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French honour Malala, father says Taliban have lost fight

The Taliban must accept peace talks as their mission has failed, the father of Malala Yousafzai said on Wednesday, accepting a key French award for the Pakistani schoolgirl shot for campaigning for girls’ education.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 9:52pm

Malala's school in Swat still fearful

As Pakistan marked "Malala Day" yesterday on a global day of support for the teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, security fears in her home town meant her schoolmates could not honour her in public.

11 Nov 2012 - 6:14am

Fears blight ‘Malala Day’ in schoolgirl’s hometown

As the world prepared to mark “Malala Day” on Saturday to support the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education, security fears in her hometown meant her schoolmates could not honour her in public.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:17pm

Shot teen activist Malala Yousafzai's family vow to remain in Pakistan

The father of a Pakistani teen activist who was wounded by a Taliban gunman vowed the girl would return home after her medical treatment abroad, despite new threats against her.

27 Oct 2012 - 4:54am

Shot schoolgirl Malala inspires Pakistani students

The courage of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has renewed Pakistani students’ determination to learn despite the poor state of the country’s education system, undermined by poverty and under attack from Islamist militants.

26 Oct 2012 - 3:20pm

Wounded Malala making progress in British hospital

A 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban is making progress in a British hospital, doctors said on Tuesday, as police turned away visitors claiming to be relatives.

Malala Yousafzai was in a stable condition on her first full day in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after being flown to the city in central England in an air ambulance.

17 Oct 2012 - 3:01pm

Police question 2 at Pakistani girl’s hospital

Police on Tuesday questioned two people at a hospital where a teenage Pakistani activist is recovering after being shot, raising fears about the girl’s security amid pledges by the Taliban to finish the job.

16 Oct 2012 - 8:58pm

Taliban attack on teen education activist sparks outrage

A Pakistani child activist shot in the head by the Taliban was airlifted to the country's top military hospital for specialist treatment yesterday, still in a critical condition, officials said.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:36am

Pakistan resumes Swat flights after child activist shot

Pakistan’s state carrier resumed flights to the former Taliban stronghold of Swat on Wednesday, hoping to revive tourism to the mountainous region a day after a child rights activist was shot.

10 Oct 2012 - 7:39pm