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G20 Host Indonesia Tries to Keep Ukraine War from Dominating Summit

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo demanded his audience “end the war” and “not divide the world into parts” during his speech to the G20 summit on Tuesday – refraining from naming Russia and Ukraine in particular and appearing to hedge against member states allowing the topic to dominate the conference.

Joko Widodo (l), President of Indonesia, welcomes German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD, 2nd from right) to a dinner on the sidelines of the G20 summit. The group of the G20, the strongest industrialized nations and emerging economies, is meeting for two days on the Indonesian island of Bali. Photo: Kay …

G20 Leaders Say Taliban Will Be Involved in Humanitarian Efforts

The Group of 20 (G20) held a video conference on Tuesday at which they agreed the Taliban must be actively involved in distributing humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan. The group insisted this concession should not be construed as formal recognition of the Taliban’s legitimacy.

Taliban fighters stand guard near the venue of an open-air rally in a field on the outskirts of Kabul on October 3, 2021, as the Taliban supporters and senior figures held their first mass rally in a show of strength as they consolidate their rule of Afghanistan. (Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via …