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Suspected members of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party have stepped up their campaign of attacking schools in Turkey's southeast.

Revise Bill to Prosecute Recruiters of Children, Not Parents

Manila, October 16, 2012) – The Philippines Senate should remove a provision in a draft law that allows for the prosecution of the parents of children recruited to be soldiers, Child Soldiers International and Human Rights Watch said today.

Insurgent Attacks on Civilians Spread Fear in Southern Provinces

Armed separatist groups in Thailand’s southern border provinces have renewed attacks on teachers and schools in a campaign of terror that has heightened fear among the population, Human Rights Watch said today.

October 10, 2012 - President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Anwarulhaq Sahibzada, Principal of Nogarkhail High School in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province.

Suspected members of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) have attacked a high school in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir, leaving two teachers and a student injured.

At the age of 11, Malala Yousafzai took on the Taliban by giving voice to her dreams. As turbaned fighters swept through her town in northwestern Pakistan in 2009, the tiny schoolgirl spoke out about her passion for education — she wanted to become a doctor, she said — and became a symbol of defiance against Taliban subjugation.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict condemns in the harshest terms the targeted attack by Taliban gunmen on Pakistani schoolgirls in the Swat Valley, northwest of Islamabad.

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Assailants killed at least 25 people at a college in northeastern Nigeria early Tuesday, the Nigerian police said.

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Three people have been convicted of plotting to kill teachers at a Jewish school in Azerbaijan.

BEIRUT - Explosions went off at a Damascus school Tuesday morning, and opposition members said dozens of Syrian army officers and government militiamen were killed in a bomb attack on the facility used by government forces.