30 September 2020 Security News
Other Security News
- Two ISIS Members Charged with Material Support Violations US Dept. of Justice 30 Sep 2020 -- Two United States citizens who were detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and recently transferred to the custody of the FBI have been charged with material support violations relating to their support for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
- Ex-FBI Director Defends Trump-Russia Probe Amid Harsh Republican Criticism RFE/RL 30 Sep 2020 -- Former FBI Director James Comey defended his leadership of the bureau amid persistent criticism from Republican senators who attacked the bureau's Russia investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump.
- U.S. Judge Sentences Russian Hacker Nikulin To Seven Years In Jail RFE/RL 30 Sep 2020 -- Yevgeny Nikulin, the Russian man dubbed the "Putin" of the Russian hacking world by a colleague, has been sentenced to just over seven years in jail after being convicted of hacking LinkedIn, DropBox, and other Internet companies.
- Suspect In Paris Stabbing Attack To Be Investigated By Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor RFE/RL 30 Sep 2020 -- A Pakistani man accused of wounding two people with a meat cleaver in front of the former offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on September 25 is being formally investigated by the anti-terrorism prosecutor.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 33.52 Million, Death Toll at 1,002,898 SPA 30 Sep 2020 -- More than 33.52 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,002,898 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
- Guterres urges more countries to step up and fund global COVID-19 vaccine effort UN News 30 Sep 2020 -- The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday called for all nations to provide further urgently needed funds â€“ the equivalent of the total spent on cigarettes worldwide every two weeks â€“ on behalf of global COVID-19 vaccine efforts to ensure that everyone, everywhere, gets protection from the virus.
- Colleges reopenings in-person likely added 3,000 U.S. COVID-19 cases per day: study People's Daily 30 Sep 2020 -- Reopening college and university campuses for in-person classes during late summer this year could be associated with more than 3,000 additional cases of COVID-19 per day in the United States in recent weeks, according to a new study.
- Herd immunity strategy against COVID-19 could kill 2 million Americans, expert says People's Daily 30 Sep 2020 -- About 2 million Americans could die in an attempt to try to achieve so-called herd immunity in the country, a U.S. medical expert said on Monday.
- U.S. Reports 38,764 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 774 Deaths SPA 30 Sep 2020 -- The United States of America reported today 38,764 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 774 death cases.
- State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts California Department of Public Health 30 Sep 2020
- China to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the world at reasonable price: spokesperson Global Times 30 Sep 2020 -- China will share COVID-19 vaccines with the world at a fair and reasonable price, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.
- China to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the world at reasonable price: spokesperson People's Daily 30 Sep 2020 -- China will share COVID-19 vaccines with the world at a fair and reasonable price, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.
- Hong Kong reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, 5,087 in total People's Daily 30 Sep 2020 -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported Wednesday eight additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 5,087.
- Foreign Secretary visits South Korea and Vietnam pledging to work together in virus fight UK FCDO 30 Sep 2020 -- Foreign Secretary announces Â£6.3million of new funding to tackle the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 across South East Asia.
- Russia Will Supply 25 Million Doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine to Egypt Sputnik 30 Sep 2020 -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund previously announced that more than 50 nations had sent requests for the purchase of Sputnik V, registered by the Russian Health Ministry in August, becoming the world's first-ever anti-coronavirus vaccine.
- Official: COVID-19 kills 183 more in Iran IRNA 30 Sep 2020 -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that some 183 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 26,169.
- Health Ministry: 418 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Detected, in Saudi Arabia SPA 30 Sep 2020 -- The Ministry of Health announced in a statement here today that 418 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 334,605 cases, including 10,683 active cases undergoing treatment.
- Slovakia adds Taiwan to safe countries for COVID-19 CNA 30 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan has been included on Slovakia's list of countries considered safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that from Thursday, Taiwanese people who visit the country are not required to self-isolate or undergo mandatory screening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Wednesday.
- French national tests COVID-19 positive after quarantine release CNA 30 Sep 2020 -- Taiwan confirmed a new case of COVID-19 Wednesday when a French national who recently arrived in the country to work tested positive after he was released from mandatory quarantine, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.
- North Korea's Kim Notes 'Some Faults' in COVID-19 Response Sputnik 30 Sep 2020 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has chaired a Political Bureau meeting on the COVID-19 response, pointing to "some faults" in efforts to halt the spread of the virus, state media reported on Wednesday, following the recent shooting of a South Korean official and apparent burning of his body as an anti-coronavirus measure.
- Ukraine Registers More Than 4,000 New Coronavirus Cases In One Day RFE/RL 30 Sep 2020 -- Ukraine has registered more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the highest number registered in a day since the pandemic broke out in mid-March.
- Flights to South Africa Resume After Six-Month Pandemic Hiatus SPA 30 Sep 2020 -- After closing its airspace to commercial flights from abroad for six months due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa is set to open its skies again on Thursday, though leisure travellers from high-risk countries will not immediately be allowed, dpa reported.
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