Nobel Peace Prize

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and …

Nobel Laureates Urge Saudi King to Halt 14 Executions

Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners have appealed to Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012.

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Death of Liu Xiaobo Highlights China’s Human Rights Violations

2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died in Chinese custody at age 61 on Thursday, reportedly of multiple organ failure due to liver cancer. His treatment is a devastating indictment of China’s human rights abuses and should bring increased international attention to how the authoritarian regime in Beijing silences dissenters.

Yasser Arafat

Palestinians to Open Museum to Yasser Arafat

A museum dedicated to Yasser Arafat, including the room where the Palestinian leader spent much of his final years, will open on Wednesday ahead of the anniversary of his death.

An Israeli woman walks past a billboard bearing a portrait of late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, ahead of a memorial rally marking the 20th anniversary of Rabin's assassination, in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, on October 29, 2015. Rabin, who led the way in the effort towards peace …

Israelis Pay Tribute to Slain PM at Memorial Rally

Thousands of Israelis are gathering at the Tel Aviv square where Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated to mark the 21st anniversary of the former prime minister’s death and remember his call for peace.

In this GPO handout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the funeral of Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl Cemetery on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries attended tthe state funeral of Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres, in Jerusalem on Friday, after thousands …

Headstone Unveiled at Shimon Peres Grave

Israel unveiled Friday a headstone at the grave of ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres who died last month, at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos is kissed by his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez during a press conference after being awarded with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize at Casa de Narino presidential palace in Bogota, on October 7, 2016, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize Friday to …

Nobel Flip-Flop: Colombia Wins Peace Prize After All

On the eve of the announcement of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, various experts and committee members predicted a Peace Prize for Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, was “out of the question” thanks to the Colombian people rejecting an amnesty deal for the FARC.