21 September 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- US Domestic Terrorism Caseload 'Exploding' VOA 21 Sep 2021 -- U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies are battling what they describe as a "significant jump" in threats from domestic terrorists, many of whom are acting on their own and motivated by racial animosity or anti-government ideology.
- Treasury Takes Robust Actions to Counter Ransomware US Treasury 21 Sep 2021 -- As part of the whole-of-government effort to counter ransomware, the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced a set of actions focused on disrupting criminal networks and virtual currency exchanges responsible for laundering ransoms, encouraging improved cyber security across the private sector, and increasing incident and ransomware payment reporting to U.S. government agencies, including both Treasury and law enforcement.
- US Slaps Sanctions on Crypto Exchange in Effort to Curb Ransomware Attacks VOA 21 Sep 2021 -- The U.S. Treasury Department says it is sanctioning a cryptocurrency exchange for its alleged role in processing illicit proceeds from ransomware attacks.
- U.S. Sanctions Russian-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange For Laundering Ransomware Money RFE/RL 21 Sep 2021 -- The United States has imposed sanctions on a Russian-based cryptocurrency exchange over its alleged role in facilitating illegal payments from ransomware attacks.
- Russia demands US explanation on cyberattacks targeting online voting platform Press TV 21 Sep 2021 -- Fresh tensions have erupted between Moscow and Washington after Russia accused the United States of being behind cyberattacks during last week's parliamentary elections.
- Taliban Say No Al-Qaeda Members Present in Afghanistan Sputnik 21 Sep 2021 -- There are no members of the al-Qaeda* terrorist group (banned in Russia) in Afghanistan, TOLOnews said Tuesday, citing Taliban* spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
- Taliban Claim No Al-Qaida or Islamic State in Afghanistan VOA 21 Sep 2021 -- Afghanistan's Taliban have rejected as "baseless propaganda" American concerns that al-Qaida, or militants linked to the Middle East-based Islamic State terrorist group, maintains a presence in the South Asian country.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 - 21 September 2021
- Study Confirms Political Influence on Preventing COVID Spread VOA 21 Sep 2021 -- People who feel strongly connected to their country are more likely to practice social distancing and mask wearing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research that looked at nearly 70 nations worldwide.
- OECD Calls on Wealthy Nations to Share Vaccines VOA 21 Sep 2021 -- The Paris-based global economic think tank the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) called on the world's wealthiest nations Tuesday to share vaccines to ensure an even global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
- COVID 'Shot for All', not a luxury, but development priority: UNDP UN News 21 Sep 2021 -- Top politicians joined award-winning African performers and others on Tuesday, in New York, to take part in a special event organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), to discuss how COVID-19 vaccines can be fairly distributed worldwide, as a key priority for development.
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 21 Sep 2021
- U.S. COVID-19 fatalities surpass 1918 flu estimates People's Daily 21 Sep 2021 -- U.S. COVID-19 deaths on Monday surpassed 675,000, the estimated U.S. fatalities from the 1918 influenza pandemic.
- Update: NE China's Harbin closes public venues, discourages people from leaving city after 3 positive COVID-19 infections Global Times 21 Sep 2021 -- Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, is on high alert after three positive COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday, two of whom were returnees from the Philippines.
- Over 2.18 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in China People's Daily 21 Sep 2021 -- Over 2.18 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in China as of Monday, data from the National Health Commission showed Tuesday.
- Chinese mainland reports 42 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 21 Sep 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 42 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, all in Fujian Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.
- India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 81.85 Cr India PIB 21 Sep 2021 -- With the administration of 96,46,778 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 81.85 Cr (81,85,13,827) as per provisional reports till 7 am today
- Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 21 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 21 Sep 2021
- COVID-19 kills 379 more Iranians over past 24 hours IRNA 21 Sep 2021 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 117,905 with 379 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Tuesday.
- Taiwan records 5 new COVID-19 cases, lowers age for 2nd Moderna jab CNA 21 Sep 2021 -- The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday reported five new COVID-19 cases in Taiwan and said it will soon drop the age for people who are eligible to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine.
- Melbourne Protesters Rally Against Coronavirus Restrictions VOA 21 Sep 2021 -- Hundreds of people demonstrated Tuesday in Australia's second-largest city to protest coronavirus restrictions the government imposed on the construction industry.
- 'Power of humanity' can overcome COVID-19, climate challenges â€“ Assembly President UN News 21 Sep 2021 -- The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday opened the annual General Debate, this year held as a hybrid in-person and virtual event, reflecting on the darkest days of the pandemic, "when cities were shuttered and vaccines still a dream" and how the world's peoples "came together as never before".
- Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis UN News 21 Sep 2021 -- The President of Colombia on Tuesday warned that many developing countries have increased their fiscal deficit to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting at risk their financial capacity to act on other priorities, such as climate change.
- Somali President underscores need for COVID-19 vaccines for all UN News 21 Sep 2021 -- Despite the heavy impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somalia has continued on the path to economic reform, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said in a pre-recorded speech to the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
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