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As more Arab countries announce their intentions to explore nuclear energy, MME takes a look at the security issues this might raise.
As more Arab countries announce their intentions to explore nuclear energy, MME takes a look at the security issues this might raise.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Kuwait recently announced plans for nuclear power
  • More and more Arab countries are exploring nuclear energy
  • In September, OPEC celebrates 50 years of activity
  • OPEC's Secretary General Abdalla Salem El-Badri its relevance in the future

In focus: Why go nuclear?

Kuwait is the latest Gulf country to announce plans for nuclear power, while Jordan moved a step closer to its first plant.

In a region that's rich with oil reserves, MME takes a look at why so many Arab countries are exploring nuclear energy and what questions their actions raise regarding security.

Facetime: Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General, OPEC

On September 14th 1960, five oil-producing nations of the world met in Baghdad for a conference which led to the creation of OPEC. Fifty years later, the 12 nation group is sitting on around three quarters of the world's proven reserves.

This week, MME sits down with the organization's Secretary General Abdalla Salem El-Badri to talk about OPEC's ups and downs and its relevance in the future.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 415am ET, 245pm ET
Saturday: 215am ET
Sunday: 315am ET, 1245pm ET, 845pm ET