There was a flamboyant pop star;a legendary singer;a TV star,some supermodels,and one of the world’s most powerful philanthropists. Even a former secretary of state who may soon be running for president.
But of the 13 prominent women who appeared onstage Monday night at the GlamourWomen of the Year awards in New York, . . . →Read More:Malala steals limelight among stars
By Fatima Bhutto
Fatima Bhutto on Malala Yousafzai’s fearless and still-controversial memoir.
In Arabic,“revolution”is a feminine noun. This is fitting,as without women revolutions are sterile. They have no movement,no life,no sound. Urdu,a distorter of tongues,pilfering as it does from Persian,Hindi,but largely Arabic,uses the masculine word . . . →Read More:Fatima Bhutto reviews ‘I Am Malal’
By Javed Ahmad Ghamidi
Polytheism,disbelief and apostasy are indeed grave crimes;however,no human can punish another human being for these crimes. This is the right of God alone
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By Husain Haqqani
As Pakistan’s political leaders embrace a victim mentality,Malala Yusufzai is leading a movement to do the right thing,whatever the consequences.
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The organization responsible for destroying stockpiles of chemical weapons in Syria has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for ‘extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons’,the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was founded in 1997 to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention,an international treaty that bans . . . →Read More:Nobel Peace Prize goes to chemical weapons watchdog
Alongside the glory,the Nobel Peace Prize has a darker side likely to make the awards committee think hard before honoring a Pakistani teenage activist shot by the Taliban who is favorite to win on Friday. The prize has changed the lives of presidents,freedom fighters or humble human rights workers but some winners say . . . →Read More:Winning isn’t all ‘joy and wonder’
Malala Yousafzai,the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year,has said that she would enter into politics after returning to Pakistan.
In an interview,Malala,the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize,said
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Rights group Amnesty International announced on Tuesday it had awarded its highest honour to Malala Yousafzai,the teen activist shot in the head last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education.
Malala will share the 2013 Ambassador of Conscience Award with American singer and human rights activist Harry Belafonte,the London-based NGO revealed.
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By Shirin Naseer
Malala’s speech was expected to open doors for discussion inviting applause,criticism and preferably a change in mindsets;the possibility of it generating a response out of the Taliban was least expected. The fact that the Taliban took account of a young girl’s cry for help and felt liable to . . . →Read More:The Taliban’s attempt at Brand Management