Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman has been awarded 2016 Genesis Prize. This is also known as the Jewish Nobel prize.
Salman Rushdie has been awarded the 2015 Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement.
He has been bestowed with this award for fully exercising his freedom of creativity and thrived on dialogue and debate.
Naseeruddin Shah has been awarded the lifetime achievement award at the 12th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Others who have also been awarded are:
French actress Catherine Deneuve
Egyptian actor Ezzat Al Alayli
French-Tunisian actor Sami Bouajila
Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet (NDQ):
Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet (NDQ) has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony held in Oslo, Norway.
The award was collected by:
Trade unionist Hassine Abassi
Human rights activists Abdessatar Ben Moussa, Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh and Ouided Bouchamaoui.
Carolina Marin from Spain has won the 2015 Female Badminton Player of the Year award.
It was presented by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Poul-Erik Hoyer in Dubai.