30 September 2021 Military News
- Security Issues 'Among Allies' Welcome Population Often Less Than in Comparable U.S. Civilian Communities DoD News 30 Sep 2021 -- With as many as 53,000 Afghan civilians living across eight U.S. military installations, a certain amount of law enforcement issues are bound to arise — and such incidents have happened, the commander of U.S. Northern Command said. But the numbers of incidents are similar to or less than comparably-sized U.S. populations across the nation.
- Generals Say U.S. Troop Withdrawal Had Demoralizing Effect On Afghan Military RFE/RL Gandhara 30 Sep 2021 -- Top U.S. military officers say that the plan to draw U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan down to zero had a major impact on morale among Afghan troops, who had grown to depend on U.S. assistance for everything from intelligence and air support to training and equipment maintenance.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby and General Glen VanHerck, Commander, U.S. Northern Command and NORAD, Hold a Press Briefing DoD 30 Sep 2021 -- Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby; Air Force General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander, U.S. Northern Command And North American Aerospace Defense Command
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting with Indian Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Bipin Rawat DoD 30 Sep 2021
- 101st Airborne Field Artillery Soldiers test JLTV to carry ammo, tow Howitzers Army News 30 Sep 2021 -- 101st Airborne Division field artillery Soldiers have been testing modified Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) here to serve as the prime mover and ammunition carrier for their M119A3 105mm Howitzers.
- Supply Chain Resiliency Is Whole-of-Government Effort DoD News 30 Sep 2021 -- Ensuring the U.S. military's continued access to critical materials to enable the nation's defense is a priority of the Defense Department. But the dependability of America's supply chain doesn't just affect the military, it's a concern for the entire U.S. government, said Jesse Salazar, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy.
- Following Report, DOD to Redouble Suicide Prevention Efforts DoD News 30 Sep 2021 -- Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said the findings of the newly published 2020 "DOD Annual Suicide Report" are "troubling."
- New York Air Guard's Skibirds wrap up 2021 Greenland mission US Air Force 30 Sep 2021 -- The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing has wrapped up its annual support to the National Science Foundation in Greenland as Airmen and LC-130 "Skibirds" returned to Stratton Air National Guard Base Sept. 22.
- Submarine Force Establishes Submarine Readiness Squadron 34 US Navy 30 Sep 2021 -- Naval Submarine Support Center Norfolk, Virginia, changed their name to Submarine Readiness Squadron (SRS) 34 during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 30.
- Joint Statement on the Outcomes of the U.S. – Russia Strategic Stability Dialogue in Geneva on September 30 US Dept. of State 30 Sep 2021 -- The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Russian Federation at the conclusion of the U.S.-Russia bilateral Strategic Stability Dialogue:
- U.S., Russia To Push Ahead With Arms Control Talks After 'Substantive' Meeting RFE/RL 30 Sep 2021 -- The United States and Russia have agreed to press ahead with arms control and related strategic security talks aimed at easing tensions between the world's largest nuclear weapons powers.
- North Korea Conducts Fourth Missile Test of September VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- North Korea has test-fired an anti-aircraft missile, its fourth set of launches in September using allegedly new missile technology, the country's state media reported.
- Exclusive: Future AWACS to be unmanned, integrated: designer Global Times 30 Sep 2021 -- The future airborne early warning aircraft and control system (AWACS) will be unmanned and integrated for future warfare, a major developer told the Global Times on Thursday at the Airshow China held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province.
- China's new assault rifles, machine guns debut at Zhuhai airshow Global Times 30 Sep 2021 -- The Chinese army's new-generation service rifle, the QBZ191 5.8mm automatic rifle, and two new rifles in the 191 series, debuted at Airshow China 2021.
- China reveals ship-borne vertical launch system with quad-pack cell Global Times 30 Sep 2021 -- China revealed its first type of made-for-export ship-borne vertical launch system at the ongoing Airshow China 2021, held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province. One of the most attractive features is its capability to hold quad-pack launch cells that can load up to four missiles instead of just one, observers said.
- China urges US to correct its mistakes in developing bilateral military ties Global Times 30 Sep 2021 -- China said on Thursday that the US is accountable for the current difficult situation and challenges the Chinese and US militaries have been facing and urged the US to have the courage to correct its mistakes in order to address the issue of improving bilateral ties.
- New AVIC fighter jet to appear 'before year's end' PLA Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- China will unveil its new-generation carrier-based fighter jet before the end of this year, according to a key figure at Aviation Industry Corp of China, the major supplier of military aircraft to the nation's armed forces.
- PLA Air Force unveils new aircraft at Airshow China PLA Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has unveiled an array of new aircraft at the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China 2021, which opened Tuesday in the southern port city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.
- Chinese military holds joint tabletop exercise with UN peacekeeping forces PLA Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- A joint tabletop exercise of peacekeeping missions is being held in Beijing by China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the UN Department of Peace Operations.
- Australia - EA-18G Growler Aircraft and Related Defense Services DSCA 30 Sep 2021 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of EA-18G Growler Aircraft, Related Defense Services, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $125 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
- UK's military deployment in Asia-Pacific inconducive to regional stability: Defense Spokesperson PLA Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- "The British side has significantly increased its military deployment in the Asia-Pacific region since this year, which is not conducive to regional peace and stability." said a defense ministry spokesperson on Thursday.
- AUKUS threatens regional peace, stability, international order: FM Global Times 30 Sep 2021 -- Many countries have expressed concerns and doubts over AUKUS and the plan for nuclear submarine cooperation between the US, the UK and Australia as the move will pose potential danger for regional peace and stability and the international order, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
- Army Ground Force set to hold military drill in NW Iran Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- The Iranian Army's Ground Force is set to stage a military exercise in the country's northwestern region.
- IRGC Issues Veiled Warning to Azerbaijan, Says Tehran Won't Tolerate Israeli Presence Near Borders Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- Azerbaijan is one of about a dozen Muslim nations maintaining diplomatic relations with Israel, and the two countries have enjoyed close defence ties since 2012, when Tel Aviv agreed to sell Baku $1.6 billion in drones and air defence systems. The drones were used in the month-and-a-half-long war in Armenian militia-controlled Karabakh last year.
- Erdogan Reveals Why Turkey Bought Russia's S-400 Missile Systems Instead of American Patriots Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- Ankara's 2017 decision to pen a $2.5 billion contract with Moscow on the purchase of Russia's most advanced road-mobile missile-based air defense system sparked the ire of its allies in NATO, and eventually prompted Washington to boot Turkey out of the F-35 fighter programme and slap sanctions on the country's military industry.
- Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 systems worth tensions with US: Erdogan Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended Turkey's right to strengthen its defense capabilities, saying the decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense systems was worth the tensions with Washington.
- Prague, Paris to Sign Deal on Purchase of 52 French Howitzers - Czech Defense Ministry Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- French Defenсe Minister Florence Parly plans to sign a $390-million contract on imports of 52 Caesar self-propelled howitzers to the Czech Republic during his official visit to Prague on Thursday, the country's defence ministry said.
- Snubbed by AUKUS, Canada, New Zealand Are Moving On VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- As experts digest the implications of the unexpected AUKUS agreement, initial fears that the deal could undermine one of the world's premier intelligence-sharing arrangements appear to be easing.
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin US Dept. of State 30 Sep 2021
- Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Press US Dept. of State 30 Sep 2021
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, September 30, 2021 The White House 30 Sep 2021
- Contracts For Sept. 30, 2021
- FINCANTIERI LAUNCHES THE THIRD CORVETTE FOR QATAR 30 Fincantieri 30 Sep 2021 -- The technical launch of "Al Khor", the third of the Al Zubarah class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The vessel will be delivered in 2022.
- 30 September 2021 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 30 Sep 2021
- Al-Qaeda Could Flourish With New Strategy Under Taliban Rule RFE/RL Gandhara 30 Sep 2021 -- Afghanistan's Taliban militants have promised the world for years that they wouldn't allow their country to be used as a terrorist base. In an agreement with the United States last year, the Taliban pledged specifically to not allow Al-Qaeda to "threaten the security of the United States and its allies" from Afghan soil.
- Tajik Woman Gets Lengthy Prison Term For Allegedly Fighting With Islamic State In Afghanistan RFE/RL Gandhara 30 Sep 2021 -- VAHDAT, Tajikistan -- A Tajik court has sentenced a local woman to 12 years in prison for allegedly fighting alongside Islamic Sate (IS) militants in neighboring Afghanistan in 2015.
- Pakistan Cancels 'Letter Of Permission' For Incoming Afghans After Extortion Claims RFE/RL Gandhara 30 Sep 2021 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered border officials to end the practice of requiring a "letter of permission" from the Interior Ministry for all Afghans entering Pakistan via the Torkham border crossing.
- Russia urges Afghanistan, ally Tajikistan to calm, end war of words, saber-rattling Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- Russia has urged Afghanistan and ally Tajikistan to calm, as the two neighbors are embroiled in an open battle of words and saber-rattling, weeks after the Taliban militant group overthrew the Afghan government after seizing the capital Kabul.
- Terrorist groups could rebuild as soon as early spring in Afghanistan: Commander Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley says there is "a real possibility" that the terrorist groups, such as al-Qaeda or Daesh, could rebuild their ranks in Afghanistan as soon as early spring 2022.
- Red Cross Prepares for Potential Afghan Refugee Exodus VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for $24 million to prepare for the potential outflow of tens of thousands of Afghan refugees into neighboring countries in the coming months.
- Philippines Files New Protests Over Chinese Presence in South China Sea Radio Free Asia 30 Sep 2021 -- The Philippine foreign secretary on Thursday ordered that new diplomatic protests be filed against Beijing over the ongoing presence of more than 100 Chinese ships in waters claimed by Manila in the South China Sea.
- Yemen's Humanitarian Situation 'Fragile' VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- The United Nations' top humanitarian official in Yemen says that while widespread famine was averted in the country earlier this year with a surge in donor support, the situation is fragile and many essential programs remain at risk of further cuts.
- Hundreds of Iraqi Nationals Leave al-Hol Refugee Camp in Syria VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- More than 100 Iraqi families have been released from a refugee camp that houses thousands of people, including families of Islamic State fighters, in northeastern Syria.
- Syria, Jordan Reopen Border Crossing Amid Push to Normalize Ties VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- Jordan reopened its main border crossing with Syria on Wednesday, amid an apparent regional push to reintegrate Damascus into regional political and economic structures.
- Iraq: 'Moral obligation' to ensure justice for Yazidi and other survivors of ISIL crimes UN News 30 Sep 2021 -- A new Iraqi law to support Yazidi women survivors of crimes committed by ISIL terrorists, represents "a watershed moment" in addressing the wrongs committed against them and other minority groups, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict told an event on Thursday, highlighting the need for effective reparations.
- TTP Commander Said To Be Among Militants Killed In Clashes In Northwestern Pakistan RFE/RL Gandhara 29 Sep 2021 -- A commander of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in northwestern Pakistan in a clash with the military that also resulted in the death of an officer, officials told RFE/RL.
- Ethiopia: 7 UN officials told to leave country within 72 hours UN News 30 Sep 2021 -- Secretary-General António Guterres voiced his shock on Thursday after the Ethiopian Government declared seven UN staff persona non grata, ordering them to leave the country within 72 hours.
- UN Chief 'Shocked' as Ethiopia Expels 7 Aid Officials VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- The U.N. secretary-general expressed "shock" Thursday after the Ethiopian government announced the expulsion of seven senior U.N. humanitarian officials working in the country.
- EU Envoy Says Serbia, Kosovo Reach Agreement To End Border Deadlock RFE/RL 30 Sep 2021 -- Serbia and Kosovo have reached an agreement to end their standoff at the border, European Union envoy Miroslav Lajcak said after talks in Brussels between the two sides.
- Serbia, Kosovo Reach De-Escalation Agreement in Brussels Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo have reached an agreement on de-escalation at their negotiations in Brussels, EU Special Representative for the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue Miroslav Lajcak said.
- Incidents at Border with China Will Continue to Happen: Indian Army Chief Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- Although efforts are being made to calm border tensions, reports suggest fresh military assets deployment by India and China along the disputed 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC). While China reportedly deployed the S-400 air defence missile system near Arunachal Pradesh, India has beefed up its presence in several border areas.
- US Tests New Domain Awareness Systems For Airspace Along Canadian Border, DHS Says Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- The US is evaluating cutting-edge air domain awareness technologies to protect the airspace along the nation's northern border with Canada, the department's Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate said on Thursday.
- Briefing by Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department Alexey Zaytsev, Moscow, September 30, 2021 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 30 Sep 2021
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on September 30, 2021 PRC MofA 30 Sep 2021
- Hong Kong's finance chief presents petition to wind up Jimmy Lai's Next Digital Ltd People's Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government, has presented a petition to the Court of First Instance to wind up Next Digital Limited, a company controlled by Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, an instigator of Hong Kong riots.
- Hong Kong legislature passes amendments to national flag, national emblem bill People's Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- Hong Kong's legislature passed amendments to the national flag and national emblem bill on Wednesday.
- Hong Kong police say 7 people charged with offense of subversion People's Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- Hong Kong police said seven people, aged 16 to 25, have been charged with conspiracy to incite the commission by other persons of the offense of subversion under the national security law in Hong Kong.
- Thousands of Police to Patrol Hong Kong's Streets For National Day Radio Free Asia 30 Sep 2021 -- Police in Hong Kong stepped up their presence on the streets ahead of China's Oct. 1 National Day, as a court denied bail to an organizer of a banned vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.
- Journalists Sound Alarm Over New Guidelines For Radio Television Hong Kong Radio Free Asia 30 Sep 2021 -- The Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) has criticized editorial guidelines issued for government broadcaster RTHK, as the government moves to take over greater editorial control over "sensitive" content.
- China's Xinjiang Population Growth Report Raises Eyebrows Radio Free Asia 30 Sep 2021 -- A Chinese official report asserting that population growth in Xinjiang since 1949 refutes a series of reports on mass internment, forced birth control and other Chinese policies to reduce the proportion of Uyghurs in the region has angered the Uyghurs, while experts accused Beijing of cherry-picking the numbers.
- Clamp down on senior officials before national Day as China's anti-graft campaign continues Global Times 30 Sep 2021 -- Amid the cheerful and patriotic atmosphere on the day before China's National Day, two "big tigers" - senior officials taken down on corruption and other criminal charges - faced disciplinary actions and have been expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC).
- Chinese regulators vow steady, healthy property market People's Daily 30 Sep 2021 -- Financial institutions should cooperate with related authorities to maintain the steady and healthy development of China's property market, said a Wednesday meeting.
- The Winner Takes It All: China Secures LNG Mega Deal With Qatar Amid Europe's Gas Crunch Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- Europe imports about five percent of its natural gas supplies from the Gulf sheikhdom, with nearly two thirds of the region's supplies, or 65 percent, coming from Russia, Norway, and Algeria, who make up 41 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent of imports, respectively.
- Kim Jong Un's Speech Casts Doubt on Nuclear Diplomacy VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- Analysts say prospects for future nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea are dimming because of Pyonyang's unwillingness to engage in diplomacy with Washington and the Kim Jong Un regime's demand for U.S. concessions.
- US should show sincerity and come up with a realistic dialogue plan for Korean Peninsula: Chinese FM Global Times 30 Sep 2021 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying on Thursday urged the US to show sincerity and come up with a realistic plan for dialogue with North Korea, and to stop shouting empty slogans when she answered a question about the latest development on the Korean Peninsula.
- Second-day Sitting of 5th Session of 14th SPA of DPRK Held KCNA 30 Sep 2021 -- The second-day sitting of the 5th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Wednesday.
- Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Makes Historic Policy Speech "On the Orientation of Present Struggle for a Fresh Development of Socialist Construction" KCNA 30 Sep 2021 -- Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, made a historic policy speech "On the Orientation of Present Struggle for a Fresh Development of Socialist Construction" at the second-day sitting of the 5th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK on Wednesday.
- N Korea warns US it will enhance weapons development Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- North Korea warns the United States that amid the absence of all change in Washington's hostile policy towards Pyongyang, it is sure to power through with its weapons development programs.
- North Korea Forces Hungry Citizens to Pay for Propaganda Murals Radio Free Asia 30 Sep 2021 -- Rural citizens in North Korea are angry that their government is building mosaic murals at their expense that idolize the ruling Kim family at a time when people are struggling to find their next meal, sources in the country told RFA.
- After Test of Hypersonic Missile Able to Evade US Defences, DPRK Vows More Arms to Deter Aggression Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- On Tuesday, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) successfully tested what it said was a new hypersonic missile. If confirmed, the test would put Pyongyang in an exclusive small club of nations which possess or are at an advanced stage in pursuing the technology, including Russia, China, and the United States.
- FM spox: Iran accepts nothing more than JCPOA IRNA 30 Sep 2021 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said that Iran accepts nothing more than the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action better known as the JCPOA.
- Iran's Nuclear Chief Says June Sabotage Inflicted Severe Damage on Karaj Facility Sputnik 30 Sep 2021 -- The nuclear site in the Iranian city of Karaj, where inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were not allowed to enter, was destroyed in a sabotage attack, Mohammad Eslami, Vice President of Iran, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said.
- Global Groups Condemn Killing of Rohingya Refugee Leader VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- Refugees International said in a statement Thursday it "is deeply saddened" by the killing of Rohingya refugee leader Mohib Ullah.
- On the Killing of Rohingya Muslim Advocate Mohib Ullah US Dept. of State 30 Sep 2021 -- "We are deeply saddened and disturbed by the murder of Rohingya Muslim advocate and community leader Mohib Ullah in Bangladesh on September 29."
- Prominent Rohingya Muslim leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- A prominent Rohingya Muslim leader has been fatally shot in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh following months of deteriorating violence in the world's largest refugee settlement.
- 'Urgent' international response needed in Myanmar: UN chief UN News 30 Sep 2021 -- An "urgent" international response is needed to prevent the crisis in Myanmar from becoming a "catastrophe" in the heart of Southeast Asia and beyond, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned. In a report sent to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the UN chief also said he feared that the military's grip on power would become increasingly difficult to counter.
- Aung San Suu Kyi's Former Bodyguard Arrested in Myanmar Radio Free Asia 30 Sep 2021 -- A former bodyguard and close friend of detained Myanmar national leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested by junta security forces last week on charges of communicating with a shadow government formed in opposition to military rule, RFA has learned.
- Court Convicts Former French Leader Sarkozy in Campaign Finance Case VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- A court in France has sentenced former President Nicolas Sarkozy to one year in prison after finding him guilty of illegal campaign financing during his 2012 reelection campaign.
- France threatens retaliation against UK as fishing spat flares again Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- France has accused Britain of playing politics with post-Brexit fishing rights after London and the Channel Island of Jersey refused dozens of French fishing boats a licence to operate in their territorial waters.
- Germany's Political Parties Bargain to Determine Next Government VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- The wrangling over who will control Germany's government has begun among the top four finishing parties following parliamentary elections.
- EU Chief Seeks To Reassure Balkans Over Membership Bids During Tour RFE/RL 30 Sep 2021 -- The head of the European Union's executive branch sought to reassure the six Western Balkan countries of their future membership in the bloc as she visited Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 30.
- South Africa's Coal Energy Sector Under Mounting Pressure VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- Coal provides more than 75% of South Africa's energy supply, but in the wake of global warming, pressure is mounting for that to change. Protests were seen across the country last week and now a proposed Chinese-backed coal power plant may be scrapped.
- Thousands of Sudanese protesters want army out, demand civilian rule Press TV 30 Sep 2021 -- Thousands of Sudanese have stages rallies in the capital of Khartoum against the country's military rulers and demanding the formation of new transitional authorities that would exclusively consist of civilians.
- UN Chief commends 'remarkable achievements' in Sudan UN News 30 Sep 2021 -- The UN Secretary-General on Thursday recognized the "remarkable achievements and resilience of the Sudanese people, and its transitional government" since the overthrow of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, as they "chart a new future together."
- Russia Blocks Work Of UN Committees Monitoring Sanctions On African Countries RFE/RL 30 Sep 2021 -- Russia is delaying the appointment of panels of independent experts to monitor violations of UN sanctions on several African countries, diplomats say.
- Former Armenian Defense Chief Arrested In Fraud Probe RFE/RL 30 Sep 2021 -- Former Armenian Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan has been arrested in connection with an investigation into supplies of allegedly faulty ammunition provided to the country's armed forces.
- UN Wants More Protection for Haitian Migrants VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- Several U.N. agencies are calling on countries in the Americas to stop "expelling" Haitians without first assessing their "protection needs" and to uphold the "fundamental human rights of Haitians on the move."
- Comprehensive support needed for Haitians facing expulsion in Americas UN News 30 Sep 2021 -- Vulnerable Haitian men, women and children on the move in the Americas, should not be expelled from countries where they have found shelter, UN agencies said in a protection appeal on Thursday.
- Nigerian Police Deny Killing Members of Banned Shiite Group VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- Nigerian police have denied killing any members of a banned Shiite Muslim group during a gathering this week in the capital, Abuja.
- Delayed Elections Are Underway in Ethiopia VOA 30 Sep 2021 -- Delayed elections are underway Thursday in four regions of Ethiopia.
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