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‘The Taliban Made Me Fight’: What to Do With Child Recruits After They Serve Time?

Mr. Karzai called them “innocent children incited by the enemies of Afghanistan.” One of them, Nasibullah, who was said to be 10 at the time, although he looked much younger, was rearrested less than a year later. The National Directorate [...]

Unaccompanied child immigration loophole releases MS-13 gang members

If the Trump administration had its way, Ramon Arevalo Lopez and Oscar Canales Molina would have been either in detention or deported. Instead, they were out on the streets — thanks to judges’ orders — where, according to police, they [...]

Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse could be hit next by shutdown

The Justice Department has been warning the state agencies and nonprofits that run them that it will only be able to process funding requests until Jan. 18. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Survivors [...]

Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala (AP) – White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old. Taped to the wall were [...]

The Latest: After child deaths, more health exams instituted

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – The Latest on two Guatemalan children who died while in U.S. government custody (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The government of El Salvador is pushing back against President Donald Trump’s assertion that it doesn’t [...]

On the Front Line of the Saudi War in Yemen? Child Soldiers from Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan — The civil war in Darfur robbed Hager Shomo Ahmed of almost any hope. Raiders had stolen his family’s cattle, and a dozen years of bloodshed had left his parents destitute. Then, around the end of 2016, Saudi Arabia [...]

Medical checks ordered after 2nd child migrant death

HOUSTON (AP) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The [...]

‘We Say Sorry’: Australia Formally Apologizes to Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia sought to atone for a decades-long epidemic of child sexual abuse on Monday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued an official apology that acknowledged the government’s systemic failures to protect [...]

Burying ‘One Child’ Limits, China Pushes Women to Have More Babies

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Worried that an aging population imperils the economy, Beijing is scrambling to stimulate a baby boom after decades of harsh restrictions on births. Source: NYT > World

11 and Married: Malaysia Spars Over Child Brides

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An 11-year-old girl’s marriage to a 41-year-old man — the father of her best friend — has reignited debate in this modern multiethnic democracy about the persistence of an age-old [...]