19 August 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- US Capitol Apprehend Suspect in 'Active Bomb Threat' Investigation VOA 19 Aug 2021 -- U.S. Capitol Police Thursday apprehended a man claiming to have explosives in a parked vehicle.
- Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Guinea-Bissau Narcotics Trafficker to Justice US Dept. of State 19 Aug 2021 -- Today the U.S. Department of State announces a reward offer of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Guinea-Bissau national Antonio Indjai. Indjai is the former head of the Guinea-Bissau Armed Forces and has been the subject of a United Nations travel ban since May 2012, as a result of his participation in an April 2012 coup d'Ã©tat in Guinea-Bissau.
- Islamic State threat moves online, expands across Africa: Senior counter-terrorism expert UN News 19 Aug 2021 -- Two decades after the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York, terror networks Al-Qaida and Islamic State â€“ also known as Da'esh â€“ continue to pose a grave threat to peace and security, adapting to new technologies and moving into some of the world's most fragile regions, the top UN counter-terrorism official told the Security Council on Thursday.
- Our steadfast commitment to the global fight against terrorism UK FCDO 19 Aug 2021 -- Statement by Ambassador James Kariuki at the Security Council open debate on terrorism
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Red Cross: COVID Vaccine Makers Value Profits Over Humanity VOA 19 Aug 2021 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it is clear that profits are trumping humanity when it comes to the decisions made by vaccine producers when it is time to distribute their products.
- US Ships Pfizer Vaccine to Kosovo amid Delta Variant Surge VOA 19 Aug 2021 -- Thursday, the United States plans to ship 35,100 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Kosovo through COVAX, the United Nations vaccine-sharing mechanism, a White House official told VOA.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 56.64 Cr India PIB 19 Aug 2021 -- With the administration of 56,36,336 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the figure of 56.64 Cr (56,64,88,433) yesterday
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 216 India PIB 19 Aug 2021 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 57.16 Crore (57,16,71,264) as per the 7 pm provisional report today
- COVID-19 Vaccination Update India PIB 19 Aug 2021 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country
- COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 19 Aug 2021
- COVID-19 victims in Iran exceed 100,000 IRNA 19 Aug 2021 -- Coronavirus disease killed some 564 more Iranians over the past 24 hours so that the total deaths from the pandemic exceeded 100,000, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
- COVID-19 vaccine import exceeds 17m doses IRNA 19 Aug 2021 -- The fifteenth shipment of corona vaccines was unloaded at Imam Khomeini Airport early on Thursday, increasing the number of imported vaccines to 17.06 million doses.
- Rights Watchdog Says Mismanagement Is Undermining Iran's COVID Response RFE/RL 19 Aug 2021 -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) is urging Iranian authorities to redouble efforts to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying their prohibition on the import of U.S. and U.K.-produced vaccines, a lack of transparency, and mismanagement are exacerbating the already dire impact of the coronavirus in the country.
- Taiwan reports six new COVID-19 cases, almost all imported CNA 19 Aug 2021 -- Taiwan recorded six new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, all except one of which were imported, and five deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Booster Shots in Rich Countries Threaten COVID Containment in Africa VOA 19 Aug 2021 -- World Health Organization officials warn that decisions by rich countries to provide COVID-19 booster shots to their vaccinated populations will set back efforts to contain the spread of this deadly disease in Africa.
- Aboriginal Communities on Alert As COVID-19 Spreads into Outback Australia VOA 19 Aug 2021 -- Australia's delta variant outbreak is spreading into Outback areas, where the vast majority of new infections are among aboriginal people. In western New South Wales, 60% of cases are in Indigenous communities, where vaccination rates are low and vaccine hesitancy is high.
- COVID Has Heightened Conflict, Deepened Depression, Say Central African Leaders VOA 19 Aug 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened problems of conflict, terrorism, and scarce resources in Central Africa to plunge millions of people deeper into poverty. That's according to members of the regional bloc CEMAC. CEMAC heads of state Wednesday called for solidarity to improve living conditions in the six-nation economic bloc.
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