Nobel laureate Prof. Yunus: Today’s financial order is a ticking time bomb

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Despite his mild manners Prof. Muhammad Yunus is easily recognizable in the crowd. It seems years of toil, and the recognition of his contribution to the world of finance, has added to his charm and remarkable humility. The Nobel laureate is also a great communicator of ideas - those he propagates as well as those he detests. What strikes you is the clarity with which he explains his views. Speaking to Al Arabiya English on the sidelines of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Prof. ...

Nobel literature academy shaken by sex scandal after 18 women come forward

Saturday, 25 November 2017

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been rattled by a sex scandal as several members, their wives and daughters accused an influential person with close ties to the prestigious institution of assault. The #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood has shaken artistic, media and political circles in Sweden, one of the most gender equal countries in the world, as thousands of women have spoken up and campaigned against harassment. Sweden’s ...

Natalie Portman honored in Israel with ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize in recognition of her commitment to social causes and deep connection to her Jewish and Israeli roots, organizers of the prize announced on Tuesday. The $1 million award, known as “the Jewish Nobel Prize,” is granted each year to a person recognized as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values. The Oscar-winning actress said she was “deeply ...

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, 6 October 2017

Nuclear disarmament group International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fueled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran. “The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons,” said ...

A 17-year-old Pakistani scientist’s tryst with electric honeycomb

Thursday, 5 October 2017

The experimental skills of a 17-year-old Pakistani student has come in for praise after his visualization revealed fundamental principles about how electricity moves through fluids that engineers can use to develop technology for printing, heating or biomedicine. According to a New York Times report, physicists knew of this phenomenon decades before Muhammad Shaheer Niazi, a high school student, met the electric honeycomb. In 2016, as one of the first Pakistani participants in the International ...

Crimes against humanity in Myanmar

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Myanmar government has announced that it will not grant visas to members of a fact-finding mission appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate alleged human rights violations, such as murder, displacement, looting, rape, and the burning of houses and places of worship by members of the Myanmar army and security forces against Rohingya Muslims.The Myanmar government’s position in this regard was made clear in statements issued by different officials, including ...

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

Does democratization need cash? Tunisian Nobel laureate answers

Friday, 12 May 2017

“The more well-to-do a nation, the greater the chances it will sustain democracy”. American political sociologist and leading theorist of democracy Seymour Martin Lipset expressed with these few words the strong correlation between economic development and democratization. Under this lens, we better understand Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Ouided Bouchamaoui’s support for the call to the international community to help Tunisia in its democratic path with the creation of a ...

Syria’s White Helmets, Trump, Pope Francis in running for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, 3 March 2017

A near-record 318 people and organizations are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute said on Thursday, a motley crew believed to include Syria’s White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis. The names of the nominees are kept secret for 50 years, but those entitled to nominate candidates – including lawmakers and government ministers, former laureates and some university professors – are free to reveal the name of the person or group they ...

Indian Nobel laureate’s peace medal replica stolen

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The replica was stolen from the south Delhi home of the children’s rights activist in an early morning burglary

Nobel for Bob Dylan furthers popular vs literary argument

Monday, 17 October 2016

The awards committee never fails to surprise, at least in some categories, and this year the most eye-catching one was Bob Dylan

Yossi Mekelberg

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