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Three women accept Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy. "My sisters, my daughters, my friends — find your voice," Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said after collecting her Nobel diploma and …


Nobel Peace Prize honors African, Arab women

SANAA: Declaring women’s rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable campaigners against war and oppression — a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country’s president. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, shared the $1.5 million with compatriot Leymah Gbowee, who …


A Nobel Peace Prize for the Arab Spring?

By Pierre-Henry Deshayes / AFP OSLO: As the winds of liberation and freedom sweep across the Arab world aided by social media, cyber activists from North Africa are seen as front runners for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize to be announced in Oslo Friday. The Norwegian Nobel Committee’s list of candidates — this year a record …


Nobel Peace Prize winners urge nuclear weapon ban

HIROSHIMA: The Dalai Lama and other Nobel Peace Prize laureates from the last four decades gathered Friday at a hotel a few miles from ground zero of the world’s first atomic bomb attack to urge the end of nuclear weapons. The award winners also focused on the plight of those who couldn’t attend the annual …


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