High-level GCC military meeting kicks off in Kuwait

The meeting will discuss also various subjects aiming for strengthening cooperation and coordination between the armed forces in the Gulf. (KUNA)
Updated 10 September 2018

High-level GCC military meeting kicks off in Kuwait

JEDDAH: The Supreme Military Committee of Chiefs of Staff in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states started its 15th meeting on Monday with the participation of all members.
The meeting comes as a complement to a series of previous regular meetings of the chiefs of staff, which seek to achieve more coordination among the armed forces of the GCC countries.
In their meeting, the chiefs of staff discussed several topics related to the promotion of joint military action, aimed at bringing the GCC member states’ armed forces toward integration, at various levels.

The meeting will also discuss various subjects aiming for strengthening cooperation and coordination between the armed forces in the Gulf countries to promote a conjoined military action.


Iran reports 3,574 new virus infections, its highest yet

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Iran reports 3,574 new virus infections, its highest yet

  • A health ministry spokesman said 59 people had died of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours
  • A total of 164,270 people have tested positive for the virus in Iran

TEHRAN: Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, its highest daily count since the outbreak began in February.
It was the fourth straight day that the daily caseload had topped 3,000. The previous high was 3,186, recorded on March 30, at the height of the initial outbreak.
Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said that the surge in new cases might be the result of wider testing rather than a second wave of infection.
He said that Iran had now conducted more than a million tests.
But the health ministry has been taking no chances and has stepped up a public health campaign in recent days reminding people to protect themselves and observe social distancing.
The ministry spokesman said 59 people had died of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, taking Iran’s overall official toll to 8,071.
A total of 164,270 people have tested positive for the virus.