Obama's 'just war' and Nobel prize

US president acknowledges controversy over prize amid wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize by Barack Obama, the US president, has sparked controversy.

    Obama received the prize dedicated to peace in Oslo, pledging to strive for a better world and pursue building a "just and lasting peace".

    But critics have attacked the decision to award the prize to Obama, pointing out he is actively leading his nation in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and last week ordered 30,000 more troops to join the Afghan conflict.

    Tim Friend reports. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.