Somali child soldiers `punished` in foreign-funded camps: UN

War-torn Somalia is awash with guns after more than two decades of conflict, with a 22,000-strong African Union force battling alongside government troops against the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab.

Syrian Kurds demobilise 149 child soldiers: rights group

Syrian Kurdish forces have demobilised scores of child soldiers from their ranks over the past month, a Swiss group that works to save under-age fighters said on Tuesday.

Myanmar still enlists boy soldiers despite reforms

Political prisoners have been freed, censorship has been abolished and, the government promises, the days of child soldiers are over.

More than 550 child soldiers freed in DR Congo: UN

More than 550 children have left the ranks of armed groups in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo province of Katanga, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo: UN

At least 82 children have been reportedly rescued from militia by the United Nation Mission.

Myanmar still recruits child soldiers: Report

Myanmar is still recruiting and using child soldiers, despite embracing democratic reforms and a UN agreement to end the practice, a human rights group said.

UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers

The UNSC backed a resolution calling for the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts.

Don`t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF

The UNICEF has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing reports that armed groups in northern Mali are increasingly recruiting.

`Iran using child soldiers to fight protesters`

Human Rights activists said youths are apparently recruited from rural areas.

Child soldiers being recruited in Libya: UN

UN officials say they are getting reports that child soldiers are being recruited to fight for Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in Libya.

Chad military still using child soldiers: Amnesty

Up to half a million people live in refugee camps in eastern Chad.

Somali gov`t orders probe into child soldiers

Somalia`s President has ordered a full investigation into reports that the Somali army is recruiting children to fight powerful Islamic insurgent groups.

Sri Lanka to release all child soldiers by May

The Sri Lankan government plans
to release all former LTTE child soldiers, currently being
rehabilitated at various centres, by May 10.

Child soldiers leave Maoist camps in Nepal

Thousands of former child soldiers who fought for the Maoists in Nepal`s decade-long civil war will on Thursday begin leaving the UN-monitored camps where they have spent the past three years.

Nepal, Maoists sign agreement to release 4,000 child soldiers

Around 4,000 child soldiers,
who have been confined in UN-monitored camps after the Maoist
insurgency ended in Nepal, will be released soon under an
agreement signed between the former rebels and the government.

Lanka to open more rehabilitation units for ex-child soldiers

In a bid to expedite rehabilitation
of 11,000 former LTTE child soldiers, Sri Lanka has decided to open seven more centres for them apart from the existing 14.