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  • Saudi foreign minister defends role in securing Ukraine prisoner swaps
    Friday, 23. September 2022 12:11 o'clock

    Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud decries as ‘cynical’ accusations his country was trying to improve its image after Khashoggi killing

    It would be cynical to see Saudi Arabia’s efforts to secure the release of international prisoners held by Russian proxies in Ukraine as an attempt to improve the country’s image after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, its foreign minister has said.

    Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud said on Friday that Riyadh had first approached the UK government in April, shortly after Aiden Aslin, a British citizen, and others were captured at Mariupol, and had acted for compassionate reasons, hoping to negotiate their release.

    This story was amended on Friday 23 September 2022 to correct the name of the Saudi foreign minister.

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  • ‘Humanitarian crime’: fighting cuts off insulin supply in Tigray
    Friday, 23. September 2022 12:03 o'clock

    International Diabetic Federation decries reports ongoing war has led to shortages of life-saving drug at Ethiopian region’s biggest hospital

    Doctors at the biggest hospital in Tigray say they have just days supply left of insulin, as the resumption of fighting between rebels and Ethiopian government troops once again cuts off supplies to the region.

    In what the head of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has branded “a humanitarian crime,” medics at Ayder specialist referral hospital warn they have already run out of one kind of the life-saving medicine and have only a week’s supply of another.

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  • Church of England bars Desmond Tutu’s daughter from officiating at funeral
    Thursday, 22. September 2022 17:38 o'clock

    Church says same-sex marriage means Mpho Tutu van Furth cannot preside over godfather’s service

    The daughter of the late Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu has been barred by the Church of England from officiating at her godfather’s funeral in a Shropshire church because she is married to a woman.

    Mpho Tutu van Furth, an ordained priest in the Anglican church, was invited to preside over the funeral of Martin Kenyon, who died last week at the age of 92. The C of E said its actions were “in line with the House of Bishops current guidance on same-sex marriage”.

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  • Horn of Africa drought puts 3.6m children at risk of dropping out of school
    Thursday, 22. September 2022 11:38 o'clock

    Experts warn that girls’ education will be worst hit, as many families are forced to move away from schools

    More than 3.5 million children are at risk of dropping out of school due to the drought in the Horn of Africa, the United Nations has said, amid warnings the crisis could lead to “a lost generation” that misses out on education.

    According to new figures shared with the Guardian, Unicef now estimates that 3.6 million children in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are in danger of leaving school as a result of the cumulative pressure on households caused by the unrelenting drought.

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  • Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of launching full-scale offensive on border
    Tuesday, 20. September 2022 14:11 o'clock

    Tigray People’s Liberation Front says Eritreans are fighting alongside Ethiopian government forces

    Forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray region said troops from neighbouring Eritrea launched a “full-scale offensive” on Tuesday and heavy fighting was ongoing in several areas along the border.

    Reuters was not immediately able to verify the account on Twitter from Getachew Reda, a spokesperson for the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

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  • Ukraine war to take centre stage at UN as west and Russia vie for support
    Tuesday, 20. September 2022 07:00 o'clock

    General assembly is expected to see fresh tussles over future of Ukraine, as well as famine and climate crisis threats in global south

    The UN general assembly summit this week will be dominated by a struggle – between the US and its allies on one side and Russia on the other – for global support over the fate of Ukraine, as the global south fights to stop the conflict from overshadowing the existential threats of famine and the climate crisis.

    With a return to fully in-person general debate, presidents and prime ministers will be converging on New York, many of them direct from London, where the diplomacy got under way on the sidelines of the Queen’s funeral.

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