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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.

About 50 schoolgirls are suspected to have been poisoned in the Afghan province of Takhar, officials say.

They say it is still not clear what caused the suspected poisoning, at least the third within a week. The girls have been treated in hospital and are reported to be in good health.

QUETTA: A school Principal and his 12-year-old was killed while four others, including two daughters of the Principal and two boys sustained injures when their car was attacked in the Kharan district on Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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