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Iran accuses Europe of not fully supporting nuclear deal

A senior Iranian official has accused European governments of not being fully committed to implementation of a nuclear deal with Iran, blaming them for stymieing investment into the Islamic republic. Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy...


UN votes to start negotiating treaty to ban nuclear weapons

United Nations member states have voted overwhelmingly to start negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, despite strong opposition from nuclear-armed nations and their allies. In the vote in the UN disarmament and...


Spotlight: Decontamination of Anthrax in Public Water Infrastructure

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study, conducted by the EPA’s Office of Research and Development National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC), examined methods for decontamination of drinking water infrastructure contaminated with anthrax-like [Read more]...


Ebola Survivor Antibodies Neutralize Virus in Lab Mice

A study by scientists at the Emory Vaccine Center, in collaboration with the biotechnology company Atreca, Inc., has found that antibodies generated from the blood of survivors of Ebola virus disease can [Read more]...


MBDA shows new modular, scalable coastal defence concept

Key Points MBDA Italia is also developing lighter missiles launcher modules to enhance the CDS system’s mobility Firing trials to test and qualify an all-up Marte ER round are expected by 2020 MBDA unveiled...


UF Ebola Research Efforts Recognized by Aspen Institute Italia

A team of Italian and American researchers, including the University of Florida’s Ira Longini, Ph.D., has received the Aspen Institute Italia Award for scientific research and collaboration between Italy and the United [Read more]...


Human Factors in Verifying Warhead Dismantlement

Arms control agreements that envision the verified dismantlement of nuclear weapons require the availability of suitable technology to perform the verification. But they also depend on the good faith of the participants and a...


IBC Threat Assessment October 2016

This is the 20th issue of the feature called the IBC Threat Assessment (IBC-TA) that we initiated in November 2014. It is intended to inform our readers about ongoing and emerging CRBNe-threats that need...


CBRNe advice for the new US President

With only one week to go until CBRNe Convergence 2016 in San Diego, and the Presidential election results due shortly afterwards, we asked one of our key speakers what CBRN issues the new President...


Russia more distant from NATO than ever, says SACEUR

Russia is moving ever further away from NATO, the alliance’s top military commander said in Brussels on 26 October. General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), said that Russia’s “actions speak louder...


Post-sanction Iran makes play for Asian investment

Singapore (AFP) Oct 26, 2016 – Iran on Wednesday urged Asian companies to invest in the country, saying the lifting of nuclear-linked sanctions had opened vast opportunities, but campaigners warned firms they might end...

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