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UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch

At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme.…

Zia and our nuclear programme

Part - I I first met Gen Ziaul Haq, COAS, in July 1976. Due to no progress having been made during the first six months of my stay in Pakistan,…

Zia and our nuclear programme

Part - II Last week I ended with Gen Zia’s sudden, unexpected decision to visit Kahura. There were no guards and no escorting jeep. After crossing Kaka bridge, the road…

UAE planning second nuclear power plant

The United Arab Emirates will tender shortly for the construction of a new nuclear power plant that would double the number of the small Gulf state’s nuclear reactors, three sources…

Going nuclear

On December 13, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory had reached a “milestone”: the achievement of “ignition”…