Malala Yousafzai

  • Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls July 14, 2014

    Abuja: Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants. On Sunday, Malala met parents of the more than 200 girls who...
  • I'm playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai: Om Puri April 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Bollywood actor Om Puri is set to play the role of former Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in a biopic on teenage rights activist Mala Yousafzai. "I am playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai. I was impressed with his reaction to the incident," Puri,...
  • Young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai sympathises with Syrians February 19, 2014

    Zaatari Camp (Jordan): A teenage Pakistani activist who came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban said on Tuesday that the plight of Syrian refugee children deprived of proper education was a stark reminder of the "dark days" Pakistani children under their hard-line rulers. The 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai...
  • VS Naipaul only one of Indian origin among Britain's 500 most influential January 26, 2014

    Nobel Prize-winning Indian-origin author VS Naipaul and Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai have been named among Britain's 500 most influential people across different fields. The first-ever 'Influential 500' list, compiled by specialist publisher Debrett's and 'The Sunday Times' newspaper, includes personalities in 25 areas chosen by experts in their field. While...
  • 23 Indian-origin makes it to Forbes list of 'brightest young stars' January 8, 2014

    Over 20 Indian-origin youngsters are among Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's "brightest young stars" under the age of 30 from diverse fields like finance, media, sports and education, described by the publication as "prodigies reinventing the world right now." The Forbes third annual '30 Under 30' list comprises young...
  • Malala, Suu Kyi to address student parliament in Pune January 3, 2014

    Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who defied the Taliban, and Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will address students in Pune Jan 10, an official of the Indian Student Parliament said in Pune on Friday. Malala and Suu Kyi will be present at the inauguration of the...
  • Malala Yousafzai awarded EU's Sakharov human rights prize November 20, 2013

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, received the EU's Sakharov human rights prize at a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday. The European Parliament President, Martin Schulz, presented the award to the 16-year-old who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year. Malala...
  • Pakistani Taliban names Mullha Fazlullah as its new leader November 8, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader. The rise of Fazlullah, known for his fierce Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, by the Taliban shura, or leadership council, a...
  • Man who ordered attack on Malala elected new chief of Pakistani Taliban November 7, 2013

    The Pakistani Taliban elected Mullah Fazlullah, the commander whose men shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012, as their new leader on Wednesday, dampening expectations of any peace deal between the insurgents and the government. The election of Fazlullah, known for his hardline Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, follows the...
  • Malala meets Queen Elizabeth, regrets missing school October 18, 2013

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Friday, met British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and spoke about the importance of education. The 16-year-old schoolgirl presented the monarch with a copy of her recently released book, "I Am Malala". "It is a great honour...
  • Will continue my fight for education, says Malala Yousafzai October 15, 2013

    In an exclusive interview with CNN, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who was shot at by Taliban in 2012 for propagating girls education in Pakistan, said that she will continue her fight of spreading education in the world. ...
  • Watch: Malala Yousafzai talks about her peace mission October 15, 2013

    Watch the full interview of Pakistani teenaged activist Malala Yousafzai with CNN on October 15 at 10.30 pm on CNN-IBN. ...
  • US President, First Lady meets Malala at the Oval Office October 12, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in the Oval Office of the White House and praised her remarkable courage and efforts. "President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Malala Yousafzai to the Oval Office to thank her for her...
  • Malala, survivor of Taliban, resented in Pakistan hometown October 11, 2013

    For many of her compatriots, Malala Yousafzai is a stooge of the United States and a CIA agent, a symbol of the West's evils and a global conspiracy to bring down her native Pakistan. She has won the European Union's prestigious human rights award and was one of the favourites to win...
  • Malala's journey from a school girl to a Nobel Prize contender October 11, 2013

    Long before the world knew Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai, the 16-year-old wanted to go to school. "School not only belongs to me but to those children who strive for their rights and it proves that the people of Pakistan are united and they want peace," she said. Here is a...
  • Nobel Peace Prize to be announced today, Malala a frontrunner October 11, 2013

    Norway: All we know is this: a record 259 candidates, including 50 organizations, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. With no clues from the judges in Norway, speculation about the frontrunners for Friday's announcement is primarily based on the committee's previous choices and current events. Here's...
  • Malala Yousafzai wins the European Union's annual human rights award October 10, 2013

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union's annual human rights award on Thursday, beating fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. The 16-year-old was attacked last year while on a school bus in northwestern Pakistan, but recovered after...
  • Malala a wake up call for people with Talibani mindset: Hina Rabbani Khar October 10, 2013

    A year after Taliban shot a teenage girl Malala Yousafzai on the head, he has come back with courage and said that she wishes to return to Pakistan and run for office. Meanwhile, former foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said that what happened to her divided Pakistan into two. ...
  • Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala' October 9, 2013

    London: A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and 'Twilight' movies. Today she's the world famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education - and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize later...
  • Malala Yousafzai tipped for top European peace prize October 10, 2013

    Islamabad: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, was tipped to win this year's Sakhorav peace prize. Sajjad Khan, the European member of parliament (MEP), tipped Malala for the Sakhorav peace prize for championing women's rights to education despite fresh threats against her...
  • Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan vow to target Malala Yousafzai again October 7, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Monday said it would target 16-year-old rights activist Malala Yousafzai again, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 for appearing in anti-Taliban propaganda. She has since gained global fame and support for her cause, sparking protests against the Taliban worldwide. Malala is a...
  • Malala Yousafzai wants to be a politician to transform Pakistan's future October 7, 2013

    London: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai on Monday said she wants to be a politician in future to ensure compulsory education in her country, an issue for which she was shot in the head by the Taliban. Yousafzai, 16, was attacked by a gunman on a school bus near her home...
  • Japanese author Murakami, Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai tipped for Nobels October 6, 2013

    A Pakistani teenage activist shot by the Taliban and a Japanese author who writes about alienation and a fractured modern world are tipped as Nobel Prize winners ahead of the annual awards that start on Monday. Malala Yousafzai, 16, shot in the head by the Taliban last year for demanding education...
  • Malala Yousafzai who was shot by Taliban honoured at Harvard September 28, 2013

    A Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban is being honoured as Harvard University's humanitarian of the year. Malala Yousafzai is an outspoken proponent for girls' education. She was at Harvard on Friday to accept the 2013 Peter J Gomes Humanitarian Award. Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust says...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Snowden nominated for EU's top human rights prize September 17, 2013

    European lawmakers have nominated several candidates for the bloc's top human rights prize, including Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai and US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden. The European Parliament said in a statement late on Monday they were among seven nominees for this year's Sakharov prize. The finalist for the prestigious 50,000...
  • Malala Yousafzai to be honoured with top Amnesty award September 17, 2013

    Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and American singer, human rights and social justice activist Harry Belafonte were on Tuesday named as joint recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013. The Ambassador of Conscience Award is the human rights group's highest honour, recognising individuals who have...
  • Malala painting to hang in UK Portrait gallery September 12, 2013

    London: A painting of Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is going on display alongside British luminaries at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The portrait by artist Jonathan Yeo shows the teenager doing her homework. It was painted months after Yousafzai, then 15, was shot by the Taliban as she traveled...
  • Netherlands: Malala Yousafzai to receive international children's peace prize today September 6, 2013

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken proponent of girls' education who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, is all set to receive the 2013 international children's peace prize in The Hague, Netherlands. The award will be presented by Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman, in a grand ceremony on Friday. The...
  • Malala Yousafzai inaugrates Europe's biggest library in Birmingham September 4, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Tuesday inaugurated Europe's biggest public library in her newly adopted home of Birmingham. The 16-year-old, airlifted to the city last year for life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, now lives with her...
  • I am Malala: Story of the 16-yr-old who stood against Taliban August 1, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family's fight for girls' education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the...