of the nuclear facility and its potential to spawn a nuclear arms race.

UAE nuclear reactor one step closer to operation: WAM

AJ Impact

Could UAE nuclear reactors imperil the Gulf?

Reactor due to come online in March could elevate risk of an arms race and environmental catastrophe, says analyst.

Could UAE nuclear reactors imperil the Gulf?

Iran

'Strategic mistake': Iran blasts E3 over deal dispute

Move to launch dispute mechanism may spell the end of historic 2015 nuclear deal and reimposition of more sanctions.

Iran warns Europeans of 'consequences' in nuclear dispute

European Union

Fearing nuclear proliferation, Europe works to calm Iran tensions

At emergency meeting, European Union foreign ministers do not consider triggering dispute resolution under nuclear deal.

Fearing nuclear proliferation, Europe works to calm Iran tensions

Iran

Prospect of fresh sanctions on Iran rises as EU leaders mull deal

EU powers plan emergency meeting after Iran says scrapping limits on enriching uranium, following killing of Soleimani.

Prospect of fresh sanctions on Iran rises as EU leaders mull deal

Iran

Iran abandons nuclear deal limits

Iran says it would not respect limits set down in nuclear pact but remains open to negotiations with European partners.

Soleimani killing: Iran abandons nuclear deal limits

AJ Impact

UK's clean energy outstrips fossil fuels for 1st time in 2019

Zero-carbon sources generated more electricity in the UK than fossil fuels last year, said National Grid.

UK's clean energy outstrips fossil fuels for 1st time in 2019

Iran

Iran announces redevelopment of Arak reactor

Tehran has been reactivating parts of its nuclear programme in protest at the US withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran announces redevelopment of Arak reactor

Nuclear energy

No to nuclear: Japan wants reactors phased out, post-Fukushima

Japan is less reliant on atomic energy, but concerns are growing about its return to climate-damaging fossil fuels.

No to nuclear: Japan wants reactors phased out, post-Fukushima

AJ Impact

Poland left out of EU's 2050 climate neutrality targets

The Czech Republic and Hungary were also initially against the agreement but accepted guarantees on nuclear energy.

Poland left out of EU's 2050 climate neutrality targets

Iran

Europeans, Iran to clash at nuclear talks as deal nears collapse

Europeans will urge Iran to stop violating nuclear deal, but Tehran remains angered by sanctions imposed by Washington.

Europeans, Iran to clash at nuclear talks as deal nears collapse

Olympics

Radiation 'hot spots' near Japan Olympic site

Japan's environment ministry said the area in general was safe but that it was in talks to survey the region.

Greenpeace: Radiation 'hot spots' near Olympic site in Fukushima

Japan

Japan approves restart of reactor closest to 2011 quake epicentre

Tohoku Electric Power receives a first green light to restart the No.2 reactor at the Onagawa power plant.

Japan approves restart of reactor closest to 2011 quake epicentre

Iran

Iran: Europeans hypocrites for condemning steps away from deal

Foreign Minister Zarif baulks at EU statement suggesting it has kept up its part of the bargain over the nuclear pact.

Iran: Europeans hypocrites for condemning steps away from deal

Middle East

Iran enriching uranium at underground site: UN watchdog

IAEA confirms Tehran's announcement last week that it began refining uranium, while EU considers reimposing sanctions.

Iran breaches nuclear deal with enrichment push, says UN watchdog