Malala says 'stingy' world must boost aid to Syrian refugees

Jul 14, 2015

Malala says 'stingy' world must boost aid to Syrian refugees

Rich countries should spend less on weapons in the Syrian civil war and more on education, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said Monday, calling world leaders “quite stingy” as she toured a camp for the conflict’s refugees. Malala, a champion for girls’ education ...

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala Yousafzai

Apr 30, 2015

Pakistan court jails 10 for life over attack on Malala Yousafzai

A court in Pakistan sentenced 10 men to life imprisonment on Thursday for attempting to kill Nobel-prize winning teenage activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012, officials said, though the chief suspect remains at large. Pakistani Taliban militants boarded the teenager’s school bus and shot her ...

Apr 7, 2015

Junior high textbooks feature Malala, other young stars

Many world-renowned youthful figures in sports, the arts and other fields appear in the newly approved junior high school textbooks, including Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, according to screening results unveiled by the education ministry. “We hope students will think about how they can ...

Dec 30, 2014

Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey are most admired women in U.S., poll says

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains the woman most admired by Americans, followed by television icon Oprah Winfrey and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, according to polling agency Gallup. Clinton, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, won the honor for the 13th year in a ...

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 11, 2014

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives. The 17-year-old Malala, the youngest-ever Nobel winner, ...

Translator moved to action by Malala

| Nov 21, 2014

Translator moved to action by Malala

Malala Yousafzai, who at 17 became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has influenced countless people all over the world as an activist for female education. One of those is Yoshiko Nishida. The translator of Malala’s memoir “I am Malala: The Story ...

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

Oct 30, 2014

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

Children’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World’s Children’s Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving millions of children. The awards organization cited the 17-year-old Pakistani girl for “her courageous and dangerous fight for ...

Taliban survivor Malala meets five girls who fled Boko Haram

Jul 14, 2014

Taliban survivor Malala meets five girls who fled Boko Haram

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, held meetings Sunday in the Nigerian capital Abuja with some parents of the over 200 girls abducted in northern Nigeria and leaders of a group campaigning for their release. She ...

Dec 3, 2013

Malala's fight for girls' education

The award of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the 16-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai is welcome, as it will promote schooling for the huge number of children worldwide who are deprived of education opportunities.

Schoolgirls pray Malala wins Nobel

| Oct 7, 2013

Schoolgirls pray Malala wins Nobel

In Malala Yousafzai’s hometown in Pakistan, school friends hope to see her win the Nobel Peace Prize this week — but they dream in secret, under pressure from a society deeply ambivalent about the teenage activist. Malala, who survived being shot by the Taliban ...