Criminal charges laid against Tutu granddaughter

A South African foundation says a criminal charge has been laid against a granddaughter of retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Police say they are investigating a case of property damage.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation does not provide details … Read the rest

Nobel Peace Prize chairman kicked out

The Nobel Committee’s chairman has been removed from his post for the first time in the award’s 114-year history. He’s been criticized over a number of the panel’s controversial picks, like US president and the EU.

Ousted Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland, … Read the rest

Peace Prize winner says Ukraine not protecting their children

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi said that protecting Ukrainian citizens and especially children, 20 of whom died in bombings in September alone, is a direct responsibility of the Ukrainian authorities.

In an exclusive Saturday interview to RIA Novosti (Rossiya … Read the rest

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 awarded to youngest winner ever

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Indian Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani Malala Yousafzai.

At 17 Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two “for their struggle against … Read the rest

Peace laureate Obama bombs 7th country

American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has … Read the rest

Nobel Peace Prize winners call for arms embargo on Israel

Seven Nobel Peace Prize winners were amongst the 64 public figures calling for an international arms embargo on Israel for its “war crimes and possible crimes against humanity” in Gaza. The statement came in a letter published in Britain’s The … Read the rest

Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.

A record 278 candidates, including 47 organizations, received nominations for the 2014 prize, said the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s director, Geir Lundestad.

Committee members who … Read the rest