Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the August 9 strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. read more
Awsaf, a 5-year-old Yemeni girl sits, next to her mother near her hut, drinking tea which on many days is the only food the family manages. Save the Children estimates that 50,000 children may have died in 2017 of extreme hunger or disease in Yemen. Deprived of food, the only defense against their hunger are mothers who skip meals and sleep to escape the gnawing in their stomachs at bay.
Darth Vader and Chewbacca take a boat trip to the Skelligs where the first ever Star Wars festival is taking place in Portmagee, Ireland. Skellig Michael island was used extensively in Episode VII and Episode VIII of the popular science fiction saga.
British Prime Minister Theresa May told restive lawmakers on Monday that military airstrikes against Syria were right both legally and morally, and accused Syria and its ally Russia of attempting to cover-up evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack. May faced down her domestic critics as European Union foreign ministers united to say they understood the need for the airstrikes and called for a new push for a political solution to the war in Syria. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told the Prime Minister she was accountable to Parliament and that the military action was “legally questionable”. (HT)read more
Yemeni music students play violins during a music class at the Cultural Centre in Sanaa, Yemen. For the young people who receive lessons from Abdullah El-Deb’y, music is a safe haven from the misery of Yemen’s devastating war.