Tag: Dalai Lama

China urges Obama to cancel meeting with Dalai Lama

China urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans for President Barack Obama to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama later in the day, warning it would “seriously damage” ties between the two countries. The White House National Security Council said Obama would meet the Dalai Lama, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate,…

Malala Yousafzai to become Canada’s sixth honorary citizen, joining Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama

Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ education and the target of a Taliban assassination attempt, will be made an honorary Canadian citizen. A senior government source confirms that Wednesday’s throne speech will confer the honour on the 16-year-old international figure. Yousafzai was shot in the head in her native Pakistan by the Taliban in October,…