In April, ten men were sentenced to life in prison by a Pakistani court for the assassination attempt on Malala Yosafzai, the schoolgirl and education activist shot in 2012. “Life,” we now learn, apparently means “a couple months.” The BBC now reports that eight of the men were secretly acquitted. Immediately after…
A Pakistani court has sentenced ten men to life in prison for the attempted assassination in 2012 of Malala Yousafzai. All ten men are affiliated with the Pakistani arm of the Taliban. Yousafzai was shot three times as she rode a bus home from school, part of the Taliban’s campaign to frighten and intimidate girls…
Here’s a tough question: When you’re traveling abroad and a child begs for change, what do you do?
Today, in northwestern Pakistan, Taliban gunmen entered a military-run school and opened fire, killing at least 131 people, most of whom were children.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke on Friday about her human rights work around education and saving the minds of other women under terrorism's rule.
The Nobel Committee announced today that 17-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, exactly two years one day after the Taliban attempted to murder her for advocating for the education of Pakistani girls. She's the award's youngest ever recipient.
The gang of garbage humans responsible for attempting to murder teen activist Malala Yousafzai has been arrested, according to Pakistani army officials. One down, a depressingly high number to go.
Since being shot by the Taliban for her dogged insistence on attending school (and talking up its importance), Malala Yousafzai has become one of the world's best-known campaigners for women's literacy. Seems she's got influence at home, too: Her mom has recently learned to read, write and speak some English.
Five men have been indicted on charges of murder and torture in the stoning death of 25-year-old Farzana Parveen in late May. Her father, two brothers, a cousin, and a man who claimed he was married to Parveen have all pled not guilty.
With an estimated population of 23.5 million people, Karachi is Pakistan's most populated city and the third largest city in the world (by population within city limits), trailing Shanghai and Beijing. It boasts a very intimidating level of crime as the most dangerous mega-city with a murder rate of 12.3 per 100,00…
Last week, the horrible story broke of Farzana Parveen, the 25-year-old Pakistani woman who was stoned to death by relatives outside of a courthouse in broad daylight for marrying for love rather than agreeing to an arranged marriage with her cousin. If you thought this story couldn't get any worse, you were wrong.
A 25-year-old Pakistani woman is dead after relatives, upset she had married the man she loved, beat and stoned her to death in broad daylight outside of a courthouse in Lahore.
Organizers were forced to cancel an event in Peshawar, Pakistan celebrating the release of "I Am Malala," the autobiography of the heroic education activist Malala Yousafzai, after they were alerted to several safety concerns and were told that police would not be providing them with security.
Newsweek Pakistan's latest cover story is on the rise in female suicide bombers. And, so, naturally, this week's cover features the words LADY PARTS emblazoned over the image of tampons with lit fuses where the removal string would normally be. That's some TIME-level trolling, Newsweek. Kudos, I guess.
Malala Yousafzai's story has brought the international spotlight to the state of girl's schools in Pakistan. But despite Malala's ultimate triumph over the Taliban thugs that attempted to murder her for supporting education for girls, the situation for girls seeking schooling in Pakistan is grimmer than ever.…
Despite Malala Yousafzai's awe-inspiring speech at the United Nations on July 12, officially dubbed "Malala Day," the Taliban's retaliation to the overwhelming support Malala has received from around the world has been deadly. A month before Malala Day, militants attacked a bus carrying female students, 12 of whom…
Last fall, doctors were repairing Malala Yousafzai's shattered skull after the 15-year-old was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to go (and talk about the importance of going) to school. Today, she's celebrating her 16th birthday at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where she will call for…
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned a series of deadly attacks on hospital patients as well as female teachers and students at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Pakistan on Saturday, saying that such violence is meant to deter women “from attaining a basic right to education.”