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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.

The worsening civil strife in Syria is taking a heavy toll on academics, prompting a scramble by international organizations to help.

Education Above All (EAA) is pleased to announce the release of the following publication: Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook.

DAMASCUS, Syria — At one Syrian school, in the Damascus suburbs, students were so scarce this week that teachers spent most of the last few days sitting around and drinking tea.

Armed Occupations in Capital During and After Uprising Harm Education

(Beirut) – Government forces and other armed groups deployed in schools in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, during the 2011-2012 uprising, putting students at risk and undermining education. The uprising ended the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

WADI KHALED, Lebanon — Since the start of the uprising in March last year, tens of thousands of Syria children have arrived as refugees in northern and western Lebanon, near the Syrian border.