ARTICLES RELATING TO NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

US rebuked Norway on Obama Nobel Peace Prize

2014-05-15 17:42

Barack Obama's administration rebuked Norway after he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, saying it was an awkward honour for an as-yet untested leader, a Norwegian diplomat revealed.

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OPCW wins Nobel Peace Prize

2013-10-11 11:51

The OrganiSation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize "for its extensive efforts" to rid the world of such arsenals. Watch.

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Tutu rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU

2012-11-30 09:36

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace laureates have written to the foundation in protest at the decision to award the 2012 prize to the EU.

ElBaradei returns to Egyptian politics

2012-04-29 16:03

Egyptian reform leader ElBaradei has launched a new Constitution Party he says aims to unite Egyptians and saves the revolution from a messy transition.

Gbowee launches peace foundation

2012-02-06 22:23

Joint Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has launched a peace foundation in Liberia aimed at lifting young girls out of social squalor and giving them life skills.

Mubarak trial: Defence wants ElBaradei

2012-01-28 22:44

A lawyer for Egypt's former interior minister has requested that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei testify as a witness in his client's defence.

Women's empowerment on Peace Prize stage

2011-12-08 13:36

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, “peace warrior” Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman will receive their Nobel Peace Prize this weekend.

Vote: Sirleaf faces stiff competition

2011-10-10 12:04

Africa’s first democratically elected female president who is also a Nobel Prize winner for 2011 is set to face stiff completion at Liberia’s presidential polls against a fiery opposition leader Winston Tubman.

Liberia election campaign ends

2011-10-10 09:47

Liberia has marked the end of campaigning ahead of an election which will test the nation’s fragile peace eight years after the end of a bloody civil war.

US urges China to free Nobel winner

2011-10-08 07:36

The US has re-issued its call for China to free jailed dissident and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo who won last year's Nobel Peace Prize.

UN leader praises Nobel winners

2011-10-07 20:08

UN leader Ban Ki-moon has been quick to praise the three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize in marked contrast to his reluctance to mention the Chinese dissident who won last year.

Liberia's Gbowee sowed peace

2011-10-07 18:29

Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on led women to defy feared warlords and pushed men toward peace during one of Africa's bloodiest wars.

Nobel Prize ups Sirleaf's vote hopes

2011-10-07 14:50

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received a much-needed boost to her hopes of winning a second term with the award of the prestigious Nobel Prize, just days before voting.

Karman: Nobel prize for Arab activists

2011-10-07 13:24

Yemeni Tawakkul Karman, one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year, has dedicated her unexpected win to all activists of the Arab Spring.

Previous Nobel Peace Prize winners

2011-10-07 11:58

Take a look at the list of past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Women share Nobel Peace Prize

2011-10-07 11:10

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her compatriot Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Liu Xiaobo briefly let out of jail

2011-10-04 10:25

China's jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been briefly allowed out of prison following his father's death.

Record Nobel Peace Prize nominations

2011-03-01 16:38

A record 241 nominations have been submitted for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, including WikiLeaks and a Russian human rights activist.

China Nobel laureate denied prison visits

2011-02-01 15:00

Chinese authorities are refusing to allow the family of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo to visit him during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, says a rights group.

China 'denies' jail visits to Nobel winner

2010-12-17 08:59

The family of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo says the prison where he is held has suspended visits by his family members.

Empty chair for Chinese laureate Liu

2010-12-10 17:22

The head of the Nobel committee placed this year's peace prize on an empty chair as Beijing raged against the award to dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is languishing in a Chinese prison cell.

Nobel laureate's words read at ceremony

2010-12-10 15:44

A transcript of a moving address by Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo during his trial for subversion in 2009 has been read at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.

'Empty chair' represents Nobel laureate

2010-12-10 12:57

As China tightens its grip on dissidents, this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, imprisoned Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo will be celebrated with solemn ceremony - and an empty chair.

UN rights chief urges release of Liu Xiaobo

2010-12-09 22:30

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for the release of jailed Chinese Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo on the eve of the award ceremony.

Nobel Peace boss 'pleased' by Liu support

2010-12-09 13:02

The Norwegian Nobel Committee head says he is pleased at the level of international support for a jailed Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate despite pressure from Beijing.

 
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Christiane Amanpour speaks with Thorbjorn Jagland, Chairman of the Nobel Committee, about the choice for the Peace Prize. Watch.

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Malala Yousafzai described her shooting by the Taliban to CNN's Christiane Amanpour. Yousafzai is a top contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Summit fatigue leads to bad decisions

2012-11-22 14:34

Europe is governed at night by leaders in an advanced state of exhaustion, disregarding evidence that this can lead to bad decisions, or non-decisions.

Yemen Nobel laureate gets death threat

2012-02-17 16:02

Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkul Karman has received a death threat from Muslim militants for alleged blasphemy, a report says.

Nobel Peace Prize jury probed

2012-02-02 10:01

Nobel Peace Prize officials are facing an inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama.

3 women get Nobel Peace Prize

2011-12-10 17:04

Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen have received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Norway laments icy China relations

2011-10-11 17:55

Norway's foreign minister has lamented the icy relations between his country and China since last year’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo.

40 hurt in Nobel prize celebration

2011-10-10 11:52

Forty women have been wounded in Yemen's second largest city after regime supporters attacked an all-female street celebration of the Nobel Peace prize win of Tawakul Karman, medical officials say.

Gbowee: Nobel is for African women

2011-10-08 07:38

Nobel Peace Prize joint winner Leymah Gbowee has said after the award was announced that "this is a Nobel for African women".

Sirleaf deserves Nobel Prize - Tutu

2011-10-07 22:13

SA's Desmond Tutu has praised Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's joint award of the Nobel Peace Prize, which he won in 1984, saying she deserved it "many times over" for bringing stability to Liberia.

Nobel Prize 'honours Liberia struggle'

2011-10-07 20:07

Joint Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the award is recognition of her country's "many years of struggle for justice, peace, and promotion of development".

Nobel Committee: Women vital for peace

2011-10-07 16:01

As it awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to a trio of women, the Nobel Committee declared that democracy and peace cannot be achieved unless women get the same opportunities as men.

Nobel winner's NGO says award a major boost

2011-10-07 13:30

The NGO founded by Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian who has been awarded a share of the Nobel peace prize says the recognition would provide a huge boost to the women's movement.

Liberia's Sirleaf 'a women's rights icon'

2011-10-07 12:41

Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, has emerged as a champion of women's rights since becoming Africa's first elected female president in 2005.

Trio honoured for women's rights work

2011-10-07 11:34

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says it decided to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work on women’s rights.

Sirleaf among possible Nobel winners

2011-10-07 10:21

Speculation ahead of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement is rife with Africa’s Liberian first democratically elected woman president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf among possible winners.

Former Nobel winner snubs Obama

2011-05-27 14:51

Lech Walesa, Poland's Solidarity-era legend, ex-president and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner says he will not accept an invitation to meet with US President Barack Obama.

Nobel Peace Prize: WikiLeaks nominated

2011-02-02 22:37

A Norwegian lawmaker says he has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

Arab protests attract Nobel interest

2011-01-31 14:00

Protest movements across the Arab world, Russian human rights activists and WikiLeaks's Julian Assange will all likely be in the running for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, observers say.

Chinese media media slam Nobel prize

2010-12-11 14:35

China's state media has lashed out at the Nobel Peace Prize committee for the "farce" of recognising Liu Xiaobo.

Obama 'regrets' Liu's Nobel ceremony absence

2010-12-10 16:37

US President Barack Obama says he regrets that neither Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo nor his wife have been allowed to attend the ceremony.

Nobel prize placed on Liu's empty chair

2010-12-10 15:07

The head of the Nobel Committee has placed the Peace Prize diploma and gold medal on an empty chair representing absent laureate Liu Xiaobo, who languishes in a Chinese prison.

Nobel Prize security clampdown in China

2010-12-10 10:59

Chinese security agents have launched a wide-ranging clampdown on dissidents, hours ahead of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo.

SA respects Nobel award to Xiaobo

2010-12-09 22:29

Minister in the presidency Collins Chabane says SA respects the decision to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

China to award own peace prize

2010-12-08 11:02

China will award the "Confucius Peace Prize", its answer to the Nobel Peace Prize, a day before the Nobel is bestowed upon jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

 
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