Malala Yousufzai

  • Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir attacked near Karachi airport April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from Taliban and other terror groups, was on Saturday shot at in Karachi by four unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen near a bridge on way to his office. Mir, 47, sustained bullet injuries after he was shot at three times near Natha...
  • Malala Yousufzai's book launch stopped at Pakistan varsity January 28, 2014

    A ceremony to launch teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai's book at a Pakistan university has been scrapped on the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government's intervention on the grounds that it could not provide security for the event. The book 'I am Malala' was to be launched on Tuesday at the University of Peshawar. The...
  • Malala awarded United Nations Human Rights Prize December 6, 2013

    United Nations: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012, has been awarded the 2013 UN Human Rights Prize, an honour previously given to icons like late Nelson Mandela in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights. The prize is awarded every five years and has...
  • World View: Pakistan teenage activist Malala misses Nobel Peace Prize October 14, 2013

    The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls missed the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the body overseeing Syrian chemical weapons destruction, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2013. ...
  • I hope to become Pakistan's PM one day: Malala Youzafzai October 11, 2013

    Pakistani activist Malala Youzafzai who was a prime contender for the Nobel Peace Prize 2013 said that even though she thinks she hasn't done much to win the Nobel, she does hope to be Pakistan's PM one day. ...
  • Don't sell Malala's book, warns Taliban October 11, 2013

    Islamabad: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has warned that those found selling 'I am Malala' - the book authored by teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai - will face serious action. The TTP, which has vowed to attack her again if it get a chance, claimed that she had not performed any act of...
  • Malala says it's an honour to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize October 11, 2013

    Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai who is a front runner for the Nobel Peace Prize that will be announced on Friday said that it's an honor to be nominated. "I'm really happy to be nominated and it seems like people nominated me and people from all over the world, from America,...
  • Will respond to violence with kindness, Malala Yousufzai October 10, 2013

    Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousufzai who is one of the prime contenders for the Nobel Peace Prize to be announced on Friday appeared on the US TV program 'The Daily Show' with Jon Stewart where she said that she will respond to violence with reason and kindness. ...
  • Bangladeshi student to play Malala Yousufzai in an Indian film June 1, 2013

    London: A Bangladeshi student has been confirmed for the role of Pakistani schoolgirl and activist Malala Yousufzai in a forthcoming film by Indian filmmaker Amjad Khan. Fatima Sheikh, a 16 year old from Dhaka, will take on the role of the teenage activist who was shot by the Taliban last year...
  • Pakistan elections: Malala appeals to people to vote for change May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Malala Yousufzai, teenage rights activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban, on Saturday appealed to people to exercise their franchise, saying "one vote can change" Pakistan's future. "It's an honour for me to share some words with my sisters and brothers in my country," Malala said...
  • Vote for Pakistan, says teen activist Malala Yousufzai May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: One vote can change Pakistan's future and "it's our right", teen activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, said on Saturday, a day when ballotting took place in the country. In a letter carried by the Dawn, Malala said, "It's an honour for me...
  • Malala Yousufzai among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai has made it to the cover of 'Time' magazine. The 15-year-old has made it to the list of 100 Most Influential People list this year. She is among the seven people chosen to be on separate Time covers - one of whom is actor...
  • Ban Ki-Moon describes Malala as 'symbol of hope' April 6, 2013

    United Nations: Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousufzai has expressed hope to be a leader to serve the world during video conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who described the 14-year old as a "symbol of hope". "I can walk. I can talk. I can do anything," Yousufzai told the...
  • Pakistan teen activist Malala returns to school in UK March 21, 2013

    Pakistan's women's rights icon Malala Yousufzai returns to school in Birmingham months after being shot by the Taliban. ...
  • Kolkata band sings for Malala, pledges to take her cause forward March 7, 2013

    Kolkata: A band in Kolkata has found inspiration in young Pakistani girl and hero Malala Yousufzai. Not only are they singing for the young Pakistani who survived the Taliban attempt on her life, they're also funding children's education projects. Bangla band Robi O Nobin, a breakaway group from the cult...
  • Malala, Colombia president among Nobel prize nominees March 5, 2013

    Oslo: A Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education is a wild card entry for this year's Nobel Peace prize, with the leaders of Colombia and Myanmar among likely candidates for the award. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was certain to be on...
  • Malala Yousufzai discharged from UK hospital February 8, 2013

    London: Almost four months since she was shot in the head, Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai has been released from a UK hospital where she was being treated after being attacked by the Taliban. Yusufzai had made a good recovery from a five-hour operation she underwent on her skull...
  • Malala Yousufzai sets up fund to boost education February 4, 2013

    London: Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenage rights activist who was shot in her head by Taliban, made her first video statement on Monday post-surgery, saying that she was recovering. She thanked everyone for her "second life" and said that she was "getting better, day by day." "Today you can see that...
  • Malala Yousufzai has successful skull surgery in UK February 3, 2013

    London: A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to reconstruct her skull and help restore lost hearing. A team of doctors carried out a five-hour operation on Saturday on 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot...
  • Pak teen activist Malala nominated for Nobel Peace Prize February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance who was shot at has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Fifteen-year-old Malala was targeted for promoting girls' education. Malala was shot by Tehreek-e-Taliban gunmen at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on...
  • UK: Malala Yousafzai to have skull repair surgery January 30, 2013

    London: A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education is to return to a specialist hospital in Britain for surgery to reconstruct her skull. Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in October and brought to Britain for treatment, was discharged from the hospital earlier...
  • US: Congressional Gold Medal to Malala likely January 5, 2013

    Washington: A legislation to award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani peace activist who was shot in her head by Taliban, has been reintroduced in the US Congress. Introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the House Resolution (No. 60) calls to award Congressional Gold Medal to...
  • Malala Yousufzai is an inspiration for all: US January 5, 2013

    Washington: The bravery and courage of young Pakistani education activist Malala Yousufzai, is an inspiration for all, the US said on Friday lauding the teenager who is to undergo a cranial surgery in the UK. Malala, who was shot in the head by Taliban militants, was discharged temporarily from a London...
  • Malala Yousufzai leaves British hospital January 4, 2013

    London: A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from a specialist British hospital after doctors said she was well enough to spend some time recovering with her family. Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban in October, 2012...
  • Malala's father given diplomatic role in UK January 3, 2013

    London: The father of a teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by Taliban for advocating girls' education has been given a diplomatic post in the UK. Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham, England, after she was shot in October in Pakistan. The Taliban have vowed to...
  • Malala asks Pak not to rename college in her honour December 21, 2012

    Mingora: An official says Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, has urged Pakistan to reverse a decision to rename a college in her honour to avert militant attacks on students. The 15-year-old who became a symbol of youth resistance to the Taliban made the...
  • Pakistan clerics to protest against polio worker killings December 20, 2012

    Islamabad: An alliance of Pakistani clerics will hold demonstrations across the country against the killings of polio eradication campaign workers, leaders said on Thursday, as the death toll from attacks this week rose to nine. Tahir Ashrafi, who heads the moderate Pakistan Ulema Council, said that 24,000 mosques associated with...
  • Obama named Time magazine's Person of the Year December 19, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has been named Time's Person of the Year for 2012, citing his historic re-election in November as symbolic of the nation's changing demographics amid the backdrop of high unemployment and other challenges. Time editor Rick Stengel announced the choice on NBC's "Today" program on Wednesday....
  • Pak govt declares Malala as 'Daughter of Pakistan' December 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan government on Monday declared teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, the target of a recent assassination attempt by the Taliban, as the "Daughter of Pakistan". The comes after Pakistani Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution asking the government to do so. The resolution was moved in the National Assembly or lower...
  • Malala's father named UN advisor on education December 10, 2012

    United Nations: The father of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' right to education, has been named as the Special UN Advisor on Global Education. The announcement was made by Gordon Brown, who is the United Nations' Special Envoy for Global Education. He...