Pakistani campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2013, following today’s decision of the Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders). She will be invited to receive the award at a ceremony in Strasbourg on 20 November.

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was briefly kidnapped and hours after set free by an armed group called The Libyan Revolutionary Operations Chamber, that said is acting “on the prosecutor orders”. Zeidan was “accused” of allow the United States to capture Al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas Al-Liby in Tripoli last weekend and put him under custody in an US Navy ship in the Mediterranean.