OTTAWA  — The world needs to tighten nuclear security rules to ensure that terrorists or volatile states don't get their hands on dangerous materials or even atomic bombs, says a Canadian think-tank.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation singles out the Middle East as an area of concern, noting some countries may try to hedge their security bets by following Iran's suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The centre's report on the future of nuclear energy, released Thursday, says there are problems in keeping track of nuclear materials that have to be remedied. And, it warns developed countries to be wary about where...

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