Dina Khayat / The Wall Street Journal
For the first time in the Islamist group’s history, its quarrel is not with the state but with the Egyptian public.
William Davison and Ahmed Feteha / Bloomberg Businessweek
Ethiopia rejected a proposal that would guarantee Egypt the rights to most of the Nile River’s water, as disagreements cast doubt over future talks about Africa’s biggest hydropower project.
The Vancouver Sun
FUSION VS. FISSION Fusion is produced by combining particles (typically isotopes of hydrogen), which then create energy plus new products. Depending on the material – such as iron or special steels – only the target chamber’s walls would become radioactive, and be classed as low-level waste.
NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index
Washington, DC—The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) today released the 2014 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear materials security conditions in 176 countries, developed with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
William J. Broad / New York Times
A report issued Wednesday on the security of deadly nuclear materials found steady improvement, with seven countries in the last two years giving up most of their uranium and plutonium that can be readily turned into weapons. Their actions lowered the number of nations with appreciable fuel for atomic bombs to 25 from 32.
Ankara / Reuters
Iran and the European Union will hold a two-day meeting in Geneva on Thursday to discuss implementing a landmark nuclear deal between the Islamic state and major powers, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday.
Erika Solomon / Reuters
An al Qaeda affiliate based in Iraq and Syria has vowed to crush opposition groups it has been confronting in the worst outbreak of infighting among rebels since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
The UN’s envoy to Iraq has warned of a “critical humanitarian situation” in Anbar province as troops prepare to launch a major assault against Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Fallujah.
Kalev Leetaru / Foreign Policy
What big data tells us about next year’s crisis zones.
Malcolm Moore / The Telegraph
Between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese die prematurely each year because of the country’s disastrous air pollution, says China’s former health minister.
American Security Project
Since sequestration and passage of the new budget, the Defense Department has been adjusting to a reduced funding environment – and 2014 won’t be much different. The speaker will discuss the outlook for Pentagon spending in 2014.
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) / CEO – American Security Project
Having just returned from a week in Cairo, I can say this – Egyptians, as a whole, are considerably happier now and more anxious to move on then they have been in several years.