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Libyans demand execution of gang who killed three young siblings

Monday, 9 April 2018

Hundreds of Libyans demonstrated on Sunday and demanded executing the members of an armed group who are involved in murdering three siblings after kidnapping them in December 2015 while on their way to school in Sorman, west of Libya. The bodies of the three siblings – of whom the oldest was aged 12  – were recently found buried in a forest in Sorman. Libyans’ were struck with grief following the tragic end of the ordeal and organized a protest in Sorman on Sunday to ...

Survey finds parents of toddlers are ‘the happiest of all,’ but is that true?

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Lifting my head off the pillow to yell: “Go back to sleep, it’s not morning yet,” I grimace. It’s unlikely my toddler will do as I ask and after six hours of broken sleep, the inevitable trudge to the kitchen to make breakfast and answer one thousand questions before 6am awaits. It’s at times like these when I miss my old life. The carefree days when I’d sleep, felt sane, when I had clean hair and my go-to outfit wasn’t leggings. So I was really ...

Strike near school in Syria’s Idlib kills 16 children

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

An air raid on a rebel-held area of northwestern Syria killed 20 people including 16 children fleeing an earlier strike on a school, rescue workers said on Wednesday. The Syrian Civil Defense rescue service, which operates in opposition areas, said the air raid took place in the village of Kafr Batikh in the eastern part of Idlib province on Wednesday. A war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, gave the same number of dead and said that 15 were from one family. Safe ...

This was the youngest Houthi militia soldier in Yemen

Saturday, 17 March 2018

The Houthi militia in Yemen continue to recruit children in their fighting lines despite international condemnation and registered breaking of human right laws. Most of these children, as a result of their age, end up dead. The youngest victim amongst the chain of little recruits is Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah Saber, 13. The Houthi militia took Saber without his parents’ knowledge. The fresh-teenager was taken to the Saudi border, specifically Jizan, where he took his last breath. ...

VIDEO: Saudi women granted immediate custody of their children after divorce

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Justice and President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Sama’ani, has directed all courts in the country to automatically guarantee divorced Saudi woman custody of their children in the case where the is no dispute with the former spouse. As a result, Saudi mothers are now free to handle their child’s civil amenities and receive financial benefits without the need to file a case. Once it is established that there is no dispute with the ...

Famine puts dozens of children in Yemen on the verge of death

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Dozens of children trapped in the Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen are on the verge of death due to famine. Heartbreaking pictures emerged of the suffering children looking frail and weak on various social media platforms. Despite the criticalness of the situation, the Houthis continue to jeopardize humanitarian aid attempts. Graphic pictures of the severity of the situation can be seen here. Thousands of families are unable to provide basics such as bread and milk for their children. Critical ...

Should teachers be allowed to tell ‘police’ your kids’ lunchboxes?

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Should teachers be allowed to influence the diet of the children in their care? It’s a question that’s been asked just recently as a school was slammed by parents for allegedly not allowing children to eat unhealthy snacks from their lunchboxes, and offering them fruit instead. Abbey Hulton Primary School, in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK said it was trying to promote good health and was working hard to keep children fit and healthy while at school. Nevertheless, parents have hit the ...

Indian coach brings dignity to underprivileged children through football

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A football coach in India is making tireless efforts to train underprivileged children to compete with the best and in the process gain dignity in life. Sylvester Peter, who hails from Chennai in South India, is the founder of My Angels Academy, which is meant only for underprivileged children. Level-playing field Sylvester has lured these children away from begging and drugs to channelize their energies. “Rich or poor, on the field everybody is equal,” he says. He says some of the ...

Crimes against children thrive in India as predators remain on the prowl

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sex offenders like pedophiles and pornographers are on the prowl in India where crimes against children have multiplied fourfold in the past two years, leaving parents in a cold sweat. With 43 percent of the population aged below 18 years, the country is now home to the largest number of sexually-abused children in the world with as many as 106,958 cases of attacks on little angels recorded in police books in 2016 alone – a 13.6 percent increase over the previous year. Unregistered ...

National Geographic launches imprint for children’s fiction

Friday, 16 February 2018

National Geographic is entering the land of make-believe. After focusing on nonfiction for years, National Geographic Kids Books is starting an imprint for children’s fiction. National Geographic tells The Associated Press the new imprint is called Under the Stars. The first publication, Trudi Trueit’s “Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret,” is scheduled for September. “Explorer Academy” is the first of a seven-book series. It blends science and adventure as ...

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