Women's rights took center stage Saturday at the Nobel ceremonies as three women recognized for their struggles against the backdrops of the Arab Spring and democratic progress in Africa accepted this year's peace prize.
A grassroots activist, a head of state and a symbol of the Arab Spring.
The struggle for women's rights against the backdrops of the Arab Spring and democratic progress in Africa will be recognized by this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, at a ceremony unlikely to repeat controversy seen last year.
The Kenyan environmental campaigner returns to Japan and explains the local's meaning of the term Mottainai.
The morning three women won the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams was tired from a night spent strategizing about how to stop rape and other sexual violence toward women in war.
For more than a decade, CNN's Jonathan Mann has spoken to Nobel Peace Prize winners after they've received their award.
Twitter was abuzz Thursday with the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs but another topic was gathering steam as the day progressed. Who will win this year's coveted Nobel Peace Prize?
Kenyan Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died Monday after a battle with cancer. She was 71.
Three men whose achievements are being recognized for their role in changing the world are the inaugural winners of the Gorbachev awards.
Ten Cuban prisoners -- including a doctor nominated last month for the Nobel Peace Prize -- will be released from prison, the Roman Catholic Church said .
A Nobel Peace Prize-winning idea to alleviate the poor is under attack, as is the man who won the prize.
Muhammad Yunus won a Nobel Peace Prize for the Bangladeshi bank he founded but now he finds himself in a bitter fight to retain his job.
Nelson Mandela is many things to many people -- a former president, an anti-apartheid icon, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate -- but according to his daughter, he would like to be remembered first as a family man.
CNN's Nadia Bilchik talked to Nelson Mandela's children and grandchildren about his family life.
A Norwegian politician said he has nominated WikiLeaks for a Nobel Peace Prize, citing the website's contribution to "democracy and freedom of speech" worldwide.
Micro-credit pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus appeared in a Bangladesh court Tuesday on a defamation charge for reportedly criticizing politicians four years ago, court officials said.
An Iranian Nobel laureate led a small demonstration in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Monday, protesting the continued imprisonment of human rights activist and fellow lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.
The Chinese government could embrace Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo with pride and respect "with a little twist of the mind," actor and activist Richard Gere told a small group of activists at a New York rally in honor of Liu, who has been imprisoned by Beijing.
For ten years, CNN's Jonathan Mann has spoken to Nobel Peace Prize winners after they've received their award.
A renowned Chinese artist and human rights advocate became the latest casualty Thursday in the government's effort to expand its no-fly list, an effort apparently aimed at preventing prominent guests from attending this year's Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.
Keeping dissidents locked up, blocking prominent intellectuals from leaving the country and blacking out news reports -- China is pulling out all the stops to keep news about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo out of public sight.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo will be represented Friday at the ceremony bestowing the honor by an empty chair, the second time such a symbol has been used in the event, the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee said Thursday.
In October, Liu Xiaobo's international lawyer reacted to her client winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will attend the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Friday in Oslo, Norway, as part of the official delegation on behalf of winner Liu Xiaobo of China, her office announced.
Several nations have indicated they will not attend the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway as China protests the fact that the award honors an imprisoned Chinese dissident.
Is China trying to pressure countries not to attend the Nobel peace prize ceremony?
Six countries -- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Morocco and Iraq -- will not attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, the Norweigian Nobel Committee said Thursday.
Freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi told her supporters Sunday that she needs their help in her efforts to bring change to Myanmar.
China's political comfort level has been rocked by a dissident's Nobel Prize win. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
China remains angry that jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
China on Tuesday stepped up criticism of Norway and the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident.
Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, remains under house arrest in Beijing and banned from talking to friends or media, his lawyer said.
A woman celebrating the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident has been charged with assault for accidentally splashing champagne on a security guard outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong.
Liu Xia, the wife of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, is believed to have left Beijing to go to Jinzhou, where her husband is imprisoned, Liu Xiaobo's lawyer told CNN on Saturday.
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving an 11-year prison term after repeatedly calling for human rights and democratization, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced.
Beijing blasted a Chinese dissident's Nobel Peace Prize win Friday, calling the decision to award Liu Xiaobo the honor "blasphemy."
Governments and human rights leaders worldwide responded to the decision to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving an 11-year prison term.
With news media across the globe reacting to this year's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, authorities in the winner's homeland are racing to delete his name from all public domains.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo in recognition of "his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."
The Israeli Supreme Court has upheld the deportation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, who had tried to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories last week, a spokeswoman for the Israeli judiciary said Monday.
An Israeli court rejected Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire's appeal of a ban on her entry into Israel for a visit to the Jewish state and the Palestinian territories, her lawyer said Friday.
An Israeli jurist issued a temporary injunction Wednesday preventing the deportation of an Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner without a hearing, attorney's office said.
An Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate was refused entry into Israel on Tuesday because of her participation in an aid flotilla to Gaza in June, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.
A commission appointed by Israeli officials to investigate last month's deadly flotilla raid will ask top government authorities to testify, the panel said at its first session Monday.
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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohamed ElBaradei discusses seeking the Egyptian presidency.
We witness today, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, one of the most astonishing phenomena of the digital era: the consolidation of the social network, and even more, the empowerment of the worldwide youth thanks to these tools.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout looks back at the most important "green" developments of the decade.
The Iranian government's efforts to suppress anti-government demonstrations will only increase the opposition's will, Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi told CNN Monday.
Barack Obama flies back to Washington today with arguably the most prestigious prize a political leader can win but it probably won't help him much back home.
President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday with much discussion of war and the limits of nonviolence.
President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday by talking about war and the limits of non-violence.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize delivered a challenge that must be particularly familiar and vexing to our loquacious president: to not just give a good speech, but to produce results.
President Obama -- fighting wars in two countries -- will arrive in Norway on Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.
Iran is denying Norway's claim that the Islamic republic confiscated the Nobel Peace Prize of human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, and indicated the issue involved tax evasion.
Iranian authorities confiscated the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize given to human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, Norway said Thursday.
When Barack Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize next month in Oslo, Norway, one thing seems clear: It won't be in recognition of his skill in advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace.
President Obama woke up today with the once-in-a-lifetime news that he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The joy and pride of this early morning news must have matched, if not surpassed, that other piece of news he received the evening of November 4, 2008, when he won the presidency of the United States.
The decision to award President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to "strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" appears to have left some in the United States divided over whether intangible achievements are worthy of such an esteemed award.
AC360's Anderson Cooper talks with a panel about how winning the Nobel Peace Prize affects President Obama's image abroad.
Yes he can win the Nobel Peace Prize. Even on the same day that President Obama met with his war council yet again to consider sending up to 40,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
Malia Obama lets her dad know the Nobel Peace Prize isn't the only thing to celebrate
President Obama said Friday that he was "surprised and deeply humbled" by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
The President "has created a new international climate," the committee announces
The surprise decision to award U.S. President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize elicited swift reaction Friday, with some hailing the choice and others expressing astonishment and skepticism.
Cynics will say that Oslo was jealous that Copenhagen, Denmark, scored a visit from President Obama, and giving him a Nobel was the only way to get him to Norway.
President Obama spoke in the White House Rose Garden on Friday morning about winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is the text of his remarks:
When President Obama received word that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I'll bet he felt a little like I did the first time Diane Friday, the smartest, prettiest girl at the University of Texas, kissed me: I didn't fully feel like I deserved it, but I sure wasn't going to turn it down.
Maybe I'm just old-fashioned or just plain old, but when I awoke this morning to news that Barack Obama had been selected to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, something didn't feel right.
David Waller has some simple advice for anyone looking to improve morale at their organization -- even if it's not the easiest advice to follow.
U.S. stocks were poised for a rocky open Friday as investors paused after pushing Wall Street near its highest levels all year.
President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, making him the 108th recipient of the prestigious award.
A controversial Colombian senator who has obtained the release of 16 hostages held by Marxist guerrillas is the leading candidate to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday, said an independent research institute in Norway.
Two Americans and an Israeli were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for painstakingly mapping out the thousands of atoms that make up the ribosome -- work that paves the way for new antibiotics.
The couple will preside over a December celebration to honor the 2009 laureate
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest by a military court Tuesday -- and sentenced to serve 18 more months in home confinement.
A former South Korea president who won the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering better relations between North and South Korea has been placed on a respirator in a hospital, a news agency reported Thursday.
A British envoy who attended the third day of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's trial on Wednesday said she appeared "robust" and in a positive frame of mind.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an American man who recently swam to her lakeside home are scheduled to stand trial Monday.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is to be taken to a prison courtroom in Myanmar Thursday after an American was arrested for allegedly sneaking into the home where she is under house arrest, a spokesman for her political party said.
A U.S. Embassy official in Myanmar met Wednesday with a detained American suspected of sneaking into the home of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate under house arrest by the government.
Professor Wangari Maathai was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Foundation, a Kenyan environmental organization.
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to Talk Asia's Anjali Rao.
The European Union on Monday strongly condemned Iran's closure of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's offices in Tehran.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights campaigner Shirin Ebadi was briefly taken into custody Sunday as Iranian authorities raided and indefinitely shut down two of her offices in Tehran, she told CNN.
The actress cohosts a tribute concert for Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari in Norway
A week of events to mark the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize to former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari continues Thursday with a stellar concert in Oslo to be broadcast on CNN.com Live.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari Wednesday called on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to "give high priority to the Middle East conflict in his first year in office."
The Finn Martti Ahtisaari has made a career of forging peace through the hard slog of conventional diplomacy
Viewpoint: Professional troubleshooter Martti Ahtisaari may not seem an inspired Nobel choice, but who'd want the job of brokering agreements between those who'd prefer to have blown one another way
Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday.
Finland's ex-president Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to build a lasting peace in places as diverse as East Timor and the Balkans in Europe.
If we want to build a stronger, more sustainable world for future generations, one with more partners and fewer enemies, we have to work together.
The annual guessing game about who will get the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize focused this year on a possible human rights rebuke for China
A Nobel Peace Prize winner has opened a bank to help the poor in New York City, as CNN's Richard Roth reports.
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