China calls US bid to name street for Nobel peace laureate a "farce"

China on Wednesday dismissed as a "farce" and a "smear" a vote by a United States panel of lawmakers to rename a Washington road in front of its embassy after imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

India-born crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram gets 2014 World Food Prize

India-born and crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram has been honoured with the 2014 World Food Prize for his outstanding contribution to global wheat production.

US rebuked Norway on Obama Nobel Peace Prize

Barack Obama`s administration rebuked Norway after he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, saying it was an awkward honour for an as-yet untested leader, a Norwegian diplomat revealed on Thursday.

Nobel laureate wants India to cut military spending

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sanchez on Thursday emphasised the need to cut military spending by nations including India so that more money could be spent on development, education and health.

Nobel Peace Prize auctioned for $1.16 mn in Maryland

A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize discovered at a South American pawn shop has been sold at auction in Baltimore for USD 1.16 million.

Record 278 nominees for Peace Prize: Nobel Institute

A record 278 candidates have been nominated for this year`s Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced in October in Oslo, the Nobel Institute said today.

Tibetans-In-Exile optimistic with Barack Obama-Dalai Lama meet

Tibetan-Government-in-exile is hopeful of enhancing bilateral ties with the United States after the recent meeting of President Barack Obama and Dalai Lama at the White House.

Wife of China`s jailed Nobel Laureate Liu hospitalised

The wife of China`s jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo has been admitted to hospital after police refused to let her seek medical help abroad, a family friend said on Thursday.

Brazil senator proposes Edward Snowden for Nobel peace award

A Brazilian senator has nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for this year`s Nobel Peace Prize, her office said.

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A former Norwegian minister nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize today in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Watchdog hopes Nobel prize will speed up chemical arms ban

The body tasked with ridding the world of chemical weapons picked up its Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony in Oslo today after saying it hoped the prestige would speed a global ban on the dreaded arms.

Susan Sarandon feels Obama didn`t deserve Nobel Peace Prize

US President Barack Obama should not have been given the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon has said citing his "not so great" record on civil liberty and that he took too long to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Chemical watchdog says 14 sites inspected in Syria

Chemical inspectors have checked 14 out of more than 20 sites in Syria, the world`s chemical weapons watchdog said on Friday as a top UN official appointed to lead the mission headed for The Hague.

Nobel Peace Prize should have been mine: Bashar Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has “jokingly” said that the Nobel Peace Prize should have been awarded to him.

Nobel prize `should have been mine`, jokes Syria`s Assad

Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad has jokingly said that he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a pro-Damascus Lebanese newspaper reported.

Nobel Peace Prize Committee took right decision: Malala

Little disappointed for not being awarded the Nobel Peace prize for this year, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage-activist who was shot by the Taliban a year ago, has said she needs to work a lot.

Barack Obama congratulates OPCW on winning Nobel peace prize

US President Barack Obama has congratulated the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the White House said.

Pakistani Taliban `delighted` Malala Yousafzai didn`t get Nobel peace prize

The Pakistani Taliban said that they were "delighted" Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist they tried to kill, missed out on the Nobel peace prize.

Syrian official lauds Nobel prize for inspectors

A Syrian lawmaker said today that awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the global chemical watchdog underscores "the credibility" of the Damascus government and its intentions to destroy its deadly arsenal.

Pakistan showers praise on Malala despite Nobel miss

From top politicians to commoners, almost everyone in Pakistan on Friday showered accolades on Malala Yousafzai as they expressed disappointment at the teenage rights activist not winning the Nobel Peace Prize.