Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 11, 2014

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives. The 17-year-old Malala, the youngest-ever Nobel winner, ...

How Japan's Article 9 was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 7, 2014

How Japan's Article 9 was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

There is mounting speculation that the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize may honor people fighting to protect Japan’s war-renouncing Constitution. The prize is scheduled to be announced Friday. The nomination is for “Japanese people who conserve Article 9,” which is understood to include all those ...

Support grows for Nobel for Article 9

Jun 19, 2014

Support grows for Nobel for Article 9

Support is growing nationwide to have the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Article 9 of the Constitution, which bars Japan from waging war. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepted the nomination in April, although its secretive decision-making process is not known to be swayed by ...

Putin in running for year's Nobel Peace Prize

Mar 5, 2014

Putin in running for year's Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin is among a record 278 nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute announced Tuesday. Putin is thought to have been proposed by Russian figures in October. He is credited with averting a U.S. attack against Syria by ...

Mandela was urged to refuse Nobel peace prize 20 years ago

Dec 9, 2013

Mandela was urged to refuse Nobel peace prize 20 years ago

Two decades ago in Oslo, Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, stood side by side and accepted the Nobel peace prize, a moment that epitomized the reconciliation of enemies. But that powerful gesture of forgiveness on Dec. 10, 1993, ...

Oct 29, 2013

Nobel Peace Prize sends messages

In choosing this year's Peace Prize recipient, the Nobel Committee hoped to accelerate global efforts to eliminate chemical weapons, which are relatively cheap and easy to produce.