Germany will not join coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz

The US wants a military coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, where a British ship was seized this month. (British Ministry of Defence)
Updated 01 August 2019

Germany will not join coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz

WARSAW: Germany will not participate in a US-led naval mission to secure the Strait of Hormuz, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Wednesday.
Stressing that Germany wants to avoid a further escalation of tensions in the region, Maas told reporters on a trip to Warsaw that there was no military solution.
"Germany will not take part in the sea mission presented and planned by the Untied States," said Maas.

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Dozens killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib

Updated 5 min 36 sec ago

Dozens killed in Houthi attack on camp in Yemen’s Marib

  • Reports say nearly 30 military personnel killed

MARIB, Yemen: Iranian-backed Houthi militia attacked a military training camp in the Yemeni city of Marib on Saturday, killing dozens of people, according to reports.

Medical sources in Yemen told Reuters nearly 30 military personnel had been killed.

The strike follows a similar attack in November last year, when Houthi militants fired a missile at the headquarters of the Arab coalition fighting to support the internationally-recognized government of Yemen, which killed seven Yemeni soldiers and injured at least 12.