Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.
An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban’s spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan.
The Nobel prize season starts Monday with speculation rife that the peace prize could go to US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Pakistani girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, or perhaps Pope Francis.
Afghanistan’s new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court.
Pakistan’s military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.