Nobel Peace Prize: News

21 Feb 2024

Elon Musk

Musk nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for 'safeguarding free speech'

The name of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been proposed for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian MP Marius Nilsen.

02 Jan 2024


Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus gets jail in Bangladesh: Here's why

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus to six months in jail.

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies at 100

Former United States (US) Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger died at the age of 100 on November 29.

06 Oct 2023


Jailed Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi wins Nobel Peace Prize

Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi (51) has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against women's oppression in Iran and for promoting human rights at large.

15 Sep 2023

Nobel Prize

2023 Nobel Prize winners to receive $1 million more

In a significant move, the Nobel Foundation announced that Nobel Prize winners will receive an additional 1 million Swedish krona ($90,000) this year, bringing the total financial reward per prize category to 11 million krona ($986,270).

16 Mar 2023

Nobel Committee

Asle Toje calls out "fake" quote over Modi's Nobel contendership

Asle Toje, the deputy leader of the Nobel Prize Committee, has called out a "fake" quote that is being reported widely as his acknowledgment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "the biggest contender for the Nobel Peace Prize."

03 Mar 2023


Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski sentenced to 10 years in jail

A Belarus court on Friday convicted Ales Bialiatski, a renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to 10 years in jail for financing protests and facilitating other crimes in a case that many claimed had political motives.

07 Oct 2022

Nobel Committee

3 human rights campaigners jointly clinch Nobel Peace Prize 2022

The Nobel Peace Prize 2022 was awarded jointly to Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties.

05 Oct 2022

Alt News

AltNews founders among favorites for Nobel Peace Prize: TIME report

Alt News co-founders and Indian fact-checkers Pratik Sinha and Mohammed Zubair are among the favorites to win the Nobel Peace Prize 2022, a TIME report said on Wednesday.

14 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Not seeking Tibet's independence but autonomy from China: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, said on Thursday that Chinese people are coming to understand that he is not seeking "independence," but rather genuine autonomy and the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture.

26 Dec 2021

South Africa

Former archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against racial inequality in South Africa, passed away on Sunday.

08 Oct 2021

Russia News

Philippines' Ressa, Russia's Muratov; journalists win Nobel Peace Prize

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov have won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 for "their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression."

09 Oct 2020

United Nations (UN)

War against hunger: World Food Programme gets Nobel Peace Prize

For its relentless work toward combating hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The prize is worth $1.1 million.

09 Sep 2020

Donald Trump

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a deal between adversaries Israel and UAE, reports said on Wednesday.

26 Dec 2019


Author Ari Behn, ex-husband of Norway Princess Martha, kills himself

The former son-in-law of Norway's King Harald V has died, announced his manager.

Not Imran Khan, this 16-year-old has been nominated for Nobel

She is just 16 years old and she has no qualms in calling out the world leaders for not doing enough for climate change.

Pakistani minister wants Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

On Saturday, Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry moved a motion in National Assembly, calling for a Nobel Peace Prize for the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan for the efforts he took to "deescalate tensions" with India.

26 Nov 2018


#Kartarpur: What is India's stand with Pakistan, Modi seems confused

The only thing that matters to Narendra Modi other than winning every single election, is leaving a legacy.

13 Nov 2018


Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

01 Oct 2018

Nobel Prize

Cancer researchers win 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine

This year's Nobel Prize for medicine has been awarded to America's James P. Allison and Japan's Tasuku Honjo for discovering the immune system's ability to fight cancer.

19 May 2018


Royal Wedding: Four Indian social workers among special guests

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invited four Indian women social workers - Mumbai-based Myna Mahila Foundation founder Suhani Jalota and three of her colleagues - as special guests to their wedding.

10 May 2018

North Korea

Trump to welcome freed Korean Americans' return to US

US President Donald Trump is promising "quite a scene" when three Korean Americans detained in North Korea return to mainland US after more than a year in prison; their freedom is a bonus from the warming of relations between the longtime adversaries.

04 May 2018

North Korea

Republicans nominate Trump for Nobel Peace prize

Eighteen House Republicans have formally nominated President Donald Trump for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, by sending a letter to Norwegian Nobel committee, for denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

31 Mar 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan divided over Malala Yousafzai visiting homeland

Malala Yousafzai flew in a helicopter to her hometown Swat on Saturday, her first visit in five years since she was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' education and opposing Islamist militancy.

29 Mar 2018

Pakistan News

Malala visits Pakistan for first time since she was shot

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, is visiting Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by Taliban militants in 2012.

06 Oct 2017

Nobel Prize

ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, known as ICAN, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. An announcement was made today in Oslo, Norway.

14 Sep 2017


Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing widespread international criticism over the Rohingya crisis, will be missing next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

15 Aug 2017


7 members of heroic Syrian White Helmet relief organization killed

In what can only be described as a horrifying incident, seven members of the Syrian White Helmets rescue group were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Sarmeen, a town in rebel-held Idlib province.

04 Jun 2017


Yazidi activist held as ISIS sex slave returns to Iraq

24-year-old Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist who was held as a sex slave by ISIS militants, returned to her village Kocho in northwest Iraq.

17 Mar 2017


Lawsuits filed against Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus

The staff at Bangladesh's Grameen Telecom (GTC), established by microfinance pioneer and the country's only Nobel laureate, Muhammad Yunus, sued him over alleged unpaid dues.

28 Sep 2016

Narendra Modi

Former Israeli President dies at 93

One of Israel's most influential leaders, Shimon Peres, died on 28th September 2016 at the age of 93.

04 Sep 2016

Sushma Swaraj

Mother Teresa's elevation to Sainthood

Nineteen years after the death of Mother Teresa, who worked for the upliftment of the poor and needy, she will be proclaimed a saint in the Vatican City.