UPDATE: 10/11 4:37 p.m.
A chemical weapons watchdog has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013.
The organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.
The Netherlands based group has the support of the United Nations and aims to shut down Syria’s production facilities within weeks.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee says the group, set up in 1997, deserves the peace prize for its extensive work in eliminating chemical weapons.
It beat out favored winner Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived a Taliban bullet to the head.
The Pakistani teenager who survived a Taliban bullet to the head has won has Europe’s top award for human rights.
Malala Yousafzai is up for an even bigger honor tomorrow when the Nobel Peace Prize is announced.
She is the youngest ever nominee.
Last October, a Taliban gunman shot her in the head as she rode home on her school bus.
Militants have threatened to killer her if she returns Pakistan.
At 11 years old, Malala started an outspoken blog on a Urdu-language website.
Originally writing under a fake name, she criticized the Taliban for shutting down girls schools