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Despite a reinvigorated desire for learning in southern Afghanistan, the region's education statistics remain damning.

Mujib Mashal

Dand, Kandahar, Afghanistan - The teachers at Mia Noor Mohamed Middle School fear losing their beloved institution, one classroom at a time.

Only a few of the rooms in the two-storey building, just a 30-minute drive from the provincial capital, remain open for learning. The entire second floor is a police post, where a couple of dozen young soldiers dine and sleep in bunk beds lined up against the walls.

Syrian government forces and anti-government armed groups are both carrying out unlawful killings, torturing opponents and abusing children in the 15-month-old uprising, a U.N.-appointed panel of human rights experts said Thursday, though it underlined that security forces are still responsible for the largest share of the violence.

SANAA — A suicide attacker drove an explosives-packed car into a post held by Shiite Zaidi rebels in north Yemen on Friday, killing 13 people, including three children, a tribal chief and witnesses said.

More than 120 girls and three teachers were admitted to an Afghanistan hospital Wednesday after being poisoned in their classes with a type of spray, a Takhar provincial official said.

Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, Invites you to a Special Lecture on “Burma’s Spring”

KANO – Multiple explosions Wednesday night, hit two primary schools in Jayin and Hotoro Arewa in Kumbotso and Nasarawa local government areas respectively in Kano municipal.

By Rupa Joshi

KATHMANDU, Nepal, 16 May 2012 – Participants from five countries and various ministries and international NGOs gathered in Nepal last week to learn about the ‘Schools as Zones of Peace’ (SZOP) programme.

KABUL, 10 May 2012 – UNICEF was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the deliberate attack in Paktika province on Tuesday, on a convoy of fifteen staff members from the Department of Education of the Government of Afghanistan. According to reports, five people were killed and seven were injured.

Armed men torched a girls' school in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Monday night, the same day that ten other local schools were reopened after Taliban threats had forced them closed.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents ambushed a convoy of Afghan education officials traveling in a southeastern province close to the border with Pakistan on Tuesday...

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