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2008-09-24 09:00:41

Pakistan will seek nuclear fuel assistance from China in a bid to build 10 new nuclear power plants over the next 22 years, sources say. Without naming sources, the Press Trust of Pakistan reported Wednesday that Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has approved construction of two nuclear power plants at an existing complex in Punjab with Chinese assistance. It said the move appears aimed at counterbalancing a nuclear fuel deal negotiated this year between India and Western...

2008-07-05 09:00:10

By MUNIR AHMAD By Munir Ahmad The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan's atomic weapons program said Friday. The claim is the most controversial leveled by Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in recent months has been agitating for an end to house arrest and backing off his 2004 confession that he was solely responsible for spreading...

2006-07-24 17:31:23

By Carol Giacomo and Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a new nuclear reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons a year in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program and could prompt an intensified arms race in South Asia, a report said Monday. But U.S. officials and congressional aides, who confirmed the Pakistani plan, said it was unlikely to derail a nuclear cooperation accord with India or the sale of U.S.-made...

2006-07-24 01:17:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program and an intensified arms race in South Asia, a report showed on Monday. Satellite photos show what appears to be the construction site for a larger nuclear reactor adjacent to Pakistan's only plutonium production reactor, according to an analysis by nuclear experts at the Washington-based Institute for Science...

2006-07-24 00:04:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pakistan is building a reactor that could produce enough plutonium for 40 to 50 nuclear weapons in what would be a major expansion of its nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Satellite photos show what appears to be the construction site for a larger nuclear reactor adjacent to Pakistan's only plutonium production reactor, according to an analysis by nuclear experts at the Washington-based Institute for Science, the newspaper said. The...

2006-04-29 13:06:13

(Corrects second paragraph to read...tests in 1998.) ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan, keen to maintain the balance of power with nuclear rival India, on Saturday test-fired a nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,250 miles). Pakistan and India, which stunned the world with tit-for-tat nuclear tests in 1998, embarked on a peace process just over two years ago after going to the brink of a fourth war in mid-2002. But Pakistan is concerned...

2006-04-29 02:26:17

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan, keen to maintain the balance of power with nuclear rival India, on Saturday test-fired a nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,250 miles). Pakistan and India, which stunned the world with tit-for-tat nuclear tests in 1998, embarked on a peace process just over two years ago after going to the brink of a fourth war in mid-2002. But Pakistan is concerned over recent U.S. promises of high-tech aid for rival...

2006-04-29 02:16:30

Corrects sentence in second paragraph to read ..."tests in 1998" ... instead of ... "tests in 1988..." ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan, keen to maintain the balance of power with nuclear rival India, on Saturday test-fired a nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,250 miles). Pakistan and India, which stunned the world with tit-for-tat nuclear tests in 1998, embarked on a peace process just over two years ago after going to the brink of a...

2006-02-19 02:07:31

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan successfully test-fired a short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Sunday, a military statement said. It said the Hatf-II/Abdali ground-to-ground missile had a range of 200 km (125 miles) and could carry "nuclear and other types of warheads." "All planned technical parameters were validated," the statement said. It gave no more details nor the site of the test, which was announced as President Pervez Musharraf was due to leave for a five-day...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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