Iran

UN nuclear watchdog finds uranium 'traces' at Iran site: Report

Diplomatic sources say radioactive materials discovered in Tehran facility, but not enriched to level needed for weapons

UN nuclear watchdog finds uranium 'traces' at Iran site: Report

Asia Pacific

US hopes for North Korea talks in days or weeks: Pompeo

US secretary of state remains upbeat about negotiations aimed at dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

US hopes for North Korea talks in days or weeks: Pompeo

Iran

Iran: European Union has failed to fulfil 2015 deal

Nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi says Iran does not have to uphold its commitments as EU countries have not met theirs.

Iran: European Union has failed to fulfil 2015 deal

Iran

Iran green-lights nuclear activity drawing condemnation

Tehran announces the go-ahead of 'whatever is needed' to jump-start nuclear programme as 2015 deal fades away.

Iran

Iran set to begin 'unlimited' nuclear research and development

Tehran to inform UN nuclear watchdog about the technical and operational details of its action in accordance with JCPOA.

North Korea

North Korea tells UN to cut international aid staff in Pyongyang

World Health Organization and UNICEF among those affected amid reports of widespread food shortages and malnutrition.

North Korea tells UN to cut international aid staff in Pyongyang

Iran

Iran warns of further retreat from nuclear deal without EU action

Paris reportedly proposing billions of dollars in credit lines to Tehran but deal could hinge on US approval.

Iran warns of further retreat from nuclear deal without EU action

Nuclear weapons

Can anti-nuclear activists stop the Doomsday Clock?

Movement considers how best to tackle renewed proliferation of atomic weapons in the US, Russia and beyond.

Can anti-nuclear activists stop the Doomsday Clock?

Russia

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

Countries' exit from the INF Treaty has stoked fears of a new nuclear arms race, which could include China.

US, Russia blame each other for abandoning key missile treaty

North Korea

North Korea calls Mike Pompeo 'poisonous' to diplomacy

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says US counterpart casting 'dark shadows' on progress of talks.

North Korea calls Mike Pompeo 'poisonous' to diplomacy

North Korea

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue

Pyongyang issues warning as US special envoy Stephen Biegun arrives in the Korean Peninsula for three days of meetings.

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue

Russia

Russia accuses US of stoking tensions with missile test

US missile test in the wake of withdrawal from Cold War-era INF treaty a 'regrettable' move, Moscow says.

Russia accuses US of stoking tensions with missile test

Opinion

Trump is laying the ground for a nuclear arms race in the Gulf

Trump's mismanagement of the nuclear issue in the Middle East is damaging the international nonproliferation regime.

Luciano Zaccara

by Luciano Zaccara

Luciano Zaccara

Russia

Russian village evacuation as rocket blast sparks radiation fears

Nyonoksa residents asked to leave within a day after last week's explosion that spiked radiation levels up to 16 times.

Russian village evacuation as rocket blast sparks radiation fears

Europe

Russian nuclear engineers buried after 'Skyfall nuclear' blast

Experts link the explosion to the Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile touted by President Putin in March 2018.

Russian nuclear engineers buried after 'Skyfall nuclear' blast