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  • Saudi Arabia, Russia sign nuclear power cooperation deal

    KHOBAR: Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate on nuclear energy development, a Saudi government body in charge of such projects said...

    The government body, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, announced the cooperation deal on its website but gave no further details...

  • Pakistan seeks international cooperation for nuclear energy: FO

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Thursday that it seeks cooperation of the international community including the United States on civil nuclear energy, hence there should be a non-discriminatory approach on nuclear issues — including Pakistan's access to peaceful use of nuclear energy...

    Pakistan is generating nuclear energy to meet its energy demands, Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said during a weekly news briefing in Islamabad,...

  • Russia removes ban on nuclear cooperation with Iran

    Under a historic July deal with world powers, Iran agreed to dramatically scale back its nuclear programme, making it much more difficult for it to develop nuclear weapons...

    Tehran agreed to slash by two-thirds the number of centrifuges, machines that can “enrich” or purify uranium to make it suitable for peaceful uses but also for a nuclear weapon...

  • India, Japan to sign nuclear cooperation pact in November: report

    TOKYO: Japan and India are likely to sign a civil nuclear cooperation pact during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan scheduled to take place in mid-November, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Saturday...

    The signing of the civil nuclear cooperation pact will be a first for Japan and will allow the country to export nuclear power plant technology to India...

  • Nuclear watchdog calls for ‘timely’ cooperation from Iran

    VIENNA: The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog called on Monday on Iran to ensure “timely and proactive cooperation” with inspections mandated under the 2015 deal with world powers over its nuclear programme...

    Speaking at the first meeting of the IAEA’s board of governors since US President Donald Trump threw the future of the deal in doubt in May with his decision to withdraw, Director General Yukiya Amano said the agency had had...

  • US extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

    The Trump administration on Monday renewed several waivers on US sanctions against Iran, allowing Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran’s civilian nuclear facilities without drawing American penalties...

    “Iran’s continued expansion of nuclear activities is unacceptable...

  • German chancellor in Saudi Arabia for G20, cooperation talks

    JEDDAH: German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Saudi King Salman on Sunday, state media said, as she began a visit focused on bilateral relations and preparations for the next G20 meeting...

    King Salman received Merkel in his palace in the western city of Jeddah, SPA state news agency said, adding that the two presided over a signing ceremony for several cooperation agreements...

  • Pak-Saudi cooperation

    CHIEF of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif’s trip to Saudi Arabia and meetings with the very apex of the leadership of that country has yielded a set of official details that emphasised the need for continuing security and counterterrorism cooperation between the two countries...

    After the April low — when the Pakistani parliament historically turned down a request to participate in the Saudi-led war in Yemen — the bilateral relationship...

  • Saudi Arabia, Turkey to set up ‘strategic cooperation council’

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Turkey have agreed on the need to set up a “strategic cooperation council” to strengthen military, economic and investment cooperation between the two countries, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday...

    “The meeting produced a desire to set up a high-level strategic cooperation council between the two countries,” Jubeir told a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart after talks in...

  • Bajwa, Saudi envoy discuss defence cooperation

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said the Pakistan Army held the defence of Saudi Arabia “at par with its own”...

    According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued on Friday, Gen Bajwa said this while talking to the Am­­bassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Abdullah Mar­zouk Al-Zahrani, who called on him at the General Headquarters...

  • PM Shehbaz, Saudi crown prince resolve to expedite cooperation in investment, trade and energy

    Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Monday resolved to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries as well as to expedite ongoing cooperation in the fields of investment, energy and trade...

    Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud reached the understanding during a telephonic conversation, according to a handout issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)...

  • COAS Asim Munir, Saudi defence minister discuss military cooperation

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir on Thursday met Saudi Arabia’s Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman and discussed the ways of strengthening cooperation between the two countries...

    According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the army chief arrived in the Kingdom in the early hours of Thursday where he was received by Prince Khalid...

  • ‘Saudi Arabia nuclear power tender next month’

    KHOBAR: Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said...

    This will make it the second country in the Arab world to tap nuclear power as a way to diversify its energy supply for its 32 million population...

  • View from abroad: Saudi fears over Iran nuclear deal

    If you look at a map of the region, you will see that that there are three narrow channels available for Saudi oil exports: the Suez Canal, the Strait of Hormuz off Iran, and the Bab al-Mandab off Yemen...

    While the first is controlled by the Saudi client state of Egypt, the last two are vulnerable to closure by Iran, especially as the Houthis are close to seizing all of the port city of Aden...

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