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  • Turkish President Erdogan said that situation in Idlib will not be solved until Syrian forces are withdrawn. Reuters
  • At Munich Security Conference, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that 'The West is winning,' despite concerns of France. Reuters
  • Projections indicate that Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections. Reuters
  • While violence in Yemen continues, Saudis say that talks with Houthis are progressing. Reuters
  • Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud warned that Iran must change its behavior before any talks are considered. Reuters
  • Turkish President Erdogan warned that Turkey will not be silent as Syrian government surrounds Turkish posts. Reuters
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia and Turkey are close but will agreement is difficult. Reuters
  • Turkish President Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed Middle East conflicts, Turkey's foreign minister said. Reuters
  • Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Syria dispute won't affect Russian S-400 defense deal. Reuters
  • Netanyahu said that Israeli planes have started overflying Sudan. Reuters
  • Syrian government forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks. Reuters
  • Turkey said that two killed in car bomb attack near Syria border. Reuters
  • Israel is hopeful that Germany and other ICC members will help stave off Palestinian investigation. Reuters
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran will never yield to U.S. pressure for talks. Reuters
  • Syrian state media reported that Russian-backed Syrian government forces seize most of rebel-held Aleppo province. Reuters
  • Hezbollah warned that current crisis puts Lebanon's survival at stake. Reuters
  • Saudi airstrike in Yemen killed 31 civilians after Saudi jet crash in Al Jawf province. Reuters
  • UN demands accountability and says Libya arms embargo is a 'joke'. Reuters
  • Oman sees biggest Gulf clash risk in Strait of Hormuz. Reuters
  • Rockets hit US coalition base in Baghdad on Sunday, no casualties reported. Reuters
  • Syrian army strengthens grip on Aleppo province before Russia-Turkey talks. Aljzaeera
  • India rebuked UN chief's offer, said there is 'no scope for third party mediation' on Kashmir. Dawn
  • UN chief Guterres said that international support for Pakistan has been minimal. Dawn
  • Report revealed that Trump’s offer prompted India to annex Kashmir. Dawn
  • UN chief called for implementation of Kashmir resolutions during his visit to Pakistan. Dawn
  • UN secretary general warned that world is losing the battle to contain carbon emissions. Dawn
  • Parties to conflict in Yemen agree on major prisoner exchange. Dawn
  • Foreign Minister of Qatar said that talks with Saudi Arabia have been stalled.

By Muhammad Suleman

Update:- July 25, 2017

China’s efforts to develop a nuclear weapons program began in response to what it deemed as “nuclear blackmail” from the United States. 15 In July 1950, at the very beginning of the Korean War, U.S. President Harry Truman ordered ten nuclear-configured B-29s to the Pacific, with the intention of deterring China from entering the Korean War. 16 In 1952, U.S. President-elect Dwight Eisenhower publicly hinted that he would authorize the use of nuclear weapons against China if the Korean War armistice talks continued to stagnate.

By Muhammad Suleman

Update:- July 25, 2017

According to the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), The global inventory of highly enriched uranium (HEU) is estimated to be about 1370 ± 125 tonnes as of the end of 2014. The global stockpile of separated plutonium as of the end of 2014 is estimated as 505 ± 10 tonnes, of which about 271tonnes is the material in civilian custody.

Global nuclear powers

By Muhammad Suleman

Update:- July 25, 2017 

A decree by the French provisional government, issued 18 October 1945 under the authority of President and General Charles de Gaulle, established the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, or CEA), making France the first nation to establish a civilian atomic energy authority. Like the U.S. AEC (established later), it had authority over all aspects of nuclear affairs – scientific, commercial, and military. Raoul Dautry was appointed Administrator-General and Frederic Joliot-Curie, France’s preeminent nuclear scientist, was made High Commissioner. The site for the main nuclear research facility was selected at Saclay, south of Paris, but initial work began at a temporary site while the Saclay facility was constructed. The site selected was the old fortress of Fort de Chatillon on the outskirts of Paris. There France’s first nuclear reactor, the heavy water/natural uranium oxide EL-1 or ZOE (Zero power, uranium Oxide fuel, and Eau lourde – or heavy water), was constructed. ZOE went critical 15 December 1948.

 

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