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Pandora Report 3.24.2017

Welcome to the start of the weekend and World TB Day! The WHO estimates that 1/3 of people with TB missed out on quality care in 2015 and 480,000 people developed multidrug-resistant TB in...


North Korea’s parliament to hold rare meeting: KCNA

Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017 – North Korea will hold a rare parliamentary session next month, state media reported Wednesday, as regional tensions intensify following the nuclear-armed state’s recent missile tests. The country’s legislative...


North Korea nuclear programme in ‘new phase’: IAEA

Seoul (AFP) March 21, 2017 – North Korea’s uranium enrichment facility has doubled in size over the last few years, the UN’s atomic watchdog chief has warned, as global tensions grow over Pyongyang’s burgeoning...


Israeli nuclear whistleblower says state hounding him

Jerusalem (AFP) March 20, 2017 – Nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu argued Monday Israel was unnecessarily hounding him 12 years after he was freed from prison, as he appeared in court over breaches of his...


US Army resumes Javelin FGM-148F development testing

The US Army has resumed testing of the Spiral 2 FGM-148F missile component of the Javelin medium close combat system improvement programme. The trials were suspended in late 2016 due to technical issues with...


UNSC condemns North Korean missile launch, engine test

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned North Korea’s most recent missile launch and rocket engine test. “The launch and engine test are in grave violation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s...


Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60...


3M to acquire Scott Safety

3M Co. has agreed to acquire Scott Safety from Johnson Controls for $2 billion in a deal that would make 3M the largest personal protection equipment maker in the USA. …read more From:: CBRNe...


Big Event CBRN Security – A Nightmare for India

Background India, world’s largest democracy is a pluralistic nation of 1.3 billion people with diverse religions, cultures, languages and sports. It is a vibrant democracy with intense political activities. It’s urban and even rural...


China to boycott UN summit on nuclear-weapon ban

China has said that it will not participate in a UN conference aimed at negotiating a ban on nuclear weapons. “After careful consideration, China has decided not to participate in the new round of...

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