Nobel Peace Prize

  • Norway lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize January 29, 2014

    Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Socialist lawmakers Baard Vegard Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said Wednesday the public debate and policy changes "in the wake of Snowden's whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable...
  • Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize December 10, 2013

    Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday. Ahmet Uzumcu, directorgeneral of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said such toxic tools of warfare have an "especially nefarious legacy,"...
  • India, Pak nuclear war could put 2 bln people at risk: Study December 10, 2013

    Washington: A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would result in a global famine that could kill over two billion people a quarter of the world's population and end human civilisation, a study warned on Tuesday. "A nuclear war using only a fraction of existing arsenals would produce massive casualties on...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy December 6, 2013

    South African antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. The former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been frail...
  • Will continue my fight for education, says Malala Yousafzai October 15, 2013

    In an exclusive interview with CNN, 16yearold Malala Yousafzai, who was shot at by Taliban in 2012 for propagating girls education in Pakistan, said that she will continue her fight of spreading education in the world. ...
  • World View: Pakistan teenage activist Malala misses Nobel Peace Prize October 14, 2013

    The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls missed the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. ...
  • Malala, survivor of Taliban, resented in Pakistan hometown October 11, 2013

    For many of her compatriots, Malala Yousafzai is a stooge of the United States and a CIA agent, a symbol of the West's evils and a global conspiracy to bring down her nativePakistan. She has won the European Union's prestigious human rights award and was one of the favourites to win...
  • I hope to become Pakistan's PM one day: Malala Youzafzai October 11, 2013

    Pakistani activist Malala Youzafzai who was a prime contender for the Nobel Peace Prize 2013 said that even though she thinks she hasn't done much to win the Nobel, she does hope to be Pakistan's PM one day. ...
  • Full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013 October 11, 2013

    Oslo: The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 which has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Here is the full text of the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize 2013:...
  • OPCW, chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, wins Nobel Peace Prize October 11, 2013

    Oslo: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. Experts from the Haguebased global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons production facilities and weaponsfilling equipment by November...
  • Malala's journey from a school girl to a Nobel Prize contender October 11, 2013

    Long before the world knew Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai, the 16yearold wanted to go to school. "School not only belongs to me but to those children who strive for their rights and it proves that the people of Pakistan are united and they want peace," she said. Here is a...
  • Body overseeing Syria chemical arsenal destruction may win peace Nobel October 11, 2013

    Oslo: Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction's of Syria's arsenal, will win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Experts from the Haguebased global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy Syria's...
  • Do not rule out Irom's chances of winning the Nobel peace prize: Harpviken October 11, 2013

    Director, Peace Research Institute Oslo Kristian Berg Harpviken said that he did not rule out the chances of Irom Sharmila being named as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Irom has been on fast since 2000 to highlight the suffering of the people in Manipur. ...
  • Malala says it's an honour to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize October 11, 2013

    Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai who is a front runner for the Nobel Peace Prize that will be announced on Friday said that it's an honor to be nominated. "I'm really happy to be nominated and it seems like people nominated me and people from all over the world, from America,...
  • Nobel Peace Prize to be announced today, Malala a frontrunner October 11, 2013

    Norway: All we know is this: a record 259 candidates, including 50 organizations, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. With no clues from the judges in Norway, speculation about the frontrunners for Friday's announcement is primarily based on the committee's previous choices and current events. Here's...
  • Malala Yousafzai wins the European Union's annual human rights award October 10, 2013

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union's annual human rights award on Thursday, beating fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. The 16yearold was attacked last year while on a school bus in northwestern Pakistan, but recovered after...
  • Malala a wake up call for people with Talibani mindset: Hina Rabbani Khar October 10, 2013

    A year after Taliban shot a teenage girl Malala Yousafzai on the head, he has come back with courage and said that she wishes to return to Pakistan and run for office. Meanwhile, former foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said that what happened to her divided Pakistan into two. ...
  • Will respond to violence with kindness, Malala Yousufzai October 10, 2013

    Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousufzai who is one of the prime contenders for the Nobel Peace Prize to be announced on Friday appeared on the US TV program 'The Daily Show' with Jon Stewart where she said that she will respond to violence with reason and kindness. ...
  • Literature Nobel Prize to be announced today October 10, 2013

    The panel that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature says it will announce its decision on Thursday.That means the dates of all the 2013 Nobel Prize announcements have been set. The Swedish Academy receives hundreds of nominations from literary and language professors from around the world, as well...
  • TehrikeTaliban Pakistan vow to target Malala Yousafzai again October 7, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Monday said it would target 16yearold rights activist Malala Yousafzai again, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 for appearing in antiTaliban propaganda. She has since gained global fame and support for her cause, sparking protests against the Taliban worldwide. Malala is a...
  • Russian advocacy group nominates Vladimir Putin for Nobel Peace Prize October 2, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by a Russian advocacy group for his key role in preventing a US missile strike on Syria and initiatives to dismantle Damascus' chemical weapons. The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Among the Nations of the World has...
  • Yashwant Sinha hits out at PM saying he wants a Nobel Peace Prize September 25, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the Prime Minister wanted a Nobel Peace Prize. "Manmohan Singh wants a Noble Peace Prize. Now that a few months of his tenure are left, he want to do something drastic so as to get the award."...
  • Mandela still in hospital, not discharged: S Africa government September 1, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been receiving medical treatment for three months for a lung ailment, is still in hospital in Pretoria in a critical but stable condition, the government said on Saturday. The presidency said reports by some international media that the revered anti-apartheid leader, who is...
  • Nelson Mandela's condition still critical but stable: South African Presidency August 31, 2013

    Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela is still in hospital in a critical but stable condition, the South African Presidency said on Saturday, denying media reports that the former President had been discharged. "Madiba (Mandela's clan name) is still in hospital in Pretoria, and remains in a critical but stable condition. At...
  • Petition endorses Bradley Manning for Nobel Peace Prize August 13, 2013

    Nobel Prize committee officials say they have received a petition claiming some 100,000 signatures that endorses awarding the peace prize to US soldier Bradley Manning, who faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks. Peace laureate Mairead Maguire nominated Army Pfc. Manning for the prize in...
  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged June 10, 2013

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela was in a "serious but stable" condition as the 94yearold antiapartheid icon and former South African President continued to receive hospital treatment for a third day for a recurrent lung infection, the government said on Monday. "Former President Nelson Mandela remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged,"...
  • Antiapartheid campaigner Tutu wins $ 1mn Templeton Prize April 4, 2013

    London: South African antiapartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has won the 2013 Templeton Prize worth $1.7 million for helping inspire people around the world by promoting forgiveness and justice, organisers said on Thursday. A leading human rights activist of the late 20th century, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town played...
  • Pak teen activist Malala nominated for Nobel Peace Prize February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirlturnedicon of Taliban resistance who was shot at has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Fifteenyearold Malala was targeted for promoting girls' education. Malala was shot by TehreekeTaliban gunmen at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on...
  • 'Was compelled to share Malala's story with kids' October 17, 2012

    London: Actress Angelina Jolie has written an essay sharing how she informed her children about Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot early this month. The 14yearold girl, Pakistan's first National Peace Award winner, was shot and seriously injured by unidentified gunmen in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Oct...
  • European Union wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize October 12, 2012

    Oslo: The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU) for contributing to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe for over six decades . An hour before the official announcement, Norway's NRK public radio had said that the EU will win the...