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A day after an Afghan lawmaker was killed in a suicide blast, Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid survived an assassination attempt Sunday after a bomb targeted his motorcade in the country's northern region.

Avegaile Escano will never forget the day that Muslimin, 16, entered her class in a hut in southern Philippines.The hut had bamboo walls and coconut leaves for a roof and had been built to give children who had fled fighting between government troops and armed militants in Maguindanao.

Unidentified attackers have destroyed a state-run girls’ primary school in the troubled northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, where government troops are fighting militants, Press TV reports.

Strict Sharia, or Islamic religious laws, imposed by the Islamist rebels controlling vast swathes of northern Mali are driving thousands of students out of schools.

The US had success promoting education in Afghanistan. But, now, even that is under attack.

It was one of the few facets of Afghan life where the United States could claim success.Now a series of assaults on schoolgirls in the north of the country are causing both teachers and politicians here to question whether the nation's education system can continue to improve following the withdrawal of foreign combat troops in 2014.

Thailand came under some unusual scrutiny at the United Nations in New York on Monday: it got noticed for not wanting to get noticed.

Security Council Should Impose Sanctions for Targeting Children, Teachers

Armed forces and armed groups that attack schools and teachers should face consequences from the United Nations Security Council, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said today.

The Secretary-General issued his annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council which gives an overview of the situation of girls and boys in conflict zones and measures taken for their protection

The United Nations Security Council should impose an arms embargo and other targeted sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on the Syrian leadership in response to widespread killings and other grave violations against children.

Parliament has been advised to formulate a statutory instrument that bars the setting up of political campaign bases at schools and the abuse of teachers during election campaigns.

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