Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Tunisia's Parliament votes on new Government

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

French court rules #burkini ban "clearly illegal"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Biden in Turkey, Colombia Peace Deal, Ethiopia Olympic Protest (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Earthquake in Italy, French Burkini Ruling (part 1)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

The hidden secrets of Les Invalides

Read more

FOCUS

Pro-Opposition stronghold Port-Gentil feverishly awaits presidential elections

Read more

ENCORE!

Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

Read more

REPORTERS

Getting away with murder in DR Congo

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Why does Italy refuse to see the seismic risk?'

Read more

Americas

Malala meets Obamas at White House

© White House

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-10-12

Barack Obama, his wife and eldest daughter Malia met with Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousefai who missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The Obamas thanked her for her "passionate work on behalf of girls education in Pakistan.”

Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai did not win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday but did get a big reception at the White House where she met with President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.

FRANCE 24 REPORTS

The 16-year-old was shot in the head a year ago by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls. She recovered after medical treatment in Britain, and had been considered an odds-on favorite to win the Nobel.

Instead it went to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The White House said the Obamas thanked Yousafzai for her “inspiring and passionate work on behalf of girls education in Pakistan.”

“The United States joins with the Pakistani people and so many around the world to celebrate Malala’s courage and her determination to promote the right of all girls to attend school and realize their dreams,” a White House statement said.

(AP)

Date created : 2013-10-12

  • PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Taliban gloat after Malala misses Nobel

    Read more

  • EUROPEAN UNION

    Malala wins EU's Sakharov human rights prize

    Read more

  • LITERATURE - PAKISTAN

    Autobiography of Malala Yousafzai to be released

    Read more

COMMENT(S)