Malala Yousafzai http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29041/all en Malala, ex-Eastern bloc activists up for Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the deadline expired on Friday.</p> <p>This year's award will be announced in early October, but speculation was already underway as the deadline for nominations ran out on February 1.</p> <p>Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on October 9, targeted for promoting girls' education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Pashtun people Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:45:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742697 at http://www.globalpost.com Malala, ex-Eastern bloc activists up for Nobel Peace Prize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the deadline expired on Friday.</p> <p>This year's award will be announced in early October, but speculation was already underway as the deadline for nominations ran out on February 1.</p> <p>Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban gunman at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on October 9, targeted for promoting girls' education.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/malala-ex-eastern-bloc-activists-nobel-peace-prize-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize Pashtun people Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:45:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742789 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan's Malala has successful surgery: doctors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/pakistans-malala-has-successful-surgery-doctors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British doctors said Sunday that Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as punishment for campaigning for girls' education, has had successful surgery on her skull.</p> <p>The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the central English city of Birmingham said the 15-year-old had undergone two operations on Saturday to insert a titanium plate into her skull and fit an electronic device in her ear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/pakistans-malala-has-successful-surgery-doctors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744702 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan's Malala recovering after surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/pakistans-malala-recovering-after-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British doctors said Sunday that Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as punishment for campaigning for girls' education, has had successful surgery on her skull.</p> <p>The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the central English city of Birmingham said the 15-year-old had undergone two operations on Saturday to insert a titanium plate into her skull and fit an electronic device in her ear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/pakistans-malala-recovering-after-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744765 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Malala says she is getting better, in video message http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/urgent-malala-says-she-is-getting-better-in-video-message <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, said she was getting better in a video message released on Monday.</p> <p>"Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and I am getting better day by day," said the 15-year-old in the statement made before she underwent surgery on Saturday to repair her skull.</p> <p>gj/dk/lc</p> Malala Yousafzai AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:46:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745362 at http://www.globalpost.com Malala, in video message, says 'getting better' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/malala-video-message-says-getting-better <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, said she was getting better in her first public statement released Monday.</p> <p>"Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and I am getting better day by day," said the 15-year-old in a video message made before she underwent surgery on her skull on Saturday.</p> <p>Speaking clearly in English, she said: "It's just because of the prayers of people. Because all people -- men, women, children -- all of them have prayed for me.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/malala-video-message-says-getting-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people The Malala Fund AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:31:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745404 at http://www.globalpost.com In video message, Malala says she's 'getting better' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/video-message-malala-says-shes-getting-better <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, said she was "getting better day by day" in her first public statement released Monday.</p> <p>The 15-year-old said she had been given a "second life" to campaign for girls to have the right to go to school, in a video statement recorded before she underwent surgery to repair her skull at a hospital in Britain on Saturday.</p> <p>"Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and I am getting better day by day," she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/video-message-malala-says-shes-getting-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people The Malala Fund AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:46:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745560 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan's Malala leaves British hospital after surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/pakistans-malala-leaves-british-hospital-after-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has been discharged from hospital in Britain following successful surgery, her doctors said on Friday.</p> <p>The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the central English city of Birmingham said the 15 year old has been making "a good recovery" following surgery last weekend to fix a titanium plate to cover a missing piece of her skull.</p> <p>"Her medical team decided she was well enough to be discharged as an inpatient yesterday (February 7)," the hospital said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/pakistans-malala-leaves-british-hospital-after-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750198 at http://www.globalpost.com Malala, Clinton cited as Nobel peace candidates hit record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/malala-clinton-cited-nobel-peace-candidates-hit-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance Malala Yousafzai, ex-Eastern bloc activists and former US president Bill Clinton are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the Nobel Institute announced a record 259 nominations on Monday.</p> <p>This year's list of candidates is made up of 209 individuals and 50 organisations, the Nobel Institute said, without disclosing any of the names in line with its rules. The list of nominees is kept secret for 50 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/malala-clinton-cited-nobel-peace-candidates-hit-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Nationality Pashtun people Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:15:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772770 at http://www.globalpost.com Malala, Clinton cited as Nobel peace candidates hit record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/malala-clinton-cited-nobel-peace-candidates-hit-record-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance Malala Yousafzai, ex-Eastern bloc activists and former US president Bill Clinton are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the Nobel Institute announced a record 259 nominations on Monday.</p> <p>This year's list of candidates is made up of 209 individuals and 50 organisations, the Nobel Institute said, without disclosing any of the names in line with its rules. The list of nominees is kept secret for 50 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/malala-clinton-cited-nobel-peace-candidates-hit-record-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people Politics Social Issues Sweden Technology AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772878 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan's Malala in school for first time since shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pakistans-malala-school-first-time-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai returned to school on Tuesday for the first time since she was shot in the head by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls' education.</p> <p>The 15-year-old said she had "achieved her dream" and was looking forward to meeting new friends at the independent Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, central England, where she is now living.</p> <p>Malala was flown to Britain after the attack for surgery for her head injuries and underwent several operations as recently as last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pakistans-malala-school-first-time-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people Ziauddin Yousafzai AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:01:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788008 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan's Malala in school for first time since shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pakistans-malala-school-first-time-shooting-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai returned to school on Tuesday for the first time since October when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education.</p> <p>The 15-year-old said she had "achieved her dream" and was looking forward to meeting new friends at the independent Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, central England, where she is now living.</p> <p>Malala was flown to Britain after the attack for surgery for her head injuries and underwent several operations as recently as last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pakistans-malala-school-first-time-shooting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:16:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788133 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan girls' school teacher shot dead: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/pakistan-girls-school-teacher-shot-dead-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Pakistani girls' school teacher was killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday in the country's volatile tribal belt on the Afghan border, officials said.</p> <p>There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but Islamist militants are particularly opposed to girls' education in the northwest, where they have bombed hundreds of schools in recent years.</p> <p>Shahnaz Nazli, 41, was shot dead in Shahkas, near the town of Jamrud in Khyber tribal district, between the northwestern city of Peshawar and the Afghan border.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/pakistan-girls-school-teacher-shot-dead-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people War AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:00:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794144 at http://www.globalpost.com Shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala to pen life story http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/shot-pakistani-schoolgirl-malala-pen-life-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, is to tell her life story in a book due out later this year, the publishers said Thursday, in a deal reportedly worth around three million dollars.</p> <p>The book will be entitled "I Am Malala".</p> <p>"I hope the book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education," the 15-year-old Pakistani said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/shot-pakistani-schoolgirl-malala-pen-life-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people Taliban AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:46:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796264 at http://www.globalpost.com Malala to fund Pakistan school project with Angelina Jolie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/malala-fund-pakistan-school-project-angelina-jolie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fund set up by Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is to send 40 girls to school in her home region with the support of US actress Angelina Jolie.</p> <p>Malala, 15, announced the fund's first project in a video message late Thursday to the Women in the World Conference in New York from Britain, where she was sent for surgery after the attack on her schoolbus last October.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/malala-fund-pakistan-school-project-angelina-jolie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelina Jolie Cinema of the United States Malala Yousafzai Pashtun people AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:45:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802561 at http://www.globalpost.com