Malala hometown puts brave face on Nobel disappointment
MINGORA, Pakistan (AFP) - Friends and supporters of Ms Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan voiced disappointment as she missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but the Taleban said they were "delighted" at the news.
The 16-year-old was hotly tipped to win the Nobel after courageously fighting back from a Taleban attempt on her life to lead a high-profile international campaign for the right of all children to go to school.
But instead the Nobel committee honoured the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its work to rid the world of chemical arms.
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party which rules Malala's home province, said he was disappointed.