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  1. First strike

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think the perfect way to end the nuclear stand-off is for the US and its allies to invade North Korea and change the regime before it deploys nuclear weapons. North Korea has already developed nuclear weapons, thanks to US stupidity for wasting time on Iraq. But although North Korea has nuclear weapons there is still time for the US plus South Korea and Japan to strike before ...

  2. Nuclear horror

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'First strike' (August 29). Alex Ng believes a US and allied invasion of North Korea is the perfect way to end the nuclear stand-off. What if Pyongyang is capable of using its nuclear weapons? It is foolish to bet on it. It is likely a nuclear war would break out. Millions of people would die and the pollutants caused by the war would ...

  3. Pakistan envoy's visit to India tainted by Kashmir rebel strike

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... In the first concrete step towards normalising relations between the two nuclear-armed nations, Pakistan's high commissioner-designate to India, Aziz Ahmad Khan, walked across ... prodding by the United States, escalating violence in the disputed territory of Kashmir has highlighted the tasks that lie ahead. Following the suicide strike by separatist Muslim rebels ...

  4. What good are nuclear weapons?

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... and the fact that the country rests comfortably under the US nuclear umbrella. Perhaps no one in Japan feels that unease more acutely than the citizens of Hiroshima. The country's sense of vulnerability has increased. The North Korean nuclear crisis has underscored its exposure to the threat of missiles and the weapons of mass destruction. During my stay, newspaper articles highlighted ...

  5. India admits worst case of radiation exposure at power plant

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am

    ... workers off-guard. Accusing the nuclear plant's management of ignoring workers' health, the union resorted to a limited strike in February after its 10-point demand was ignored. Their agitation intensified in May. In June, union chief R.K.Shenoi was transferred to another nuclear power plant. The workers retaliated by going on a hunger strike, which drew media attention. ...

  6. US to usher in era of hi-tech co-operation with India

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... and Israel had begun secretly co-operating in the nuclear field, a charge vehemently denied by New Delhi. Islamabad's ultimate nightmare is a pre-emptive strike on its nuclear capabilities, ... A renewed commitment to non-proliferation is likely in return for nuclear secrets A new era of hi-tech co-operation between India and the United States is likely to be ushered in when ...

  7. New North Korea talks a step closer

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... at solving the North Korea nuclear crisis. Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Wang Yi, who hosted the first round of talks in Beijing, was taking an important step towards returning North Korea and the United States to the negotiating table, an observer said yesterday. After six weeks of bitter recriminations, the two countries have demonstrated they are ready to strike a compromise to end ...

  8. Puzzling over Kim Jong-il

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... nuclear weapons and may test them. Was anybody surprised? The United States insisted on the multilateral format, while North Korea said non-nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula is a purely US-North Korean issue, especially as the Bush administration has named the North part of its 'axis of evil' and maintains its right to pre-emptive strikes, not excluding ...

  9. Credibility test

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is doubtful that anything will be achieved from the six-nation conference on North Korea's nuclear ambitions that ran from Wednesday to yesterday in Beijing. Belligerent ... of the American intelligence community: Do they really know the extent of Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities? Washington has already stretched its intelligence credibility to the limit, most recently ...

  10. Rising sense of urgency as Korea talks set to begin

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... the nuclear development. Li Dunqiu, a Korean peninsula expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said while it was up to North Korea and the US to strike a deal, China had been instrumental ... Details on dismantling nuclear facilities likely to be phased in with the granting of economic aid, analyst predicts Multilateral talks aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff ...




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