Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel prizes

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One seems to be given out almost every day! How many are there?

Sunday, 9 October, 2005, 12:00am

A Nobel cause

Guests at Fortune magazine's 75th anniversary party were given a rare opportunity to meet a Nobel Prize nominee when they gathered recently at Aberdeen's Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Nobel peace laureate requires a fund-raiser

Nobel peace laureate Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is looking for a fund-raiser with a background in humanitarian work to join its Hong Kong office.

MSF, which relies heavily on private donations, was awarded the 1999 Nobel peace prize in recognition of its medical work in war zones.

30 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

And this year's winner is...

Speculation is not a game I like to play, having too often been on the receiving end of a losing bet. But with the world's most prestigious award, the Nobel Peace Prize, being given this afternoon, I am willing to cast aside my reservations.

8 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Project to nominate women for Nobel Prize

One hundred women from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan will be nominated for next year's Nobel Peace Prize, in an effort to draw attention to the roles played by ordinary people.

The group organising the push also wants to make the institution less male-dominated.

14 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Wreathed in controversy

NEXT MONTH WILL see the annual jamboree when this year's Nobel laureates get their medals and fat cheques. In all the pomp and publicity, questions about the validity of such awards will be forgotten and few who watch the ceremony on television will remember much about the man who started it all, except that he invented dynamite.

25 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Winning combination

THE award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the French group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is a crowning accolade for an organisation that has attracted almost as many critics as admirers during its 28-year life.

17 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Nobel line-up

OSLO: Former US president Jimmy Carter and Russian human rights commissioner Sergei Kovalyov are among the 102 candidates for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a director of the Nobel Institute said yesterday.

12 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Arafat, Rabin take seats among 117 nominees for Nobel award

THE countdown to this year's Nobel Peace Prize has started. The awards committee in Oslo has received 117 nominations, which can be divided into three categories - 67 individuals, 21 nominations of two or three individuals and 29 organisations.

20 Feb 1994 - 12:00am