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Pakistan provincial government cancels activist Malala Yousafzai’s book launch

A launch ceremony for education activist Malala Yousafzai's book at a university in her native Pakistan was cancelled after pressure from the provincial government, organisers and officials said Tuesday. Malala survived a Taliban assassination attempt……

Malala says she’s no ‘Western puppet’

Malala Yousafzai hit back at claims that she has become a figure of the West, insisting she was proud to be a Pakistani. The 16-year-old, who was shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ right to an education, claimed she retained the support of people in her homeland, and reiterated…

Teen activist Malala relives horror of Taliban shooting in autobiography

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai tells of the moment she was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education in her new autobiography out Tuesday, amid speculation that she may be about to become the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb, “I…

Pakistani activist Malala and whistleblower Edward Snowden nominated for EU’s Sakharov prize

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban for championing girls’ education, and US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden have been nominated for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. Malala, who has become emblematic of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism, is backed by the…

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