Nobel Peace Prize
Mar 5, 2014 — The Nobel committee says 278 people or institutions have been nominated for this year's prize. That's a record. Russia's leader is said to be among them. So is "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden.
Jan 29, 2014 — Two Norwegian politicians say Edward Snowden has "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order" by exposing U.S. surveillance practices. The Nobel Peace Prize nominations will be pared down to a short list in March and May.
Oct 12, 2013 — It seems odd to say that someone "lost" the Nobel Peace Prize. But that's what some folks were saying this week about Malala Yousafzai, who was favored to win the award this week.
Oct 11, 2013 — Also: Syria's rebels accused of killing civilians; and Utah finds a way to reopen its national parks.
Oct 11, 2013 — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is currently overseeing Syria's dismantling of its chemical weapons stockpile, is cited for having "defined the use of chemical weapons as a taboo under international law."
Oct 10, 2013 — Malala Yousafzai has become a global icon since the Taliban shot her last year in an attempt to silence her advocacy for girls' education in Pakistan. Now the 16-year-old is a favorite for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday.
Oct 10, 2013 — The 16-year-old from Pakistan, who was shot by Taliban militants for advocating education for girls, is considered a contender for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct 7, 2013 — Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head a year ago after campaigning for girls' education, has said the way forward is to talk to the Taliban.
Dec 10, 2012 — Honoring the European Union with the Peace Prize was controversial. Today, EU officials accepted the prize and made the case that their organization has helped countries on the continent rebuild after the devastation of World War II and set an example for other regions around the world.
Oct 7, 2011 — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Roberta Gbowee and Yemeni protest leader Tawakkul Karman are being honored.