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Vietnamese dissident monk who was a Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93

Feb 23, 2020 - 2:46 PM

Head of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thich Quang Do has spent most of his life advocating for religious freedom and human rights in communist-run Vietnam

DISSIDENT MONK. In this file photo, Vietnam's dissident Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do sits inside the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City on July 27, 2007. Photo by Aude Genet/AFP

Ethiopia PM collects Nobel Peace Prize, urges unity against hatred

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:53 PM

'There is no 'Us and Them.' There is only 'Us,' for 'We' are all bound by a shared destiny of love, forgiveness and reconciliation,' says Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali (R) receives the Nobel Peace Prize from Berit Reiss-Andersen (L), chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee during a ceremony at the city hall in Oslo on December 10, 2019. Photo by HÃ¥kon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix/AFP

South Africa's Desmond Tutu hospitalized for 'infection'

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:02 AM

'Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a stubborn infection,' says his his wife Leah Tutu in a statement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2019 Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, attends an exhibition and book launch of notable photographs of his life, which have been turned into paintings, in the centre of Cape Town. South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital in Cape Town "for treatment of a stubborn infection", his office said on December 4, 2019. RODGER BOSCH / AFP

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:08 AM

'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no foreign government or individuals have the right to interfere,' says foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

Protesters walk on an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Causeway Bay area in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. - Strife-torn Hong Kong on October 1 marked the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding with defiant "Day of Grief" protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban and took to the streets across the city. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

'People of Hong Kong' nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The initiative is likely to displease China, which was already angered by the Nobel Committee's 2010 decision to give the award to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who has since died

HONG KONG PROTESTS. Thousands of protesters dressed in black take part in a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Ethiopia's Abiy urged to cement 'rights legacy' after Nobel win

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he is 'humbled and thrilled' to receive the Nobel, adding that he hopes it will inspire other African leaders

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo on October 11, 2019. File photo by Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Abiy is honored 'for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea'

NOBEL WINNER. In this file photo, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (C) welcomes Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki upon his arrival at the airport in Gondar, for a visit in Ethiopia, on November 9, 2018. File photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Odds favor Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, but experts skeptical

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Online betting sites put Greta Thunberg as the favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but experts are more cautious on who might win it

GRETA THUNBERG. Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Nobel buzz for Greta and literature duo

Oct 03, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Greta Thunberg is said to be the one to beat for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to bookmakers, though predictions are uncertain as the list of candidates are not made public

NOBEL BUZZ. In this file photo taken on October 03, 2011 the statue of Alfred Nobel is pictured at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Japan's Shinzo Abe nominated Trump for Nobel after U.S. request – report

Feb 17, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The report comes after US President Donald Trump's claim that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had nominated him for the prize

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.   / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Nobel laureates urge world to help victims of rape in conflict

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Nobel committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen says laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad are 'two of the strongest voices in the world today'

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Yazidi activist Nadia Murad and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege pose with their Nobel Peace Prizes during the award ceremony 2018 on December 10, 2018 at the City Hall in Oslo, Norway.  Haakon Mosvold Larsen / POOL / AFP

Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflict

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says the prize was 'for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict'

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Nobel Peace Prize laureates Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad hug at the end of a press conference on December 9, 2018 in Oslo. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Fight to end rape in war must begin in peacetime – Mukwege

Dec 09, 2018 - 10:32 AM

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege is set to receive his Nobel Peace Prize on December 10

[ANALYSIS] Leila de Lima and the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:22 PM

It's just a matter of time before Senator De Lima starts getting considered for the ultimate global award of all

Mukwege: Brave healer of DR Congo's most horrific wounds

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Denis Mukwege, the crusading gynaecologist of the DR Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi of Iraq, were joint Nobel Peace Prize 2018 winners for their 'efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war'

NOBEL LAUREATE. In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege is photographed at Lalish temple in a valley near Dohuk, northwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Photo by  Safin Hamed/AFP

Nadia Murad: From jihadist slave to Nobel Peace Prize 2018 winner

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Nadia Murad, a Yazidi of Iraq, was joint prize winner with Denis Mukwege for their 'efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war'

NOBEL LAUREATE. In this file photo taken on March 9, 2017, Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad (left) speaks with lawyer Amal Clooney at an event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

DR Congo's Dr Mukwege, Yazidi campaigner Murad win Nobel Peace Prize 2018

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad win the prestigious award 'for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict'

WINNERS. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announces Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad as winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 2018. Photos courtesy of the Nobel Prize Twitter account.

Global leaders, or grassroots campaigners? Nobel Peace Prize 2018 wide open

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

(UPDATED) This year, a total of 331 individuals and organizations are nominated for the prestigious peace award

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. File photo by Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Blank page for Nobel Literature Prize in 2018 awards season

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Without the Literature Prize, this year's other high-profile Nobel is the Peace Prize, to be announced in Oslo on Friday, October 5

Kofi Annan: UN's 'rock star' secretary-general

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:25 PM

The charismatic, quiet-spoken career diplomat will be remembered as arguably the United Nations' most popular leader

KOFI ANNAN. In this file photo taken on July 20, 2012, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan looks through a window before a meeting at his office at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80

Aug 18, 2018 - 5:57 PM

(4th UPDATE) Current UN chief Antonio Guterres voices deep sadness at the news, describing Annan as 'a guiding force for good'

NOBEL LAUREATE. In this file photo, Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, speaks during the Langenburg Forum for sustainability in Langenburg, central Germany on June 8, 2017. Photo by Christoph Schmidt/AFP

Obama speech to mark 100 years since Mandela's birth

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The former US president met Mandela only briefly in 2005 but gave a eulogy at his funeral saying Mandela 'makes me want to be a better man'

PIDATO PERPISAHAN. Presiden Barack Obama saat menyampaikan pidato perpisahan di Chicago, Illinois, Rabu, 11 Januari. Foto oleh Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo arrives in Berlin

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:11 PM

In an emotional phone call with Liao Yiwu recently, Liu Xia says, 'They should add a line to the constitution: 'Loving Liu Xiaobo is a serious crime – it's a life sentence'.'

IN GERMANY. Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, smiles as she arrives at the Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, on July 10, 2018. Photo by Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva/AFP

'Back with eyes open:' Malala visits Pakistan district where she was shot

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:59 PM

"I left Swat with my eyes closed and now I am back with my eyes open," she told Agence France-Presse, referring to how she was airlifted out in a coma after the attack in 2012

HOMECOMING. Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (C), arrives along with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai (2L), brother Atal Yousafzai (L) and the principal of all-boys Swat Cadet College Guli Bagh on March 31, 2018. Photo by Abdul Majeed / AFP

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war 'a tantrum away'

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:25 AM

'A moment of panic or carelessness, a misconstrued comment, or bruised ego could easily lead us unavoidably to the destruction of entire cities,' says Beatrice Fihn, head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Beatrice Fihn, leader of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), gives an acceptance speech during the award ceremony of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize at the city hall in Oslo, Norway, on December 10, 2017. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), as its representatives warn of "an urgent threat" over US-North Korea tensions. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:52 PM

(UPDATED) Founded in Vienna in 2007, ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) comprises more than 400 NGOs and has mobilized supporters and celebrities alike in its cause.

Nobel 2017 season opens with medicine prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Like every year, speculation is rife about the possible winners, given the number of worthy laureates in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics

In this file photo, a portrait of Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel can be seen on the speaker's desk at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, prior to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 3, 2016. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes scattered in sea

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:18 AM

3rd UPDATE His supporters say the authorities wanted to avoid giving him a burial ground where they could remember the pro democracy Nobel laureate

CREMATED. A portrait of Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is seen as witnesses testify before the House Foreign Relations Committee's Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations subcommittee on his death during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on July 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

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China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says Beijing lodged official protests with the United States France Germany and the United Nations human rights office over their irresponsible remarks regarding Liu Xiaobo

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Jul 14, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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World reacts with praise, sadness to Liu death

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo s death brings criticism for Chinese authorities who refused international pleas to let him receive treatment abroad

IN MEMORY OF. A man writes a message and holds a portrait outside the Chinese Liaison Office of Hong Kong after the death of Chinese Noble laureate Liu Xiaobo, in Hong Kong on July 13, 2017. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad – hospital

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Beijing has come under fire over its treatment of activist Liu Xiaobo and for waiting until he became terminally sick to release him from prison more than a month ago

NOBEL AWARDEE. In this file photo, a man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010. Odd Andersen/File/AFP

Nobel fetes Colombia peace deal but Dylan no-show

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:45 PM

UPDATED The Colombian peace agreement is a ray of hope in a world troubled by so many conflicts and so much intolerance Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos poses with the medal and diploma during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2016. NTB Scanpix / Lise Aserud / AFP

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Oct 07, 2016 - 9:43 PM

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Juan Manuel Santos: Colombia rebels' archenemy turned peacemaker

Oct 07, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is a wealthy businessman who staked his political legacy on making peace with the FARC rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a media conference in Manila, November 17, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos awarded 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts in the Colombian peace process the Norwegian Nobel Committee announces

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaking during a press conference at Narino Palace in Bogota on October 5, 2016. Cesar Carrion/Colombian Presidency/AFP

Daftar penerima Penghargaan Nobel Perdamaian dalam 10 tahun terakhir

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Siapa yang akan mendapatkan Nobel Peace Prize tahun 2016?

A photo taken October 2004 in Oslo shows the Nobel Peace Prize medal. Gunnar Lier/Scanpix/AFP

From Iran deal brokers to Greek islanders, Nobel peace prize wide open

Oct 06, 2016 - 3:22 PM

UPDATED This year the Norwegian Nobel Institute has received a whopping 376 nominations for the peace prize a huge increase from the previous record of 278 in 2014

A photo taken October 2004 in Oslo shows the Nobel Peace Prize medal. Gunnar Lier/Scanpix/AFP

Nobel medicine prize opens 2016 awards season

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:26 PM

As always predicting the names of the winners is a game of chance especially given the number of people worthy of the honors

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

World leaders bid farewell to Nobel laureate Peres

Sep 30, 2016 - 11:00 AM

3rd UPDATE Some 70 countries will be represented with the range of leaders illustrating the respect Shimon Peres gained over the years in his transformation from hawk to committed peace advocate

IN MEMORY. Israeli policewomen salute in front of the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the plaza outside the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, on September 29, 2016 in Jerusalem, as people come to pay their respects. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

Shimon Peres: Israeli hawk turned peace advocate

Sep 28, 2016 - 10:39 AM

The 93 year old who served as president and two time prime minister was a towering figure in Israeli politics for decades and was the country s last surviving founding father

Israeli President Shimon Peres gets off the stage after delivering a speech during the 'Facing Tomorrow' Conference. This is the second annual global conference hosted by Peres on October 20, 2009 in Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON/POOL / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON

Penyintas Holocaust Elie Wiesel meninggal dunia

Jul 03, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Elie Wiesel dapat penghargaan Nobel untuk memoarnya Night

Elie Wiesel; penyintas Holocaust, penulis, dan penerima hadiah Nobel, meninggal dunia pada 2 Juli 2016. Foto oleh Justin Lane/EPA

Tunisians receive Nobel Peace Prize amid state of emergency

Dec 08, 2015 - 10:13 AM

The Norwegian Nobel Committee wants to highlight Tunisia as a rare success story from the Arab Spring

Tunisia activists win Nobel Peace Prize in boost to fledgling democracy

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:32 AM

The Nobel panel says the award to the National Dialogue Quartet is intended as an encouragement to the Tunisian people and as a beacon to the war torn Middle East north Africa and beyond

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. A four-way composite photo (all dated 15 January 2015) of the members of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize announced in Oslo. From left: Wided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Employers' Union, Houcine Abbassi, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union, Abdessattar Ben Moussa, President of the Tunisian Human Rights, and Mohamed Fadhel Mahmoud, President of the National Bar Association of Tunisa. Handout photo by EPA

Malala turns 18, says world failing Syrian children

Jul 12, 2015 - 9:08 PM

I am honored to mark my 18th birthday with the brave and inspiring girls of Syria Nobel Peace Prize winner Yousafzai says in a statement

BIRTHDAY. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai spends her 18th birthday Sunday on the Syrian border. Photo from EPA

Malala calls on Myanmar to 'halt persecution' of Rohingyas

Jun 08, 2015 - 10:48 PM

Today and every day I stand with the Rohingyas and I encourage people everywhere to do so she declares

ACTIVIST. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai calls on leaders of Myanmar to halt the inhuman persecution of Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya people. File photo

Nobel Peace committee demotes controversial chairman

Mar 04, 2015 - 12:39 AM

After six years at the helm of the high profile committee Jagland will be replaced by current deputy head Kaci Kullmann Five the organisation said

Mexican fined for disrupting Nobel award ceremony

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:05 PM

The protest at the presumed massacre of 43 Mexican students come as Pakistan s Malala Yousafzai and India s Kailash Satyarthi displayed their prizes to rapturous applause with the man shouting Don t forget the students in Mexico

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai (R) and Kailash Satyarthi shake hands during the Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2014. The 17-year-old Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai known as Malala shares the 2014 peace prize with the Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has fought for 35 years to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour.

Malala sees herself as prime minister in 20 years

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:26 PM

I want to help my country I want my country to go forward and I m really patriotic says 17 year old Malala the youngest Nobel laureate ever

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai adjusts her scarf at a joint press conference with fellow laureate and Norwegian Prime minister after their meeting at the PM's office in Oslo on December 11, 2014. Photo by Odd Anderson/ AFP