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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Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

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Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

  • Indonesia has recorded 31 new deaths related to COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths to 1,801

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported on Saturday its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections, with 993 new cases, taking its total number to 30,514, a health ministry official said.
The official, Achmad Yurianto, reported 31 new deaths related to COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths in Indonesia to 1,801.