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231 Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Norway-based Nobel Institute said it has received 231 nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. This year’s suggestions include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with leaking a huge cache of classified documents to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Thousands of […]

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Karzai Pushes Ahead with Peace Talks

Posted January 21st, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is pushing ahead with talks aimed at bringing peace and stability to the country. But his most recent efforts were not focused on the Taliban. Mr. Karzai told Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday he recently met with representatives of Hizb-i-Islami, the radical militia headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Hizb-i-Islami operates on both sides of […]

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Obama Releases Plan for Promoting Women in Peace, Security

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has released an action plan to promote the role of women in peace keeping and conflict resolution. The president signed an executive order Monday that directs the Departments of Defense and State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to appoint more officers to monitor, coordinate and implement the efforts. The […]

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Pope Warns ‘Shadow Has Fallen Over Our Time’

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The pope has an urgent warning as much of the world prepares to mark the New Year 2012. In a message released for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace on January 1, Pope Benedict warns, “It seems as if a shadow has fallen over our time.” And he cites a “rising sense of frustration,” […]

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3 Women Accept Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Two women from Liberia and one from Yemen who fought injustice, oppression and sexual violence against women were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Saturday at a ceremony in Norway’s capital, Oslo. Facing a standing ovation of admirers, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women’s rights advocate Tawakkul Karman […]

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3 Women Accept Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Two women from Liberia and one from Yemen who fought injustice, oppression and sexual violence against women were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Saturday at a ceremony in Norway’s capital, Oslo. Facing a standing ovation of admirers, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women’s rights advocate Tawakkul Karman […]

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South Sudan Rebel Leader Says Peace Talks Failed, Violence Likely

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudanese rebel leader George Athor Deng says peace talks with the country’s ruling party have broken down, and that his forces are prepared to continue fighting against the government. Speaking in Nairobi Sunday, Athor said key demands of his South Sudanese Democratic Movement were not met during talks last week with South Sudanese President […]

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South Sudan Rebel Leader Says Peace Talks Failed, Violence Likely

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudanese rebel leader George Athor Deng says peace talks with the country’s ruling party have broken down, and that his forces are prepared to continue fighting against the government. Speaking in Nairobi Sunday, Athor said key demands of his South Sudanese Democratic Movement were not met during talks last week with South Sudanese President […]

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Chinese Academics Award Alternative Peace Prize to Russia’s Putin

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of Chinese academics has awarded an alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Organizers of the Confucius Peace Prize said Tuesday that Mr. Putin beat out German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South African President Jacob Zuma for the award. In comments to the French News Agency, one of […]

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Nepal Parties Agree on Deal for Former Rebels

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an agreement by Nepal’s rival political factions on resolving the issue of integrating thousands of former Maoist fighters into the national army. In a statement through his spokesperson, Mr. Ban urged the country’s political leaders to sustain the spirit of cooperation and quickly carry out their commitments. […]

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