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Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare 2021: History and significance
India

Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare 2021: History and significance

The day also highlights the pledge taken by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to eliminate the threat of chemical weapons

US on track to reduce nuclear arsenal, says state department; asks Russia to follow suit under START accord
World

US on track to reduce nuclear arsenal, says state department; asks Russia to follow suit under START accord

The United States, which just unveiled a new aggressive nuclear strategy reminded Russia to uphold its commitments.

US shamelessly threatening Russia in new nuclear policy, says Iran's Hassan Rouhani
World

US shamelessly threatening Russia in new nuclear policy, says Iran's Hassan Rouhani

Iran accused US of threatening Russia with new atomic weapons after Washington published a document outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities

India calls for dialogue among nuclear countries to reduce salience of atomic weapons in world
India

India calls for dialogue among nuclear countries to reduce salience of atomic weapons in world

India has called for a meaningful dialogue among all states possessing nuclear weapons to build trust and confidence and for reducing the salience of atomic weapons in international affairs.

India's nuclear programme among largest in developing nations, says US think-tank
India

India's nuclear programme among largest in developing nations, says US think-tank

Stating that India has "one of the largest nuclear power programmes" among developing nations, a US-based think-tank said by the end of 2014 India had enough weapon-grade plutonium to possess an estimated stock of atomic weapons in the range of 75-125.

Pakistan successfully test fires nuclear-capable missile
India

Pakistan successfully test fires nuclear-capable missile

Pakistan has previously test-fired the same type of missile. Pakistan became a declared nuclear power in 1998, when it conducted underground nuclear tests.

Iran holds nuclear talks with IAEA after failing to meet deadline
World

Iran holds nuclear talks with IAEA after failing to meet deadline

Iran has promised to cooperate with the IAEA since Hassan Rouhani, seen as a pragmatist, was elected president in 2013.

Raising sanctions could break Iran nuclear pact: John Kerry
World

Raising sanctions could break Iran nuclear pact: John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress on Wednesday against hurting a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions