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"We told the children not to enter the building because the soldiers had weapons everywhere,” an official explained as he pointed to the corner of a government office where the soldiers had stacked guns. The troops had arrived in Gueday, a small village in the Cordillera Autonomous Region in northern Luzon, Philippines, in April 2010, just before the national elections.

The leader of a radical Islamist sect launching increasingly bloody attacks in Nigeria has rejected offers for a negotiated peace, instead promising to kidnap government officials' family members and bomb schools, according to an internet audio message allegedly posted by the group.

Armed Forces Should Cease Military Use of Schools

(New York) – The Philippine armed forces should end its unlawful use of schools for military purposes, Human Rights Watch said today.

More than 50 schools continue to be occupied by armed groups in Yemen, while about 80 are closed due to security concerns. In Sa’ada, agencies reported that most children are not receiving adequate quality basic education. In Taiz, at least four schools have been affected by recent violence. One school was burnt down after students refused it to be occupied by a pro-government armed group.

Classes cancelled in Ashdod, Beersheba, Gan Yavne; 4 projectiles fired in total in latest attack; Iron Dome system intercepts Grad over Beersheba; none hurt, no damage reported; US ambassador condemns continued barrage.

More than 10 bombs rocked the heart of Yala town yesterday evening, killing at least two people and wounding more than 40 others.

Manila, Philippines – A loud explosion ripped through an elementary school in a Zamboanga del Sur town on Friday in what local security officials believed to be part of the diversionary attack allegedly by a Moro rebel group.

Eight people, four of them civilians, were killed Sunday in two separate attacks believed to be perpetrated by secessionist Moro rebels in southern Philippines, a military official said.

Education in any part of the globe is the key corner of its nation progress. In third world countries like Yemen where education is not a main priority, it has left over 40% of the Yemen population illiterate...

BOGOTA – Ten soldiers and one guerrilla were killed in a rebel ambush in the jungles of the southwestern Colombian province of Nariño, authorities said.

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