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Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Communicating, Standing Up

Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Communicating, Standing Up

ABC News(BIRMINGHAM, England) — The 15-year-old Pakistani girl, who was targeted and nearly killed by the Taliban last week for supporting education for girls, has stood up for the first time since the shooting.Dr. Dave Rosser of Queen Elizabeth Hospi…

Angelina Jolie Pens Column on Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban

Angelina Jolie Pens Column on Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Actress and human rights activist Angelina Jolie was touched by the story of 14-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban.  The actress …

Malala Yousufzai Shooting: $1M Bounty Placed on Taliban Spokesman

Malala Yousufzai Shooting: $1M Bounty Placed on Taliban Spokesman

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — While a 14-year-old Pakistani girl is responding to treatment for her gunshot wounds at a British hospital, a leading politician at home upped the ante to find those responsible for the attempted assassi…

Pakistani Girl Nearly Killed by Taliban ‘Stable’ After First Night in UK

Pakistani Girl Nearly Killed by Taliban ‘Stable’ After First Night in UK

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, England) — The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was targeted and nearly killed by the Taliban for supporting education for girls has made some progress after her first night in a British hospital.Malala You…

UPDATE: Pakistani Girl Nearly Killed by Taliban Arrives at UK Hospital for Treatment

UPDATE: Pakistani Girl Nearly Killed by Taliban Arrives at UK Hospital for Treatment

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(LONDON) — Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was targeted and nearly killed by the Taliban for supporting education for girls, has been flown to a hospital in Birmingham, England, for medical treatm…

Pakistani Girl Nearly Killed by Taliban Rushed to UK for Treatment

Pakistani Girl Nearly Killed by Taliban Rushed to UK for Treatment

Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was targeted and nearly killed by the Taliban for supporting education for girls has been flown to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.Malala Yousufzai was transpo…

Pakistan Rallies Around Young Activist Shot While Riding School Bus

Pakistan Rallies Around Young Activist Shot While Riding School Bus

Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Malala Yousafzai has become an icon of hope in Pakistan.At vigils on Thursday, people prayed for the 14-year-old Pakistani rights activist who dared to speak against the Taliban.“Malala can be anybody&…

Madonna Dedicates Concert to Girl Shot by the Taliban

Madonna Dedicates Concert to Girl Shot by the Taliban

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Madonna hasn’t been shy during her current tour about speaking out on issues that concern her, and her Wednesday show in Los Angeles was no different.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the …

Secretary of State Clinton Condemns Attack on Pakistani Girl

Secretary of State Clinton Condemns Attack on Pakistani Girl

State Department(WASHINGTON) — Secretary Clinton spoke in front of a group of Girl Scouts Wednesday to talk about the State Department’s efforts to fight child marriage. But first she honored 14-year-old Malala Yousufzain, calling the Pakistani …

Pakistani Rights Activist, 14, Shot by Taliban

Pakistani Rights Activist, 14, Shot by Taliban

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — In an attack drawing widespread condemnation, a lone Taliban gunman Tuesday approached a crowded school bus in Pakistan’s once-volatile Swat region and opened fire. His target: A 14-year-old girl who’d campaig…

US Embassy in Pakistan Issues Warning to Americans

US Embassy in Pakistan Issues Warning to Americans

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — As a peace march against drone strikes ran into some problems Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan warned its citizens of possible terrorist attacks in Islamabad.Embassy officials told Americans to avoid going near …

UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Constructive UN Pow-Wow

UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Constructive UN Pow-Wow

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Something positive has come out of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City this week — even if it happened in the sidelines.The leaders of the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan ple…

Mideast Unrest Tops Hillary Clinton’s Agenda at Start of UN Meeting

Mideast Unrest Tops Hillary Clinton’s Agenda at Start of UN Meeting

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stacked her first full day of diplomacy at this year’s annual U.N. General Assembly meeting, also known as UNGA, by meeting with the leaders of some of the United States&rsquo…

Pakistani PM Distances Self from Bounty on Head of Anti-Islam Filmmaker

Pakistani PM Distances Self from Bounty on Head of Anti-Islam Filmmaker

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Sunday distanced his administration from one government official offering to pay $100,000 out of his own pocket to kill the person responsible for an anti-Islam…

Hundreds Die in Pakistan’s Worst-Ever Factory Fire

Hundreds Die in Pakistan’s Worst-Ever Factory Fire

RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — As many as 300 people were killed in a factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday in what was believed to be the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.The blaze swept through a textile factory in a…

Hundreds Die in Pakistan’s Worst-Ever Factory Fire

Hundreds Die in Pakistan’s Worst-Ever Factory Fire

RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — As many as 300 people were killed in a factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday in what was believed to be the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.The blaze swept through a textile factory in a…

Pakistani Christian Girl Accused of Blasphemy Released on Bail

Pakistani Christian Girl Accused of Blasphemy Released on Bail

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Her nightmare is finally over.
After three weeks behind bars, Rimsha Masih, a mentally challenged Christian girl whose imprisonment drew condemnation from religious rights groups around the world, was released Saturday.
The young …

Three Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike

Three Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike

Stocktrek Images/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — A drone attack killed at least three suspected militants in Pakistan on Tuesday.The four-missile offensive targeted a car in the North Waziristan village of Hamzoni near Miran Shah — not far from Pakistan’s …

Girl, 11, Could Face Death in Pakistan for ‘Blasphemy’

Girl, 11, Could Face Death in Pakistan for ‘Blasphemy’

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) — To some, she’s an innocent victim, an apparently mentally challenged Christian girl swept up by a rising tide of irrational Islamic extremism. To others, she’s God’s enemy, guilty of a crime so vile the only suitable …

Terrorists Attack Pakistani Air Force Base

Terrorists Attack Pakistani Air Force Base

FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images(PUNJAB, Pakistan) — A major Pakistan Air force base in Kamra in the Punjab province approximately 30 miles from Islamabad has been attacked by terrorists. Military sources said Wednesday that an unknown number of terroris…

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