16 September 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS US Dept. of Justice 16 Sep 2021 -- A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty today to one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
- Designation of Al-Qa'ida Supporters US Dept. of State 16 Sep 2021 -- The United States remains committed to combatting al-Qa'ida and other terrorist groups around the world, including by countering their financing.
- Treasury Designates al-Qa'ida Financial Network in Turkey US Treasury 16 Sep 2021 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions against five al-Qa'ida supporters operating in Turkey who provided a range of financial and travel facilitation services to al-Qa'ida. These designations are being taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended. On September 23, 2001, the President signed E.O. 13224, which designated al-Qa'ida under its authorities.
- US Sanctions al-Qaida Supporters Working From Turkey VOA 16 Sep 2021 -- The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned five al-Qaida supporters for allegedly helping the militant group with financial assistance.
- Treasury Sanctions Significant Drug Trafficking Organization US Treasury 16 Sep 2021 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Zulma Maria Musso Torres (Musso Torres) as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- FDA Says Third Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Boosts Immunity VOA 16 Sep 2021 -- A review issued Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a third dose of Pfizer's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine boosts a person's immunity against the virus, but said the current regimen still provides enough protection against severe illness.
- CDC chief expert suggests vaccination for children under 12 after China hits 70% threshold Global Times 16 Sep 2021 -- While Chinese parents of elementary school students worry about the safety of their children given the latest COVID-19 outbreak in schools of East China's Fujian Province, the chief immunologist from China's CDC on Thursday suggested health authorities expand vaccination to children under 12 years old, while also noting that the country had vaccinated more than 1 billion people aged 12 and above.
- Vaccination efforts geared up in U.S. as COVID-19 kills 1 in 500 Americans People's Daily 16 Sep 2021 -- The federal government of the United States is commanding a strong gear for its COVID-19 vaccination efforts with new vaccine approval planned and extra pressure exerted on the country's top businesses and incoming immigrants, as the pandemic has killed roughly one in every 500 Americans.
- China's Henan to launch COVID-19 booster shots in batches from September Global Times 16 Sep 2021 -- Henan Province in Central China is preparing to launch COVID-19 booster shots for people in key groups aged between 18 and 59 who have received two shots of inactivated vaccines six months prior, under the requirements of the country, Henan Daily reported on Thursday.
- 40% of confirmed COVID-19 cases in E. China's Putian are minors under 12 Global Times 16 Sep 2021 -- Over 40 percent of confirmed cases in the latest COVID-19 resurgence in Putian, East China's Fujian Province, are minors under 12 years old, said a local health official at a press conference on Thursday.
- Over 1 bln people in China complete COVID-19 vaccination People's Daily 16 Sep 2021 -- More than 1 billion people in China had completed their vaccination against COVID-19 as of Wednesday, showed official figures unveiled Thursday.
- Chinese mainland reports 49 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 16 Sep 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 49 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, with 48 in Fujian and one in Yunnan, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
- Chinese Sinopharm vaccines to boost Jamaica's vaccination drive: medical officer People's Daily 16 Sep 2021 -- Jamaica is expected to receive doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the year, according to the island's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie.
- EU Designates $35 Billion for New Health Crisis Agency VOA 16 Sep 2021 -- A European Union official said Thursday that the union is designating $35 billion to a new Health and Emergency Response Authority (HERA) designed to prevent and rapidly respond to health emergencies, after being caught off guard in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Putin, Who Is Self-Isolating, Says 'Dozens' In His Inner Circle Diagnosed With COVID-19 RFE/RL 16 Sep 2021 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he expects to remain in self-isolation for several days after dozens of members of his inner circle tested positive for COVID-19.
- Putin Says He'll Self-Isolate for Several Days as 'Several Dozen' Around Him Have Contracted COVID Sputnik 16 Sep 2021 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier confirmed to the national cabinet that he is self-isolating after coming into contact with several coronavirus-positive people, adding that one of them was inoculated against the coronavirus but did not manage to get a booster shot on time.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 76.57Cr India PIB 16 Sep 2021 -- With the administration of 64,51,423 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, country's COVID-19 vaccination coverage surpassed the cumulative figure of 76.57 Cr (76,57,17,137) as per provisional reports till 7 am today
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 16 Sep 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 16 Sep 2021
- COVID-19 kills 453 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 16 Sep 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 116,072 with 453 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
- Iran receives new cargo of COVID-19 vaccine: IRCS IRNA 16 Sep 2021 -- Five million doses of coronavirus vaccines provided by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have been delivered to the country's Health Ministry at Imam Khomeini International Airport, southwest Tehran, on Thursday.
- Head of Health Ministry's Management Center: Children, young adults' vaccination in Iran to start in a fortnight IRNA 16 Sep 2021 -- Deputy Health Minister and head of Health Ministry's Management Center Dr. Jaafar Sadeq Tabrizi that the vaccination of children and young adults aged six to 18 will start as of two weeks from now, and will be pursued seriously.
- Iran Approves Use Of U.S-Made Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine RFE/RL 16 Sep 2021 -- Authorities in Tehran have approved use of the coronavirus vaccine produced by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson as Iran faces a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections.
- New Taipei COVID-19 Delta cluster grows to 33 cases CNA 16 Sep 2021 -- Taiwan on Thursday confirmed two new domestic COVID-19 cases, one of which was linked to a cluster in New Taipei's Banqiao District, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan to receive 1.7 million Moderna, AZ vaccine doses Friday: CECC CNA 16 Sep 2021 -- Taiwan on Friday will take delivery of 1.08 million doses of Moderna and 640,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines purchased directly from the two manufacturers, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
- Taiwan to donate COVID-19 medical devices to Japan CNA 16 Sep 2021 -- Taiwan will donate medical equipment to Japan in return for the COVID-19 vaccine donations Tokyo has sent to Taipei since early June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a press statement Thursday.
- Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall this year UN News 16 Sep 2021 -- Africa needs around 470 million doses to accomplish the global of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of its population by the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
- Villagers in Southern Laos Cope With Food Shortages Amid COVID Lockdowns Radio Free Asia 16 Sep 2021 -- Many villagers in southern Lao provinces say they are short of food and other essentials due to prolonged and strict government-ordered coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, preventing people from working and closing most markets and stores.
- Vietnam President to Seek Allies Against COVID-19 During US Visit VOA 16 Sep 2021 -- The global battle against COVID-19 is expected to be top of mind for Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc when he travels to the United States for the U.N. General Assembly session next week, following a weekend stopover in Cuba. It remains unclear whether he will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden or other Western leaders on the sidelines of the U.N. session.
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