Uzbekistan Blames Indian Cough Syrup for 18 Child Deaths

The Health Ministry of Uzbekistan on Wednesday blamed a cough syrup called Doc-1 Max, produced by a company in India called Marion Biotech, for the deaths of at least 18 children. Marion Biotech said it has halted production of the suspect medicine and is awaiting the results of an official inquiry.

Cough syrup poured onto spoon, close-up (Photo by Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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 …

Thousands of Indonesians Protest Against Fuel Price Hikes

Thousands of demonstrators marched through the cities of Indonesia on Tuesday, protesting against the first hike in government-subsidized fuel prices in eight years. The blowback may prove to be the stiffest challenge to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s popularity since his re-election in 2019.

A fuel truck drives past university students marching along a road during a protest against the price of gasoline in Banda Aceh on September 6, 2022. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP) (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images)