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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.

TRIPOLI, Libya — The classrooms at the Dawn of Freedom middle school were empty. Teachers shuffled around aimlessly outside or gossiped in the halls.

Mexican police have found five decomposing heads left in a sack outside a primary school in Acapulco. Handwritten messages were also found, reportedly threatening the state governor as well as local drug lords.