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Omani author Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize
Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English, won the Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Celestial Bodies’.
Iranian six-year-old comes first in Spain painting event
A six-year-old Iranian girl, Sana Sedqi, won the first prize in the international painting an poster of the Peace and Cooperation Foundation.
Nobel literature prize for 2018, 2019 to be awarded this year
Two Nobel prizes in literature will be awarded this year, to make up for the lack of one in 2018 while the scandal-plagued Swedish Academy attempted to get its house in order, it was announced on Tuesday.
Detained asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize
Iranian-Kurdish writer Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the $25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier's literary awards and the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature on Thursday night, is not allowed into Australia.
'The Favorite' reigns at British Independent Film Awards
The drama 'The Favorite' outpaced the field at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) with a record haul of 10 prizes, including best film, best actress for Olivia Colman, best supporting actress for Rachel Weisz and best director for Yorgos Lanthimos.
Arnold: ‘To expect a Nobel Prize is rather silly’
This month, Frances Arnold, professor of chemical engineering at Caltech in California, was awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in chemistry, shared with two others.
Nobel Peace Prize honors champions of fight against sexual violence
Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Izadi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.
S. Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize
A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anesthesia on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.
No 'Limit' for internationally-acclaimed Iranian flick
Iranian short film 'Limit' won the Best Short Film Award at the Third R.E.D. International Film Festival (RIFF) in Norway.
Locarno's top prize goes to Singapore's 'A Land Imagined'
Director Yeo Siew Hua took home the coveted top prize at the 71st Locarno Festival, winning the Golden Leopard for his film 'A Land Imagined'.
Kazakhstan festival honors late Kiarostami
Late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami was honored at the 14th Eurasia Film Festival with special prize awarded for his remarkable vision as a pioneer of the Iranian New Wave.
Alternative Nobel literature prize planned in Sweden
The Swedish Academy is not awarding a Nobel Prize for literature this year, but a group of Swedish cultural figures is coming together to bestow their own version of the world's most prestigious literary award instead, as an act of protest at the scandal that has engulfed the academy.
Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: A malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians.
Nobel literature prize may be canceled in 2018 amid mistreatment against women
The Swedish Academy is discussing whether to cancel the 2018 Nobel prize in literature, following a string of allegations related to mistreatment against women. A decision is expected on May 3.
Projects from India, Morocco receive UNESCO prize
The 2017 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize will be awarded to the CLIx program (India) and the GENIE program (Morocco) during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters March 7 (12:00 noon to 1 p.m., Room I).

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