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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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