Nobel Peace Prize

  • Norway lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize 29-01-2014 04:52 PM

    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...
  • Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize 10-12-2013 07:19 PM

    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, director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said such toxic tools of warfare have an "especially nefarious...
  • India, Pak nuclear war could put 2 bln people at risk: Study 10-12-2013 02:16 PM

    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...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela's life and legacy 06-12-2013 09:12 PM

    South African anti-apartheid 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 15-10-2013 11:13 PM

    In an exclusive interview with CNN, 16-year-old 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 11-10-2013 10:03 PM

    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 11-10-2013 08:52 PM

    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...
  • I hope to become Pakistan's PM one day: Malala Youzafzai 11-10-2013 04:02 PM

    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 11-10-2013 02:43 PM

    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: The...
  • OPCW, chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, wins Nobel Peace Prize 11-10-2013 02:33 PM

    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 Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons production facilities and weapons-filling equipment by...
  • Malala's journey from a school girl to a Nobel Prize contender 11-10-2013 02:09 PM

    Long before the world knew Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai, the 16-year-old 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 11-10-2013 01:54 PM

    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 Hague-based global chemical weapons watchdog, supported by the United Nations, aim to help destroy...
  • Do not rule out Irom's chances of winning the Nobel peace prize: Harpviken 11-10-2013 01:51 PM

    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 11-10-2013 11:10 AM

    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 11-10-2013 08:20 AM

    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 10-10-2013 08:34 PM

    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 16-year-old was attacked last year while on a school bus in northwestern Pakistan, but recovered...
  • Malala a wake up call for people with Talibani mindset: Hina Rabbani Khar 10-10-2013 01:19 PM

    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. One...
  • Will respond to violence with kindness, Malala Yousufzai 10-10-2013 11:10 AM

    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 10-10-2013 09:23 AM

    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...
  • Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan vow to target Malala Yousafzai again 07-10-2013 10:16 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Monday said it would target 16-year-old rights activist Malala Yousafzai again, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 for appearing in anti-Taliban propaganda. She has since gained global fame and support for her cause, sparking protests against the Taliban worldwide. Malala is...
  • Russian advocacy group nominates Vladimir Putin for Nobel Peace Prize 02-10-2013 09:26 PM

    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...
  • Yashwant Sinha hits out at PM saying he wants a Nobel Peace Prize 25-09-2013 11:31 AM

    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 01-09-2013 02:39 AM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela's condition still critical but stable: South African Presidency 31-08-2013 03:44 PM

    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....
  • Petition endorses Bradley Manning for Nobel Peace Prize 13-08-2013 03:03 PM

    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...
  • South Africa: Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged 10-06-2013 06:05 PM

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela was in a "serious but stable" condition as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid 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...
  • Anti-apartheid campaigner Tutu wins $ 1mn Templeton Prize 04-04-2013 12:18 PM

    London: South African anti-apartheid 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...
  • Myanmar: Suu Kyi could seek parliament seat 30-10-2011 11:47 PM

    Yangon: Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi might stand for parliament in an upcoming by-election after her party re-registers itself to enter politics, a party spokesman said. Suu Kyi has been blocked from politics and detained for long stretches of time since returning to her homeland from abroad in...