Regional powers including Iran, India, Israel and Pakistan must give up their nuclear ambitions and take steps to engage in a process to eliminate nuclear weapons, said a leading expert.
"That will ensure Iran will not feel t
Saudi Arabia should build 17 gigawatts (GW) of nuclear power plant capacity by 2032 plus 4 GW of geothermal and waste-to-energy capacity, enough to meet about a sixth of its expected peak demand, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Bahrain has abandoned its plans to adopt nuclear power as an alternative power source, according to the country's Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza.
The Kingdom had been exploring nuclear energy as an alternative power source, but scra
South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters confirmed that a tender proposal for construction of 9,600 megawatts of nuclear power by 2030, currently under review by the cabinet, could be worth at least 1 trillion rand ($125.7 billion).
Shifting away from nuclear power and replacing it with wind and solar energy would cost Japan around $280 billion in new investment by 2020, Greenpeace said on Monday, calling on Tokyo to ensure safety for future power generations.
Germany will shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022, parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government agreed on Monday, in a reaction to Japan's Fukushima disaster that marks a drastic policy reversal.
As expected, the coalition
Kuwait and Russia have signed a memorandum of cooperation for peaceful use of nuclear energy generation in the Kuwai, state news agency Kuna reported.
The agreement follows similar deals with Japan and France.
'The memo ... sti
A $40 billion deal by the United Arab Emirates to acquire nuclear reactors puts it ahead in a drive to meet fast growing power needs among its Gulf neighbours, while also allowing it to export more of its oil, say analysts.
The prospect of
The Turkish government may take a stake in the country's first nuclear power plant, which is to be built by Russia's Atomstroiexport for a price tag of up to $8 billion, the Sabah newspaper said on Saturday.
Turkey has delayed final approv
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed plans to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with the United Arab Emirates amid reports French firms could construct up to two nuclear reactors there.
Sarkozy said in an interview with pan-Ar