Malala

  • 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...
  • Taliban survivor Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls July 13, 2014

    Abuja: Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of school girls abducted by Islamist militants. On Sunday, 16-year-old Malala met with parents of the more...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Pakistani activist Malala sympathises with Syrians February 19, 2014

    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 rose...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Malala steals show at star-packed Glamour awards November 12, 2013

    New York: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yusufzai stole the show at a star-studded awards night here as she was honoured in the presence of flamboyant pop icon Lady Gaga and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 were presented to Gaga, Malala and...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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'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...
  • 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,...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...